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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,691 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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2009 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Mar 172010


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic hybrid. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph. The brake pedal was applied and traveled to the floorboard with no power response. The vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The contact suffered slight back pain. A police report was filed for the incident. An authorized dealer a was notified of the malfunction. The contact was waiting on a response from the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 10,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 072010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,500 miles
I drive a 2009 Honda Civic LX 5 speed automatic transmission two problems need to be addressed and the dealership says they are completely normal, and I know they are not normal. Problem 1: transmission: When coming to a stop, usually under 10mph the transmission shifts very hard into first gear. So hard that it shifts hard and I have my foot on the brake pedal the car wants to launch me a little further.twice now I have almost hit somebody because when it shifts hard into first it wants to keep going, I have to sometimes pull emergency brake to make sure I don't hit anybody. It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it scares me. Second problem: Brakes: The brakes in this car are horrible even with my foot completely down the car still has a hard time slowing down and again I seem to have to rely on the emergency brake to help me stop. I have a 4 year old son I bought this car because it was rated safe, but I'm terrified to take him anywhere because I don't know if I can stop or not. I talk to the dealership and they say both problems are completely normal. Its brand new with only 5500 miles on it so I know this isn't normal.

- Somersworth, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 102010


  • 7,451 miles
When braking hard on rough ground or slippery surfaces, ABS seems to take extra long ( 3 times further than other cars with ABS ) to stop car.

- Frankkin, MA, USA

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