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Headlights Problems of Honda Civic - part 1



Honda Civic owners have reported 90 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 11/06/2014

This is regarding my Honda Civic 2000, please let us know the air bags and the headlights replaceable. Let me know whom to contact. Your earlier reply in this regards will be highly appreciated. VIN#1hgej6671yl016844 thanks.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 09/29/2014

This is not a complaint against the car I am driving, but I'm not sure how else to share this concern. The new headlights in cars are too bright. They hurt a person's eyes. Even people who aren't sensitive to light are complaining about having to look away from oncoming traffic because the lights are simply too bright. Not being able to keep an eye on oncoming traffic seems silly. Drivers need to be able to see what the oncoming car is doing, not be blinded by the light and forced to look away. This will lead to many more accidents from something that was originally intended to be an improvement. These lights should be banned and removed from the market.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 09/05/2014

I received a recall notice in sept. Of 2012 for the wiring on the low beam headlights, at that time the dealer didn't have the parts for repairs. Finally I am getting around to getting it corrected. But when I called the dealer they refused to schedule this repair because they said this VIN# does not exist. I called Honda of USA but they wouldn't say what the problem is,but if isend a copy of my license and registration they would review & advise. My car is titled ,tagged ,registered with this VIN. Now it is recalled. How am I supposed to proceed with recall 12v-136 if the dealer refuses service.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 02/27/2014

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number 04v086000 (exterior lighting). The failure and current mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 02/27/2014

Headlights low beam failed was repaired in a recall one before but failed again shows in there service bulletin. . Read more...

car image   Headlights problem of the 1995 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

I noticed that my low-beam headlights were not working. However, the high beams and parking lights worked. I attempted to replace a bulb and noticed that the plastic electrical connection to both headlights had melted.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 09/29/2013

As I was driving home in my vehicle at night. The low beam headlights went out suddenly, my high beam lights work so I was alble to make it home. This problem was corrected before on a recall campain. Now my question is can this problem be fixed again free of charge? and is there a better fix for this problem? I have replaced both bulbs with no avail. It seems to be the same problem again. Being a safety issue on my vehicle and possibly other drivers.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 09/01/2013

Low beam headlights went out without warning. Headlight bulbs are not burnt out but will not come back on. Hi beam headlights are operative. Failure is similar to the campaign number 04v086000 but Honda will not repair because they say my VIN number is not in the recall. Not sure why, but at high speed this could have very easily caused a serious accident.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 9
Failure Date: 06/18/2013

Headlights go off sometimes on their own. I think this is the same problem that caused a recall on the 2002-2003 Civics. Apparently 2004's are having problems with this also. I have seen several complaints online.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Honda Civic 10
Failure Date: 05/28/2013

Main headlights failed for a time period (~15 minutes) at various times. Had the car for 2 years and problem occurred at least 4 times. The last time was last week when there was a terrible storm. First time when it was snowing really hard. The other two times the weather was just fine, no rain or snow. Took the vehicle to the Honda dealer twice, but both times the dealer said they can't do anything because they can't duplicate the problem. Very disappointed with Honda.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Honda Civic 11
Failure Date: 02/28/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the headlights would not illuminate brightly. The dealer was notified and advised the contact that the lights were operating as designed and there was no way to make the light brighter. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that only manufacturer approved light bulbs were allowed in the vehicle and the vehicle was operating as designed, offering no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 40,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Honda Civic 12
Failure Date: 12/15/2012

One or more headlights often do not light when turned on. Plug on headlight is not loose, fuses and relays have been replaced.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 13
Failure Date: 09/07/2012

Driving at highway speed, moving from twilight to night, I suddenly noticed the headlights were not operating on either side. We pulled over to check the bulbs, fuses, and relays which all appeared in good condition. The parking lights still worked and we discovered the high beam lights still worked. We were in a rural area so there was no place to stop before our destination to either get repairs or wait for daylight, so we had to continue on with high beams. I called our Honda dealer today (9/25/12) to report the problem, knowing that the headlight recall had recently been expanded to 2003 model year, but they were not helpful. They offered to charge me for repair but did not suggest how to report the defect to NHTSA or otherwise resolve the problem.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 14
Failure Date: 05/24/2012

Low beam headlights failed to work when driver switched from high to low beam. American Honda motor company and local dealer contacted. I was informed that this individual vehicle was not a part of NHTSA campaign 04v086000. I would like to register my complaint as I find it ironic that the same problem would occur on vehicles not included in the original recall.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Honda Civic 15
Failure Date: 05/16/2012

Driving vehicle, (2003 Honda Civic), during predawn hours on unlit portion of town road. Proceeding around a bend in the road, vehicle suddenly lost both low beam headlights. Fortunately, was able to safely pull vehicle to a stop without going off the road. This needs to be investigated!!! vehicle high beams work and all other lighting appears to be fine.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 16
Failure Date: 03/11/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic . The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the headlights failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04v086000 (exterior lighting:headlights). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 161,000. . . Updated 03/21/12 pictures received 03/29/12.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Honda Civic 17
Failure Date: 03/06/2012

I was driving home at night. I had my headlights turned to auto like I always do. As I was driving home it seemed darker than usual. When I pulled up in front of my house, my husband, who I had followed home, told me my daytime running lights were on, not my headlights. He came to my door before I turned off the car. I pointed to the indicator light on the dash to show him that the headlight symbol was on and that my dash was lit. I then got out of my car and saw that the headlights were in fact not on. I turned my headlights to manual and they came on. After this incident I began using the manual setting for headlights until I had time to take my car to the dealer. I also avoided driving at night when possible. About two weeks later, I was driving home at night with my headlights on manual when I noticed that it seemed very dark on the road, though my dash was lit and the indicator light was on. I turned my headlights to auto to see if anything would change and my headlights turned on. I turned back to manual and they turned off and then to auto and they came on again. When I arrived at home, I left the car running and checked my headlights. They were on in the auto mode but changed to my daytime running lights when turned to manual.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 18
Failure Date: 01/13/2012

Both low beams failed at the same time. High beams unaffected. Inspected combination switch and connector, switch is failing and low beam wire and connector is discolored indicating overheating. It is obvious that NHTSA recall 04v086000 / Honda service bulletin 04-015 applies to this vehicle even though the Honda service bulletin and dealer claims it is out of range. . . Updated 02/06/bf .

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 19
Failure Date: 01/10/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the low beam headlights were inoperable. Also, the wiring harness behind the bulb and the steering column was melted. The dealer advised the contact that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04v086000 ( exterior lighting:headlights) and offered no further assistance. The manufacturer was aware of the failure but failed to offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current and the failure mileages were 163,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Honda Civic 20
Failure Date: 12/06/2011

Left and right low beam headlight failure, high beam headlights operational.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 21
Failure Date: 10/29/2011

While driving at night both low beams went out. Three days later received a letter from Honda concerning recall due to light failure. Took it to Honda and they said that the cause of my failure was not recall related. I find it very odd that I would lose both my headlights at the same time a recall is being issued and they are saying it is unrelated.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 22
Failure Date: 07/22/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic si. The contact was traveling 45 mph when a burning odor emitted from the vehicle. The contact later noticed wires from the steering column were melted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer but the manufacturer was contacted and they advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04v086000 (exterior lighting: headlights). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 140,000. Kmj.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 23
Failure Date: 06/04/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that his headlights have malfunctioned and would not operate when driving at night. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 116,000. Tb.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 24
Failure Date: 05/09/2011

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 50 mph, the e headlights failed without warning. The contact stated the failure was a constant occurrence. The contact had to engage the high beam lights whenever operating the vehicle at night. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The mechanic informed the contact there was a recall under the NHTSA campaign id number: 04v086000 (exterior lighting:headlights) which might have caused the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2009 Honda Civic 25
Failure Date: 04/11/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the headlights fogged up and the made the lighting very dull. The contact stated that water had gotten into the lenses and made the headlights very foogy and prevented the contact from being able to drive at night. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told front headlight assemblies would have to be replaced. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 38,000. Rl.

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