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7.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,183 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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2012 Honda Civic miscellaneous problems

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2012 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 112016

Civic

  • 1 miles

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

I had been driving on the street for about 5 minutes with my two kids. I had stepped on my brakes a few times and everything seem to work. Suddenly, I needed to slow down and pressed on my brake and the brake was hard where I couldn't step down on it. It seemed like it got stuck. I kept pressing on it and it did not work. I started zig zagging back and forth on the road trying to get the car to stop. I was trying my best to control the car so I wouldn't run into a house or another car. I shifted the car to park and the car did not stop. All this time I kept trying to step on the brake and nothing would happen. Finally, my last resort I pulled the hand brake and the car finally stopped. My car got very damaged.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 072016

Civic

  • 19 miles
Horn fails to work all the time. On the fourth trip to the dealer it was found to be related to position of steering wheel. The dealer replaced the ribbon cable associated with the horn (broken/ intermittent wiring). Now car out of warranty problem came back. Is this poor workmanship" bad design? lemon??" not a happy camper!

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 122012

Civic

  • miles
Front seat ergonomics are bad! curves your back forward and head down. The headrest is tilted too far forward and down. It has ruined my back. Visibility front and back is minimal. Can't see hood or car corners. Distance to objects, other cars etc. Is a guessing game. When foot is resting on brake and you step on gas, engine drops to idle. Dealer says this is a safety feature. It's dangerous!!!!!

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 042013

Civic

  • 15,000 miles

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

When turning the steering wheel right and left, there is a loud clanking noise. It happens 95% of the time. The dealer told me it was the power steering fluid (even though there is no power steering fluid as the 2012 model has an electronic system). The noise has continued and gets worse. They told me other models had a recall on the driveshaft which may be the issue but they cant do anything unless I pay out of pocket because my car was not under the recall.

- Atascocita, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 112015

Civic

  • 19,129 miles
The vehicle had a dragging noise coming from under the car and then a whole chunk of metal fell off from under the car

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

May 212015

Civic

  • miles
A/C condenser damaged by a rock, according to Honda dealer, on my 2012 Civic.my A/C blows warm heat, and the summer has just started! I've only had the car about 7 months. (bout used at 30K miles). Not covered under extended warranty. Insurance charges deductible, so no luck going that route for me. Honda quoted me a repair at $630 + tax. Will find it cheaper and just deal with, while still complaining for reimbursement or acknowledgement from Honda that they got this wrong on several cars.

- Selma, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 132014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

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

I was traveling on I-65 North at approx. 5:00 pm, there was no traffic around me at the time of the incident. Suddenly the driver-side glass exploded. To my knowledge nothing hit it, the glass just suddenly and literally exploded. Glass filled the car as well as hitting me. There are no other marks on the outside of the car that would explain something hitting the glass.

- Glasgow, KY, USA

problem #2

Dec 252011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
Gas inside gas tank not stable every time hit a brake gas will slam into inside wall of gas tank and can hear noise that like some thing felt inside gas tank and floating in there, and keep hit to wall of gas tank every time stop at speed from 1 to 10 mph.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012011

Civic

  • miles
The sunlight reflection from the dashboard to the windshield makes some daylight driving difficult to see and reduce visibility.

- Homewood, IL, USA

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