fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
16,800 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. resurface rotors (1 reports)
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2013 Honda Civic brakes problems

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2013 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012016

Civic Touring 1.8L 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,603 miles


So my 2013 Civic was just out of the comprehensive 3-year warranty when a single click could be heard from the rear wheels every time the brake was applied. Also when making a hard left turn at low speeds there was rubbing noise coming from the front wheels.

Took it to the dealer telling them about the suspected brake problems. Mechanic took me for a ride and convinced me that this has nothing to do with brakes: it's the sway bars, silly! Had the sway bars changed for ~$600, rear noise went away for a week but came back. Went back to the stealer and another mechanic tells me there's a problem with my.... brakes! Duh! Had all 4 brake rotors machined for another ~$200. Noise went away for about 3 months, then it came back again.

This time I won't go back to the dealer. I'll be using my general mechanic. It's clear to me that Honda doesn't know how to make brakes for their Civic, and that their dealer doesn't know how to fix brakes on Civics. Great team, these folks. Have been in business for how many years now? And still don't know about car brakes (rocket science, for sure)...

- Florin P., London, ON, Canada

problem #3

Aug 182015

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,593 miles

Honda lost a class action with the same premature wear on from brake pads on Honda Accord -- Same brake system on the Honda civic...Honda needs to address the same problem that exists with the Honda Civic !!!!

- Errol F., Los Angeles, CA, US

problem #2

Jul 192013

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,010 miles

This is a new car and from day one the brakes started making grinding noise. It happens only first thing in the morning or when the car sits for a longtime. It is pretty annoying.

- aj_s, Herndon, VA, US

problem #1

Feb 032013

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 980 miles

recently bought my 2013 honda civic lx with 0 miles and while braking/turning the front end sounds like a grinding sound as if the brakes are gone

- Luna C., Reseda, CA, US

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