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Accelerator Pedal Problems of Honda Civic



Honda Civic owners have reported 29 problems related to accelerator pedal (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2012 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 02/04/2012

Car suddenly stops dead while accelerating to make left hand turn. It will resume acceleration only after a four second pause. Turning into on coming traffic with a dead vehicle is going to cause an accident involving injuries or death. This is the third time that this incident has occurred to my vehicle. The Honda dealer can not find the cause. The accelerator safety device switch on brake pedal is suspected. Neither I or other driver ever knowingly touched the brake pedal.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2008 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 03/03/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph when the accelerator pedal detached from the vehicle when partially depressed. The vehicle abnormally accelerated until heavy pressure was applied to the brake pedal. The contact moved the vehicle from the roadway and shut the engine off. The contact was assisted by an authorized dealer who reattached the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was awaiting further repairs. The failure and current mileage was 50,000.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 02/06/2008

I was stopped behind a car when my car suddenly accelerated crashing into the car in front of me.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 03/05/2007

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While approaching a stop at 30 mph, the vehicle revved. The contact had to step on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer twice, but they could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 12,745 and failure mileage was 5,343. Updated 01/02/08. The consumer stated while approaching traffic she tried to apply the brakes, it was very difficult to stop the vehicle. The consumer stated the passengers seat belt will lock at times. Updated 12/12/07.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 07/13/2006

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Civic. While stopped behind another vehicle, the contacts vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the preceding vehicle. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The dealer stated that it was normal for the vehicle to perform in that manner. The contacts insurance company did not investigate the failure, but they repaired the front bumper. The contact suffered back injuries. He was surprised when he received a recall letter in January of 2008 for the replacement of the clutch judder. A second recall letter was received for the transmission causing the vehicle to lunge forward. The manufacturer stated that the crash in 2006 was not related to the recalls, and was the contacts fault. The powertrain, speed, and recall numbers were unknown. The current mileage was 37,000 and failure mileage was 17,946. Updated 4/2/08 updated 04/02/08.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 07/12/2006

: the contact stated there was an accident that occurred with the vehicle due to the interference of the driver's side floor mat with the accelerator. There is a recall #99e015000 pertaining to the accessory driver-side floor mats. The manufacturer has been alerted who refuses to honor the recall. The contact expressed that the manufacturer should be responsible for the accident because of the recall.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2006

I own a Honda Civic sedan automatic 4 wheel drive purchased brand new 2004 model. First of all, yesterday I noticed the light on my console that meant the passenger side airbag was turned off. When I called the dealership to ask why it went on they said it was because my purse was on the seat and it thinks a child under 60 pounds is sitting there so it automatically turns off the air bag. They said it will go away when I take everything off the passenger seat. The light did not go away and when my sister who is 130 pounds sat on the seat and drove with me the light never went off, meaning that if I had gotten into a car accident her airbag would not have deployed. Second, today when I was driving on the 101 freeway going between 65 and 70, the gas pedal became loose and my car continued to accelerate very quickly even though I was not even touching the gas pedal. When I tried to brake the car began to shake violently, traffic was building so I kept trying to brake and the car shook so badly that I started losing control of the vehicle. Luckily I thought of using the neutral drive to stop the acceleration of my vehicle. The car continued to make the noise like I was hitting the gas but the car slowed down enough and I was able to get off the freeway and park. Had it not been for me thinking of using the neutral shift, I would have hit a car in front of me. I got my car towed to the Honda dealership but I have not heard since then.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 11/25/2005

Honda, on owner vehicle maintenance website, has not disclosed information about recall. This is misleading as the recall was expected to be announced by Nov 16 , 2 weeks ago. Recall number 05v509000.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 9
Failure Date: 03/10/2005

Unintended acceleration has occured 3 times. Put foot on brake to slow down and car accelerator starts racing. Move gear shift to neutral. Accelerator then disengages back to normal. 2005 Honda Civic lx with approx 5000 miles. No correction to date.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Honda Civic 10
Failure Date: 08/11/2004

While backing out vehicle accelerated uncontrollably and crashed into a tree. The consumer was able to driver vehicle home. Consumer will take the vehicle to a dealer for inspection in the near future. The vehicle made a roaring noise and when the consumer shifted into drive, the vehicle sped off uncontrollably.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Honda Civic 11
Failure Date: 07/09/2003

Consumer states that while driving fuel supply was "full on" as if depressing gas pedal to the floor. The vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing consumer to utilize parking brake in order to stop.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2003

1) no accident yet, but frequently the side of my right foot hits the accelerator while putting the brakes on; part of my large foot is on the brake - part lands on the accelerator. (I am 6' 1" tall). Dealer has said there is nothing that can be done about it. I do feel this represents a hazard to my car and occupants, as well as to others. My only solution is to get rid of the car to a short person. (the required date below is invalid and irrelevant. ).

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 13
Failure Date: 12/24/2002

I was traveling on a wet road at 40mph. When applied brakes, the body of the vehicle jerked forward abruptly and the brakes locked up on me, causing the vehicle to skid off road. The vehicle hit concrete blocks and totaled the front end. The air bags failed to deploy. Ts.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 14
Failure Date: 12/21/2001

My huband was driving on the freeway 65 mph, he aproached behind a slow moving vehicle in front and he slowed down to about 50 mph he downshifted to 4th gear but apparently it went into second gear instead and it felt as if throttle got stuck and all warning lights turned on and lost all power in vehicle, other cars were coming up behind him at the posted speed of 65 mph, he was barely able to coast the vehicle safely to the side of the road. Vehicle was taken to the dealer were I purchased it and they determined that the engine was destroyed and Honda will not honor the warranty. My husband did some research and found out that the same dealer has about 8 or 9 vehicles with engines destroyed internally like mine. It looks as if these new vehicles are almost a death trap if you happen to miss a gear when downshifting on a manual 5 speed transmission.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 15
Failure Date: 06/30/2001

When accelerating, pedal left drivers' foot and went down to the floor into a full open position. Vehicle continue to accelerate, even after brakes were applied. After vehicle was put into park, the accelerator went to a close position.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 16
Failure Date: 06/01/2001

Accelerator pedal is hard to push when moving at low speeds or sitting in traffic, and is very dangerous because you have to push on the pedal so hard, the car jumps forward in traffic.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 17
Failure Date: 02/20/2000

The passenger side air bag light came on and will not go out, the dealer says it is not a recall item . The gas pedal is very rough and hard to push down feels like it is catching on something the dealer said that there is nothing wrong with it.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 18
Failure Date: 03/11/1999

Vehicle suddenly accelerated at a very high speed because of the gas pedal getting stuck to the floor. Consumer had to keep hitting the pedal until it eventualy released. Dealer has been contacted.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 19
Failure Date: 01/03/1999

Gas pedal sticks and automobile accelerates. No accidents yet.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 20
Failure Date: 11/28/1998

Vehicle was in the parking lot when consumer was backing out of a space, shifted gear into drive and accelerator pedal went to the floor , causing the vehicle to hit another vehicle and a light pole. Reason unknown. Dealer notified.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 21
Failure Date: 06/13/1998

I owned a 1996 Honda Civic ex, bought it new. I was in an accident on June 13th of 1998. It was considered my fault because I pulled out into the path of the other vehical. But I didn't, the car took off I could not get it to stop. . . I tryed to get it out of the way of the other car. But was unable to move out of the way. Which ended up in an accident totaling my car, and hurting my back! I still to this day suffer with my back. I was not told about the recall on my car. I don't think its very fare I've had to suffer all this time and was not told about this problem with my car. I was hit in the side by a truck doing 45-50 miles an hour. My passenger and I could have been killed! and if my childern had been in the car they would have been!!has to much time passed for me to do anything about it? I had to pay high insurance premiums for 3 years,suffer from back pain all the time.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 22
Failure Date: 05/30/1998

Gas pedal keep getting stuck. Consumer had to hit emergency brakes to stop vehicle.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 23
Failure Date: 01/01/1997

When parking vehicle in garage, pressed gas pedal instead of brake pedal, causing vehicle to hit a brick wall. At that time both air bags deployed, however, passenger sustained injuries to face and eyes.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 24
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2000 Honda Civic experienced sudden acceleration while applying brakes. (nar) the vehicle hit a tree causing injuries to the consumer.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 25

Accelerator pedal feels rough and notchy when pressed. Unable to accelerate smoothly.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 26

Intermittently vehicle accelerated suddenly and unexpectedly when accelerator was applied. Dealer has been notified.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 27

Accelerator is defficult to accelerate when driving vehicle. Has contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 28

Consumer feels the vehicle accelerates to quickly. Nlm.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 29

Gas pedal gets stuck under the floor mat during application. Dealer refuses to replace the mats. *.


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