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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,954 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.

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2004 Honda Civic miscellaneous problems

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 262016


  • miles


Drivers side door will not lock with either key that goes to it. Will not allow to manually lock without key either.

- Mcarthur, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 012015


  • miles
Takata recall. I have recieved mutiple letters concerning my air bag recall have had the care up there and have been told it's fixed, and I still get letters that it hasn't been fixed. Also the passenger air bag light has stayed on multiple times and they said they fixed but yet when I would go no more than 2 miles down the road it would come back on also the dealership I took it to did a multi point inspection and said my parking break was fine but little did they know my parking break doesn't work so how did it operate fine if I know good and well it doesn't. will never do business with Honda again

- Blountville, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 242014


  • 110,000 miles
Manual transmission Honda Civic LX 2004 reaches rattling/grinding noise when reached 2000 RPM or so. The noise is loud and downshifting becomes very rough. The car slows down when not pressing accelerator. Even when in neutral the car sounds with a rattle. Only when the clutch is pressed does the sound minimize. Car feels vulnerable when driven like this. It's mainly due to the noise, and feeling of the car. The input shaft bearing is the problem. Many reports were blogged and diagnosed. The car still runs. Unfortunately it's not clear for how long.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 022015

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


2004 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to dealership customer service and lack of parts.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 012009


  • 90,000 miles
While driving, loud non-stop transmission bearing noise began. In every gear. Pops out of gear at times. Difficult to get into gear at times. I have to press the gear in slowly to get it into gear at times. This has caused me difficulties in traffic & when gearing down to turn or stop. Almost rear ended at times due this. A transmission mechanic told me he has had so many 2004 Civics in for the transmission bearings. He warned me that when it goes out the car may come to a stop. Also, the car jerks at times when I am accelerating. This has caused me to almost get hit when making a left turn while pulling out of parking lots. I fear for the failure when on the free way or in heavy traffic.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 042004


  • 3,723 miles
Problems with an opaque film that developed on the windows while driving. (inside of the windows) the problem was suggested to be the result of polymer vapors out gassing from the plastics used for the vehicles interior. This film would obstruct the consumer vision almost completely blinding the consumer at night or during sunlight. Honda suggested that this was normal and there is nothing they could do to remedy this problem. There was also a clunking noise when the brakes were applied while going over bumps.

- Ulster Park, NY, USA

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