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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,101 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2016 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 312015


  • 40 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Honda Civic. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle became difficult to steer and voluntarily drifted into the other lanes. The contact had to use force to steer the vehicle. The lane departure and steering required warning indicators illuminated. The dealer was unable to locate a failure. The failure recurred. In addition, there was a three second delay for the acceleration and ABS. After the delay, the vehicle surged with power and accelerated at a rapid speed. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed. The failure mileage was 40.

- Monticello, GA, USA

problem #4

May 282016


  • 5,164 miles
Computer system had a major malfunction, triggering 6 different warnings, and an audible message to immediately pull over and park the vehicle and have a dealer inspect the vehicle. This happened after filling up the vehicle with gas. My family was in the vehicle with the car in accessory mode, listening to the radio. After finishing up fueling, about five minutes later, I returned to the vehicle. I got in, shut the door, put my foot on the brake, pressed the button to start the vehicle, put on my seat belt, and then saw the messages. After a few minutes with the car on and reading the messages, a voice started to talk and tell me, to stop the vehicle, park it, and have a dealer look at it. The 6 messages on the center display said various things. Such as they were titled: Adaptive cruise control problem the pressure monitor system cmbs problems anti-lock brake system problem tire pressure low brake system problem the alarming number of problems about the brake system alone, tells me this vehicle should not be driven. Combine that with the audiable message about pulling over and parking the vehicle, no one in their right mind is going to drive it until it is properly looked at. The dealer did look at it, and said it was the vsa modulator, and needed to be replaced. However, there is case after case of this not fixing the problem found online. Yet people and their families, including mine are being sent back onto the road in these vehicles of which Honda has not and cannot provide a fix for because it, itself does not know what the problem is. Any therefore no one knows if their car is crying wolf, and just waiting to kill them. I don't want my car if I can't trust it. I just can"T wager my families lives on that. They are willing to tell us to drive around in the vehicle even before the first repair is tried. The errors are related to brakes

- Grover Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 102016


  • 300 miles
While driving the vehicle and using the Cruze control in our touring model the systems would fail and the display multiple errors like stability control and collision mitigation have failed. To reset these we had to pull off the road stop the engine and restart. We have videos of the displays. It happened at any speed. The problems started shortly after we purchased the vehicle. We took it to the dealer 7 times and was only fixed after we threatened to proceed we the Texas limon law.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 152016


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda Civic. While driving 10 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle stalled. On another occasion, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Thonotosassa, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 232015


  • miles
When the adaptive cruise control (acc) and the vehicle lane keeping assist system (lkas) are engaged simultaneously, the vehicle will react unpredictably under certain conditions. The vehicle may brake suddenly, rapidly decelerate, and quickly depart the highway when approaching exit ramps. The situation occurs during daylight and nighttime hours with clean cameras and radar window. Driver response time is too slow to counteract the event. The vehicle may slow by 10-15 mph and depart the highway before the driver is able to resume control. During 300 miles of highway driving, the vehicle did this twice. A rear end collision was narrowly avoided in one case.

- Dover, PA, USA

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