really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,651 miles

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2005 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 182011


  • miles


Cpsc# I1180266A. 2005 Honda Civic hybrid. Consumer stated that she was in a motor vehicle accident and the airbag did not deploy. The consumer rear ended a vehicle that was stopped.

- Cortland, IL, USA

problem #11

Nov 172010


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. While the contact was driving approximately 30 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the vehicle. All air bags deployed except the driver air bag. The driver sustained bruises and injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was approximately 108,000.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #10

Oct 132009


  • 32,962 miles
2005 Honda Civic contain only the driver and the air bag did not deploy, driver sustain fractured shoulder and extensive bruising in the chest area, and swollen sternum. I love Honda but with this happening I'm not happy at all and nothing is being done to compensate me for my injuries because it's stated that Honda carries a good name, the service, and the product and yes that's what convinced me to buy but with this happening I have change my mind, because it's said that airbags suppose to deploy in the event of an accident, especially if your the only one in the vehicle. When you hit someone from the rear a sensor should react and it didn't for me. Know with this being said I think another look should be taken into consideration on when the airbag should come out. I could have lost my life. How would you feel with it was you or your love one.

- Moultrie, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 192009


  • 97,000 miles


Was the 3rd car in a 3 car accident on I-5 North heading to seattle going 60mph. The passenger side airbag deployed, but not the driver's side, and there was only the driver in the car.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012008

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 Honda Civic airbags did not deploy in an accident. Consumer states that the airbags did not deploy and would like Honda to pay for medical bills.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #7

Apr 242008

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. While driving 25 mph, the contact swerved to avoid striking a cat and rear ended a parked vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The dealer stated that the air bags would not deploy at low speeds. The current mileage was 26,500 and failure mileage was 25,500. Updated 09/16/08 updated 09/19/08.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #6

Feb 212007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,350 miles


Car was involved in a front end collision and the driver's air bag did not deploy resulting in chest injuries to the driver.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 222006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
04/22/06 auto accident. Front impact at 50 mph and airbags did not deploy. Impact appears to be just above the bumper on the right side but on the bumper on the drivers side as both fenders and the hood and the front grill and bumper were damaged. Pictures are available on request.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 172005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
: the contact stated the airbags did not deploy in a crash. At approximately 30-40 mph the vehicle exited the road and hit numerous trees, landing in a ditch. Everything on the vehicle was damaged except the driver's side door. The vehicle was totaled, and a police report was taken at the scene. The insurance company determined the airbags did not deploy because of the angle at which the vehicle collided with both the trees and ditch.

- Bay Point, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 112005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I was traveling 25-30 mph when a Blazer pulled out in front of me, after hitting them...I realized that neither airbag deployed ( I don't have an airbag on/off switch). This was odd because we hit directly in the middle on the front of our 2005 Honda Civic (4-door) and the tow man said that there was a senor on both the drivers side and the passenger side, but only the passenger side looked as if it hadn't been hit. Now while speaking with the police my wife was asked how fast we were traveling at time of impact and she was not sure, asking the officer "how fast do you need to be traveling to deploy the airbags? because it must not have been that fast neither one had triggered." The officer stated well he would have to go check this out because the accident scene and the Honda's damage he had just assumed that the airbags were deployed. Now I have 7 stitches above my eye and bruised chest and knees, and my wife has a chipped bone in her neck. I would not be so upset but this car had about 3500 miles on it and I had made 3 cars payments, and everytime I search for Honda and safety features the thing I read the most is how it had a 5 star rating for front impact for airbags. I have also read up on the new airbags with the settings for how fast, size, and position of the passengers, which in this case my wife and I were both looking forward and both she and I are full sized adults and I am not sure of the speed in which these new airbags fall under, but 25-30 is still enough speed for a good impact and we hit right in the front of our vehicle...we also had my 13 month old daughter who was fine. But with all this said I don't understand with everything stated and we the car as far as we know right now considered totaled why we are hurt more because there were no airbags to save us. Thank you for your time.

- Flintstone, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 312005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Resentments tuve un accidente con mi vehiculo Honda Civic 2005. El impacto fue uno fuerte en la parte delantera de la unidad; estaba utilizando el cinturon de seguridad Y aun asi las bolsas de aire nunca SE activaron.

- Toa Alta, PR, USA

problem #1

Dec 272004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Automibile accident occurred on December 27, 2004 for failure of brakes, on impact excessive force of deployed airbag caused hand injury. Brake pedal fade when car was in idle, clicking sound of brake line when stepping on brake pedal. Car was serviced for a faulty gear positioning sensor as well.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

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