pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
149,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

Apr 012011

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

I'm not a car buff, so I don't know what the problem is except for what the dealer told me. In 2004 I purchased a used 2002 Honda LX with 57000 miles on it. In 2010 while driving city streets at normal speed, the steering wheel would seize up. I couldn't turn the wheel or accelerate. I would have to pull over, turn off the engine and wait 15 minutes. When I started the car, it worked fine. The engine light didn't come on at all during this time. Now in 2014 the engine light comes on. I thought the car was overheated b/c it sat in a south facing parking lot of my workplace for 8 hours a day. This type of event kept happening every time I drove it. I stopped driving it and the Honda sat for 2 years in my garage. A shade tree mechanic got it running in 2013 but the problems didn't happen when he test drove the car. I did replace the battery on his recommendation. Dealer recommends replacing timing belt, water pump and drive belts. Total: $5,000. The cost is prohibitive, which is why I put off bringing it to the shop. If I do the repairs piecemeal, how much should it cost approximately? Thanks for any feedback.

- Thea G., Saint Paul, MN, US

problem #1

Nov 232012

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 210,000 miles

Honda knows there is a ploblem with their Manual transmission so why dont they recall and fix the problem

- jltersini, Mesa, AZ, US