About Honda Civic
As one of Honda's most versatile models, Honda Civic has been built by an exceptional Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd since 1972 as subcompact and compact car. Originally introduced to take the place of Honda N600 and Honda Z600, Civic has been one of the most popular models in America. Famous as an economical and reliable vehicle, Civic has won many awards and recognition such as Motor Trend Import Car of the Year and North American Car of the Year. The current Civic is in its tenth generation.
The ninth-generation Honda Civic was produced from January 2011 to September 2015 in North America and made its debut in April 2011 as a 2012 model. It was offered in two body styles, 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan and came in several trim levels: DX, LX, EX and EX-L (gasoline) as well as a hybrid sedan, natural gas sedan and Si coupe and sedan. During this generation, Civic was powered by 1.8 I4 rated at 140 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque, which bumped to 143 hp and 129 lb-ft in 2014, 1.5 L gasoline and motor I4 producing 110 hp and 127 lb-ft, and 2.4 L I4 producing 201 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque (increased to 205 hp and 174 lb-ft in 2014). And these engines sent power through 5-speed, 6-speed manual, and CVT to front wheels. The current Civic arrived at the market in October 2015 as a 2016 model and is offered in sedan, coupe and hatchback body styles in many trim levels. Now, Civic gets power from either a 2.4 L I4 rated at 158 hp and 138 pound-feet of torque or a turbocharged 1.5 L I4 making 174 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque, and power is sent through 6-speed manual and CVT.
Honda Civic Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Being well-known for a consistently high level of fit and finish and an impressive, long-standing reputation for reliability and low running cost, Honda Civic also has high fuel economy, environmental awareness and engaging performance, which make it a top choice for buyers. But even so, as a wise Civic driver, you have to be vigilant about these common problems on it:
First, transmission failure is the worst reported issue about Honda Civic based on the data collected from real owners. Generally speaking, when Honda Civic reached about 100,000 miles, drivers would find there were grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, the difficulty in shifting gears, and the vehicle even jumped in and out of the four-wheel drive. Due to the indicator may show inaccurate gears, drivers also expressed their concerns about safety. If your Honda Civic also refuses to go into any gear or starts in another gear, then you have to inspect the transfer case seal, transfer case and shift cable right away.
Second, engine failure is another serious and common problem on Honda Civic. Though common, you still should pay more attention to symptoms such as burning oil smell in the vehicle, leaking oil, low engine oil, rough-running and misfiring engine. Sometimes, the signs could be more transparent so that vehicle gets stuck in starting issues, lacks power when attempting to acceleration and even has an illuminated Check Engine Light. Engine's condition has a crucial influence on your Honda Civic's lifespan, thus, once above signs appear, you had better replace the Civic air filter, oil filter, oxygen sensor, valve cover gasket, drive belt, rod bearing and cylinder head gasket.
It needs lots of efforts to keep your Honda Civic stay in the prime condition, routine maintenance at least is what you should never leave out. The wiper blade is a part needs routine maintenance or frequent replacements due to its working features and material. Other parts including cabin air filter, emblem, headlight and so on play important role in creating comfortable and safe driving safety, but they all need to be maintained on a regular basis to give their functions fullest play.
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