On certain models the ignition switch binds. The ignition switch needs to be replaced to repair this issue.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Honda Civic Ignition Switch May Bind
Honda Civic Problem
Average Mileage: 153,331 mi (92,000 mi - 238,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Honda Civic, 151,000 mi
Was really difficult to turn key had to wiggle around a lot. Now won't turn at all gets stuck
Visitor, 1998 Honda Civic, 110,659 mi
We had to by a switch and replace it after I was stuck in the hot car for 3 hours with 2 large hot dogs and then I was late for a vet appointment.
Visitor, 1998 Honda Civic, 92,000 mi
Dealer knew about recall. Fixed it for free.
Switch is binding...Honda is going to cut a new key first.