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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid miscellaneous problems

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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012013

Civic Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


When the car becomes low on gas you receive a low gas notification via the indicator (icon on the left side of the dash) and a notification via the information screen, which you can acknowledge and while the indicator stays on (normal) you can clear the information screen (and audible beeps) and have the information screen go back to showing the odometer or some other information. This was the status on my 2012 hybrid until ~90 days ago. When the vehicle now receives a low gas warning (verbal beep and low gas screen on the information screen) I acknowledge the error and clear the information screen so it goes back to showing odometer, etc. But while continuing to drive the system will activate the low gas warning (beep and screen) continuously (I.e., 25 or more times in 10 mile period) similar to a seat belt warning. This have never happened in 2 years of previous ownership. Honda service people believe this is normal and that every Honda has this "feature" but they will not show me in any other car. Nobody would buy a car with this knowledge.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

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