Honda Civic Problems

Front Compliance Bushings May Crack on Honda Civic

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Front compliance bushings may crack and break. Damaged bushing should be replaced before damaged is done to suspension components.

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Average mileage: 114,223 (205–223,000)
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014
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Went to Honda for oil change and now they tell me I need a compliance bushing rair for $480.00! I can't afford this so I may need to stop driving for a while. No more Hondas for me.
Right side bushing was completely destroyed causing a clunking noise over uneven roads, and left side was cracking. Replaced the lower control arms myself. Easy fix using basic tools and total cost was around $130.
Bushings are cracked in the front. I was told that it was pretty typical wear and tear for this mileage. Requires bushings to be repaired for around $700.
my left side bushing also broke, front end made a lot clicking sound in sharp turns. Replace with new.
Took vehicle in for airbag recall. They quoted this was wrong with vehicle and would repair for $686. Looking for other quotes
Same issue, was told by the Honda dealership mechanic that the bushings need to be replaced. He pointed it out to me and I looked and that was the case. Quoted $385 to replace both sides at Norm Reeves Honda at Cerritos.
Took civic in for oil change and dealership said front bushings were cracking. Right side was further gone than left. They quoted $800 for one side (CT). Will check with a different dealership and get fixed. Hoping its a little lower somewhere else.
I was quoted $675.00 which I found to be high as I was told this is more labour intensive as opposed to actual parts. Much appreciate any comments or suggestions.
Steering wheel would shake occasional at higher speeds, went into the shop to get tires rotated and balanced. Mechanic said control arm and bushings were shot - quoted $550 to fix it. Declined as I did not have money to pay for it, but will see if the tire balance helped the shaking.
Car pulling to right, slight vibration that is not caused by wheel imbalance (had all 4 tires balanced) Control arm front bushings cracked and worn on both front right and left control arms.
Loud clunk noise when turning in particular. Dealership mechanic quoted $630 to replace the Bushings. Getting it done tomorrow.
I went in to my Honda Dealership for a regular oil change. One of the supervisors came and spoke with me to tell me I had a crack in my compliance bushings that would cost around $400. I didn't have the money for that at the time so I declined the service that time. Once driving over the next 2 months I noticed increased vibrating when I was breaking so I figured that was most likely the problem. I ended up getting the bushings replaced on my next oil change.
I took the car in for annual inspection and was told the compliance bushings were partially cracked. The car passed inspection because the crack was not all the way through. I haven't decided whether to have this repaired at the dealership or use an independent shop. Interestingly, another couple with a 2006 Honda civic was also told their compliance bushings were broken. At least we were quoted the same price for repairs.