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Honda Civic Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.

Honda Civic Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2006

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Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 19, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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Drive Train, April 14, 1994

Summary: A RETAINING CLIP THAT CONNECTS THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE TO THE SHIFT LEVER ACTUATING ROD CAN HAVE INSUFFICIENT RETENTION PRESSURE AND MAY EVENTUALLY COME OFF AFTER REPEATED SHIFT LEVER OPERATION. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE POSITION OF THE SHIFT LEVER MAY NOT MATCH THE ACTUAL TRANSMISSION GEAR POSITION.

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Drive Train, May 24, 2000

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Honda is recalling certain passenger vehicles because the accelerator pedal may feel rough or notchy when depressed, causing the vehicle not to respond properly when traveling at low speeds. Dealers will replace the throttle cable.

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Electrical & Lights, June 14, 2002

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The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

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Honda Civic Questions and Answers

priince, 1990 Honda Civic, Milton, PA

I have a 1990 Honda Civic Hatch back. The car was lowered and I want to lift it back to it's original height... what do I do??

atownboyz303770, 1990 Honda Civic, Salt Lake City, UT

i have a 90 civic ex 1.6L . my fuse that controls my lap belts and turn signals and cluster keeps poping, i checked all wires and i cant find a short, my reverse lights stay on constantly to and it...

los101, 1990 Honda Civic, Lexington, KY

when i start my car and mainly when it is cold i have to keep turning the key on and off to get it started when you start it it immediately dies and it want start at all untill you turn it off then...

HondaWagon, 1990 Honda Civic, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Wenatchee, WA

The brake handle lifts way up, past perpendicular, and there is no braking action that occurs with applying the park brake. What is likely wrong, and what would be the cost of making my park brake...

robertfletcher, 1990 Honda Civic, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Marysville, WA

when i let out the clutch and then hit the gas i hear a svreeching sound in the transmission and my brake light flashes

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Honda Civic Reviews

My 99 civic has 200k miles and still runs great, low cost to maintain,changed oil every 3000k and never had any real big problems, oh i did have to replace head, but that was due to the water pump piece broke off and clogged something over heated, had it replaced and expect to get another 50K out of it, my last civic befor this one went 300k, and never leaked anything, 35-40mpg someone knocked on my door and asked me to sell it to them, that 88 civic took me across the country many times, went through college then I gave it to my little brother and he used it until he graduated Medical School at UCLA and bought his own practice, he gave it back to me with 300k and I drove it to Phoenix where someone stole it to smuggle drugs got it back when police found it and it still ran great up to the day I sold it. I believe in hondability, GO CIVIC!!

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.

Reliable, cheap to maintain. Classic civic. daily driver. Good job honda!

Bought brand new in 10/2005 as new 2006 Civic LX, manual tran.
Yesterday, 3/01/13, gave car to my adult son...this morning
the clutch started to go...How bad does THAT make me feel??
How much is dealer replacement clutch going to cost?
Mileage: 103k....I sure expected more!

Had manual tran Saab for 15 years...original clutch... :-(

I have had a 98 civic since 2000. It have just under 30,0000 miles on it when I purchased it. I have only had to do basic maintance work (oil changes, brakes, tires, tune up). Very good car.

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