really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2004 Honda Civic fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 132007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I stopped to get gas and I pushed the lever to access the gas cap. When I went outside it was not open. I tried multiple times to push the lever but nothing was happening. I went to a Honda dealership (different from where I bought my car) and the technician was able to open it but now I can't close it until I replace the cable. The technician stated that this is a common problem on Honda Civics. I do not understand why there would not be a recall for this if Honda is aware of this issue arising on multiple occasions.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 132006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On July 13, 2006 on my way home from a trip, I needed to refill my gas tank. I pulled the floor lever to release the flap that covers my gas cap and the lever did not work. Therefore, I was stranded 100 miles from home because it would not open. There is no manual release in the trunk. I had to be towed home as the aaa responder could not determine how to disengage the cable thereby releasing the flap. My car is less than 2 years old. When I spoke to the Honda mechanic he implied that this is a defect with this dual release lever and that they have been seeing this problem regularly. It took the mechanic just a minute to disengage the cable so that I could access the gas cap while they ordered a new lever cable. I asked if I could have a key release flap and my request was denied. So now I could face this problem again in the future. Seems like Honda should be required to either recall these cables or put a manual release in the trunk or send out a notice to all Honda owners and towing companies like aaa advising them as to how they can disengage the cable and avoid being stranded.

- Elmira, NY, USA

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