2000 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 87500 miles
The speedometer on my 2000 Civic goes to 20 mph immediately (car is in Park) upon startup. Pressing the trip odometer reset several times will make the needle eventually drop to 0 mph and operate properly for the remainder of the trip.
The transmission doesn't race (it operates normally) and cruise control can be set beyond 20 mph - so I know that I'm definitely operating properly.
When the needle is stuck at the 20 mph point, the odometer does not operate. After you reset the needle by pressing the reset button several times, the odometer starts operating again.
I think this is a display issue at this point. The local Honda dealer said I need to replace the speedometer head, and that they'd have to order the part (take about a week to get in).
Does this sound accurate? What exactly does the trip reset button do that is starting to make it work?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 AT 2:11 PM