2008 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Honda Civic

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2008 Honda Civic Problems

Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle Due to Damaged Engine Mounts

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

Airbag Light Due to Failed Occupant Position Sensor

The airbag warning light (SRS) may illuminate due to a defective occupant position sensor. Honda has a recall campaign to replace defective sensors on affected cars.

Door Lock May be Not Turn Due to Worn Tumblers

Worn door locks (tumblers) can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock and replacing the worn parts (tumblers) is needed to get the lock working again.

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2008 Honda Civic Questions

What is this noise? (1 answer)

I have recently had the motor mounts all replaced due to rattling but now I have another problem. When I put my foot on the gas & then when I take it off the gas, there is this weird clunking noise. It's sounds mainly on the passenger side. It also seems connected to the fact that when I ...

what can cause my car to crack 1-4 seconds then starts? (1 answer)

I had the fuel pump assembly replaced couple of months ago, New Ignition coils, New spark plugs and new Air filter.

At highway speed for an hour or so check engine light comes on and car slows (3 answers)

Bought car used with 137k miles. Looks to be well cared for.

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2008 Honda Civic Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Honda Recalls 2008-2009 Civic Sedans for Missing Nut on Fuse Hose Connector Bracket

Honda recalled a low volume of 2008-2009 Civic sedans for a possible missing nut on the fuel hose connector bracket. In the event of an accident, the bracket could become loose, causing damage to the fuel hose connector, which could cause a fuel leak. Dealers will install the missing nut on the affected units.

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2008 Honda Civic Reviews

I bought mine brand new in 08 and I absolutely have put it through its paces. Its manual and while the clutch clicks a bit, it hasn't gone out and everything shifts smooth. I replaced the alternator at 80k, other than that, I've only replaced wearable parts (brake pads, tires, batteries). Great car, multiple cross country trips I do a lot of highway driving, probably close to 95% these days. In...
2008 Honda Civic. I bought this new and love the reliability and mpg - 28/36 mpg. This is the 3rd Honda I've had (1987 accord, 2000 civic hatchback), and I must say quality at Honda is slipping. This one has had problems my others did not. The driver visor is broken (the dealer said they will replace as there have been many problems with them), and secondly, the engine has had trouble starting ...
I purchased this car on Valentine's Day at CarMax. I really like the comfort, and reliability of this car. The stereo system is awesome and parking is a breeze. Because of the short front end, one cannot see how close you are when parking, and I underestimate the distance! But, I think it is my poor depth perception...LOL! I also found it in my favorite color: Metallic Blue! I've only put 802 m...

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