I have a 2011 Honda Civic and since it has been cold (winter in New England, US), from a cold start, idling or moving in reverse, the car vibrates but does not do it in park nor drive. At first I did not notice that the car did not do it some of the time - for example when it is warmed up after a drive and cannot fully cool by the time I finish in a store or something. Searching online yielded the following: loose engine mounts or snow in the front wheel wells, but neither seem to be the issue.

What might be the problem?

Thank you in advance.

1 Answer 1


Not loose engine mount.

Bad/failed engine mount.

Easy to replace and a DIY project. If you do your own oil changes or brakes you can do an engine mount.

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  • I realized today there is a subtle vibration when in drive too. I'll take a look at it soon. Anything to say about how serious this is?
    – CircArgs
    Dec 29, 2017 at 4:29
  • Honestly, people go a year or two with a bad mount but I wouldn't recommend it. Those vibrations are not good for any of the engine or car parts.
    – Progonat
    Dec 29, 2017 at 8:54

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