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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12 miles

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2004 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082010

(reported on)

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2004 Honda Civic hybrid. Consumer states issues with seat belt light the consumer stated the dealer had supposedly fixed the problem in the past. However, the consumer had to return to the dealer for the same problem. The dealer then said the seat belt light illuminating was due to another issue and that the part would have to be ordered. When the consumer went back to the dealer for her 90,000 mile maintenance, she had to remind them to replace the part. When the other repairs were completed, the service manager informed the consumer the cost to fix the problem would be $750 and that it was not under warranty. He explained that the SRS control unit was bad and if she did not get it fixed, the air bags would be useless.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 012006

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a Honda Civic sedan automatic 4 wheel drive purchased brand new 2004 model. First of all, yesterday I noticed the light on my console that meant the passenger side airbag was turned off. When I called the dealership to ask why it went on they said it was because my purse was on the seat and it thinks a child under 60 pounds is sitting there so it automatically turns off the air bag. They said it will go away when I take everything off the passenger seat. The light did not go away and when my sister who is 130 pounds sat on the seat and drove with me the light never went off, meaning that if I had gotten into a car accident her airbag would not have deployed. Second, today when I was driving on the 101 freeway going between 65 and 70, the gas pedal became loose and my car continued to accelerate very quickly even though I was not even touching the gas pedal. When I tried to brake the car began to shake violently, traffic was building so I kept trying to brake and the car shook so badly that I started losing control of the vehicle. Luckily I thought of using the neutral drive to stop the acceleration of my vehicle. The car continued to make the noise like I was hitting the gas but the car slowed down enough and I was able to get off the freeway and park. Had it not been for me thinking of using the neutral shift, I would have hit a car in front of me. I got my car towed to the Honda dealership but I have not heard since then.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 112006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
Driver air bag did not deploy in front end collision with serve damage to car including moving the engine, replacement of the radiator, fan housing, ft bumper and hood. Speed approx. 35 mph. Several complaints have been made to Honda in regard to the air bag light. Honda dealer even assured the owner one week prior to accident that air bag was functioning.

- Mountain Home, TN, USA

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