Honda Civic Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Honda Civic 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
Primary oxygen sensor heater failures can cause a Check Engine light. Replacing the sensor is required to repair this issue.

Certain models can have a crowned rear brake drum that can cause a vibration when braking. The rear drums will have to be replaced to correct this issue.

The air cleaner case is prone to cracking. This can make it difficult to remove the screws securing the cover, making it difficult to replace the air filter. Replacing the case is often necessary to address this issue.

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

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.

Certain manual transmissions can cause a clicking noise when turning right due to a reverse gear contacting other gears in the transmission. The transmission needs to be disassembled and new updated gears installed to stop the noise.

A faulty regulator on some models will cause the head lights to change intensity. The alternator needs to be replaced for this issue.

On vehicles that have a sunroof, squeaking can occur. Special anti squeak tape should be applied to stop the noise.

Trailing arm bushings can crack and break resulting in a clunking or rattle noise over bumps. Cracked bushings will require replacement.

The air cleaner case is prone to cracking. This can make it difficult to remove the screws securing the cover, making it difficult to replace the air filter. Replacing the case is often necessary to address this issue.

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.

Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.

Leaking tail light gaskets can allow water into the tail light assembly and inside the vehicle. Replacing the tail light gaskets will commonly correct this issue.

On certain models the ignition switch binds. The ignition switch needs to be replaced to repair this issue.

On the Si, a faulty 3rd gear can cause problems shifting into third gear. Removing the transmission and replacing the third gear assembly is required to repair this issue.