On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.
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2004 Honda Civic Problems
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.
On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
Front compliance bushings may crack and break. Damaged bushing should be replaced before damaged is done to suspension components.
2004 Honda Civic Recalls (Recent)
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Honda recalled certain 2004-2005 Civic models for inspection of the front seat belt anchors. Some front seat belt anchors may exhibit restricted movement due to an incorrect washer installed. This restricted movement may cause improper positioning of the seat belt, which could increase the risk of occupant injury in a crash. Dealers will inspect the seat belt anchors for restricted movement and replace the affected washer if necessary.
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Honda recalled certain compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic vehicles to add insulation to the rear seat back. In the event of an interior fire, the CNG tank could become compromised due to uneven heating, preventing the pressure relief safety device from functioning as designed. If the tank heats and does not vent the contents, the tank could rupture and explode. Dealers will install the insulation to help protect the tank from uneven heating.
2004 Honda Civic Questions and Answers
When I back up or I am driving for awhile a get a high pitched grinding steel noise that only lasts for about 10 seconds and then disappears.
When I bought my Civic I received two sets of keys. Only one will start the car. The other works on everything except ignition
My cooling fans do not turn on when idling. I bought the cooling fan switch, I just need to know where it is located on my car. Thank you.
We just got the civic and notice water leaking on the passengers floor when the A/C is on. Where is the A/C drain outlet on the Civic?
2004 Honda Civic Reviews
I love my civic. I have 265,000 miles on my car. Just recently had to replace the clutch and am about to replace my a/c pump again. Other than that I love it. It runs very well and it meets our needs.
I bought a new 2004 Civic EX Coupe. I now have 190,000 miles on it. I changed the timing belt at 120,000. It runs like a champ. I need to get a new bumper but thats it.
My 2004 civic 1.7 is a piece of crap . Blown head casket , blown exhaust manifold gasket at 185,000 Km . Get rid yours before 150,000 or you will suffer the same results as all do around this mileage .The engine is a lemon over 160,000 . Read the problems of this engine which are well documented . Honda will not help you in the least although they know very well of these problems . The manual tells you that they strengthened the engine in the new 2004's but Honda is full of bull . I will go back to Toyota or elsewhere but never again Honda . Read the problems with other models of Honda engines and beware .
I love my 2004 Civic! Bought it new, has well over 100,000 miles, and it lasts and lasts, and still looks pretty darn good. Best buy I ever made.
It's like the everyready battery! It keeps going and going! Had a Ford previously and it was a good solid car with more OOMPH than the Civic, but at 70K the interior hardware came apart and about every 30K the brakes needed work. Not this car, it is solid. I am at 120K and brakes after only one revamp are still good.