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hi i need advice on my front suspension. i have a 2007 civic ex which i purchased in december 2010 with 20000 miles on the clock. since i got the car i have complained to the dealer of the noisy suspension when going over bumps but they say there is nothing wrong its just normal as this model has very stiff suspension. i dont agree and its got to the point that i just want to trade the car in. i have spoken to trading standards and they say if there is a fault it should be fixed. surely they are telling me pork pies and this isnt normal. i did get the drop links done but this didnt help. any ideas?
 

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You need to be very specific on the exact noise that you hear and when
Then we might be able to help ;)
 

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Theres several faults recorded.
1. worn top mounts (even just loose bolts on occasion)... replace
2. dried shock.... they have a greasing procedure.
3. drop links... just done.
4. subframe stick/slip...unbolt, drop, clean and grease surface (metallic clang when braking or accellerating hard)
5. Bushes is very very rare.
6. dropped bumpstops.

Do a search on here for those problems and see if you recognise any of them along with the symptoms
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use the search between stickrs and rules....up there on the right :D
 

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Thats great i will look into these problems. the biggest problem is getting the dealer to admit there is a fault
 

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Its not under warrenty but trading standards said any problems within 6 months of purchase should be fixed by the dealer
 

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i've had the same problem with my car and no matter what thay change the only thing that stops it for a while is the "sub frame modification" thay they do where they drop the sub frame and clean and re grase it
 

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i spoke to the dealer today and they are adamamt that this is just the characteristics of the car and have asked me to go out a drive with the foreman in a company demo car so they can prove its the same with all the civics. i only bought the civic as we had a baby and needed a 5 door. i traded in my bmw 3 series coupe god i wish i still had it.
 

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i spoke to the dealer today and they are adamamt that this is just the characteristics of the car and have asked me to go out a drive with the foreman in a company demo car so they can prove its the same with all the civics. i only bought the civic as we had a baby and needed a 5 door. i traded in my bmw 3 series coupe god i wish i still had it.
I had the same when I bought my 1.4 Civic new, be careful in my experience they will just to make out it is a characteristic. If you dont get any joy write to the Chief Executive of Honda UK and complain bitterly.

I felt the same way as you got rid of a perfectly good car 7th Gen car for a new car with unacceptable characteristics.
 
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