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Hey everyone,

Went to my local mechanic for an oil change, and my mechanic pointed out a severe rust problem underneath the car. I've attached pictures taken from different angles.

I've only had the car (2017 Honda Civic Sport Touring) for a year and one month. Currently at 23,006 kms. The rust is horrible! It has really corroded. I touched the rust and it disintegrates as I touch it.

Mechanic had said to bring it to the Honda dealer where I bought the car and tell them about this problem.

The rust is located right beside the oil filter. I don't know what this area or part is called. This area is usually covered by some metal panel which means that it is protected from salt in the winter. The rusty part isn't exposed because of this metal panel.

I need advice on what to do. Could you guys tell me the name of the section or part that has the rust? And what I should do when I go to the dealer. I don't like going to the dealer. :( Has anyone experienced this rust problem in their civics? Any answers is much appreciated! Thanks.
 

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Hello sky. That corrosion is pretty awful considering the mileage on your car. Is the shield that normally covers that area damaged in any way? This is the downpipe of your exhaust and I'm not so sure what the dealer could do for you. Odds are they will just suggest replacing that portion of your exhaust, but imo you should probably consider an aftermarket system. Its going to cost you a couple hundred bucks for an OEM replacement part.
 

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Hey Callahan, thank you for your response! The shield is in fine condition, no damages to it. I'm just very surprised how the downpipe exhaust can rapidly rust like that after a little over a month of owning the car. Do you have any recommendations on where I should order the part? Thank you!
 

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Hey Callahan, thank you for your response! The shield is in fine condition, no damages to it. I'm just very surprised how the downpipe exhaust can rapidly rust like that after a little over a month of owning the car. Do you have any recommendations on where I should order the part? Thank you!
I’ve ran in to the exact same issue with my 18 hatch , do you happen to have any updates you could share ?
Thanks !
 
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