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2016 Honda Civic LX sedan makes knocking noises when hitting bumps


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Dezso3
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Jan 7, 2017, 3:18 PM

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2016 Honda Civic LX sedan makes knocking noises when hitting bumps Sign In

While driving, I have to hold the steering wheel slightly to the right to keep it going straight. Also, when I turn right, it feels extremely numb, and the steering wheel takes an awfully long time to return to the center, meaning I have to make right turns extra slowly. When I turn left, it feels tight like it normally does, and I don't have to turn the steering wheel excessively. I have taken it to 3 dealers at least 3 times each, and every single time they take it for a test drive, and return only to tell me that there is "nothing wrong with it." When I drive over 55 mph on the highway, I practically fear for my life because all the car wants to do is veer into the left lane. Either these mechanics are completely incompetent/poorly trained, or they are lying. How on Earth do they repeatedly fail to discover the problem??? I have even contacted a Lemon Law firm for help. I'm meeting with a case manager from American Honda fairly soon, so I sincerely hope that he can get this squared away.


Hammer Time
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Jan 7, 2017, 4:38 PM

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Maybe you should drive another of the same year, make and model to compare. It's possible it's just the way that car drives.



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Dezso3
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Jan 7, 2017, 5:35 PM

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I actually test drove an identical 2016 Civic, and it feels much smoother. When I turn left, it feels the same as when I turn right. Not so on my car. When I turn right, it doesn't feel right! :(


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Jan 7, 2017, 5:37 PM

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According to you, there are 9 Honda techs that disagree with you. Seems hard to fathom they are all wrong.



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Dezso3
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Jan 7, 2017, 7:26 PM

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Except that they are all Honda mechanics. Perhaps they're so proud of their cars that they don't want to admit that there is something wrong with it. If you test drove the car you would probably find the problem after a day or two of driving the car. These mechanics take it for a short loop (usually less than a couple of miles) and hastily give it the green light. It does not sit right with me.


Hammer Time
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Jan 7, 2017, 9:18 PM

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Perhaps they're so proud of their cars that they don't want to admit that there is something wrong with it.


Now you're losing all credibility.

No, they are not going to drive it for a day or two. They get paid by the job and driving doesn't pay anything but they would benefit from finding a problem and repairing it.



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Dezso3
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Jan 8, 2017, 9:23 AM

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Why? Because I don't believe my car is safe to drive? Just because a bunch of people believe one thing doesn't make it true.


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Jan 8, 2017, 9:28 AM

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No, because you think that a trained technician that works for Honda would deny seeing a problem because they don't want to admit there is something wrong with a Honda. They make their living by finding problems with Hondas.



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kev2
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Jan 8, 2017, 9:48 AM

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Re: 2016 Honda Civic LX sedan makes knocking noises when hitting bumps Sign In

FYI:
The technicians do not work for Honda.
As mentioned they make money fixing Hondas. It would be in their interest to find an issue.
Veering or drifting? let go of wheel and it changes lanes - try to give a distance - car lengths will do.
Did you buy this NEW from a Honda dealer - original owner? No accidents, repairs or modifications?
>> It is only a Honda - the quality is not the same as say a Ford, Cadillac etc, so utilize the 800 service number in owners manual for unresolved complaints.
Keep us posted.


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Jan 8, 2017, 9:53 AM

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FYI:
The technicians do not work for Honda.


I assume you say that to mean that they work for a Honda dealership as opposed to the manufacturer.



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Dezso3
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Jan 8, 2017, 11:47 AM

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Yes, it's brand new, since it's a lease. It had a little over 2 miles on the odometer when I first drove it. I noticed there was something wrong as soon as I pulled out of that dealership.






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