The transmission in my 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid started making a grinding noise when I was driving back from North Dakota to pick my son up. We were 200 miles from home and the grinding noise started from transmission. We pulled over to see what the noise was. Then when we tried driving it, the car wouldn’t move. I had to have my wife drive 200 miles in my truck with a car dolly to pick us up. I’ve owned the car since 27,000 miles and paid extra for it because of it being a hybrid. I have done all maintenance religiously on it. I have over $6000 in maintenance and repairs that I’ve done in the 7 years I’ve owned it. The maintenance I understand is part of owning a car, but with the money in repairs I’ve had to put into it and now the transmission quitting, it’s not worth the price difference to own a Honda Civic Hybrid. Honda hasn’t been any help since I’ve owned the car. When the airbag system went out at 94,000 miles it took me a week of back and forth negotiation with Honda, to get them to cover the cost. The airbag system went out again at about 130,000 miles. The air conditioning compressor quit at 110,000 miles and now the transmission at 152,000. The car has been in Wisconsin its whole life. The air conditioning system shouldn’t have quit. That was $600 to repair. They want over $4000 to put a new transmission in. The car just isn’t worth fixing. What’s all the hype about Honda vehicles being so reliable? I am extremely disappointed with Honda and will never own another Honda product ever again. Honda has one of the worst customer service of any company who sells in the US. They will sell you their defective products, but that’s it. The Honda Civic Hybrid cars are defective and Honda knows it. There should be a recall on the CVT transmissions and the IMA batteries. But there isn’t. Look how long it took Honda to admit they had ongoing issues with the airbags in all their vehicles. Takata knowingly produces defective airbags with inferior materials. Honda knew about it and didn’t do a thing about it until they were forced to. My car is worth more stripped down and sold for parts then repaired and put back on the road. Let me know when a lawyer will step up to the plate and sue these crooks. .
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