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Ignition Switch problems of the 2001 Honda Civic



Five problems related to ignition switch have been reported for the 2001 Honda Civic.

car   Ignition Switch problem 1
Failure Date: 04/27/2010

Parked the vehicle driveway, exited the vehicle with keys in hand. Walked behind the vehicle to speak to neighbor, the neighbor noticed car rolling, we both jump out of way. Vehicle rolls down hill across street onto neighbor property and flips on the neighbors retaining wall. Ignition key was removed from the ignition switch with the vehicle in the drive position.

car   Ignition Switch problem 2
Failure Date: 01/26/2008

Buzzing sound coming from ignition switch when turned mostly to the off position. Otherwise no issues.

car   Ignition Switch problem 3
Failure Date: 03/03/2004

Consumer was not able to remove the key from the ignition switch while vehicle was parked. Dealer notified.

car   Ignition Switch problem 4
Failure Date: 03/20/2003

The dealer replaced the ignition switch.

car   Ignition Switch problem 5

1) on several occasions, when key is turned to start the car only an electrical buzzing sound is heard. The car starts normally when key is turned a second time. 2) occasionally, when car starts normally a brief buzz is heard. 3) most recently, when key was turned the engine cranked for 1-2 seconds then stopped and only buzzed. Car started normally when key was turned a second time. These problems are intermittent, have occured for five months and occured three times last week (most frequent occurence so far). Weather and miles driven do not play a role as problem has occured under multiple conditions. Dealer is aware of problem, but unable to duplicate it in four visits.