really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,052 miles

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2012 Honda Civic wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 112016


  • 1 miles


I had been driving on the street for about 5 minutes with my two kids. I had stepped on my brakes a few times and everything seem to work. Suddenly, I needed to slow down and pressed on my brake and the brake was hard where I couldn't step down on it. It seemed like it got stuck. I kept pressing on it and it did not work. I started zig zagging back and forth on the road trying to get the car to stop. I was trying my best to control the car so I wouldn't run into a house or another car. I shifted the car to park and the car did not stop. All this time I kept trying to step on the brake and nothing would happen. Finally, my last resort I pulled the hand brake and the car finally stopped. My car got very damaged.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 102016


  • miles
Check TPMS system warning kept coming back after sensor has been replaced twice.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #5

Sep 012015


  • 15,000 miles
Low tire pressure light indicator is malfunctioning. Even after adding the recommended amount of air pressure into my tire, within about a month the low tire pressure indicator light will turn back on. This has been going on for several months. I brought my car to Honda of seattle three times for the same problem, and explained the issue to elizabeth, service dept rep. She provided written documentation that there apparently are several other customers having this same problem. She said the cold temperature/weather affects the pressure of the tires and can trigger the sensor. According to her, as the weather warms up, the problem should go away. It's now spring in seattle and the low tire pressure indicator continues to malfunction. Elizabeth has in fact told me that a wheel balance will solve the problem, which I agreed to have done and paid over $100 thinking it will solve this annoying issue. But to my disappointment, she was wrong and the problem has not gone away.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Sep 292012


  • 200 miles


When you buy a new car you don't expect to have any problems, well that wasn't the case with me. 1. water was leaking in the moon roof all the rubber had to be replaced 2. so much rust because of leak 3. heating system had to be replaced when you turned it on would make such a loud noise it was unbelievable. Dealership said needed a part spent almost a day and then said need another part, , cant believe a new car needs new parts. 4. tire sensor light kept coming on. 5.keys would not come out of the egnition. 6. right side of the window would rattle between the dashboard and window, top of visor.. 7.needed new battery 8. filed a complaint with the better business bureau. 9 spent more time going back and forth to dealership which I should have not had to do this. 10. told the dealership car makes a thumbing noise when you go over a bump.was told a defective right rear shock causing the thumbing noise. 11. had to replace light bulb on right side. 12.should not, had any of these problems with a new car...

- Chepachet, RI, USA

problem #3

Jun 202015


  • 38,563 miles
Involved in a hit and run accident where the airbag sensors where hit but the airbags did not deploy. All panels of car had to be replaced. We where hit going thru an intersection and the car ran a red light going 65 sideswiped us into a wall and electrical box....updated 09/15/15

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 31,600 miles
I was traveling on elkridge landing road and merged right onto the ramp that merges to West nursery road. The ramp has a pot hole which based on its placement is extremely difficult to completely miss, I ran over it with my front driver side wheel. The impact immediately flattened my tire. I was forced to get the car towed to the closest shop and I had to pay for a new wheel as well as the diagnostics to ensure its completion. I have a bill in hand for $296.26 which I feel strongly that I should be compensated for as the payment was 100% the result of the condition of the road. I do not see any option for uploading an image of the bill; however, I am more than willing to submit a copy of it if need be.

- Manchester, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Purchased my Civic with defective wheel bearing. I only found out about this, after I put my self in danger when a Honda employee guaranteed the problem was minimal, it was only worn tire noise and I could drive. I drove it out of the state back and forth, on my way back home I had to stop several times as the noise was pretty annoying and my instincts was that I had to stop every so often until I took it to another Honda dealer. It was then when they said I should have never driven this car so far away, the wheel bearings were in pretty bad shape. My husband and I wrote a letter to Honda, asking that better training was offered to employees giving wrong advice and insisting we had to get used to the noise instead of caring for our safety, but nothing happened and we never heard from them. Five months later, the same thing happen, we took it to the closest Honda and we were told the same old story, the problem is a worn tire. Now since we are familiar with the noise, we took it to the first Honda who fixed it the first time, and the part was replaced again. It is very scary that Honda is selling cars with defective parts, not just any part, but wheel bearings, parts that could get you killed. I wonder if Honda will do anything about this, and if I the money I pay every month for this car, will allow me to drive in peace.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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