2008 Honda Civic

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The last time we saw a wholesale shift in automotive preferences on this scale was during the Arab oil embargo of 1973. That was driven not so much by gasoline price increases but by scarcity; stations ran out of gas, and buyers sometimes had to wait in long lines to purchase gasoline. That kind of scarcity breeds fear, and fear is a powerful market factor. What we're seeing today is different. Gas is not in short supply; it's just expensive. Economists, environmentalists, and auto executives have long wondered what it would take to pry Americans out of the big, comfortable cars, trucks, and SUVs they appeared to love so much. Now they have their answer. Four dollars a gallon is proving to be the magic number.
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While most summer car shows focus on power and performance, the third annual Hybridfest, scheduled for July 19 and 20 in Madison, Wisconsin, celebrates a different characteristic: ecology.
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So there I was, sitting under a giant Honda tent at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was the morning, I was eating breakfast, and I was staring off into the distance, idly wondering why I couldn't remember any of my high-school Japanese. (Ok, I didn't take Japanese in high school, but I'd like to pretend that I did, because the smart kids all took Japanese. I took Spanish, a language that has helped me exactly zero times in my professional life but nevertheless allowed me to insult all of my mexican college friends in their native tongue. Y tu mama tambien, bastardo!)

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DX FWD 2-Dr Coupe I4
26 MPG City | 34 MPG Hwy
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2008 Honda Civic
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DX FWD 2-Dr Coupe I4
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2008 Honda Civic Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
26 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
Horsepower:
140 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
128 ft lb of torque @ 4300rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS (optional)
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:41
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING 128 MY 2008-2009 CIVIC SEDANS. A BRACKET THAT COVERS THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTOR IS SECURED WITH A BOLT AND NUT, BUT DURING ASSEMBLY THE NUT WAS NOT INSTALLED.
Consequences
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE BRACKET MAY BECOME LOOSE WHICH COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTOR. A DAMAGED CONNECTOR COULD LEAD TO A FUEL LEAK AND INCREASES THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NUT ON THE FUEL FEED HOSE BRACKET. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 13, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
128
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable

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