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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,889 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012015

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


2004 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle squealing noises repair and unsatisfactory customer service at dealership. The dealer informed the consumer the wheel bearing needed to be replaced and in order to fix the problem, the tires needed to be rotated and the transmission needed to be flushed. The consumer returned to the dealer, because the noise was still present. The dealer informed the consumer, she needed to drive the vehicle more. The consumer returned to the dealer several more times. The dealer then claimed the noise was due to a loose wheel bearing and it was tightened. However, the noise was still present. The consumer returned to the dealer six times, with the same problem.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 142015

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
I wish NHTSA had the authority to order Honda to repair for free the left turn signal arm and control arm bushings on my Civic; the warranty expired before the problem developed on the left turn signal and Honda considers the control arm bushings as maintenance items not covered under warranty; they are hard rubber and wear out after a few years--I was never told this at the time I bought this car! I will try to send paperwork to NHTSA in support of my complaint against Honda. I was also stuck with a $1400 repair bill after the gas cap lock stuck and wouldn't open (again, after the warranty expired!), needing an emergency service because I could not gas up the car! again, NHTSA should fine Honda for each incident and order them to reimburse me in full for these uncalled-for repair bills! my maintenance and repair costs for this Civic are far more than the book value for this car.

- Pearl River, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 052014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
When I took vehicle to regular fluid exchange for 80K mileage, Honda service experts said, compliance bush for the front wheel has been cracked. They also said it is pretty serious to drive and need to be replaced soon. The local mechanic shop are not aware of these repairs. None other vehicles has this kind of defects and it is never mentioned in Honda manual. Simple search in the internet resulted numerous complaint about this. Considering the pretty seriousness of this issue, consider safety fact on Honda vehicles based on this issue.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012006


  • miles


Consumer's 2004 Civic pulled left. Accelerator would not engage when depressed and the vehicle would make a sudden jump. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the were unable to determine the cause of the problem. The consumer also experienced problems with the vehicle's stereo and gear system. The dealer repair the loose wire but the stereo's sound is affected when the vehicle hits bumps in the road. The consumer was told that the gear shift was replaced. The rubber seal on the windshield popped up. The paint on the back fender started to flake. The brake began to make noise even after the vehicle was parked.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012005


  • 4,000 miles
2004 Honda Civic drifts to the side while driving. All of the uneven, worn out tires were replaced as well as the rims. Even though the tires and rims were replaced, it still did not correct the problem.

- Oskaloosa, IA, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Oct 232003


  • 500 miles
From the day that consumer bought the vehicle there has been an annoying vibration in the steering wheel. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that the vibration was normal.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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