definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,667 miles

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2004 Honda Civic transmission problems

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2004 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


Transmission input shaft bearing failure. No significant event lead up to the failure. I have not had it repaired. The mechanic said it is $3500 to rebuild. Is a daily problem. Never goes away. A mechanic at Honda told me it is the input shaft bearing and I need a new transmission. He said this is common with Honda from mid 1990's to 2004. He said it was bound to happen regardless of maintenance & good driving. Harsh grinding noise when driving car or car is idling. Noise stops when clutch is engaged. Difficult at times to put into gear. I have to ease it into gear at times. I fear for my life for when the bearing completely fails and the transmissions falls apart. If I am driving with other cars behind me, I may be ran into when my car comes to a stop. I am afraid to leave town in my car. I get anxiety every time I drive it.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 202005


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Civic. The contact stated that when shifting into reverse, the transmission made a grinding noise. Transmission failure increased the risk of a vehicle crash. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a technician replaced various components in the transmission; however, after the failure resurfaced. The failure mileage was 12000 and the current mileage was 71000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 072004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles
On my Honda Civic ex model with the manual drivetrain, the drivetrain will make a grinding noise, while shifting into 3rd gear at 4000 RPM's or higher. I brought my car back to the dealer and it was fixed, now 8,000 miles later, I'm having a reacurring problem.

- Mineville, NY, USA

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