Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Honda Civic

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Honda Civic Problems

Vibration/Rumbling Sound in Reverse When Idling

Worn engine mounts can lead to unwanted engine vibrations being transmitted to the body, most commonly with the engine idling and the transmission in reverse. Replacing the worn mount(s) should correct this concern.

Airbag Light Due to Failed Occupant Position Sensor

The airbag warning light (SRS) may illuminate due to a defective occupant position sensor. Honda has a recall campaign to replace defective sensors on affected cars.

Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle Due to Damaged Engine Mounts

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.

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Honda Civic Questions

My front blinkers are both blinking when one should be. (1 answer)

My front left blinker works fine.
When I attempt the right blinker, both lights in the front of my vehicle begin to blink.

Under steering wheel up to the right left corner (2 answers)

My car smokes bad white smoke smells like burnt not sweet I've had the oil changed and filter I've put that stop exhaust smoke in it it doesn't overheat I just smelled the oil and it smells like gasoline plz help I've asked many people including mechanics and can't get a a...

Why does car not shift into overdrive (1 answer)

Seems like it is stuck in passing gear

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Honda Civic Recalls

Tail Light Side Marker Lamp Inoperative

A side marker light inside the rear tail light assembly may be inoperative due to a damaged circuit board. Dealers will inspect both the tail light assemblies and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Seizes

The engine may seize due to a manufacturing issue with piston wrist pins, causing the piston to not be secure and possibly drift, damaging internal engine components. Dealers will inspect and replace the piston assemblies and damaged engine components as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Honda Civic Reviews

Great, tough, car! Have wrecked it twice once in back and once in front and you can hardly tell if at all. Great gas mileage, about 25-30 mpg. Cheap to work on, rarely ever has problems and when and if it does it's usually minor, or just a little kink. Very reliable transportation. Fun to drive, great for learning stick shift if you're a beginner (car I learned on, had no idea how to drive 5 sp...
Excellent car - I bought my 2012 Civic sedan new gets 38.4 mpg the car is solid. Very efficient and great handling being small car definitely roomy in class. Love my Civic no problems almost @ now 53,000 miles I've done nothing but scheduled routine oil changes and maintenance as is tire rotation, fluids and had all new brakes replaced/original. The Civic a peppy little car very comfortable rid...
I researched all the cars in this class before I bought my civic lx coupe...and fell in love with Honda. Sure, it doesn't have as much ground effects as the Corrolla, but it is the safest car in it's class in the off center crash rating as well as other crashes. I agree with the very first review on this site in that if there's more than one person in the car, you can really tell the weight d...

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