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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,667 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 062004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


There is a recurring popping noise coming from the front of the vehicle, which is causing the steering to feel loose. Took vehicle to dealer for check up and repair of the struts for the third time.

- Castroville, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202004

(reported on)


  • miles
Problems with transmission and tie rod bolts were loose. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer because there was a noise in the passenger front wheel and the gears were grinding when moving form second to third gear. The technician told the consumer that the vehicle's tires were bald therefore she was racing the car. He went on to say that he would not check the transmission unless she agreed to pay for it. The consumer appealed the decision of the dealer and contacted the manufacturer. The struts were loose on the right side. The tie rod bolts were loose which was probably the cause of the bald tires. The manufacturer refused to honor the warranty for the transmission although the vehicle was only six months old.

- Ozone Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 122004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The front struts of my vehicle are leaking due to premature failure, which makes the vehicle difficult to control when a bump or slight ding in the road is traveled over. Will get the struts replaced, so that my vehicle doesn't fall apart, but it's going to be very.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

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