really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,509 miles

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problem #32

Apr 012019


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the exterior rubber and clips on the front windshield were deteriorating and exposed. The vehicle was taken to Honda of pasadena (1965 E foothill blvd, pasadena, ca 91107, (626) 773-8774), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

problem #31

Oct 152015


  • 60,000 miles
Splash guard is disintergrating. Also paint (top coat) on roof and top of trunk is badly deteriorated. These defects noted over time.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #30

Oct 152017


  • 120,000 miles
Peeling paint

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #29

Aug 142014


  • miles
In 2014 we received noticed of a recall on my 2009 Honda Civic, about the clear coat paint job. Took my vehicle to hughes Honda in warner robins, ga; they kept my vehicle for 3 weeks and only painted the spots that were fading. If the recall is for the entire car, why did the dealership not re-paint the entire car, since the car had a clear coat recall on it? I called the dealership a year after I took it to get repainted, and was told that the recall warranty was up and they could not do anything about it. This should have been resolved the first time I took it to the dealership. Now in 2018, the other half of my car is fading.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #28

May 012015


  • miles
The clear coat is peeling off the car. Honda had admitted a problem however I was never notified of a recap/extended warranty.problem started out small but has become a major problem. Should be covered after warranty period

- Midland Pasrk, NJ, USA

problem #27

Dec 042017


  • 104,000 miles
While driving at highway speed (~65-70mph), the molding/seal on the passenger side of the windshield came loose, and before I could get to a safe place to pull over, it broke free. While it was attached, it was banging into the roof of the car and against the rear passenger-side window. It was hitting the window with enough force that I feared it would crack the glass. Additionally, that it broke free and fell off created a safety hazard for other vehicles near me. In the attached photo, it shows the space where the seal came loose between the edge of the glass, and the frame at the top.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #26

Sep 092017


  • miles
Takata recall was repaired 2017. Paint peeling more than Honda recall areas. Honda refuses to repaint. 8/2017 9/2017 in motion : driver side sun visor is broken and drops down and blocks my view out of the front window. I can not afford to replace.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #25

Jan 012012


  • 90,000 miles
When I first bought this car at david mcdavid Honda of irving (Texas) in 2012, I noticed there was paint or clear coat peeling on the roof of the car. I didn't immediately think much of it, thought maybe it was a one-off problem, and asked the dealership to repaint it before I picked it up-- they did. Being a full-time student and working full time, I didn't notice that the clear coat was starting to peel from the back of the car and then forward. When I did notice the clear coat I did not have the money to get it repainted and it was not a priority. When it got even worse, I started doing more research and found that there was actually a paint real for Honda for several models across a range of years. Mine fell into that range. I went to david mcdavid to ask them to repaint it and honor the warranty, but they refused since I was 3 months out of the warranty! what sucks is that I never received anything in the mail letting me know there was an existing recall for that. And even worse, the dealership knew about the issue and refused to help. I contacted Honda of North America and they told me that the only way I could get the paint job was through my dealership. So now I am stuck and my car looks like crap. I still do not have over 1K for a paint job and neither my dealership or Honda is helping.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #24

Jan 012017


  • 130,000 miles
Paint clear coat is coming off on doors, was coming off on trunk and top but was taken care of by recall. The rest developed later after the recall rhe car not looking good and I keep it up very good

- Lawrenceburg, TN, USA

problem #23

May 012014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Paint began deteriorating in 2013, as described in recall affecting many similar Civics, but not this one (VIN: [xxx]). normal, routine driving & parking. It is going to begin rusting soon. Images attached. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #22

Aug 012016


  • 80,000 miles
The clear coat has been flaking off of the roof of my car for approx 1 year. I have contacted Honda several times to get this resolved but I have been in successful. At first they said it was normal wear and tear. Now my car is no longer eligible for the manufacturer repair of the clear coat.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #21

Feb 012015


  • 125,000 miles
The clear coat is deteriorating on the roof, hood, and trunk.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #20

Mar 172017


  • 124,000 miles
Slow speed impact (25 mph city street )with stationary object: Front bumped destroyed get no air bags deployed.

- Mason, MI, USA

problem #19

Jun 012010


  • miles
Scratches appeared immediately after purchase, like there was no clear coat at all. Now their are spots with no paint or clear coat all over the car and I'm worried if it starts to rust, I could get a leak in the roof.

- Fords, NJ, USA

problem #18

Feb 082017


  • 75,000 miles
Sun visor broke during driving on the freeway and would not stay up. Blocking visually. Honda was involved in a class action suit that involved the same year but just slightly out of VIN number area.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #17

Sep 152010


  • miles
Paint is peeling, cracking and clouding over the entire vehicle... almost imediately after purchase. Also the brakes failed during the same time and have had to be replaced multiple times, more often than what is normal

- Dunstable, MA, USA

problem #16

Apr 122012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
I brought a Honda Civic 2009 in 2012, April 12. The Honda was supposed to be sold with a power train warranty to bring car up to date for 36000 miles/3 yr. Honda did not offer an extended warranty for these purposes. They called a year later to see if we would then extend the vehicle to 120 miles. We had already purchased an additional warranty called assurance pay to paylink approx $112 mo. We were one payment to the last and Honda finally called, we purchased their warranty too. The car should have been automatic from the sale date. Door locks and ignition/cylinder work and other repairs such as break work have been performed on vehicle since. I am reporting unfair selling practices. Details and repair work will be submitted upon request. Thus vehicle safety issues upon purchase.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #15

Apr 012015


  • miles
The paint on the vehicle has been chipping off throughout various sections of the car's body, down to the undercoat. I purchased the vehicle new, and it has never been in any accidents, or been repainted for any reasons. The problem started occurring approximately two years ago. The nature of the issue is does not pertain to any of the conditions described in the note section of this vehicle information form. I approached Honda regarding the issue, but was told that this issue is not considered under the company's recall policy. Honda vehicles are well known for problems regarding paint, and Honda and several Honda owners are fully aware of such problems. I am looking for assistance to address and resolve this issue. Please help us consumers preserve our rights and get the protection we need against corporations, such as Honda, that profit from us and don¿T adequately stand by us by honoring the quality of their products and services.

- East Taunton, MA, USA

problem #14

Mar 092016


  • 51,250 miles
My Honda Civic was hit on the drivers side door by a Ford Ranger pickup truck. I was driving northbound on a city street in san luis obispo, ca and the truck was heading southbound and attempted to make a left hand turn across the lane that I was occupying when I was hit. The driver airbag in the truck deployed, but the side curtain airbag in my Civic did not deploy. I was injured by broken glass and impact of my left arm & shoulder against the driver door. The impact for was sufficient to bend both the A-pillar and B-pillar into the passenger compartment. I believe that the side curtain airbag in my Civic was defective. Note that a local Honda dealership offered to run a diagnostic test, but since the vehicle is drivable, and was towed to a car storage yard after the accident, the dealer was unable to inspect the vehicle.

- Orinda, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 072015


  • miles
Insane amount of clear coat peeling is happening this year. Roof has soccer ball size of clear coat damage. Hood has spider web all over the place.

- Tigard, OR, USA

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