Honda Civic Hybrid Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Honda Civic Hybrid as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The IMA light coming on is usually caused by a battery pack that is no longer charging correctly. Replacing the battery pack will turn off the IMA light.

A harsh engagement of the automatic transmission may be noted after the engine auto stops. A software update for the powertrain control module (PCM) / constantly variable transmission (CVT) is available which may correct this issue.

On some models the drivers and or the front passenger door glass will come out of it's track. The door glass will have to be replaced to address 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.

A vibration may be felt in the steering wheel upon brake application. Our technicians tell us that this condition is generally caused by warped front brake rotors. Replacement or re-machining of the faulty rotors will be necessary to correct this issue.

The brake pedal may feel hard after a cold start at higher altitudes. Our technicians tell us replacing the power brake booster and updating the computer software should correct this concern.

A fluid leak may develop from one or both front suspension struts. Replacing the struts (usually in pairs) will be necessary to take care of the problem.

The air/fuel sensor, located in the exhaust system, may be damaged by moisture in the exhaust resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacing the damaged air/fuel sensor and updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software should correct this concern.

On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterprets data from the coolant sensor and sets a false Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is required for this repair.

On certain models the drivers seat bushings can wear out and the seat can rock back and forth. Replacing the bushings are needed to repair this issue.

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.

Worn door locks (tumblers) can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock and replacing the worn parts (tumblers) is needed to get the lock working again.

In some cases drive belt noise can be heard from the passenger compartment. Installing a new updated belt from Honda and rerouting the belt is needed will commonly correct this noise issue.