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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,973 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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2005 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 132006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,946 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. While stopped behind another vehicle, the contacts vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the preceding vehicle. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The dealer stated that it was normal for the vehicle to perform in that manner. The contacts insurance company did not investigate the failure, but they repaired the front bumper. The contact suffered back injuries. He was surprised when he received a recall letter in January of 2008 for the replacement of the clutch judder. A second recall letter was received for the transmission causing the vehicle to lunge forward. The manufacturer stated that the crash in 2006 was not related to the recalls, and was the contacts fault. The powertrain, speed, and recall numbers were unknown. The current mileage was 37,000 and failure mileage was 17,946. Updated 4/2/08 updated 04/02/08

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 102005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Unintended acceleration has occured 3 times. Put foot on brake to slow down and car accelerator starts racing. Move gear shift to neutral. Accelerator then disengages back to normal. 2005 Honda Civic LX with approx 5000 miles. No correction to date

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

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