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Honda Civic owners have reported 25 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

8/4/2014 dear american Honda motor company, inc. I am a proud Honda owner, and I chose Honda as my auto of choice for its compact size, its known reliability as well as great gas mileage. I have been holding on your customer service line @ 1-800-999-1009 for quite a while and a few days, and I have been unable to speak to a customer service representative, so I am in this letter corresponding my concerns to you. I own a 1997 Honda Civic lx which I purchase in 6/12/2006 new. My Honda has just legitimately clocked 90 thousand miles as of 8/4/2014, so I am queried I would be having problems. I was recently informed by a Honda dealer as well as I checked and read on line that Honda issued a recall on these models for transmission problems as well as the paint chipping off in several areas. I never received any kind of notification from Honda nor had an opportunity to have my Honda checked for these problems, although I had my Honda serviced in 3 major pennsylvania Honda dealership service departments on a regular basis. It was never reported as a major concern to me, my auto check engine light is on and off and the car stutters and jerks while accelerating indicating problems, I can drive without a major incident doing neighborhood chores or physicians office visits if the auto is going 40 mps or under, and when taken to be serviced by me and checked, it is not showing up. Recently my auto bogged down on the highway only going 50 mphs while the speed limit is 70, I was frightened by this occurrence and I felt the auto was going to stop and I would be unable to get out of harms way! I am a senior citizen on a fixed income and I am asking for ¿goodwill repairs¿� concerning these problem as well as a repair for the chipping paint. Would you please get in touch with me so these can be resolved?.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 06/30/2014

Know problem with 2006 Honda Civics that Honda failed to recall-- cracked engine block caused 2006 Civic ex coupe to overheat and break down in raleigh nc. Was stranded for 4 hours in a potentially dangerous part of town and had to have car towed. Honda extended the warranty on the block rather than recall it. Car is currently at the Honda dealer and says that the head is warped due to the overheating. I called Honda of America but they stated that they will not cover this expensive collateral damage of the warped head because they only extended the warranty on the block even though the faulty block caused the head damage. Honda representative on the phone implied that I had been negligent in some way, perhaps by ignoring a check engine light causing the damage. I bought the car new in 2006 and never had a check engine light until the moment the car broke down. Honda is acting irresponsibly with this issue.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

The check engine light came on while we were on the highway. After checking the code and the fluids we continued driving with no issues. The code did not say anything about the transmission going out. After 15 miles the cars transmission gave out with no warning leaving us stranded in a town with no Honda dealership.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 05/11/2014

Day1: I have a 2010 Honda Civic ex-l sedan with mileage of 95-100k. I was traveling at approximately 40-mph (best guess-timate), the vehicle check engine light came on, green light next to drive (d) began flashing and vsa indicator was lit too; vehicle seemed to be a bit jerky shifting. Took it into Honda and they changed transmission fluid, as well as replaced the 3rd gear pressure switch. Day 3: I experienced a similar problem, with the additional symptom of the speedometer display fluctuating wildly / reading too low or zero values. The local Honda dealership performed a computer update, cleared error codes, and a 10-min test drive did not recreate the issue. Day4: while gently accelerating to 45-mph, my check engine light appeared and the speedometer abruptly dropped to near "zero". It was at this point that the transmission abruptly down-shifted to either 1st or 2nd gear and caused the tires to screech (as if I had jammed on the brakes, but I had not). The abrupt deceleration of my vehicle nearly caused an accident with the car behind me, who was also accelerating and narrowly avoided rear-ending my vehicle (I imagine because of the sudden deceleration without warning of brake lights). This time, before returning to dealership, I performed online research and when I did return to that dealership, I suggested they check the engine's speed sensor. Sure enough, they ended up replacing the speed sensor and haven't had the problem since (3 weeks now). I'm reporting now because of my concern this malfunction could occur to someone else and cause their vehicle to be rear-ended.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 09/02/2013

Sudden acceleration: I have been observing that the vehicle suddenly accelerates while driving downhill or merging on the highway. I have also noticed that it will accelerate when you turn off the cruise control. The speed is uncontrollable for few seconds before the engine starts the deceleration. I have taken a vehicle to the dealer twice and they have assured that this is normal function since check engine light is not on. The vehicle is 1. 5 yrs old and has @15k miles on it.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 12/17/2011

Two days ago I was pulling into a parking space in a grocery store parking lot. I was slowing the car down using the brakes. As I turned into the parking space I applied pressure on the brakes, the brakes became soft and suddenly the engines rpms increased and began jumping between 3000 rpms to 4000 rpms. The car began to move forward even though I had the brakes fully depressed and I was in danger of hitting other cars or people. I immediately put the car in neutral and the rpms jumped even higher. I turned the engine off and after a few seconds the engine stopped. I re-started it and drove to the Honda dealership. They have had the car for two days and can not find the problem (or so they say). This is the second time in 8 weeks this has happened in this car (see complaint number 10435619). This was not pedal error. My foot was only on the brake. After doing a google search I see hundreds of similar complaints. Honda is not admitting that there is a problem with the software in their cars but there is. Please look into this before too many people get killed. I could have easily run over the 2-3 people walking in front of me if I hadn't been through this before and knew to put the car in neutral right away. Both times when I put my foot on the brake I felt the brakes soften and the engine suddenly revved. It appears to me that there is some glitch in their software that tells the engine to downshift when braking. Instead of downshifting the engine accelerates. Something is clearly wrong with this car. Unfortunately the check engine light does not come on so Honda can not find the error. Clearly if you do a google search there is a serious problem out there with these Hondas.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 10/23/2011

I would drive on the freeway and my temperature gauge would fluctuate and return to normal. I investigated the matter online and found other owners of the same car had the same problems with the thermostat needing to be replaced so I intended to buy a new one. Then when I would hit bumps in the road my electronics would malfunction. The radio (not cd) would turn off. I would have to turn in back on. Then on 10/23/2011 I merged onto the freeway traveling at approximately 45 mph and accelerating normally. There was traffic so I could not accelerate very fast. That is when my electrical components began to completely fail. The dash alarms would blink on and off, my check engine light never came on. The car jerked forward a few times. I felt clicking in the peddles and steering column. At once all the electrical and engine shut off. I had no gauges, no electrical, and no power of any kind. That's when I pulled over to the shoulder of the freeway. I noticed smoke rising from the hood. Then it grew into a fire. I immediately tried to escape the cabin of the car. I couldn't exit from the driver side because of traffic. I climbed over to the passenger side. At this time the fire had engulfed the engine area and was coming into the cabin. I exited the passenger side door and ran from the vehicle as it was burning. The entire car became engulfed with fire. Nothing was left of it when the fire department came. It was completely consumed by the fire. I'm really at a loss as to why it would do this? I took really good care of my car. I have papers that prove I just recently had the necessary maintenance on it. This never should have happened.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 05/21/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at highway speeds she noticed the engine light illuminate and then the vehicle suddenly lost power and then stalled. The contact was able to continue driving, but the vehicle suddenly stalled again when she arrived in a parking lot. The vehicle was inspected by a independent mechanic and they advised her that they would recharge the battery, but that may not be the failure. The vehicle was then taken to another independent mechanic the next day and it stalled 3 times on the way there. On the 3rd stall it was unable to be driven and was then towed to a dealer. They advised her that the tddc cylinder code had stalled for the cam shaft cylinder sensor. The vehicle was repaired for the cam shaft sensor. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000. Tb.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 9
Failure Date: 10/02/2010

Transmission failed while driving on highway at 60mph. Car would not shift into gear and check engine light signaled. There were no warnings whatsoever. This appears to be correlated to many others complaints with the 2001 Honda Civics. I was fortunate to not have been seriously hurt when my car came to a stop. I feel as though this is a defect that needs to be recalled.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 10
Failure Date: 03/27/2010

I have around 95k miles on my Honda, there have been no problems to date. I was driving out of town, going uphill, when my engine light began flashing. I pulled over immediately and turned the car off. We got a tow to the Honda dealer on Saturday 3/27/10, today 3/29/10 they called to inform me it was a cracked engine block that will cost approximately $5000 to repair (no longer under warranty). I began researching online and noticed I was not alone, I saw hundreds of threads complaining of the same problem and referencing service bulletin 08-044. The fact that it is a well known, documented issue and not recalled is outrageous!.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 11
Failure Date: 02/15/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. While having the vehicle inspected the contact was informed that the check engine light appeared on the dashboard. The vehicle was not diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 56000 and the current mileage was 57000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 12
Failure Date: 02/11/2010

My cars transmission if failing again, back in 2010 is when it first started, I was on my way to work, then all of a sudden my car wouldn't move and I was pressing down on the gas pedal, only the acceleration gauge was moving. I called my dad and told him what had happened, so he took it to a mechanic and he said I needed a new transmission, so I had it replaced and the cost came out of my own pocket, and now two years later the same thing is happening again, the car jerks when shifting gears and the check engine light is on again. . . .

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 13
Failure Date: 05/02/2009

I own a 2001 Honda Civic lx sedan. The car has about 81000 miles on it. On may 2nd 2009, the car just stopped in the middle of the road and the check engine light came on. I towed it to the nearest auto shop. The diagnostic test revealed the codes to be p0740 and p0730, which I am told, indicate a broken torque converter and a faulty transmission. I then took the car to Honda in mission valley, san diego. The service technician recommended replacing the transmission unit. When I enquired the reasons for this, the technicians only response was badluck. He quoted the price for the replacement as $2600. On may 4th, I opened a case with american Honda, mainly because the car has only 81k miles on it, is not very old and I have records for all the recommended services for the car. Above all, a car just stopping in the middle of the road without any sort of warning is a major safety hazard. Given the circumstances, I am grateful that no one was injured due to the mechanical malfunction. The next day, a case manager from Honda, mr. Sergio suarez, contacted me. We spoke for close to an hour, without being able to reach any mutually favorable resolution. While I appreciate mr. Suarezs polite demeanor, he was ultimately indifferent about analyzing my case. Mr. Suarez did not even request to see the service records for the vehicle. It seemed to me like he had already made his conclusions before talking to me and never intended to address my concerns. Mr. Suarez, in fact, at the end of the call notified me that I am not a customer of Honda and that Honda has no obligations towards my vehicle or me.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 14
Failure Date: 02/14/2009

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph the vehicle stalled and the check engine light came on. The contact stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive and could cause a crash to occur. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that other owners of this year make and model have experienced the engine stalling but the manufacturer has not taken any steps to remedy the problem. The failure mileage was 93,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 15
Failure Date: 08/13/2008

1. No prior warning, other than a slight lurch while accelerating while merging onto the freeway earlier the same day. 2. &3. Transmission failure/ p0370 incorrect gear ratio resulting in a pulling lurching sensation while attempting to accelerate. Was unable to accelerate past 10mph without avoiding the lurching, had to pull off the road and be towed to the nearest residential area then get it towed in the morning to a mechanic within 3-4 miles of where I was parked. The check engine light was indeed on and was turned off once the error code was retrieved by the triple a mechanic, who recorded it as a p0370 incorrect gear ratio issue. As it is a transmission problem, Honda's policy is to replace the transmission entirely. At this point, I had the vehicle towed to the nearest Honda dealership, because it was a far more serious problem than I had anticipated. However, since the check engine light is off now and with it, the error code, Honda's service center has stated that nothing can be done by them until the check engine light reappears and the lurching occurs again. I was told that whether that happened on a side street or freeway, it was of no concern to them and that the situation was out of their hands. The situation I have with my car mirrors the experience of the many 2001 Honda Civic owners, hence my concern and frustration with the airport marina Honda dealership. My major concern is that I will have to force a lurching, jerking car safely off the freeway before Honda wishes to deal with my vehicle again.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 16
Failure Date: 07/18/2008

My engine needed more oil and the oil light did not come on in my car and the engine ended up getting burned out. The check engine light also did not come on.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 17
Failure Date: 07/03/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. While driving 60 mph on the interstate, the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. When he depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle failed to maintain speed and the transmission failed. The contact was able to maneuver to the shoulder of the road until it could be towed to a repair shop. The failure mileage was 83,204 and current mileage was 83,205. Updated 08/04/08. Updated 08/06/08.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 18
Failure Date: 08/22/2006

At about 11,000 miles when the vehicle was 6 months old, the engine light came on for no apparent reason. From that point forward, the problems began to escalate. The vehicle engine began to reduce the speed of the vehicle from 75 to 50, 50 to 35 and on another occasion, 45 to 25 while merging into traffic on the interstate. On all occasions, the vehicle was being driven on the interstate at high speeds. The vehicle is a manual transmission. The service department at the dealership where the vehicle was purchased on 2/2006 finally conceded that they could not fix the vehicle. The vehicle was referred to american Honda corporation for mediation and a buy back price. At this point in time, the vehicle meets all test requirements for the north carolina lemon law. American Honda wants to trade in the vehicle and replace the engine, then resell. . Honda Civic sedan with navigation. This vehicle should be destroyed and not resold on the marketplace.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 19
Failure Date: 05/08/2006

O 2 sensor/ exhaust check engine light problem on my 1998 Honda Civic lx.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 20
Failure Date: 10/20/2004

While driving 60 mph vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle ,and pulled over. The check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection. The cause has not been determined at this time.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 21
Failure Date: 08/15/2004

While driving check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 22
Failure Date: 08/22/2003

Consistent problems with check engine light in 2001, Honda Civic. Dealers had inspected vehicle several times, but problem still occurring.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 23
Failure Date: 04/16/2003

The check engine light keeps coming on in my 1998 Honda Civic. The dealer has already replaced the oxygen sensor once under warranty but now claims that the warranty period is over. The car only has 34,000 miles on it, and the oxygen sensor was replaced about 13,000 miles ago. I have found many other similar complaints on internet bulletin boards.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 24
Failure Date: 10/14/2002

I had the checked at kolbe Honda when the check engine light came on. I thought the porblems related with the check engine would be covered by mfg warranty it was not. After I have learned that three sensors defected as found in diagnostic process. I went on to replace all three sensors and the check engine light still comes on. Something is not right, I do plan on making a appointment with kolbe to further more on diagnostic and determine if this is covered by manufactory recall or warranty coverage. I also have a transmission problem, after 45 minutes of driving on city streets. The transmission starts to slip or hesitate at take off, from second gear to fourth shift speed also changes. Like in the beginning the shift patterns appears normal, 1st gear (0mph to 25mph) 2 gear (25mph to 35mph) 3 gear (35mph to 45-50 mph) 4 gear (direct drive), after 45 minutes of driving it is reduced by 10mph at gears. I can't afford rental car if the dealership requires to hold the vehicle for more than one day. My wife and I and my kids carpool in this car daily, it is our only transportation. Dt.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 25
Failure Date: 06/26/1997

Computer command control module malfunctioned. In addition, engine misfired, causing loss of power. Engine check light comes on/off.


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