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Honda Civic - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Civic owners have reported a total of 10,140 problems for their cars built in the 22 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 (1,301 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Civic
29
  2016 Civic
245
  2015 Civic
96
  2014 Civic
146
  2013 Civic
183
  2012 Civic
362
  2011 Civic
154
  2010 Civic
371
  2009 Civic
359
  2008 Civic
769
  2007 Civic
1,134
  2006 Civic
1,301
  2005 Civic
279
  2004 Civic
303
  2003 Civic
424
  2002 Civic
770
  2001 Civic
1,254
  2000 Civic
304
  1999 Civic
355
  1998 Civic
468
  1997 Civic
438
  1996 Civic
375

  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 (1,917 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,087 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Civic

  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
  2016 245351,5221    
0.70
  2015 96349,5252    
0.14
  2014 146260,7313    
0.19
  2013 183354,2274    
0.13
  2012 362442,4745    
0.16
  2011 154134,2476    
0.19
  2010 371251,0937    
0.21
  2009 359257,8058    
0.17
  2008 769322,6239    
0.26
  2007 1,134299,16010    
0.38
  2006 1,301295,32311    
0.40
  2005 279289,22512    
0.08
  2004 303291,01913    
0.08
  2003 424300,68614    
0.10
  2002 770330,64015    
0.16
  2001 1,254343,37816    
0.23
  2000 304341,32117    
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
  2017 Civic
21
  2016 Civic
174
  2015 Civic
42
  2014 Civic
59
  2013 Civic
50
  2012 Civic
92
  2011 Civic
35
  2010 Civic
51
  2009 Civic
54
  2008 Civic
65
  2007 Civic
142
  2006 Civic
126
  2005 Civic
45
  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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