Which dealership covered it under warranty?
Wood Wheaton Honda in Prince George BC CANADA.
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TL;DR: I'm beginning to build a case to send to the Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division to mediate between Honda and affected owners of low-mileage 9th gen Si's (~25k or less) from the precise issue described in this thread.
The backstory: Last year I bought a certified-used 2015 Civic Si coupe with ~8k miles and a clean carfax. A few weeks ago, I noticed it making the exact same noise that is described and shown by video in this thread (page 5 for video). My car currently has a little over 21k miles. I took my car to the Honda dealer I bought it from, and they diagnosed it as needing >$1,000 worth of parts/labor to the clutch system. They also told me that Honda declined to pay for it (citing their scripted response of not covering clutch repairs because of "normal wear and tear"). After calling Honda customer service and speaking with 3 individuals, explaining how many other owners have had the same issue with their low-mileage Si's, they still declined forwarding my case to a case manager for further review.
From combing through this thread, it appears that several owners have described this issue with their car at a similar amount of miles. To me, this strongly indicates a factory-defect in the clutch system of these cars. Something that Honda should be responsible for, and not attributed to normal wear and tear. As we all know as well, clutch systems typically last 50-60k miles before anything should need repaired or replaced.
With this, I'm looking for 9th gen owners with low-mileage cars with this current issue, or 9th gen owners who already covered the repair cost themselves for the precise issue described in this thread. From this I can further build a case with the Maryland Attorney General to show that this is not normal wear and tear. Honda needs to own up to their mistake, and cover the costs of fixing these cars. If you'd like, send me a PM with the details.
I bought my 2013 Civic Si from Lute Riley Honda in Richardson TX in November 2015 with 44,000 miles on it. It was Certified Pre-owned. I paid $870 for the extended warranty because when I said I was worried about the clutch, the finance guy said it would cover it. (Yep, right there you can tell how bright I am, and how this will likely end.) At that time I was unaware of the Civic clutch noise phenomenon. I was just anxious about buying a used Si. Within a month it starting squealing. I went back to the dealer in February, and they said they “could not replicate it long enough to diagnose the cause.” Finally last fall the noise became more consistent, so I took it back. I provided links to the videos and testimonials of folks whose dealers stepped up for them. For those of you whose dealer took care of it for you, I’m jealous! Lute Riley Honda would not.
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