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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
134,152 miles

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2009 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #29

Aug 012016

Civic

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 012016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall - I received a notice from Honda that my airbag has been recalled. I called to schedule an appointment to have it fix. I was told by superior Honda that it will be a few weeks before the part is available and another few weeks until they can get my car in to be fixed. I was then told that it's not that big of a deal since it was just my passenger airbag. I explained to the service tech that if it wasn't a big deal there wouldn't have been a recall on the part. He then told me that there was nothing else he could do for me. He could not provide me with a rental car but continued to tell me that it was no big deal and if I had any further questions to call Honda corporate office. I understand that it is the passenger side airbag but I feel like they should have been able to provide me with a date of when this issue would be resolved. I understand that this recall effected many vehicles but this issue is not being resolved as fast as it should be. I have spoken to many people who have the same issue and many of them have been provide with rental cars due to the fact it going to take longer than normal to fix. I feel like superior Honda could have done more for me instead of telling me that it was "no big deal". I am very unhappy with this dealership.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #27

Jul 282016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall...just rec'd he recall notice airbags & fuel system...called Honda and.....I think it is extremely unreasonable and unrealistic to send out a recall notice without an immediate resolution. Honda's suggestion is to not carry passengers in the front seat...which again..is unreasonable and unrealistic...if they are not able to fix this safety issue then they should provide a safe vehicle as a replacement until it is fixed. I hold Honda fully responsible and liable for any injuries or death that may result from their neglectful act.

- Gonzales, CA, USA

problem #26

May 232016

Civic

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #25

May 232016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #24

Jul 232016

Civic

  • miles
I am a care giver to my elderly mother (87) whom is unable to sit in the back of my small Civic. If for any reason I have to go somewhere with my mom I would need a rental car. But after contacting Honda Corp. They are not willing to pay for rental when they don't feel responsible. Anyone riding in passenger side could have been killed if an accident ocured but they are not responsible. Adding to my stress already under caring for my altheimer mother. I guess I'm lucky they are going to get it in within eight days wow.. why are they not being investigated and repaying owners for there inconveince.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #23

May 232016

Civic

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/20/16

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #22

Jun 272016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the curtain air bag prematurely opened partially on the passenger side rear. The dealer was notified of the failure and the vehicle was to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired. The vehicle also was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The failure mileage was not available.

- Scotia, NY, USA

problem #21

Jul 062016

Civic

  • 99,000 miles
Takata recall I have spoken to Honda and they have no estimate for when the replacement passenger airbag parts will be available. The backorder is so large that they aren't even able to accommodate the order itself at this time. Their solution is to have nobody ride in the passenger seat until parts are available. For a family of four with only one car, this is not acceptable. They are putting us in danger and refusing to take full responsibility by trying to pass us off to the dealership.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #20

Jun 302016

Civic

  • 95,000 miles
Takata recall: Received conflicting messages from NHTSA and Honda. According to the NHTSA, there is a serious recall for my Civic, part is available for fixing and vehicle should not be driven until fixed. I called Honda, and they say okay to drive except no passenger in front seat and part will not be available until late summer/early fall. I need to know what to do at this point. Finally, Honda has never even contacted me about the recall. I called them when I read your article. Please advise about this.

- Mathews, AL, USA

problem #19

Mar 092016

Civic

  • 51,250 miles

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

My Honda Civic was hit on the drivers side door by a Ford Ranger pickup truck. I was driving northbound on a city street in san luis obispo, ca and the truck was heading southbound and attempted to make a left hand turn across the lane that I was occupying when I was hit. The driver airbag in the truck deployed, but the side curtain airbag in my Civic did not deploy. I was injured by broken glass and impact of my left arm & shoulder against the driver door. The impact for was sufficient to bend both the A-pillar and B-pillar into the passenger compartment. I believe that the side curtain airbag in my Civic was defective. Note that a local Honda dealership offered to run a diagnostic test, but since the vehicle is drivable, and was towed to a car storage yard after the accident, the dealer was unable to inspect the vehicle.

- Orinda, CA, USA

problem #18

Feb 052014

Civic

  • miles
I have been waiting for letter from Honda for the airbag recall since my model car has been indicated that the air bag has recall but so far no letter has arrived ! I have been driving a dangerous car for over 2 years now

- Sudbury, MA, USA

problem #17

May 062014

Civic

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 70 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The contact lost control of the vehicle and the other vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle. The contact crashed into a median. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back and received medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an unknown location. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #16

May 202015

Civic

  • 95,000 miles
Dashboard warning light intermittently appears, indicating the air bag system is not working.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #15

Apr 272015

Civic

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. While driving at approximately 40 mph, another vehicle turned in front of the contact's vehicle without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into the front passenger side door of the other vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an undisclosed location where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #14

Oct 292014

Civic

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. While driving various speeds, the air bag and battery warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 212014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 5,283,456 miles
Airbag defect.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #12

Mar 172014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 70,559 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact parked the vehicle and it accelerated on its own. The vehicle traveled approximately fourteen feet and crashed into a wall of a building. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a fractured sternum and moderate bruising on the chest, shoulder, and foot. Medical attention was required and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 70,559.

- Danville , CA, USA

problem #11

Jun 132014

Civic

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while traveling at an unknown speed, the driver crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact stated that the seat belt failed to restrain the driver and as a result, the driver hit the roof of the vehicle. The driver was not injured. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 65,000. The VIN was not available.

- Alton, IL, USA

problem #10

Feb 052012

Civic

  • 45,000 miles
I was hit on the passenger side of the car by an SUV. The repairs were with genuine Honda parts but ever since then the front controls where the radio is has been extremely hot. Almost to the point I think I burn my hands to change the radio station. I think it may be hot enough to start a fire with melting the controls in the back. I have been told there is nothing that can be done or it will cost me a lot of money to diagnose it. I just see it as a safety issue to have the dash so hot it burns people. The passenger airbag did not deploy in the crash and possibly should have.

- Cottage Grove , MN, USA

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