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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,491 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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2013 Honda Civic electrical problems

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2013 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012016


  • 24,000 miles


TPMS indicator light on. Tires inflated at the proper pressure. I have taken this vehicle in to the dealer multiple times for the low tire pressure signal continually coming on even after new tires installed. There is something wrong with the sensor or indicator signal. NHTSA should not allow it.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 132016


  • 29,457 miles
All 9th generation Civics are equiped with stock under powered horns. Saftey issue, since other cars won't hear it to avoid a collision. Some dealers offer a horn upgrade, but the labor would be costly due to the fact that the bumper cover has to be removed and re installed.

- Jackson Heights, NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 082013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 12,345 miles
Started vehicle and no radio station appear on led could not change channels or volume. After about 20 minutes channel appeared and I could change station and volume now. This has occurred 3 times within the last year. Also the volume control knob flickers most of the time

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #5

Apr 152014


  • 5,000 miles


Went out to start car, warning light for airbags went on. Took to dealership and was told wiring harness was eaten through by rodents. Then was told there is soy in the harness and this is a common problem. Why is this not a recall? cost $1400 to fix.

- Woodridge, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 102013


  • 35 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while starting the ignition, the instrument panel cluster failed to illuminate. The malfunction recurred whenever the contact was driving at various speeds. The failure recurred in extremely hot or frigid weather. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to provide a remedy to perform a repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 35. The VIN was unavailable.

- Rio Rancho , NM, USA

problem #3

Apr 012013


  • miles
This is my second 2013 Civic within a year. My first one had an issue with the imid screen and radio. Basically, this becomes an electrical issue that affects the rest of the vehicle. I also learned that the hard reset that was done to the vehicle could've did more harm than good. The imid would freeze, lag, blackout, the backup camera would stop working occasionally, my phone wouldn't pair occasionally, I couldn't use any of the steering wheel controls or the buttons on the radio sometimes either. Eventually, my engine shut off while driving on the highway, my door locks would either lock really hard, not lock as programmed by the imid, or lock and unlock by themselves. I thought the dealer was going to do something about the situation and they treated the car as a trade after the car had been to the dealer 8 times for tests, the hard reset, and three fixes the corporation and dealer completely avoided me towards the end. I went ahead and got another 2013 Civic and 2 days later, I had an issue with the rear-window defroster. After I had the car about a month, I was using the handsfree link, when I noticed my call info was not at the top of the screen when you have the gas mileage and range on the screen. The following month, I had an issue with the blower in the car fading in and out as I was parking. Then another 2 months go by, the issues with the radio backlighting flickering and the imid start to occur again with this car. So far, I've had to wait for my car to start because it wouldn't start right away. Occasionally, I have to start it twice, sometimes I can use the radio or the handsfree link just like with the last vehicle. I had an issue with the trunk, door locks, and the security acknowledgement system in this car as well. I have a weird noise while driving coming from the front and my doors aren't lined up on the body of the vehicle.

- Harwood, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 032014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 12,790 miles
While driving on the freeway at 72 miles an hour my car all of a sudden lost power. The dash went completely black and my engine shut off. My steering was extremely stiff with limited range of movement, I feel the power steering shut down. I was able to drift into the open lane next to me and brake to a stop on the shoulder of the road. I attempted to restart my car and it started on the first attempt. Continued to drive to my destination with no further trouble. I took it to the closest dealership a few hours later, they were unable to find any reason for the car shutting off while I was traveling down the freeway. They checked the cars computer and found no codes stored. They test drove were unable to duplicate the problem I had. They checked the battery and battery cables he noted they checked "ok". the tech noted he placed the "board on snapshot to stall". noting in case this problem occurs again they will have data to aid in diagnosis. They performed a software update hoping it helps to fix the problem. Im not very comfortable driving my car now! very frightening experience!! I would hope Honda can find a resolution to this problem before someone's loved one is injured or injures another in an accident due to the danger of the situation!

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #1

May 272010


  • 300 miles
My 2013 Honda Civic exl the accelerator failed to respond to acceleration.the vehicle erroneously decelerated while the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The car was checked out they couldn T find the fault. The failure started @ 300 miles. And been doing this 12 times the mileage is now 7,500 miles, I wanted the dealer and Honda know that they have a problem. The last time I was turning left at a traffic light and almost was hit.

- Newark, OH, USA

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