pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
41,150 miles
Total Complaints:
46 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace air compressor (13 reports)
  2. not sure (12 reports)
  3. replace A/C condenser (12 reports)
  4. compressor replaced (2 reports)
  5. replace A/C evaporator (2 reports)
  6. replace AC lines (1 reports)
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« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #6

Jul 222019

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,177 miles

American Honda Motors, Inc. needs to recall 2016, 2017, and beyond Civics A/C Condensers. There is an issue. These newly insulted parts are failing and customers (new vehicles) are being responsible under warranty to replace them. The car is blowing hot air and the cost to fix is $700 plus.

- Tiffany S., New Orleans, US

problem #5

Mar 112019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

I never used my A/C system until it got really hot outside when the weather hit 90 degrees in Wisconsin for the first time this summer. I never had to use my A/C and when I finally needed to use it I called the dealer where I bought it from and they said a rock hit my condenser which is right behind my bumper. They said it is not under warranty and it is not covered at all. They say it cost over $1,000 in which I don’t have.

- Iesha B., Milwaukee, WI, US

problem #4

Jul 012019

Civic SI 1.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I have a 2017 Honda Civic Si that is less than 2 years old with 38,000 miles. The AC condenser leaked which means I did not have a working AC. I had to have the dealership replace then condenser. My extended warranty covered this minus a $100 deductible. I am afraid that I will need to repeat this every 2 years if I want to have a working AC. This is a known problem on the Civic forums.

- Daniel R., Norton, US

problem #3

Jul 042019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I am disgusted with Honda. The air conditioning does not work. Dealer replaced air conditioning compressor but based on everything I am seeing is a temporary solution as the whole unit is not replaced. Register the problem.

- 2017honda, St. John's, NL, Canada

problem #2

May 202019

Civic SI 1.5L Turbo

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,777 miles

AC not blowing cold air and took to Honda Dealership. They informed me that the condenser had a leak and all the refrigerant leaked out. Would not cover under manufacture warranty because they deemed road debris caused the issue. There a no visible punctures on the condenser yet they would not cover under warranty. I called Honda Warranty center and they said the same thing. No luck. I purchased the extended warranty when I purchased the vehicle and went to an outside mechanic shop. They were able to get my condenser covered under the third party extended warranty.

Look up 10th Gen Honda Civic AC condenser on google and you will see alot of issues with this condenser. Either it is faulty coming out of the factory or its very easily damaged by small rocks from normal highway driving which is a terrible design.

Honda would not cover this problem and luckily I had extended warranty.

- Ray K., Canton, MI, US

problem #1

Apr 302018

Civic LX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

Yikes! Called Honda Canada to find out why there is a fee to look at the A/C issue which should be covered under warranty? I've had 5 other cars (one other Honda) and never had an issue where A/C needed refilling and all of those cars were older in years and mileage when purchased than this Civic.

My dealer is saying they are out of the special gas the newer Civics need to recharge the A/C and can't source it in their area. I found a Honda dealer that is not close by but at least they seem to have the gas and the equipment, but just need the dealer to cover the expense as they said they would. Nobody else either seems to have the equipment or the gas (or both).

This is a real pain because Honda should be standing behind their product. In Toronto, it gets seriously hot and humid in the summer months so A/C is a must to keep your family from melting or limit exposure to engine exhaust on the highways.

- Devi P., toronto, ON, Canada