Notes: The last model year of the 6th generation Civic (1996-2000) and, subsequently, the last model year before the popular car was overrun with transmission problems.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
126,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. valve job (1 reports)
2000 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 282010

Civic LX 1.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 173,000 miles


173,000 mi down shift to go up steep hill.... engine starts to run rough , chk engine light starts to blink..... I assume another burnt valve #&^#$$$$$. mechanic assures me it is out of any warantee period (30 days parts and labour) has to be machine shop cleaning and replacing old valves....

I am replacing car, has burnt oil from day I purchased (qt/1000) now at Qt every 600. I change every 3000, How soon before it burns another valve??? otherwise a fine car ;-)Q. any guesses as to why this engine burns valves? is it a common problem?


- , Nottingham, NH, USA

problem #3

Aug 152009

Civic LX 1.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 144,000 miles

had valve job at 135,000 @144,000 engine started running rough again. check engine light blinking, took to different mechanic.... (original mechanic assured me that problem was not related to any work that he performed and he would not redo valves as warranted work) #3 cyl-- burnt valve. new mechanic assured me that valves were not properly adjusted on previous valve job-- did valve job... car ran fine

- , Nottingham, NH, USA

problem #2

Mar 262009

Civic LX 1.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 135,000 miles

engine light came on, engine ran rough, eng light blinking, diagnosed as burnt valve in #2 cyl. multi cyl misfire. I was told valves should have been adjusted at 90,000 mi. had valve job, and Cat replaced

- , Nottingham, NH, USA

problem #1

Oct 012007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

Getting the civic I thought was a good idea it is supposed to be a good car replacing the engine lights and the engine at least two times, I think that they should look at that model to see if there is something wrong with the system it work's under or the engine.

- , Clearfield, UT, US

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