Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance

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

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Honda Civic Problems

Bad Engine Mounts May Cause Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle

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.

Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle

On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.

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.

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Honda Civic Questions

My car won't go into 5th gear barely, I mostly have to force it in. (1 answer)

I have a 1991 Honda Civic Dx sedan manual 5 speed. Only 100,700 miles and for about a month now it's been a pain to get in 5th gear. Sometimes it'll feel like it's in and then pops out and goes in neutral, sometimes it'll go right in to 5th no problem, and then mostly it just won&...

How can i fix a grounded out ignition switch (1 answer)

I had to bypass the ignition now i think i grounded out the wire n my car wont start

My radio light is dim, and can't see lights on middle section of car. a/c out (1 answer)

My key won't work electronically. The middle section of the car went dim. I cannot see any of the symbols, where I navigate the Automatic device (put it in reverse, drive, etc). The lights work and the car runs, but the Air Conditioner stopped working. It is just the fan. It's like t...

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Honda Civic Recalls

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.

Transmission Experiences Internal Failure

The transmission may lock up and fail due to an internal drive pulley shaft breaking from improper transmission software programming. Dealers will update the transmission software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct 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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