pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
95,612 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace door locks (1 reports)
2004 Honda Civic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042011

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles


It started with the drivers side door lock going out but I ignored it because the passenger side was still usable. Then about 2 months later the passenger side went out. I started locking all my valuables in the trunk when I left the car unattended. Another 2 months went by and then the trunk lock started giving me problems and now wont open with the key either. I haven't gotten it fixed because it costs about $75-$100 per lock and I have been able to make do without fixing it. Now it's the ignition itself. Literally EVERY LOCK that the car has including the ignition has now stopped working. I mean seriously, EVERY lock. Even the one inside the car by the drivers seat that locks the trunk from the inside so that people can't pull the lever and open it from the inside. The only working one (even now it's giving me problems but barely working) is to fold down the back seats into the trunk.

I just looked up the price of fixing the ignition and it is ridiculously expensive ($700 for the part alone and add labor on top of that) I can't simply replace the lock cylinder, I have to buy the entire assembly. I don't know what it is but the locks on this Honda are the WORST. I have never owned a car where EVERY SINGLE LOCK has stopped working and now the ignition. Maybe every car eventually has a lock that goes out and needs replaced. This seems insane that every lock is now broken...I can't leave any valuable items in my car becuase I have no way to secure them. And now I can't drive anywhere because the ignition won't work.

On top of that, in order to replace the ignition assembly myself, theres some bolts that have no way of being taken off (they are more like rivets) so I have to drill or chisel them off. Terrible design. I typically love Hondas because they are such great running cars. That said, I am extremely disappointed in the manufacturing of these locks and hope Honda can do something to make it right with the rest of their products.

- , Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008

Civic SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,225 miles

Problems with door locks and the trunk won't open now with the key. Need to install new cable to trunk latch and fuel latch has broken and now the trunk won't open with key.

- , Brockville, ON, Canada

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