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

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repaint (4 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2012 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012017

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles


Clear coat starting coming off of the roof. Kept getting worse so I had it painted. Now the clear coat is coming off of the trunk and the top of the right rear panel. Had I known there was a paint problem with these cars I wouldn’t have purchased it. Shouldn’t have been a paint problem with a 6 year old car. I feel that Honda should fix the problem.

- Tammy S., Ford City, PA, US

problem #4

Jan 012015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

HUGE cloudy paint "bald spots" on cars roof. Crackling in clear coat of paint everywhere else besides the doors. Took into Honda, said it would be covered by the warranty. Took it to the recommended body shop and they told me they would charge me 20%, which would be about $600. $600 for something that is NOT MY FAULT?!?!?!?!?! Shame on me for assuming I could keep my car for 6 years and it not end up looking like a total crap pile.

- Samantha R., la Jolla, US

problem #3

Aug 062017

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,693 miles

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I bought my Honda Civic EX 2012 back in May 2011. In the past few months I have begun to notice a significant amount of a cloudy color on the roof and now it looks like it cracking, also on the hood and on the trunk I notice a cloudy spot. The last time when I took my car for battery problem I ask the guy who was helping if there was any paint defects on the Civic and he wasn't aware of any.

- Luzelena E., Arleta, US

problem #2

Mar 012016

Civic LX 1.8L V4

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,706 miles

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paint fading

My decision to purchase a Honda was based on my assumption that Honda maintained higher quality than other makes of vehicles. Since the paint is coming off of a 5 yr old 2012 Honda Civic I will consider other options such as Hyundai on my next purchase.

- Matthew C., Gulf Breeze, US

problem #1

Jun 302015

Civic SI 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,000 miles

Honda has denied talking to me on not just the paint issues but oil leak and transmission issues. Honda's Customer service has ignored me and failed to follow up. Dealerships have failed to fix prior problems with this vehicle. I am never buying another Honda again.

- Daniel R., Loveland, US

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