Honda Civic - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Civic owners have reported a total of 11,374 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Honda Civic. The 2006 Honda Civic cars have the most problems reported (1,393 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Honda Civic

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Civic
8
  2018 Civic
60
  2017 Civic
156
  2016 Civic
379
  2015 Civic
159
  2014 Civic
197
  2013 Civic
270
  2012 Civic
452
  2011 Civic
174
  2010 Civic
416
  2009 Civic
394
  2008 Civic
873
  2007 Civic
1,227
  2006 Civic
1,393
  2005 Civic
316
  2004 Civic
342
  2003 Civic
457
  2002 Civic
807
  2001 Civic
1,297
  2000 Civic
317
  1999 Civic
364
  1998 Civic
471
  1997 Civic
442
  1996 Civic
378

  Common problems of Honda Civic

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Honda Civic cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (2,216 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,192 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Civic

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
2,216
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,192
  Power Train
1,143
  Visibility
877
  Electrical System
789
  Suspension
684
  Equipment
672
  Service Brakes
645
  Structure
539
  Vehicle Speed Control
430
   
  Tire
327
  Steering
322
  Exterior Lighting
282
  Seat Belt
255
  Wheel
236
  Unknown Or Other
192
  Other Fuel System
144
  Seats
144
  Gasoline Fuel System
104
  Electronic Stability Control
71
  Latches/locks/linkage
51
  Parking Brake
26
  Interior Lighting
12
  Air Brake
10
  Hybrid Propulsion System
4
  Child Seat
4
  Traction Control System
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Honda Civic of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Civic model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Honda Civic model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Civic Model Years

Civic
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 6076,2841    
0.79
  2017 156379,6682    
0.21
  2016 379351,5223    
0.36
  2015 159349,5254    
0.11
  2014 197260,7315    
0.15
  2013 270354,2276    
0.13
  2012 452442,4747    
0.15
  2011 174134,2478    
0.16
  2010 416251,0939    
0.18
  2009 394257,80510    
0.15
  2008 873322,62311    
0.25
  2007 1,227299,16012    
0.34
  2006 1,393295,32313    
0.36
  2005 316289,22514    
0.08
  2004 342291,01915    
0.08
  2003 457300,68616    
0.09
  2002 807330,64017    
0.14
  2001 1,297343,37818    
0.21
  2000 317341,32119    
0.05

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Honda Civic is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Civic
7
  2018 Civic
36
  2017 Civic
39
  2016 Civic
183
  2015 Civic
47
  2014 Civic
60
  2013 Civic
51
  2012 Civic
98
  2011 Civic
35
  2010 Civic
51
  2009 Civic
54
  2008 Civic
67
  2007 Civic
143
  2006 Civic
133
  2005 Civic
48
  2004 Civic
36
  2003 Civic
61
  2002 Civic
81
  2001 Civic
165
  2000 Civic
38
  1999 Civic
34
  1998 Civic
69
  1997 Civic
26
  1996 Civic
97


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