pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
43,600 miles
Total Complaints:
10 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repaint & new clear coat (7 reports)
  2. not sure (3 reports)
2010 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2010 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 012017

Civic LX-S 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,496 miles


I am the second owner of this vehicle. The original owner never got the warranty extension letter despite what Honda said about sending it out back in 2012. There was an extended warranty for the cracked hood paint and trunk chrome rust but it expired (5 months ago) on me by the time my car started showing symptoms. Called Honda Canada and they gave me the round around to take pictures of the issue at a Honda dealer and in return they will make a consideration review with my case due to the low mileage of vehicle and year. After taking time off to visit a Honda dealer, I called back Honda Canada for an update. Lo and behold, my case was quickly dismissed without first reviewing the pictures that I was initially instructed to have a dealer assess it. It was due to the fact that I am outside of the warranty period... It was clear from the beginning with Honda Canada that I am outside of the warranty period... and that is why they want the photos and estimate by a Honda dealer to prove that it is indeed a paint defect and not caused by rock chips or other external causes. The Honda dealer concluded it was indeed a paint defect. Very disappointed in Honda customer relations. Definitely, wasted my time. I understand I am out of the warranty period but do not tell me to go fetch you a photos and estimate then dismiss me immediately without looking at looking at it first. I know this is true because I called my dealer who have taken the photos to confirm if they have sent it yet. Will never buy another Honda due to this bad experience.

- me broke, Toronto, ON, Canada

problem #9

Mar 202017

Civic DX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I have a very nice Honda.. .. It's not my first Honda.... .there is a reason I bought another Honda. . .they are good cars.. . . but I travel down the road looking like I'm driving a clunker when I'm not... .the paint peeling/chipping gets worse every day and I can't seem to get a Honda Dealership to help me fix this issues.

- Christine G., Wilmington, DE, US

problem #8

May 032013

Civic LX-S 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,455 miles

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paint chipping

I really would just like to have it fixed. Its really a sore eye to look at would love to have my car looking good again.

- clore222, Culpeper, VA, US

problem #7

Feb 012014

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Spot paint cracking / chipping on the hood, roof, truck, and the paint start cracking on the sides.

- Henry H., Houston, TX, US

problem #6

Sep 012015

Civic LX 1.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

At first, they tried telling me that it was normal wear and tear (chalking and chipping on roof) but I mentioned articles that I read online and they eventually took care of the problem. Now there is a similar problem on the front fenders and they are pulling the same nonsense. So I will have to argue with them again in order to get the problem resolved.

In all honesty, I think it really boils down to a level of incompetence on the part of the individuals working at Yonkers Honda. They are unprofessional at best and at worst, just plain ignorant. I had to wait more than 20 minutes for assistance because I was only allowed to see the person who made the appointment for me. Turned out she was outside smoking a cigarette. Unbelievable.

- Theodore C., White Plains, NY, US

problem #5

Feb 012014

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

After doing much research, I found that tons of people with my make and model are having an issue with the paint chipping on the hood of the car. It looks awful and depreciates the value of my car. I emailed my dealership to see if there were recalls on this and he flat out said there were none. That was a lie. I am not paying to fix a manufacture error in the car. This should get fixed by Honda since they know there is a major defect in the paint on the hoods of the car.

- amartha, Montgomery Village, MD, US

problem #4

Aug 152012

Civic LX 1.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


paint cracking on hood and fenders of my 2010 honda civic. got a recall letter from honda and they are going to fix it. there was three colors on the list two black paints and a dark blue from 2006 to 2010 civics.

- Jonathan B., Central City, PA, US

problem #3

Aug 082010

Civic Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

I purchased a new 2010 Honda Civic and after the first month of ownership noticed that two large chunks of paint were missing on the driver's side. When I went to the dealer for the first service visit/maintenance I assumed they would address the paint issue when I brought it up. They said it was probably from a rock and they recommended I purchase touch up paint. I know what a 'rock ding' looks like but this is definite chunks that have chipped out of the paint. I also own a 2007 Honda Civic that never showed this kind of paint damage so early in the game. I believe Honda knows about this issue and just refuses to address it by taking ownership.

- theresapro, Mesa, AZ, US

problem #2

Jul 102012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,100 miles

I went to Honda on a Saturday & was told to return on Monday to speak to the auto body representative. I may have to pay a percentage of the repainting. Will find out on Monday & post update.

- Mark B., Longwood, FL, US

problem #1

Jun 012011

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,641 miles

paint chipping from fenders, bonnet roof, edge of doors... rust on trunk cover and inside rear door panel even chips on inside of door panels. brought to honda service dept they brought in honda service rep. willing to repair rust spots says rest is stone chips. car was only 6 months old when i noticed this problem. wondering, is anybody else having this problem?

- Cecil D., Stjohns, NL, Canada

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