pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,250 miles

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problem #2

Jun 152010


  • 14,500 miles
A rock came through the grille of a 2009 Honda Civic damaging the A/C condenser. The vehicle is still under warranty but it is not covered because the rock caused the damage. According to the dealer they see this all the time. A simple search on the internet brings up lots of links for this exact problem for Honda, and very few for other car makers. Apparently they changed the grille design on the Odyssey to lessen the chances of a rocks coming through the grills. To me it appears to be a design flaw.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 182009


  • miles
Within a month of purchasing a 2009 Honda Civic in November 2009, my ac stopped working. I took my car to the Honda dealership and was told that a rock hit my ac condenser. I was told that I would have to pay 700 dollars to fix it. While doing some research, I found out that this has happened to plenty of other Honda owners. I went back to the dealership and told them about the plenty of other Honda owners who suffered the same problem. I was still told that I would have to pay for it. When plenty of people have suffered the same problem, there is obviously a design flaw and we should not be punished for it and have to pay 700 dollars to fix it. I have been trying to fix this for about a year and a half.

- Midway, FL, USA