really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
160,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. hood prop needs more secure attachment (1 reports)
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problem #1

Apr 012014

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 160,000 miles

The mount bracket for the hood prop bar is inadequate at the base and the connection point to secure it properly. As a result our AC will need to have new metal hoses put on (as the prop bar wore a hole in the hose). After the hoses are replaced we will need to have the vacuum redone, and refilled with freon.

This is also bad for the atmosphere as all of the freon leaked out as a result of the damage.

If we had not identified the problem (my husband has a mechanical background) the compressor would have went out also.

To fix the hoses, re-vacuum and fill with freon will cost about $300. Had we not discovered the problem it would have been between $800-$1000, and could have caused injury.

I am concerned about what they EPA may think about this problem as well, since this damage could release a great deal of gas into the atmosphere.

- Monika W., Martin, GA, US