Honda Civic Si Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Honda Civic Si 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

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.

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

On certain models in colder climates the Check Engine light can set due to moisture in the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor freezing. The MAP sensor needs to be replaced and on some models the intake manifold needs replacing also.

On certain models the upper windshield molding vibrates at a higher speed causing a noise. Back filling the molding with silicone sealer will eliminate the noise.

The evaporative emission control solenoid can fail in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during winter. The solenoid needs to be replaced to correct this issue.
Some models have an issue where a faulty thermostat does not allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature and because of that the computer will not allow the torque converter to operate in the lock-up mode. Replacing the thermostat will repair this issue.
Rear trailing arm bushings crack and break. The trailing arm bushings will need to be replaced when they break.

CVT models (HX and GX) have a shudder, judder, and noise due to a worn start clutch in the transmission. Replacing the start clutch is needed to address this issue.

Some models have an issue were the windshield wipers won't shut off due to a bad internal switch. The wiper motor needs replacing for this issue.
The engine rear main oil seal can leak. The transmission has to be removed to replace the seal to stop the leak.
On some models the fuel fill door does not open far enough to clear the body. A special designed fuel door spring boot from Honda will fix this issue.
Evaporators can collect mold and give off a foul smell. Disinfecting the evaporator or replacing it will address this issue.