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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,629 miles

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2009 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012011


  • miles


The paint on the roof of my Honda Civic is peeling off. This first happened fairly early on after I purchased by vehicle. This is not regular oxidation, from how I see it, as I do not treat my car any different than anyone else, who are not experiencing similar issues. From what I've read, there was a paint warranty extension for dark blue 2003-2005 Odyssey's back in may of 2008--this warranty should be extended to Honda Civic 2009 vehicles as well.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 032011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 32,178 miles
I was at a red light waiting for the green light to turn to the left. When the green light appeared, I accelerated at a speed of 15 when out of no where I heard a boom sound coming from the engine. This seem very abnormal to me since I had barely purchase my car 4 months ago. I took my car to the Honda dealer to see what was going on with my car. After waiting a few hours, the mechanic told me there were many things wrong with the car. The boom sound was made by the breakage of the wishbone that holds the lower engine and besides that it needed 2 tires, alignment, cabinfilter, brake flush, P/S rack. I honestly don't think it is fair to me that I bought a 2009 car for it to have this many problems. When I bought my car the man from auto plaza told me that I wouldn't be having any problems with my car for a long time and then I find out all of this parts wrong with my car. After this incident, I went to talk to the man from auto plaza and he told me that when they had purchase the car they didn't inspect it before putting it on sale.this action seems to me very irresponsible to not have inspected the car before putting it on sale. I honestly didn't know what else to do and this is why I'm writing a complaint here. Please help me with my situation.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
Paint on hood is fading in three spots. Car is well maintained and kept out of direct sunlight. Appears to be an issue with clearcoat.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 072012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Clear coat finish is degrading and leaving bare metal showing,

- Juno Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 242012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 19,965 miles
My 2009 Honda Civic ex, polished metal metallic, has paint that has been fading on the roof and trunk. The spots affected are: Between the windshield and sunroof, above the back window, and the top of the trunk lid. I purchased the car brand new from the dealer in February of 2009. The car is only four years old and now has 22,800 miles. I should not be having these issues!

- Livermore, CA, USA

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