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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,894 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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2015 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 292016


  • 8,500 miles


My daughter (17 years old) was driving at 35 miles in leona valley ca on last Friday 2015 her Honda Civic (7,000 miles on odometer). Her car low-pressure air light came on and then car started to swerve violently left to right. Within few minutes the car brakes stopped functioning (according to her, it felt she was pushing on air when she pressed the brake paddle) and then the steering wheel locked. The car ended up on its side and caught fire. It started a brush fire (25 acres) here in ca. When my daughter and her two friends tried to get out the door, the other door won┐T open. They had to jump out of the sun roof. The question I have is what caused the fire and why did the car's brakes and steering wheel locked" what do I need to do to find out what needs to happen in order to get to the bottom of root cause of the accident"

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #8

May 182016


  • 14,000 miles
I reported during the last oil change that the car was stalling specifically when trying to accelerate between 10 mph & 30 mph. The car stalls, and has even completely stopped for a full 60 seconds while trying to change lanes in traffic even though the gas pedal was completed depressed. This almost caused me to have an accident. The tech said it was due to the econ button and the engine trying to conserve energy. I was told to not use the econ button (although this is suppose to save me money on gas and fuel efficiency and part of the allure of the vehicle.) despite that I have had the econ button off and the car continues to stall and not accelerate properly. Again this is usually between 10 mpg to 30 mph. I don't know if this is a transmission problem or part of the pistol pin snap ring problem or even possibly a fuel injector problem. The problem appears to be getting worse and occurring more frequently. My husband has the same type and year vehicle and his does not behave the same way. His acceleration appears to be fine and does not stall as mine does. Also the tire pressure gauge has come on twice for no apparent reason. Once was 8-15-15 during a 4 hour road trip which occurred after we arrived. The 2nd time was immediately after I returned home from my last oil change in 4-2016. This is the (3rd) reported problem with this vehicle. Problem (1) was the stained headliner (6/2015)which was replaced and has not had any further issues (2) was the center console pin coming loose and popping up (4-2016) which has currently remained intact and now the acceleration is getting worse. (continuously).

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #7

Mar 142016


  • miles
Sticking drive by wire throttle body system, when shifting clutch is not releasing right or to the vehicle specs on the vehicle and engine vibration when idling. When starting to drive, vehicle engine vibration when driving on normal road an highway too.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 162015


  • 250 miles


Purchased car with 136 miles on it. Noticed the brakes made a popping sound when pedal was depressed, also a noise was heard when the car was put into different gears. Took it in several times and was told nothing is wrong. Maybe you are pressing to hard on the brakes.third month in I went back again for the gear shift noise and was told thats just how these Civics sound.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 092015


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda Civic. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power while idling at a red light. The failure occurred approximately seven times. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 272015


  • 500 miles
Noticed a shudder with vehicle during 1st week of purchase. Thought it was a little weird since being a new car. Assumed that it was an isolated incident with regards to break in of vehicle. 2nd week of ownership on my way to work, noticed the shudder multiple times during stop and go traffic. This shudder later transitioned into a knock or pinging of some sort while jerking and accelerating on its own without any driver input. Very scary at this off the freeway and parked then turned the vehicle off. Upon start up, vehicle still idling violently. Had to get to work so just braked most of the way and drove with added caution. After work, car behaved normally on my way home with econ and air con both off. Shudder is still present to this day during light to moderate acceleration at 30 - 40 mph. I am fearful of using the econ and air con together as this worsens the problem. Honda and the public needs to know about this.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 252015


  • 150 miles


Vehicle vibrates with noise when in reverse mode. Dealer and Honda claim it is normal. It seems that this problem is already widely known to many Honda owners. The vibration happens more with econ mode is switched on. This creates the feeling that this car engine is not mounted well and it could lead to major accident during driving. There were several people who already changed their engine mounts only when car has low milege.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 082015


  • 896 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda Civic. After the vehicle was started, there was an abnormal noise and vibration coming from the front of the vehicle intermittently without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the lower motor mounts and side motor needed to be repositioned. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 896.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082015


  • 750 miles
Vibration on the front right passenger side (the console)when in idle with or without the emergency brake on there is vibration. It also happens when putting the car in reverse and turning a corner updated 09/15/15 updated 09/17/15

- Olympia , WA, USA

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