pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
103,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace master (main) switch (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #4

Feb 192009

Civic LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

I've gone through so much trial and tribulation with this car that it is pure madness that compels me to continue to fix it, at this point its a hobby car , you know the one most guys keep in the garage and only drive on special occasions and there constantly working on, well this is it, from replacing every light bulb ( And I mean every) to transmission to sway bars to control arm to bushings to stabilizer bar to tie rod replacement to changing the master brake cylinder and the entire brake system after the car sat for a year and all the brake parts seized up ( note it was garaged ) , to you name it I've changed it, the only reason I keep it is because Ive changed so many things id be loosing if i didn't hold on to it now that its a 50% rebuilt car with new parts, the power window failure is just more of a piss of than you can imagine. works fine in the summer but cool or cold weather and your screwed. Will stick to Toyota's ( my 01 Lexus RX runs just as good as brand new with very minimal repairs and it has more miles than my civic ) or might even go back to american cars from her on.

- buddah, Ocala, FL, US

problem #3

Jun 202008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

Smoke poured out of my driver's side door for no reason. Master switch failed and the passenger front window quit working. Thanks Honda

- Sarah S., Monterey Park, CA, US

problem #2

Jul 162007

Civic LX Non Vtec I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

The problem was that I wasn't able to open the front passengers side window either from my (the main) control or the passenger control. According to people that had similar problems it was caused by water entering the main switch. Most likely to occur to smokers that drive with the window cracked regardless of weather. I guess it seemed reasonable to me. I don't remember why I had Honda fix it instead of doing it myself and saving a ton of money. They really, really ripped me off on this one, not to mention they took apart my passenger door after I told them I knew what the problem was. I even asked them to test the main switch first in an effort to avoid taking apart my passenger door. I used to regret not going with the sunroof but am now glad I didn't as it would have probably broken by now. I would like the armrest though....damn car giving me back problems.

- yelkin2, Chicago, IL, US

problem #1

Aug 182007

(reported on)

Civic EX 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

Had the master power window switch replaced only for the problems to continue and for me to spend more money on it. This really sucks

- Ani N., Chicago, IL, US