really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,730 miles

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2004 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 252012


  • 95,000 miles


Today, I was driving my wife S 2004 Honda Civic in the highway at about 60 miles per hr when all of the sudden the car started accelerating as if it was in cruise control.. I took my foot off the gas pedal and pressed the brake with little results. The brakes felt so hard as if they were locked. Then I decided to change gears to D2 and together with the emergency brake I was able to slow down the car a bit. After that, I pulled over the brake down lane at about 10 miles per hour but I still could not stop the car. With the help of the emergency brake I was able to stop the car however, the engine was still running as if it was accelerating. This is when I decided to put it on neutral and follow by a loud noise the engine finally stop running....thank god no one was hurt....

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 292012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 100,460 miles
I was slowing down to 15-20 mph to be ready for a red light. When the distance between me and the front car was about 20 feet, I hit my brake pedal to make a complete stop, all the sudden, my car was speeding up and hit the car in front. And bounced back stopped. I was wondering, "why was the car speeding up when I hit the brake, ?" thought I mistakenly hit the gas pedal, to test if my brake was good, I hit the brake one more time, the exact same thing happened again, my car was speeding up and hit the front car very hard again and damaged both cars. If this had happened on highway, I would have been killed. I just changed my brakes at Honda dealer about half years ago. I bought this car new in end of 2003. This is the first time for the brake trouble. The damage will cost me at least $4000. Repair, value decrease and insurance. I would like to know a place I can get compensation from the manufacture.

- Beasley , TX, USA

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