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Battery Dead Problems of Honda Civic

Honda Civic owners have reported 23 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category).

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2016 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

Battery died in normal weather condition in austin TX on 2/20/17. Evey electrical operation was disabled. By jump starting the car, the battery was tested at auto parts shop autozone. The austzone technician reported that the battery was not holding the charge.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 08/13/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while traveling at various speeds, the compressor and the battery failed intermittently. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The technician determined that there was an electrical short which required further diagnosis. The dealer was waiting for instruction from the manufacturer to remedy the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 18,500.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2012 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 12/11/2013

Three times over one year, the car battery has died and the car will not start. Often this has been after the car has not been driven for two days. Numerous complaints have appeared online of the same problem. Honda service has simply refused to do a diagnostic beyond offering a new battery.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2012 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 11/13/2013

Please look into this as I did a web search and there are numerous, numerous complaints for the same issue. My concern is my wife drives alone and she has had to be jump started by strangers several times. Here is the issue, which again is all over the internet. The car battery will die for no apparent reason. The answer has been to get a new battery. However, it only solves the problem for a short while.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2008 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 10/27/2013

The battery dies without warning after the vehicle sits for only a few days. Dealership replaced the battery with a new oem battery. Problem still exists. There are many complaints across many forums about this phenomenon on Civics.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2012 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 08/13/2012

The best way to describe the car is it acts like it is possessed. For further explanation, the car (when parked) will all of a sudden have all instrument panel lights flash like crazy. This happens when turning on the ignition and then if you take the key out of the ignition it will continue and eventually stop. Once it stops the battery is then dead. The car then needs to be jumped and will run fine for awhile until it happens again. Car is driven daily and this has only happened 4 times. As such, the dealer has never been able to find out the issue since when we take it in the car is fine. This has us very concerned with kids and ourselves, as this could occur at anytime, anywhere. This is the 2 door coupe that they should start selling with a set of free jumper cables as an accessory.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 04/15/2012

There are so many electrical problems with my Honda that it just seems to underscore a much greater problem - Honda using subpar components - that I find this one also important to note. There is a problem with one of the interior lights in the car. When in the "on" position, the light may not turn on. However, it will eventually turn on (sometimes immediately, sometimes hours later), but when illuminated, the light will just cut out (sometimes immediately, sometimes minutes later). The issue is that the "on" and "off" position for the light is the same position; the only difference being whether there's light. Basically, someone can't tell what position the light is in if there is no light to begin with. This could cause the battery to die if someone leaves it in the "on" position, not realizing that it would most likely turn on later.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 03/22/2011

Bought used June 2011 with about 169,000ish, was assured that everything was checked out. Drove back home with no problems, and then the problems began. Within two months the battery died, had to replace. In Jan of 2012 car began to overheat and I noticed a 2" crack on the top of the radiator, replaced. Now transmission hesitates and rpms go way up when shifting into fourth gear. I drained and changed the fluid with the recommended Honda fluid, and now the high rpms and slipping are occurring in all forward gears. I feel like a voice in a freaking tornado when it come to any reasonable solution to my problem. This has been a major blow to Honda's reputation for me. This seems to be an issue that needs to be addressed and an immediate safety recall needs to be taken out.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 9
Failure Date: 03/15/2011

Component 1 ima (hybrid) battery assembly failure, not charging properly component 2 cvt transmission, 'start clutch' slipping & grinding when starting up from a stop.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 10
Failure Date: 12/19/2010

Our 2006 Honda Civic ex automatic had the battery die on us while the key was still in the ignition and apparently this combo is a sure fire way of destroying the abs modulator which Honda charges $900 to repair. This is a wide spread Honda problem which was revealed once I started searching for what the lights on our dash meant. More people with the same problem can be found here. . Read more...

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 11
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

Premature sudden battery failure. Shorts out. I've have to get a new battery every year.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2009 Honda Civic 12
Failure Date: 12/15/2009

Twice now our 2009 Honda Civic lx has failed to start when we turn the key. The battery light comes on as if the battery is dead. Both times, I tapped the gas and the car started with no problems. Also both occurrences happened when our weather was very cold. This is our first winter with this new car and it would be really horrible if this were to be an on-going issue. We have an appointment to take it to the dealership under warranty to check the battery but like the above complaints, I have a feeling they will find nothing wrong. The car runs fine once it finally starts. My husband stated that tapping the gas on a fuel injection car is not good but it seems like this is the only way to start the car. We have had this car maybe 6 months and we don't drive constantly. I drive to work which is about 3 miles away and only part time.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 13
Failure Date: 04/02/2009

The contact owns a 1999 Honda Civic. She noticed the vehicle would shut down without warning and after waiting a few minutes it would re-start. The failure occurred in April 2009. A mechanic replaced the battery and the failure continued to occur. An authorized dealer stated that failure was caused by the coil spring. The estimated cost for repair was $253. 97. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall #02v120000, electrical system, ignition switch and due to the age of the vehicle they would not assist her with the repairs. The failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 97,003.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2009 Honda Civic 14
Failure Date: 03/09/2009

I purchased my brand new 2009 Honda Civic ex less than 4 months ago. For the first 2 months the car seemed to be running fine then unexpectedly the battery started to randomly die. This happened 4 times in 2 days which prompted me to bring the car back to the Honda dealership for a service check up. They ran a diagnosis on the battery and on the charging system. Everything seemed to check out ok so for a temporary fix they gave me a new battery. Less than a month later the problem happened again, the battery randomly died. I took the car back to the dealership and explained to them that I didn't think it was an issue with the battery since this had already happened once. Once again they ran a battery and charging test, which tested out fine. The mechanic told me that he thought it was happening because I do not drive my car enough. This should not be the case since this is a brand new car.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 15
Failure Date: 03/07/2009

H2007 Honda Civic hybrid. Battery has failed and car does not have enough power to merge onto freeway.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 16
Failure Date: 10/26/2007

I have had three incidents of complete battery failure on my Honda civc hybrid 2007. With the last incident, on oct. 26, 2007. I felt very shaken because I was pulling onto a highway and an 18 wheeler was coming - the battery failed and I only had the power of a small gas engine. I was forced to pull onto the shoulder of the road to avoid a collision. I have had my car at the dealership three times for the same problem and currently it remains at the dealership since Nov. 1. I am being told that they cannot fix the problem because they do not know the cause and they are unable to get the car to repeat the problem. All three times that my battery failed, I was driving in the city. The temperature outside was probably high 80s to mid 90s. The Honda dealership has re-worked the electronics twice without success.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 17
Failure Date: 08/13/2007

This is a notification of a defect before it becomes a failure which causes accident or loss of life. I have repeatedly returned my 2007 Honda Civic si sedan for service (4 times) for a defect in the front suspension which could cause strut failure. The problem is unresolved. Internet research indicates many other owners (2006-07 model year) with the same problem. The consumer stated battery is dead if vehicle is not run for 5 or more days updated 12/12/07.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 18
Failure Date: 10/26/2004

The consumer was involved in an accident while driving his 2001 Honda Civic. The battery died and lasted for 3 months, the airbag did not deploy and the pollen filter was unadaptable to human breathing.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 19
Failure Date: 10/20/2004

Consumer battery bad, air bags did not deploy after collision at 40- 50 mph. The motorist that hit the consumer was traveling at 40 -50 mph.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 20
Failure Date: 10/23/2001

Vehicle has died on multiple occasions and dealer found that battery failed which was then replaced.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 21
Failure Date: 10/23/2001

Vehicle has died on multiple occasions and dealer found that battery failed which was then replaced.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 22
Failure Date: 03/30/1998

Battery failed.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 23

Battery failed. Mjs.

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