2016 Honda Civic engine problems: engine surges while driving

Engine Surges While Driving

2016 Honda Civic

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. reprogram the computer (1 reports)
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2016 Honda Civic engine problems

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2016 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162016

Civic EX-T 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 9,000 miles


I bought this car with 8700 miles on it. It was the loaner vehicle that the dealer had purchased. I initially thought it was just me thinking the engine was surging while I was driving at highway speeds because it didn't do it while driving in town. I went to the dealer & talked to a service writer that by the way was a dumbass. The first question out of her mouth was if this is the first Honda I had owned. I said yes but if this is an example of their performance it will be the last. I was told that it was "normal" for a Honda. I am 46 years old & have driven a LOT of different vehicles in my life & not 1 of them did this under "normal" conditions. I thought about it that night while I was at work. The next day, I called Honda customer care & was told there was a service bulletin for the service department to reprogram the computer. I called the dealer back & scheduled the appointment for them to reprogram the car. After it was reprogrammed, the engine surging was magically gone. That was the beginning of issues.

- jtaylor9972, Knoxville, IL, US

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