pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace the seats with a new design (4 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #6

Dec 012013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I am putting up with the road noise but the seats are so bad I cannot drive more than an hour without my legs and back hurting

- Elizabeth C., Flemington, US

problem #5

Mar 012016

Civic LX 1.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,018 miles

Got a new car from CARMAX, 2010 HONDA CIVIC. The car felt great for the first week. Through out the second week after getting home from work and school, started feeling lower back pain due to the seats having no lumbar support. HONDA NEEDS A SOLUTION TO THIS.

- Asif M., Mechanicsburg, PA, US

problem #4

Dec 022013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

After driving 8 hours I experienced terrible pain in my tailbone.

- jwhitley, Cunningham, TN, US

problem #3

Apr 092015

Civic DX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,458 miles

I like my car but the seat is uncomfortable. I have a neck pain.

- Ali B., North Vancouver, BC, Canada

problem #2

Oct 012009


  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles

The seats are generally uncomfortable. The back of the seat is not supportive, especially compared to other cars I have driven. There is hardly any lumbar support. The worst problem for me is the head rest. It pushes my head forward and causes headaches and upper back and neck tension. I realized how bad it was when I was driving the Civic less (for a couple of months) and then started my regular commute again. I had so much more tension in my upper back and neck, and the headaches started again.

I know Honda is known as an affordable make of car, but investing a little extra in car seats would make the cars so much more appealing to customers! I really like my car, except for the seat problem (and road noise). But unfortunately, I don't think I will buy another Honda, unless the seats are improved.

- Minden T., Austin, TX, US

problem #1

Aug 012010

Civic EX 1.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

After much careful research, I decided to buy a Honda Civic after owning only Toyota's for the past 20 years. To my regret, it was a very bad decision. The car drives and looks great, but the seats are horrible. At first I thought I needed to adjust to the car, but after 10,000 miles, I am in agony. My back and leg that presses on the gas petal are killing me. The driving position is all wrong and the headrests tilt forward causing your back to not press flat against the seat. Also, the seat bottom and back are so hard, you might as well be seating on a slab of concrete. I can't believe Honda designed such a bad seat. It has become so bad that I am writing this after spending the whole day in bed with a heating pad on my back. I have no choice to but to trade-in this piece of crap. I am sure I am going to lose a lot of money in the process.

- James L., Woolwich Township, NJ, US