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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,433 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #12

May 062013


  • miles


Takata recall!!?! airbag indicator issues starting at 45 mi. Check airbag warning is now on always. It's taken over my lcd display screen completely making it useless I.e. maintenance info, mileage, handsfree equip. Options. Everything (aside from back up camera, still functioning while in reverse) airbag warning light indicator has disable all components on steering wheel I.e. horn, cruise control, volume ect.. still no recall? I'm scared for my families safety! do something Honda. Someone needs to make Honda address these issues asap!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #11

May 252016


  • 80,000 miles
Check air bag system light came on randomly. Stayed on for majority of time. Dealership ran diagnostics and found code B0001-13 replace cable reel. Notes in repair showed "increased tension in reel" reel was replaced car was returned without working horn or controls on steering wheel working. Latter may be technician fault.

- Mineola, TX, USA

problem #10

Feb 052016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 35 mph, the driver side air bag light illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The dealer performed an oil change. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring was incorrectly replaced by the previous owner. The technician replaced the clock spring, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was scheduled for another check up. The contact was not sure whether the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact also noticed some rusting on the sun roof, but did not notify the dealer. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #9

Dec 022015


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda Civic. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle hydroplaned and crashed head on into another vehicle. The air bags partially deployed. The contact sustained an unknown injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot by an independent towing company. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Fort Valley, GA, USA

problem #8

Nov 172015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle in the rear crashed into the contact's vehicle. As a result, the contact's vehicle crashed into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 242015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 19,670 miles
My wife and daughter were in an accident 10/24/15. The front of the Honda Civic struck the back of another car. The air bags did not deploy, the seat belt shield them in but no longer function. I took the car into Honda dealership in lake worth, fl, a diagnostic was performed and the computer system was deemed to be not working. The force of the impact was strong enough that the driver and front seat passenger seat belts need to replaced. I purchased the car from this dealership in March 15' after seeing a carfax report saying that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle...updated 11/04/15 updated 1/4/2015

- Wellington, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 312013


  • miles


All of these issues have presented themselves while the car was on and in motion. Dear Honda: Recall the airbags asap!! #1 sign of issue @ 45 miles: Passenger airbag light/sensor would blink on-off intermittently (all the time) only while driving. Back driver window works intermittently. #2 @ 15000 miles: Steering wheel controls intermittently worked backwards (volume up would turn down & vice versa.) it wasn't frequently and always eventually started working correctly. #3 @ 40000 miles: Airbag warning light came on stating "check airbags" it goes off every once in a while but is on 90% of the time. (not under warranty, the dealer wants $150 just to look. Having the car less 2yrs. And the airbag having issues since 45 miles and never being in an accident, I feel this should be something I should not have to pay for and can't afford anyway. Huge safety concern. #3 @ 60000 miles: My cruise control does not work. It won't even turn on. #4 @ 64000 miles: The horn does not work most of the time. All these issues and I've only had the car 2.5 yrs. The cruise and volume controls not working is annoying but the horn and airbag is a huge risky issues. I'm not the first to complain. Honda is aware there is issues with the airbags in these models and still has not issued a recall" shame on you Honda! why wait? people are going to die because of the faulty airbags! how many before you make it right?"!!

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 032015


  • 52,000 miles
Was traveling 70 mph on state highway. Was cutoff by large pick-up truck. Swerved off the road hit a metal sign took it down. Continued to drive until I hit a field the speed was too high for me to slam on the breaks. My airbag never deployed causing injury to my back. An airbag not deploying at that high of a speed concerns me. They repaired the car which I am really not comfortable driving.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #4

May 012015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
My wife was drive at about 5mph..on a little street in sacramento... she was making a left turn...when an SUV did see her single and alcam from behind and hit her going about 20mph...they both spin out of control... there were no injuries..but a witness states that they seen multiple accidents in the same intersection.. and that about almost 100% of the time its a roll over...due to the angle orlf the road and speed of the other after the hard impact she spun of control came to a stop and no air bags deployed.. ever...not one single light came on...I'm just concerned because if the car would have rolled over and no air bags would have deployed... then she might have got injured really bad. If this situation is resolved I'm going to replace the Civic for something different.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 242014


  • 15,927 miles
I was at a stop and was rear-ended by a Ford F350 going 50-55 mph. My car was pushed into the car in front of me. I was number 2 in a 7 car pile up. My air bag did not deploy and my face hit the steering wheel and the back of my head hit the head rest.

- Lake Stevens, WA, USA

problem #2

Oct 212014


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while making a left turn, another vehicle drove through a red light and crashed into the front of the contact's vehicle. The air bag warning light illuminated and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the chest, the back, abdomen and shoulder pains that required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 092013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 4,600 miles
Vehicle rear-ended a stopped vehicle and significant property damage occurred to vehicle's front end. But driver, wearing seat belt, was thrown forward because air bag did not open.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

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