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Creaking popping noise while driving/turing & Driver Seat Lumbar. - 2012 Honda Civic

For the past few months, I have been hearing a creaking popping noise when I turn the wheel while I am driving. I have taken my car in to a Honda Dealership 5 times, and the problem still hasn't been fixed. They have tried lubing up the cv joints, and they have also tried replacing a boot, but the noise is still there. The front end of the car seems loose as well. I'm not quite sure how to explain it. The dealership said that they have looked over the car and that they can't seem to find anything wrong with it. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, were you able to get the car fixed?

My drivers seat is also having some problems. Whenever there is a shift of weight in the car, when I accelerate or brake, I can feel something moving in the back of my seat, within the seat. I can feel something moving, and I can also hear it. It sounds like a spring. I have also brought this concern to the dealership and they haven't done anything about it. Any thoughts?

I also have been having some trouble with my radio and the bluetooth. My iPhone 5 will not connect to the bluetooth, and whenever I have the phone plugged in to the usb (both my iPhone 4 & 5), sometimes the radio will freeze and I will have to turn off the car to reset it so I can use it.

If anyone has any thoughts or can help in any way, please let me know. Thanks!
 

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What kind of civic you running, Dx, Lx, Ex, Si, Type R,,, sedan, coupe,,, mods?

What kind of sound is it. Metallic thumping, grinding, snapping.

Stereo,,, sock head unit?

I had a super weird noise coming out of my 08,,, turned out to be rocks in the heat shield of my front breaks... Could be something stupid like that.
 

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It is a 2012 Honda Civic Sedan Ex. Everything is stock. I don't know how else to explain it other than it sounds like a creaking popping noise when I turn the wheel as I am driving.

The noise and feeling of something shifting within my seat is located in the area of the seat where the middle to lower area of my back rests.
 

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If the dealership replicated the creaking and popping sound when you're turning the wheel, demand that it not be returned to you until they figure out what it is. If they can't (or won't) help you, call American Honda's customer service line and explain it. If the dealership has replicated it and attempted to fix it...and you tell them you don't feel safe, ask them to send a specialist out to discuss your options with you and see what they do.

I did this with my 2012, and I ended up getting one hell of a deal on an upgrade to a 2013. Not that is what you are expecting, but I can tell you they will take it seriously if you push them against the wall on it, especially given it could arguably be a safety related issue. Check into what qualifies for your state lemon law, as well, as if they try to fix it several times, you might have a case, and Honda might go a little farther for you rather than get caught up with a lemon law case. That noise shouldn't be happening on a car that's only one year old.

As far as the seat issue, as Skrub linked to, its one of the more known concerns with the 9th gen, though I've never noticed it on any of the non-Si models I've driven. Some people have had the seat frame replaced (which goes to the tune of $600 if you're out of warranty), but its "fix" rate isn't very reliable - it fixes it for some, not for others.

Can't really help you much with the USB issues other than the fact that every 9th gen I've driven has given me an "Unsupported" message with my iPod at least once or twice.
 

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They have returned it to me twice saying that it is fixed and each time it is not. I have contacted the Honda Customer Service department and there is a Case Manager on the case, but he wasn't much help. I do have another appointment with the dealership Friday.

I have an extended warranty, and all of these problems were documented before the original warranty expired.
 

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Did anyone ever find out what popping sound was when turning wheel. I have same thing on 2012 Civic EX. Dealer replaced the front struts, noise still there.
 

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The only thing I can help you with is, the Iphone....get up to about 60 mph, roll your window down...and chuck the Iphone(both 4 and 5) out the window!!
 

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Anyone find out the steering issue ? I have the same problem on my '12 si. For the longest time I thought it was my coilovers but now I think it's something else
 

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Anyone find out the steering issue ? I have the same problem on my '12 si. For the longest time I thought it was my coilovers but now I think it's something else
The 8th gens has this issue a lot, and I think I may as well. Check THIS out.
 

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There is a known issue of cv boots leaking grease which will cause the popping sound come from the axles under sharp turns. The dealership has been replacing the whole axle because of it.
 

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There is a known issue of cv boots leaking grease which will cause the popping sound come from the axles under sharp turns. The dealership has been replacing the whole axle because of it.
Mine isn't even on sharp turns. Mine does it while stopped just turning the wheel slightly from side-to-side. And it ONLY does it stopped or at low speeds. I literally just lowered it on Saturday and noticed it yesterday. Going to tear it apart tonight, make sure everything is properly torqued, and then try the steering rack stiffening plate re-torque idea, if everything is already torqued elsewhere. If neither of those solutions solve it, it's off to the dealer. The car only has 8200 miles on it, so it shouldn't be having these kinds of issues.
 
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AHHH HAAAA! Check your springs and make sure they are seated properly. Make sure the tie rod ends are tight.
 

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AHHH HAAAA! Check your springs and make sure they are seated properly. Make sure the tie rod ends are tight.
Will do! We did have a little trouble with the nut on top of the shaft on the passenger side strut. The only thing that makes me think it's the steering rack is that I can't hear any sound outside the car. You'd think if it was an issue with the strut, spring or tie rod, you'd hear it outside...
 

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So, I took everything apart last night and made sure things were torqued properly. Everything looked good. Also, the noise is barely noticeable and has been that way since yesterday afternoon. For now, I'm going to hang tight and listen to the car for a while. Maybe it just needs more time to settle.
 

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So, I took everything apart last night and made sure things were torqued properly. Everything looked good. Also, the noise is barely noticeable and has been that way since yesterday afternoon. For now, I'm going to hang tight and listen to the car for a while. Maybe it just needs more time to settle.
glad to know i'm not the only one with this issue.
 
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