6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,010
Average Mileage:
70,400 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace sensor (1 reports)
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problem #5

Sep 012021

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

Originally Passenger Air Bag warning, now it is AirBag System warning.

- John M., Scarsdale, NY, US

problem #4

Jul 122021

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

Really angry at Honda. Civics are supposed to last forever, but not because they sit in your driveway undrivable. Bought this used at a local Honda dealer, and after 100 miles, the Check Airbag System light came on. After looking into it more, there are thousands of people with the same problem with the same vehicle. Bought the car for my daughter as she got her license, but we were told that if the light is on, the airbag system is disabled and airbags would not deploy.

When you shut off the vehicle, the warning resets. Sometimes it comes on again within 10 seconds of starting it up again, sometimes it's after driving a few miles, sometimes it takes driving it 2 or 3 times. No recall, no acknowledgement from Honda that there is any sort of a problem. Just kind of a "huh, that's strange" from the dealer. Pretty sad when you take into consideration who has the best life insurance policy when you figure out who is taking the car. $10,000 lawn ornament.

- Charlie H., South Range, WI, US

problem #3

Sep 032021

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,800 miles

No accident to report. The SRS light just came on.

- Dilip S., Minneapolis, US

problem #2

Jan 012016

Civic EXL 1.8L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,519 miles

We noticed this problem about 2 years ago. The air bag light read "Check passenger airbag system" and just came on one day randomly, the car was in no accidents prior. We went to Honda as we know there is a recall for airbags, they ran a test but no code came back (the airbag light is on and off randomly so we had no choice but to take it on a off day) they didn't do anything further. We went to an oil change appt today and again mentioned the airbag light (there is 64 complaints so far online) we mentioned this and also told her we attempted to find the problem 2 years ago, again it was brushed off and we were told that it would cost us money to look for the problem further. This pisses me off because 1:They have a huge recall that just happens to stop before our 2013 was released & 2: They don't seem very interested or worried that the airbag light is on. Isn't that what the sensors are for? Safety precaution?

- Michelle S., Los Angeles, US

problem #1

Apr 072017

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,580 miles

I have a 2013 Honda Civic. I bought is a certified pre-owned from Broadway Honda, Greenville, SC. It went well for a year thought the one year warranty with zero problems. But once the warranty was over problems started to show up every other month. During the harsh winter of March one day the battery went dead at a Walmart parking. I called my friend and jump started it and it was fine. Next day I went to the Honda Service and did a diagnostic. They said the battery is only 30%. In 4 years with 53k miles the battery went bad and I replaced it. And did a oil change and NYS inspection. 15 days went well. Suddenly one day my air bag indicator started to blink with a message "Check air bag system" on the screen. I took it to a friend's garage and he suspected it was a passenger side seat sensor that has an error. Very troubled I went to Honda Service again. They charged $130 just for scanning and diagnostics. They came back said the passenger seat airbag sensor went bad. I asked them how can something like a sensor go bad. Believe me I only use my car to go to office and errands. My wife sits at the back with my baby(infant). Very rarely the seat is used. I asked them how much would it cost and they said it will cost another $880 dollars to replace the sensor. I am looking for suggestions and hear from people about what they did in similar situations. I also want Honda to know the problem as one can't pay so much to replace one sensor. Please advice.

- Arjya D., Hicksville, NY, US