2001 Honda Civic EX, mileage 120,000. Car is working fine otherwise. Not overheating. My check engine light has come on two separate times now. One several months ago and then also just recently. My husband took our car to our local dealership (not the dealership where we bought the car) and they charged him $60-80 for the first diagnostic test. When that one didn't find anything, they informed him that they would have to keep doing diagnositcs and that each test would cost the same amount of money. When my husband inquired as to how many tests they thought they would have to do, they couldn't tell him. But said possibly over 5. Frustrated, and unwililng to spend that much $$ trying to figure out what the problem was and then have to pay to get it fixed, he decided to leave, but not before they offered him a complimentary car-wash for his troubles. Any ideas on whether this is standard procedure or were we being duped, and what the possible problem could be? Other than this experience we have loved owning a Honda.
Friday, May 11th, 2007 AT 9:26 AM