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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 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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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 112013

Civic Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


The transmission in my Honda Civic hybrid has had the same shudder/judder issue that many others have experienced. You have to take off extremely slow to keep it to a minimum and it still shakes and judders. It is obvious there is a sever issue with these cvt transmissions and many people are having the same exact issue. My Civic hybrid started this issue a long time ago and Honda said just change the transmission fluid but that only helps for a small amount of time. Very dangerous going through intersections.

- Howe, TX, USA

problem #3

May 012014

Civic Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
Transmission judders/slips when accelerating. Had clutch kit replaced less than 2 years ago and 20,000 miles and same problem is back. Very dangerous when slippage occurs, as car doesn't always move when accelerator is pushed.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 012013

Civic Hybrid

  • 76,000 miles
Car shudders violently during initial acceleration and violently jerks upon deceleration.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 142005

Civic Hybrid

  • 11,000 miles
Every time I start my Honda Civic hybrid from 2004 it shudders. I have spent more then the value of the car on repairs and fluid replacements which Honda does not deem necessary to pay for. This car is a dangerous lemon. It sometimes shudders going onto highways and can even just stop before starting up again. I have had near accidents dozens of times because of this faulty car. Honda made a bad car and even though people complain about it they will not issue a recall. Each time they issue a warranty bonus to try to fix the problem the whole thing either gets worse or slightly better for 1000 miles. I feel like I'm dealing with a no good used car salesmen trying to bate and switch a hybrid. But this car was bought direct from Honda. There needs to be accountability. I guarantee you that all users of 2003-04 Honda's would be a part of this case as it is a pervasive issue among the majority of hch users. We are all angry, we all asked Honda for help and we got no response. We are now looking to governmental intervention. Please help us avoid accidents, lemon cars, and misleading advertisement.

- New Milford, NJ, USA

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