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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,500 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.

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 042010

Civic

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Leading up to the failure, it was necessary ziggle the steering wheel in order to turn the key and start the car. On July 4, 2010 the ignition totally seized - stranding the driver. It was necessary to tow the car to a dealership. Honda advised the car was just out of warranty. The following parts were replaced at a cost of $1026: Ignition switch, dummy sidewinder and the lock assembly / steering. In a letter to Honda we stated that the part hadn't been reasonably durable and that the warranty didn't apply. The car ignition failed long before it should have. Honda agreed to pay $653 towards repairs in response to our letter.

- Troy, 00, USA

problem #3

Jul 112009

Civic

  • miles
I own a 2008 Honda Civic. July of 2009 I experience a problem with the driver door. The door would not close. When I tried closing the door I noticed it was not aligned. I was at work, so I went inside for assistance. My co-worker could not close my door as well. We went back inside to get more assistance and when we came back outside, a car parked next to me, decided to leave and bent my car door toward the engine. I have had it fixed in the mean time through my insurance. Last week we were out and all the doors jammed. So now we have to press the unlock key fob at the same time we open the door. When we put the key inside the key hole it does not unlock the car.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #2

Aug 152008

Civic

  • 4,000 miles
Front driver window came out of plastic window channel (seal) during closing and would not seal properly. Temporary fix: Could manually push/pull window into channel during closing, but watch your fingers! occurred at approximately 6000km. I believe root cause was faulty switch which didn't provide signal to window motor to stop if window closed. After window closed, if button activated, could hear motor still pushing window glass up. Eventually, this would cause window glass to damage channel (seal) dealer replaced window regulator, seal and glass under warranty.

- Richmond Hill, 00, USA

problem #1

Dec 252008

Civic

  • 12,000 miles
Driver's side windows does not want to close properly. Informed the dealer and the dealer saying could not find the problem. Already reported 3 times. One time was fixed by the dealer but happened again. I wanted the defective parts replaced but the dealer did nothing.

- Windsor Mill, MD, USA

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