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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
24,364 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had rotors replaced (2 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
  3. dealer resurfaced front rotor and replaced brake pads (1 reports)
  4. dealership resurfaced same initial rotors and new brake pads (1 reports)
2009 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012013

Civic LX 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


I have been driving for over 50 years and never had to replace rotors at 50,000 miles

- , Haverstraw, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 302011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Bought a brand new 2009 Honda Civic EX in January 2009. Had constant problems with the brakes and had to replace the rotors twice during ownership. Front wheels screeched off and on. I was told it was "normal wear and tear" and had to pay out of pocket to replace rotors each time. Sold the car at around 40000 miles in December 2012.

Oh and the paint is crap. Paint would chip to the metal with the smallest of impacts.

- , Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 172010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,937 miles

First time brakes sounded by rubbing metal was 8/2009 - dealership only resurfaced and replaced brakes, this time around at 12000 miles later it happened again - again instead of replacing rotor, they did some more resurfacing and replaced brake pads

- , Wyckoff, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 152011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,325 miles


At 11919 miles, brakes sounded like metal rubbing together, rotors refaced and brakes replaced, at 23937, the same thing happened, rotors refaced and brakes replaced. both times i complained that it is not normal and i should not be replacing brakes every 10-12,000 miles. it is happening again at 32300 miles. i am going to see what the reasoning is now.

They should have REPLACED the rotors after the 2nd issue vs. just resurfacing something that had no more to resurface.

- , Wyckoff, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 082009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,919 miles

After only 11919 miles on the car, driven solely by myself - a seasoned driver, the brakes were squeaking. Dealership indicated it was driver causing problem, after my complaints, they fixed without cost. Dealership [Mahwah] says this has not been reported. occurred in Oct 2009 - the car is new and probably don't have enough out on the road up to the problem mileage yet.

- , Wyckoff, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009

Civic GX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

I purchased a 2009 Civic GX in November of 2008. I purchased the extended warranty as well. By April, the car had 8,000 miles on it and the car shuddered when the brake was applied from most speeds above 40 miles per hour. My mistake was waiting for the 15,000 mile service to take it in. Honda said that the rotors were warped and needed re-surfacing and the brake pads needed replacing. They stated that this was normal wear and was not covered under the warranty. We also drive a 2003 Honda Pilot whose brakes need to be changed very infrequently, something around 50K miles a change. None of my other cars have ever had this problem which leads me to believe that this is a defect in the car they sold us. I went to 2 different dealerships and to Honda America. I am waiting for a verdict from them. If they do not make it right by taking care of this defect, this will be the last Honda I ever buy,

- , Mission Viejo, CA, USA

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