really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2016 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

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2016 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #19

Jun 152016


  • miles


The cover for the reverse light, rear window, of the 2016 Civic has dropped and after repeated attempts trying to get american Honda to correct, still has not been fixed. The cover can't be removed as the reverse light is too bright and makes it impossible to see out the rear window at night. During the day, the cover obscures objects/cars in the rear view window.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #18

Jun 222016


  • 9 miles
The 3rd brake light that's on the inside of the rear window (I have the coupe) has a cover which keeps the light directed outside of the car and attaches to the window. The glue holding it to the window isn't strong enough, so the cover hangs down, blocking some of the rear window, reducing visibility. Also, at night the light itself washes out the rear window, making it difficult to see out the back at all. This problem is affecting 100% of the 2016 coupes that have ever been out on a warm day (heat melts the glue), and Honda isn't fixing it. They've been stringing us along for 5 months now, promising a fix in "a month" or "a couple weeks", with no resolution. Last I heard, they said on November 7th that it would be released in 8-12 weeks. It feels like their plan is to just keep this up until people super glue the casing to the window themselves or decide badgering Honda about it isn't worth it anymore. Please make them fix their problem.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #17

Oct 282016


  • 6,000 miles
Cover for center brake light keeps coming loose, obscuring rear window and flooding interior with red light when brake is applied at night. Known issue, but dealers do not have guidance on how to permanently fix it.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #16

Sep 232016


  • 5,000 miles


The high-mounted brake light cover, mounted on the rear window, has detached itself from the window. This has resulted in a loss of visibility due to the plastic cover blocking important visual information from outside the car. In addition, red light from the brake light illuminates the rear window, making it almost impossible to see outside at night. I report this to the dealer (roberts Honda in downingtown, pa) who said that "all Civic coupes have had this problem, Honda America is aware, but has not provided a fix"

- Chester Springs, PA, USA

problem #15

Oct 072016


  • 400 miles
Its been 4 months now that the 3rd light brake in my car still pending resolution. It blocks my rear view as it is hanging 3 inches down with this black square 5 X 5 X 5 to cover th light. I can't driver this car in the night because its dangerous to driver it due to the size of the box. I am still waiting for for Honda to resolve this problem

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #14

Oct 072016


  • 8,907 miles
Driving on I-5. all of the sudden, I heard a pop and the glass from my sunroof was falling on me. I did not see any rocks or objects hit my vehicle. Traffic was moving fairly slow. No semi trucks in front of me. Dealership said a rock must of hit my sunroof but nothing found.

- Sherwood, OR, USA

problem #13

Jun 242016


  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the third brake light detached from the vehicle, which caused a red glare that impaired the contact's vision. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 500. The VIN was not available.

- Philadephia, PA, USA

problem #12

Sep 052016


  • miles
Third brake light housing feel off the same day that I purchased the vehicle. At night, the entire rear window lights up when I brake. This is a blinding and distracting light that prevents me from seeing out of my back window. This is a safety concern. Dealer refuses to fix this as per instructions from Honda.

- Simsbury, CT, USA

problem #11

Jul 082016


  • 26 miles
Black box holding 3rd brake light is falling and blocking the rear view. It is down by 3 inches and thre's limited visivility when looking at the rear of the car as this box is blocking the view. West covina norm reeves don't have anymore option to fix this problem. They have used velcro and tape and due to the hot weather this 4X4X4X4 black box is a safety hazard esp. In the night where you dont have full view at the rear of the car. No option to fix this problem but still waiting for the dealer to contact me if theres any solution. This is a brand new car when I bought it with 26 miles on it Honda coupe 2016.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 272016


  • miles
Third brake light cover will not stay up. This causes a visibility issue when driving at night or in rain, as the reflection from the red light covers the entire back window and reflects in the side mirrors. You cannot see. It does not matter if the temp is hot or not. Leased in Ohio end of June and was like that then, as were all coupes on lot. Dealer said they could glue in Ohio. Called another dealer he said not to do that, would void warranty. Car now with son at college in Florida. Called dealer there, knew nothing. This is a hazard driving and I want it documented, as pretty much all other 2016 Honda coupe owners do, that if this causes an accident, there have been plenty of complaints at Honda service departments about. There is a forum that has pages of the same complaint and attempted fixes, but none work. It even states that since July 2016 Honda is working on a fix. This is a danger and needs fixed asap.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 212016


  • 8,500 miles


Unbelievable weaken windshield!!!

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 062016


  • 20 miles
Third brake light came came loose shortly after driving the car off the dealer lot and persisted after attempting a fix. Dealer replaced the adhesive and it did not fix the issue. Third brake light housing loose severely affects visibility through rear windshield. Braking at night illuminates the entire rear windshield and severely obstructs the view. Definite safety issue that requires a recall.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 022016


  • 7 miles
Rear brake light hangs down rear window, covering almost 50% visibility. Worsened visibility at night due to the whole rear window being lit up red when brake is applied. Have taken to dealer, they claim they know nothing about the issue, refuse to offer any type of remedy for the issue.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #6

May 012016


  • miles
The rear third brake light has come undone, it bounces around and obstructs the rear view. It's hard to explain how such a small part could block the view unless you encounter this for yourself. This is especially bad on the highway at a slight down grade where it can obstruct the entire highway behind you. Once again, hard to explain unless you live in a hilly area and experience this. During the night the rear window is flooded with red light. This is a safety hazard. There is an entire website related to just this issue. 7/26/2016 - just got back from the dealer where they "fixed it with another part" - this didn't make it out of the parking lot of the dealer before it was bouncing around again - american Honda should issue a recall to fix this correctly with a newly designed part.

- Jackson, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 302016


  • 2,000 miles
Third brake cover off, and they told me that now can not be permanently repaired, when you depress the brake entire glass is red. Wipers can not clean the windscreen.

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 032016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda Civic. While driving 20 mph, the rear interior brake light cover detached and obstructed the contact's view. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer multiple times where it was diagnosed that the cover needed to be re-attached. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #3

Jun 102016


  • 9,000 miles
New Honda Civic windshield suddenly cracked and continues spreading. No replacements available in America.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 142016


  • miles
My husband was driving down the interstate when a small pebble hit the bottom drivers portion of the windshield, thus putting a small ding in the glass, however within 4 hours I had a crack 28 inches long, I have owned many vehicles in my life N have had things hit my windshield and it never caused a crack. After reviewing the consumers affair web site I noticed there were so many people like me, and easily cracked windshield on there 2016 Civic before they have even made there first car payment, and the fact that there on national back order so whether it obstructs your view or not you can't even get a replacement yet, I don't know if they have cut corners in the manufacturing of there glass or not but I believe that they should be able to sustain more then a little pebble before they crack like this, and I hope you guys investigate this before someone really gets injured because the crack causes a type of magnifying effect when U try to see thru it while driving N it definitely obstructs your view

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 022016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda Civic. After refilling the windshield wiper fluid reservoir, fluid was discovered leaking from the vehicle. As a result, the reservoir was empty two days after being refilled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Culver City, CA, USA

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