Recalls Civic Recall - Civinfo
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 18th January 2010, 12:09 Thread Starter
Supporter
 
RobS's Avatar
 
Car: 2012 1.8i ES - S/Pearl Blue
Join Date: 22nd February 2009
Location: Nantwich, Cheshire, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 233
Thanks: 33
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Civic Recall

Have just received a recall letter for my '08 Civic 1.8i ES titled 'Honda Civic Hybrid Fusebox MICU'.

At first I thought it referred to the 'HYBRID' Model and it was a mistake.

But no, the stated V.I.N number is correct for my car.

It appears that this MICU (Multiplex Integrated Conrol Unit) controls a number of Electrical systems AND, on locking your car, should then go 'TO SLEEP'!

In some vehicles this is obviously not happening and, if the car is parked up for a reasonable period, the Battery becomes drained.

This has 'NOT' been the case with my car, but I wonder if anyone else may have experienced the 'Low Battery' problem and wondered why this is happening!!

Last edited by RobS; 18th January 2010 at 12:14.
RobS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 18th January 2010, 12:43
Supporter
 
foxzbury's Avatar
 
Car: 2009 CTS 2.2 i-CTDi GT NHB
Join Date: 22nd August 2009
Location: Northumberland GB
Posts: 135
Thanks: 8
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
iTrader: (0)
I had my civic in last week for Honda to replace a faulty temperature sensor and got this fusebox update done while i was there even though i hadn't experienced any battery problems, but i think a lot of other people have experienced flat batteries!
foxzbury is offline  
post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 18th January 2010, 13:34
 
Join Date: 1st October 2009
Location: Pembrokeshire WALES
Posts: 280
Thanks: 28
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
iTrader: (0)
info here
AmyF is offline  
 
post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 18th January 2010, 15:27 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
RobS's Avatar
 
Car: 2012 1.8i ES - S/Pearl Blue
Join Date: 22nd February 2009
Location: Nantwich, Cheshire, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 233
Thanks: 33
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmyF View Post
info here
Thanks AmyF

When I posted this I did wonder if there had been a previous thread covering this Issue!
RobS is offline  
post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old 18th January 2010, 15:41
 
tomo2001's Avatar
 
Car: 2011 Ford Focus Titanium X
Join Date: 25th May 2008
Location: Sheffield GB
Posts: 607
Thanks: 1
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Anyone wondering if this is connected to the thread from all those owners whose alarms don't work properly ?? Honda dealers always cite Low battery voltage and all that...........
tomo2001 is offline  
post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2010, 18:42
 
parauk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 6th December 2008
Location: bristol uk GB
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Send a message via MSN to parauk
MICU recall

I also have just recieved a recall letter from honda ref the MICU and the flat battery issue.
I have not experienced any flat battery issue touch wood.
So i was wondering how long they need the car for to carry out the update, Is it just a software update?

Last edited by parauk; 23rd January 2010 at 18:44.
parauk is offline  
post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2010, 19:30
Supporter
 
Car: 2008 CTR, Milano Red
Join Date: 27th January 2009
Location: Wigan GB
Posts: 215
Thanks: 12
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Yep, mine is booked in on Wednesday at Gordons Wigan to have it done and door handle replaced.
uncle_rob is offline  
post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2010, 22:14
 
Car: 2017 1.5 Sport, Sporty Blue
Join Date: 15th March 2008
Location: Sussex, UK GB
Posts: 124
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Garage
I've been a 'victim' of the low battery issue twice now. Managed to get Honda to admit to a problem last September when a bulletin was issued for the replacement of the fusebox. Haven't had any problems since *fingers crossed*.

S.
sro80 is offline  
post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 24th January 2010, 02:33
 
Join Date: 31st May 2009
Location: stoke-on-trent ENGLAND
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 40 Times in 32 Posts
iTrader: (0)
it takes me about 20 mins to fit a micu unit. there is a hell of a lot of wire connectors to disconnect in a very tight space so not the easyest of jobs but most dealers will fit a micu while you wait.
beefy_634 is offline  
post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 25th January 2010, 14:54 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
RobS's Avatar
 
Car: 2012 1.8i ES - S/Pearl Blue
Join Date: 22nd February 2009
Location: Nantwich, Cheshire, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 233
Thanks: 33
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by parauk View Post
I also have just recieved a recall letter from honda ref the MICU and the flat battery issue.
I have not experienced any flat battery issue touch wood.
So i was wondering how long they need the car for to carry out the update, Is it just a software update?
Had mine in for replacement MICU last Friday - Waited, took about 45 Mins.
RobS is offline  
post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old 25th January 2010, 15:35
 
CatherineJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 23rd August 2008
Location: Wiltshire, UK GB
Posts: 881
Thanks: 3
Thanked 34 Times in 33 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Has everyone received a letter then for this?

We have a 2008 diesel but notification from Honda.
CatherineJ is offline  
post #12 of 49 (permalink) Old 25th January 2010, 15:35
It's Beer'O'Clock
 
PaulHod's Avatar
 
Car: EX 2.2 iCTDi NHB
Join Date: 31st March 2008
Location: Manchester,UK GB
Posts: 194
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Had mine done on Saturday at Gordons Bolton. they washed and vacced the car too
PaulHod is offline  
post #13 of 49 (permalink) Old 25th January 2010, 15:40
ON A STEEL WOK I FRY
 
Kimotherapy's Avatar
 
Car: S2000
Join Date: 23rd May 2009
Location: Ho Chi Minh VN
Posts: 2,460
Thanks: 187
Thanked 302 Times in 277 Posts
iTrader: (2)
got mine booked in for the 1st Feb, joy.

CatherineJ, I just checked my VIN number (can be found in your V5) against http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/owners/y...llsandupdates/
and it told me to ring the stealers. I don't think Honda are sending letters out to everyone, because I didn't get one....
Kimotherapy is offline  
post #14 of 49 (permalink) Old 25th January 2010, 15:53
Supporter
 
john87's Avatar
 
Car: Golf GTI
Join Date: 4th October 2009
Location: Central Scotland SCOTLAND
Posts: 700
Thanks: 10
Thanked 46 Times in 45 Posts
iTrader: (1)
I just entered my VIN on the Honda website and it told me that there was 'some outstanding work requiring attention' on my civic. Phoned the dealer to find out what this is exactly; hopefully its the solution to my dodgy alarm
john87 is offline  
post #15 of 49 (permalink) Old 26th January 2010, 21:13
 
parauk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 6th December 2008
Location: bristol uk GB
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Send a message via MSN to parauk
car goes in tomorrow for new micu
thanks for replys relating to how long the work takes
parauk is offline  
post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 28th January 2010, 16:40
Geordies!!!!:-):-)
 
lollypop's Avatar
 
Car: 59 CW CTR
Join Date: 21st January 2009
Location: middlesex/surrey ENGLAND
Posts: 1,839
Thanks: 111
Thanked 60 Times in 57 Posts
iTrader: (4)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobS View Post
Have just received a recall letter for my '08 Civic 1.8i ES titled 'Honda Civic Hybrid Fusebox MICU'.

At first I thought it referred to the 'HYBRID' Model and it was a mistake.

But no, the stated V.I.N number is correct for my car.

It appears that this MICU (Multiplex Integrated Conrol Unit) controls a number of Electrical systems AND, on locking your car, should then go 'TO SLEEP'!

In some vehicles this is obviously not happening and, if the car is parked up for a reasonable period, the Battery becomes drained.

This has 'NOT' been the case with my car, but I wonder if anyone else may have experienced the 'Low Battery' problem and wondered why this is happening!!
thanks for this info rob...after i came across this thread i checked the vin number and rang my dealer and it is due for a recall(letter in post)and is now been booked in!!
im a little worried tho as i havent experienced any problem with this and that when i have it replaced that other issues could arise after??
lollypop is offline  
post #17 of 49 (permalink) Old 28th January 2010, 16:55
Banned
 
Join Date: 8th June 2009
Location: Newcastle BB
Posts: 1,033
Thanks: 89
Thanked 34 Times in 33 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Not really worth worrying about what could happen IMO..

Worry about something when it happens
Ridla is offline  
post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old 28th January 2010, 17:09
Geordies!!!!:-):-)
 
lollypop's Avatar
 
Car: 59 CW CTR
Join Date: 21st January 2009
Location: middlesex/surrey ENGLAND
Posts: 1,839
Thanks: 111
Thanked 60 Times in 57 Posts
iTrader: (4)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridla View Post
Not really worth worrying about what could happen IMO..

Worry about something when it happens
i have enough to worry about,let alone causing more things to happen...isnt that why they invented the saying "if it aint broke then dont fix it"!!
lollypop is offline  
post #19 of 49 (permalink) Old 28th January 2010, 17:11
Banned
 
Join Date: 8th June 2009
Location: Newcastle BB
Posts: 1,033
Thanks: 89
Thanked 34 Times in 33 Posts
iTrader: (3)
True.. but then if you didn't get it seen to, you'd worry about it all the same wouldnt you?
Ridla is offline  
post #20 of 49 (permalink) Old 31st January 2010, 14:06
Supporter
 
torchy's Avatar
 
Car: 2012 1.8 EX GT White
Join Date: 8th October 2008
Location: Milton Keynes ENGLAND
Posts: 108
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
iTrader: (2)
My battery went flat after the car was standing for 3 days last Nov,I really needed that at 2.30 am as I was going to work!!!,the AA arived in 20 mins and jump started it.
Later that morning I took it into Johnsons Honda in Milton Keynes to have the battery checked,this took 40 mins and the battery was found to be fine but they found a fault with the MICU.
A replacement was ordered and that arrived the next day and was fitted the day after that ,the job only took around 45 mins.
I got the recall letter last week from Honda but on calling Johnsons I was told that mine had the modded version fitted.
Hats off to Johnsons for superb customer service
torchy is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > 8th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2006 - 2011) > Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: https://www.civinfo.com/forum/bugs-faults-irritations-8g/35844-civic-recall.html
Posted By For Type Date
Wielki problem z samochodem - Strona 3 This thread Refback 28th April 2012 21:58
Wielki problem z samochodem This thread Refback 23rd November 2010 19:45
Wielki problem z samochodem - Strona 3 - Forum Stowarzyszenia Civic Klub Polska This thread Refback 18th January 2010 13:11

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recalls next recall 4gotten Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 62 26th March 2007 12:10
Recalls New Recall scol78 Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 13 22nd March 2007 00:54
Car went in for RECALL + Some civicg General Discussion (8G) 6 14th February 2007 13:12
Recalls EPS recall Honda100 Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 3 8th December 2006 07:15

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome