pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
71,200 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. while the windows are on the way up push outward on the top (1 reports)
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problem #3

Nov 122012

Civic Hybrid EX 1.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 212,000 miles

Our two front door auto windows bind 3/4's the way to full closure and auto-return all the way down. This is a problem with the window glass tracking since about 5 weeks after new. The back door windows work just fine. When the dealership works on the problem, we get good performance again for almost exactly 5 more weeks. This is a design problem. We found that we have to push outward on the top of the glass in order to get the glass to track all the way up without binding. This is a hazardous endeavor but necessary in order to keep rain out or to lock up. Honda has a great reputation, but this simply stupid design problem takes Honda so far down.

- shilton, Sumter, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006

Civic Hybrid LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

Drivers window goes up and down very slowly, it also scratches the glass and makes scraping noises.I had it lubed twice, reprogrammed, but still a real pain.My tint is ruined. Dealer is somewhat unsympathetic to this problem...

- James B., Toronto, ON, Canada

problem #1

Jun 092006

Civic Hybrid LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

After 2 months of owning the new Hybrid, I noticed a problem with the driver's window not going up. It would go all the way to the top, then back to about half-way down. Sounds like an erectile dysfunction, I know. But it is as equally serious! I took it to the dealer, they lubed it ... kept happening. After 3 lubrication trips... still a problem. Finally, after a year (and my suggestion that they use a "synthetic lubrication", maybe comparable to KY) they re-lubed it, and also finally figured out that they could re-programed window... and it seemed ok at first... but still happening, especially on highway driving. If I stop the car, get out and push in on the outside, the window goes up ok. Its not a pleasant thing on major highways, especially in the winter months. Maybe I need some Viagara in the mechanism to keep it up. It has been a royal pain, for the past 18 months, but it is not happening as frequently.

- James B., Toronto, ON, Canada