really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,543 miles

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2005 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 172014


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the front driver's seatbelt was difficult to tighten and the supplemental restraint system indicator illuminated. There had also been a component that was coming apart under the front driver's side seat. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the supplemental restraint system indicator sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. Updated 06/17/14

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #7

Aug 202013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 56,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the switch sensor in the driver's side seat belt had failed and would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 56,300.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 062012


  • 27,000 miles
My mother's 2005 Honda Civic airbag warning light came on and stayed on, she took it to a mechanic she trust and he said that it was probably the seatbelt tensioner but to be sure he hooked the car to the computer and sure enough it was. He said that he sees a lot of Honda with problems with the seatbelt that cause the warning light to come on and was wonder why there wasn't a recall on this problem. The fix cost my mom about $600 between the computer dignostic, labor and parts. He car only has 27000 miles on it and hasn't been in any accidents. She is 84 years old. I went online to look up this problem and there are a number of people that have this problem in fact the lady I work with has this problem with her Honda CRV that's about the same year as my mother's Civic..just wonder if anything is being done? thank you for your time.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 262011

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


Seatbelt washer was incorrectly installed.

- Leesburg, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 222012

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles
2005 Honda Civic 4dr manual transmission frontal collision at highway speed - airbags did not deploy, front seat belt failed to restrain driver who contacted steering wheel. Driver injured and transported to hospital via ambulance; vehicle towed and insurance adjuster states vehicle damaged beyond repair and a total loss. Based on my experience (7 years as a 911 emt) the airbags ought to have deployed with this severity of impact, and their failure to do so needs to be investigated.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 072012

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, she crashed into another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The contact also stated that the front seat belts did not retain her or the passenger seated in the front passenger seat. The contact and the passenger were taken directly to the hospital, via ambulance, to treat injuries. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an insurance lot. The failures were never diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 38,000. Updated 02/15/12 the consumer stated another vehicle stopped in front of her. She hit the steering wheel twice and knocked unconscious. The consumer suffered multiple injuries. Updated 02/22/12

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 082011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 83,045 miles
2005 Honda Civic hybrid: Engine light came on and has been determined that the catalytic converter needs replacing along with the CO2 sensors, cost $2000. What causes a cat conv to go bad? Honda could not provide this information and refused to look into any service bulletins or recalls. This vehicle is only 6 years old, 83045 miles. We have had numerous issues with this vehicle, including the clutch, replacement of hybrid battery, seat belts and now this.

- Johns Creek, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the driver's side seat belt indicator remains illuminated, even when the seat belt is locked in place. The failure occurs frequently. The current and failure mileages were 104,000.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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