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Crashes / Fires:
27 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
28 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,234 miles

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2005 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #26

Apr 172014


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the front driver's seatbelt was difficult to tighten and the supplemental restraint system indicator illuminated. There had also been a component that was coming apart under the front driver's side seat. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the supplemental restraint system indicator sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. Updated 06/17/14

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #25

Dec 182013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
SRS airbag light turn on. Bring it to diamond bar Honda at 12/18/2013 and it was determined it need replacement airbag parts. After many phone calls, email and letter, diamond bar has ignore my complaints and concern on SRS airbags light turn all the time and a non function air bag can be not deploy or deploy while driving which cause hurt to driver and passengers. Please help me to contact diamond bar Honda, 17525 East gale, city of industry, ca 91748. Here is the information on the original invoice. Customer number [xxx] invoice [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Walnut, CA, USA

problem #24

Feb 182014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 166,000 miles
My son was driving home from school and doing the speed limit. A driver came up behind him speeding and rear ended him pushing him into the guard rail. The car is total the rear is smash in and the front is completely smash in the front of the car hit the guard rail and is not repairable. The air bags never deployed. I brought this car brand new in 2005 because of its safety rating. My son smash his face into the steering wheel and was unconscious. He has multiply injuries his head, neck, back, and legs and a slight concussion. The hospital call them soft injuries.I brought the car from huntington Honda in 2005 and never had a accident with the car. I have the pictures of the car damage and the picture of the steering wheel showing that the air bags never deployed. I ask that you look into this it might just save someone's life.

- Islip Terrace, NY, USA

problem #23

Dec 102013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the passenger's side air bag erroneously deployed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Hubbard, OR, USA

problem #22

Aug 062013


  • 90,000 miles
Oncoming driver crossed center line making a left turn in front of Honda driver. Honda struck passenger side of turning vehicle. Both driver and passenger side airbags deployed. However, the diver side airbag inflator ruptured and propelled a one-inch piece of shrapnel into the driver's right eye. Loss of sight and severe lacerations to nose requiring 100 stitches. This vehicle is not included in NHTSA recall campaigns 08V593, 09V259 or 11V260. The Honda was bought used. Information supplied by legal counsel for injured Honda driver.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #21

Aug 202013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 56,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the switch sensor in the driver's side seat belt had failed and would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 56,300.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #20

Jun 112011


  • 31,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. Additionally, the front passenger's side door could not be locked electronically. The failure occurred on the front driver and rear passenger's side doors. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #19

Dec 062012


  • 27,000 miles
My mother's 2005 Honda Civic airbag warning light came on and stayed on, she took it to a mechanic she trust and he said that it was probably the seatbelt tensioner but to be sure he hooked the car to the computer and sure enough it was. He said that he sees a lot of Honda with problems with the seatbelt that cause the warning light to come on and was wonder why there wasn't a recall on this problem. The fix cost my mom about $600 between the computer dignostic, labor and parts. He car only has 27000 miles on it and hasn't been in any accidents. She is 84 years old. I went online to look up this problem and there are a number of people that have this problem in fact the lady I work with has this problem with her Honda CRV that's about the same year as my mother's Civic..just wonder if anything is being done? thank you for your time.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #18

Jun 222012


  • 151,568 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the front passenger air bag deployed even though the vehicle was not involved in a crash. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 151,568 and the current mileage 151,600.

- Whittier , CA, USA

problem #17

Feb 222012

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles
2005 Honda Civic 4dr manual transmission frontal collision at highway speed - airbags did not deploy, front seat belt failed to restrain driver who contacted steering wheel. Driver injured and transported to hospital via ambulance; vehicle towed and insurance adjuster states vehicle damaged beyond repair and a total loss. Based on my experience (7 years as a 911 emt) the airbags ought to have deployed with this severity of impact, and their failure to do so needs to be investigated.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #16

Jan 072012

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, she crashed into another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The contact also stated that the front seat belts did not retain her or the passenger seated in the front passenger seat. The contact and the passenger were taken directly to the hospital, via ambulance, to treat injuries. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an insurance lot. The failures were never diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 38,000. Updated 02/15/12 the consumer stated another vehicle stopped in front of her. She hit the steering wheel twice and knocked unconscious. The consumer suffered multiple injuries. Updated 02/22/12

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #15

May 092011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 55,600 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle was involved in a head-on collision and the air bags did not deploy. There were no prior issues with the air bags. Two people were reported injured and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that there were no related recalls to the air bag failure. The current and failure mileage was approximately 55,600. Updated 12/19/11

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #14

Dec 242010


  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 30 mph she noticed that the air bag light was on and remained illuminated constantly. The vehicle had not been checked by an authorized dealer or mechanic. She stated that the failure had been ongoing for two weeks. The failure mileage was 175,000 and the current mileage was 176,000.

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

problem #13

Sep 222010


  • 70,000 miles
2005 Honda Civic was stopped on the road with traffic in front of me. Vehicle was rear ended at around 40mph. The vehicle was turned at a 90 degree angle and hit another vehicle that dented the whole passenger side. None of the air bags deployed during accident. Driver was rushed to the hospital and suffered head, neck and spinal injuries. Car is waiting to be examined by insurance company.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #12

Jul 132010


  • 23,887 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic LX. While driving approximately 40 mph the contact stated that a vehicle crashed into the passenger side. The vehicle stopped moving eight to ten feet away from the intersection into a field. None of the air bags deployed. The vehicle was destroyed. The driver sustained three broken ribs, broken breast bone and several bruises. He also had bruises on his shoulder that the air bag should have prevented. The contact was hospitalized for seven days. A police report was filed. The failure and current mileages were 23,887.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #11

Apr 152010


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. While driving into a merging lane at speeds of 30 mph, the contact rear ended a vehicle in front of her and the air bags did not deploy upon impact. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and back. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was awaiting a diagnostic of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 87,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #10

Nov 262008


  • 19,000 miles
After I pushed the seat back to allow more room between the steering wheel and the seat the airbag sensor light came on and has been on the entire time the car is driven. The airbags will not deploy and the car is now not safe to drive. I have not gone to the dealer since I have read where Honda has known of the problem and refuses to fix the problems and dealers take advantage of car owners charging them for various repairs that don't fix the problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Oct 292008


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 50 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle was struck on the front end of the driver's side and the center of the hood. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained moderate injuries. The police was called to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was completely destroyed. Roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to the collision center. The contact was in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 48,000.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 102008


  • 47,400 miles
2005 Honda Civic hybrid. I was involved in an accident in which I was hit on the driver side door. My specification sheet on my car states that I have side airbags which is one of the important reasons I bought the car. The accident totaled my vehicle but the side air bag never deployed. I ended up in the emergency room and was told I had a concussion. I was released later that day.

- Gretna, NE, USA

problem #7

May 042008

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving and took a left turn going to fast about 40-50 and the car rolled over upside down. The airbags didn't go off while I was hanging upside down.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

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