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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012005


  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he attempted to unlock the front driver's door manually. The contact stated that he experienced difficulty inserting the key and once the key was inserted, he experienced difficulty turning the key. The failure progressed until the key would not turn when inserted in the door lock. The failure also occurred on the front passenger door. In addition, the same failure occurred with the trunk and ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on various occasions to have the door lock cylinders replaced. The ignition key cylinder was also replaced. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 312009


  • 118,000 miles
A metal component on the gas tank door cable rusted and I was unable to get the little door open to fill with gas. Had to tear into the latch assembly and manually open the door by holding the cable in place while pushing on the latch.

- Titusville, FL, USA

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