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.


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 '17 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 '17 at 8:54
  • Thanks a lot. I'll look into it and accept your answer/update based on what I find. – CircArgs Dec 29 '17 at 21:05

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