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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,499 miles

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2010 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 012016

Civic

  • 56,716 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Honda Civic. While the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle accelerated. The brake pedal was depressed with force to stop the vehicle. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,716.

- Bothell, WA, USA

problem #9

Feb 132016

Civic

  • 53,000 miles
If you apply your brakes harder than gentle, the brakes will feel like they are skipping. You almost need to stop apply the brakes before it goes away. I've owned a Honda Accord 1993 for over 20 yrs and never experienced this. If I knew what I know today, I would have never bought another Honda!

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #8

May 112014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 98,492 miles
Day1: I have a 2010 Honda Civic ex-L sedan with mileage of 95-100K. I was traveling at approximately 40-mph (best guess-timate), the vehicle check engine light came on, green light next to drive (D) began flashing and vsa indicator was lit too; vehicle seemed to be a bit jerky shifting. Took it into Honda and they changed transmission fluid, as well as replaced the 3rd gear pressure switch. Day 3: I experienced a similar problem, with the additional symptom of the speedometer display fluctuating wildly / reading too low or zero values. The local Honda dealership performed a computer update, cleared error codes, and a 10-min test drive did not recreate the issue. Day4: While gently accelerating to 45-mph, my check engine light appeared and the speedometer abruptly dropped to near "zero". it was at this point that the transmission abruptly down-shifted to either 1st or 2nd gear and caused the tires to screech (as if I had jammed on the brakes, but I had not). The abrupt deceleration of my vehicle nearly caused an accident with the car behind me, who was also accelerating and narrowly avoided rear-ending my vehicle (I imagine because of the sudden deceleration without warning of brake lights). This time, before returning to dealership, I performed online research and when I did return to that dealership, I suggested they check the engine's speed sensor. Sure enough, they ended up replacing the speed sensor and haven't had the problem since (3 weeks now). I'm reporting now because of my concern this malfunction could occur to someone else and cause their vehicle to be rear-ended.

- Zionsville, IN, USA

problem #7

May 192013

Civic 4-cyl Diesel

  • 30,100 miles

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

While traveling on interstate with cruise control engaged at speed of ~72, went to apply brakes and brake pedal was hard and did not move. Cruise control did not disengage. Had to hit brakes several times before they worked. This incident occurred again 2 days later. Same exact issue.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #6

Jan 132013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
I was parked in shopping center. I came out of cvs pharmacy and carefully backed my car out. I began a left turn lane (still in shopping center) not into main road and suddenly the car's speed escalated rapidly and I could not stop it - it jumped the curb and in trying to avoid hitting shops car crashed headlong into light pole. It would appear that the gas accelerator was stuck. The airbag came on and I was injured by that. The front end of auto was badly damaged. This is a Honda Civic 2010 and there was a crash and one person injured (me) which when I print this your form reverts to original form.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 082011

Civic

  • 50,000 miles
I drove my car onto a major highway, speed limit 70 mph. Entering the highway my car accelerated from 70-79 by itself with my ABS kicking in at the same time. Not allowing me to brake. Nearly causing a pile up, I exited immediately turning into a shopping center to park my car. With two passengers in the car with me, I proceeded into the lot, up a hill when I could feel my car accelerating by itself. With my passengers in disbelief, I lifted my right foot in the air so they could see, my car accelerated from 0-21 mph by itself, up a hill. Scared out of my mind, I pulled my car over and parked it. I contacted Honda, took my car in for service only to find out that they "have never heard of this issue before" and that this was their first time looking into such a possibility. A couple days later after they blamed this issue on my "third party floor mats" and advised me to take them out of my car, I did. I drove without the floor mat for two weeks, to make sure that it was my car acting up and not the mats. Sure enough, my car acted up 2 more times in those two weeks. The first time it happened in traffic, in the middle of a bunch of stop lights. I would brake a little too early & attempt to coast in traffic to the car in front of me, I'd take my foot off the brake and the car would fully accelerate all by itself, causing me to slam my brakes. Second occurrence, was when I was getting into my car, turned it on, but never put it into gear or even shut my door, the engine started revving with rpms up in the "reds". multiple times. After taking my car in a second time, they were once again blaming these problems on my floor mats and that they weren't going to service or take care of anything at all, I am writing this complaint to further enforce that the 2010 Honda Civic needs to be recalled. The computers are defective and Honda is doing absolutely nothing about it.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 072010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 170 miles

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

Pressing the brake pedal also engages the accelerator pedal causing the vehicle to try to move when only the brake pedal is applied. If you press the left side of the brake pedal it doesn't occur however in heavy traffic you always don't have time to make sure you are only pressing the left side of the brake pedal. It almost caused me to have an accident when I first bought the car. I don't feel safe driving the car.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #3

Sep 222010

Civic

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while parking, there was sudden acceleration. As he depressed the brakes the vehicle slowed down. The vehicle was never taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Washington, UT, USA

problem #2

Feb 102010

Civic

  • miles
2010 Honda Civic clicks/clicks going over speed bumps, coming to stops, turning in driveways, pulling into parking stall everyday since the third month of owning vehicle. Vehicle surges when coming to stops scary at times. Vehicle buzzes intermittently when warming up on cold start. Took to dealership shop to ride with shop foreman. Indicates all normal characteristic of vehicle.

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #1

Mar 222010

Civic

  • 508 miles
-the contact owns a 2010 Honda Civic. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph approaching a stop signal. The vehicle surged forward and the tachometer increased up to 2 I/2 RPM. The brakes were depressed with force. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they test drove the vehicle. The technician was unable duplicate the failure. Also, informed the contact whenever the failure occurred to have the vehicle inspected. The failure occurred intermittently. The failure mileage was 508. The current mileage was 923.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

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