pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
124,600 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace ignition (2 reports)
  3. remove ignition assembly and deliver to locksmith (1 reports)
2004 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 022014

Civic LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,940 miles


I have continuing problems with my ignition getting stuck and not letting the key turn the ignition, every six months I have this problem. I would like to know if there is a recall on this problem with Honda Civic LX?

- valarie54, Atlanta, GA, US

problem #4

Jun 092014

Civic LX

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles

No issues, then one day the ignition lock cylinder won't turn. Couldn't start the car, move the steering wheel, nor roll up the windows. Solution was to remove the ignition assembly from the steering column, and take that part to a locksmith to be rebuilt. Keeps existing key.

To remove the ignition assembly: Steering column's outer plastic housing comes apart in two pieces. The top piece is clips only. Three Phillips-head screws hold the bottom piece in place. On top, remove two light-gray connectors, one white connector, held with one tab each. Remove heavy-duty dark red connector, below, pulls out. Remove two bright green connectors from the black-plastic security components, near the key opening, pinch gently to release delicate tabs. Remove yellow connector, bottom left, plunger style, pinch plunger then gently pull off. Four Phillips-head screws hold the black-plastic security assembly (to the right of the steering column, fits around the key opening. Ignition assembly attaches to steering column with two break-off bolts (no hex head, Allen head, or slots for a screwdriver). Best method for removing is small cold chisel and small ball-peen hammer. Cut a nick in the edge of the bolts head, then change the angle of the chisel to be almost tangent, then hit the chisel to rotate the head of the bolt counter clockwise. Locksmith knew to drill a hole in just the right spot. I could not have done this part myself.

- B D., Alexandria, VA, US

problem #3

May 052014

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

Tow truck driver said this is a common problem with Honda. Why is there not a recall????

- Carole E., Brownsboro, TX, US

problem #2

Mar 152011

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 125,000 miles

The key started getting difficult to put all the way in. I would have to wiggle it and push at the same time. The key gets stuck in the ignition and I can't get it out & it won't turn. I have to wiggle it & pull at the same time, hoping I don't have to leave my car with the key in it. When the key does go all the way in, sometimes it won't turn at all. I am stuck. I have to turn & wiggle it, praying it will turn. Sometimes I just give up because I don't want to break it and be stranded.

- Monique W., Bakersfield, CA, US

problem #1

Oct 012007

Civic DX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles

problem was a pain the key would not turn the ignition needless tosay had to get towed work delay and so forth. just upsetting key problem followed to the door entry trunk the spare and valet keys did not work either just clear the air. anyways it happened again to driverside and trunk

- Rafael D., El Paso, TX, US

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