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Old 22nd August 2007, 19:06   #121 (permalink)
 
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wat other sever problems r there? jesus iv ordered mine and suddenly im reading all these faults, **** golf then?
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Old 22nd August 2007, 19:18   #122 (permalink)
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wat other sever problems r there? jesus iv ordered mine and suddenly im reading all these faults, **** golf then?
Here you are:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/survey....results&sid=28

No car is faultless, it is just that being on a great forum like this you know about the problems instead of being in the dark.

Apart from the handbrake, my only complaint is the poor radio reception.

I think many would say weak paint (prone to chips) also is a big unresolved issue, but Honda is not the only newer car to have weaker paint than older cars. I have seen plenty of other cars will hundreds of chips all over the bonnet.

Go on, buy the Civic. I think people on the Golf forums agree that Golf quality has gone down hills since the Mk3 or something.
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Here you are:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/survey....results&sid=28

No car is faultless, it is just that being on a great forum like this you know about the problems instead of being in the dark.

Apart from the handbrake, my only complaint is the poor radio reception.

I think many would say weak paint (prone to chips) also is a big unresolved issue, but Honda is not the only newer car to have weaker paint than older cars. I have seen plenty of other cars will hundreds of chips all over the bonnet.

Go on, buy the Civic. I think people on the Golf forums agree that Golf quality has gone down hills since the Mk3 or something.
sounds a bit dodgy, im very uneasy about all these complaints, I dont care about other manufacturer, that doesnt give the type r an excuse surely, **** paint, handbreak prob, 3gear prob, crap radio, **** suspension, not sure bout it now
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If the handbrake fails, will being left in gear hold the car? I have tried this in 2 different cars and the car keeps lurching back (or forward) in little stages, irrespective of what gear you leave it in (1st or reverse). Has anyone tried leaving the car in gear on a steep slope with the hand brake off?
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If on a hill, it is possible though improbable that the gravity pull is greater than the force required to compress the cilinders.
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sounds a bit dodgy, im very uneasy about all these complaints, I dont care about other manufacturer, that doesnt give the type r an excuse surely, **** paint, handbreak prob, 3gear prob, crap radio, **** suspension, not sure bout it now
You could buy a Renault and have the bonnet fly open in your face, or maybe a Golf and have all the ignition fail along with the windows.

Take your pick!

Or you could play the odds and hope that you are one of the 90 something percent who are completely happy...
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I dont care about other manufacturer
That would only be the case if your alternative to a Type-R is no car at all.

If there was such a thing as the perfect car at reasonable cost we would all buy it.
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Seems what we need is an anchor, or just tether it to the nearest lamp post.
Is this correct, that being in gear will not hold the car on a steep hill ?.
You know, not many drivers turn their wheels in towards the kerb.

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We still have not had any problems with the handbrake
still give it a wiggle when I set it - but no problems
no paint problems great radio etc
Happy owner
as are the majority of owners

Someone on here said they don't care about other makers
ALL CAR MAKERS HAVE PROBELM CARS - Why ?? good question
but it does happen and Honda are still one of the best car makers
in the world

I don't have the time of day for people who have had a few problems
saying I will never buy a Honda or Ford or VW etc again
you could go and buyh another make and have even worse problems


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I don't have the time of day for people who have had a few problems
saying I will never buy a Honda or Ford or VW etc again
you could go and buyh another make and have even worse problems
Wish it was only just a few problems!
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You know, not many drivers turn their wheels in towards the kerb.
In San Francisco there are street signs reminding drivers to turn the wheels towards the kerb. I think it might even be a legal requirement.

Guess they must have had problems with runaways. They can't all be Hondas, so other makes must have handbrake problems, too.
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Greetings from South Africa...I may be far away but my problem is close to all yours. The mystery of the slipping handbrake...well today it cost me my passenger door and front fender after my car rolled onto a steel pole!! I cannot take responsibility for this and will fight tooth and nail to get Honda to accept liability...i know it will be difficult. Has anyone else hand any luck with the Honda Service Centers in their own countries.

The Civic is a superb car and I hope Honda dont tarnish its image with this handbrake issue.

United we stand divided we fall! Lets sort this out!
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I don't have the time of day for people who have had a few problems
saying I will never buy a Honda or Ford or VW etc again
you could go and buyh another make and have even worse problems


Sorry Rant over
Well its true, all cars have their problems. But when a problem can be potentially injurious to people then manufacturers have to take note. The handbrake in my opinion is a potentially lethal problem! How Honda deal with this issue will most certainly influence my relationship with them and if i'm not entirely satisfied I will not do business with them again...despite their amazing reliability and service record. At the end of the day, their service to me and me alone counts.
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Well its true, all cars have their problems. But when a problem can be potentially injurious to people then manufacturers have to take note. The handbrake in my opinion is a potentially lethal problem! How Honda deal with this issue will most certainly influence my relationship with them and if i'm not entirely satisfied I will not do business with them again...despite their amazing reliability and service record. At the end of the day, their service to me and me alone counts.
absolutly, this king of fault is totally unacceptable, not even close, if i was honda il be *******g it and try to fix the problem with little media coverage of the issue as pos, imagine if someone died tomorrow becasue of this problem, what will that do to hondas name? * * listening honda? sort it out
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Read more here:
Faulty handbrake ¿weak spring?

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CP,

Did you manage to find out anything more from your dealer about the supposed handbrake recall?
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