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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,569 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 152016


  • 83,785 miles


Noticeable gas smell, especially when engine turned off. Diagnosed by independent mechanic. 2" crack on plastic cover of fuel pump module. Repair cost over $400. He indicated that he has had 3 Honda w/ this issue in 2 weeks. This would seem a significant safety issue, especially w/ the placement of this unit under the rear seat. Fortunately no smokers in this car. The smell had been slightly noticeable for about 3-4 weeks but became stronger after a trip w/ longer drive times than daily usage. A 6-10 mpg decrease became obvious at this time as well.

- Paradise, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 022015


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact noticed strong fuel fumes in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 07V512000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Maricope , AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 232010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 53,491 miles
This car has a defective transmission. Unknown to me, it came that way from the dealer. A couple Honda dealerships acknowledged the problem. It first started slipping around 40,000 miles. I had the transmission fluid changed ahead of schedule and the problem went away. This was when they told me of the class action law suit and the recommended fixes. The transmission initially failed at 54,300 miles. Stevens creek Honda cleaned the transmission with a special detergent and replaced the fluid. They said if the problem came up again before 109,000 miles they would have to "burnish? the transmission. What I didn't realize is that the detergent cleaning was a ?band-aid? fix so that the dealership could avoid the more costly fixes they were obligated to perform under the terms of the lawsuit. The car performed normally again. I would have the fluid replaced more that normal during service visits. The transmission failed again at 154,600 miles. Now they don?T want to cover the cost because it is now longer under warranty, or covered by the terms of the class action lawsuit. This is essentially fraud. They did a cheap ineffective cleaning in order to avoid and expensive repair they were supposed to do. I will never buy a Honda again?"

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012014


  • 131,000 miles
I have a cracked exhaust manifold, I understand several other people have had the same problem. Need to have a recall.

- Lucasville, OH, USA

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