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Ignition Switch Problems of Honda Civic - part 1

Honda Civic owners have reported 153 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 08/20/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. While driving, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the ignition switch, but the failure continued. The mechanic also diagnosed that the engine block was cracked and was leaking coolant. The vehicle was not repaired. The local dealer (Honda super store of lisle, illionis) and the manufacturer were notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 109,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 06/20/2017

The contact owns a 1999 Honda Civic. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed by aaa to wrench on wheels of kent, washington where the vehicle was inspected. It was determined that the ignition switch overheated at random, which caused the relay to become faulty. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2015 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 06/05/2017

To whom it may concern: I have had my 2015 Honda Civic coupe since October of 2015. First issue, since I bought the vehicle I have noticed a strange clicking sound that happens once when you switch from reverse to drive. For example, I will put out of my drive way in reverse, go a couple yards in reverse, then come to a complete stop and switch it to drive. After I switch it to drive and then drive a couple yards forward, a weird clicking sound comes up, it is towards the front passenger side of the vehicle. I am not sure if it is an axle or hub, or knuckle. The second issue is, my ignition switch. It tends to heat up after a few minutes. The reason I say a few minutes is because, ill put the key into the ignition switch, then turn it and drive off for a couple of minutes around the block. Then ill come to a stop, put the car in park, and remove the key from the ignition, and the key will be extremely hot. The first time it happened, I put my keys in my jean pocket and it burnt me. It wasnt a bad burn to where it left me a scar or anything, but it was still a burn that is not normal.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 03/25/2017

Vehicle is stalling while driving without any warning or indication. It may start again or may not. May not restart for twenty times or more, or less. The one variable that remains the same is that it will stall at some point when driving this vehicle. A crash is very likely. There was a recall on this car for faulty ignition switch that could cause the engine to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. May 16, 2002 campaign number: 02v120000 . Honda would not honor recall because it was a closed recall, but will open if VIN # shows it is one of the cars that was recalled. The car shows up with the recall with many complaints on ignition switch. More on the stalling, it would stall on any road, street, or highway in motion. Every stall was in motion. If starting the vehicle up from a stopped position it may or may not start the first time or twenty times later. Started in 2014. Honda wouldn't fix it. Next two years sat in parking space. 2017 started to drive it after new battery, new radiator+thermostat. Car still stalls in motion. 03/30/2017 took car to Honda for recall. Said car VIN # did not show recall on it that the recall was closed on the ignition switch. I need to know what my options are. I only drive on roads that have 30mph limits and I don't let my kids drive it. I don't want to cause a death or injury to anyone who may crash into my car.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 03/13/2017

There is a recall out right now for my ignition switch but when I call Honda, they said there is no recalls for my vehicle. I am currently experiencing the symptoms of the recall but they refused to help me or dont believe me. I am not comfortable driving this vehicle right now because it shuts off while driving and I have no steering at all. This is my daily commuter. Please help.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 03/07/2017

Ignition switch is cuting off while drive the car, almost caused a accident looked up VIN said not in the recall list for the Honda Civic ignition recall.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 10/21/2016

I came to a stop at a light and the engine quit. When I tried to start it again, it lurched a little and quit again. When I tried to restart it, the engine would turn over but not start. The car was towed to a repair place. After a few days the mechanic got it running and I drove it home. When I tried to start it sometime later, it would not start, just like at the traffic light. It would rev up and then die. It did this a couple of times and then started. When I turned it off and tried to start it again it would turn over but not start. It was towed to a different repair place where the mechanic diagnosed it as a bad ignition switch and told me there was a recall on this make and model Honda. A check with the Honda dealer revealed that there was no applicable recall on this vehicle; ie. , a vehicle with the above VIN. Why not?? apparently, for some reason my 1999 Honda Civic lx was "missed" because the problem I am having has all the characteristics of what is described in the recall. Why was there a recall, my vehicle was omitted, and now some years later the problem rears its head and I have to pay to have it corrected. It fails to start randomly and if it quits while I am driving and I can't start it again, it is a safety situation since I lose my power brakes and power steering.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Original ignition switch failure. Vehicle stalls often while driving on highways and local roads.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Honda Civic 9
Failure Date: 07/25/2016

My Honda was parked in the garage when I tried to start it the key would no longer go into the ignition. Had to have it towed to dealer where it was diagnosed as a defective ignition switch. Had it replaced and now the remote key won't work on the doors.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 10
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

Car stalls unexpectedly. This happened twice, luckily on local streets and at very slow speeds. Both times car restarted easily. Honda had replaced the ignition switch on recall back in 2003 by the original owner--I'm the second owner-- but now with over 200,000 miles the problem seems to have returned. Called american Honda and they suggested I have the problem diagnosed at a Honda service center at my expense. $110 cost. If the ignition switch is proven defective, they will reimburse all expenses but only after approval from american Honda for a second replacement. Decided to have my own mechanic fix the problem and then send the bill to Honda with documentation. To be continued. . .


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 11
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

Bad ignition switch will stall on highway and just starting where the key is 1,2,3 is start between 2 and 3 well on 2 it will not light up the dash lights no power so I turn into a little bit from 2 to 3 and make contact then start and sometimes keeps running others stalls random for the past year or 2 now just does it all the time.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1995 Honda Civic 12
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

I was accelerating while driving and my car suddenly shut off. I only had power to my radio and headlights. I had to switch on my hazards, put my car in park. I turned it off and back on and it started right back up- but had I of been on the freeway I would have been hit. I had my 2 year old son in the car with me. I immediately turned around to go home and it happened once again on the way back (luckily I took side streets home) turned out to be the ignition switch, but the shop is telling me the whole thing needs to be replaced.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Honda Civic 13
Failure Date: 09/05/2015

The ignition switch has gone out.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 14
Failure Date: 08/24/2015

The contact owns a 1999 Honda Civic. While parked, the ignition switch failed to turn to the on position. The failure recurred on one other occasion. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1995 Honda Civic 15
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

I was stopped due to a red traffic light when I noticed smoked coming out behind the steering wheel, at the same time the dash lights were also flickering/ fluctuating. I managed to pull over quickly to a parking lot and shut of the engine. I had it towed to a mechanic. The diagnosis was a faulty electrical ignition switch.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 16
Failure Date: 02/13/2015

The car is still stalling out. The latest today, when pulling into parking space at home, it stalled. No warning, no lights, no sounds. . . . Just stalled. What do you think would happen if it happened on the interstate at fast speeds or in high traffic areas where you might ram into the back of my car, without warning, just stopped in front of you with no warning. Maybe even in a turning lane, cars coming at me, right/left/front/behind. I am scared to death my luck is going to run out and someone or some people are going to get hurt and lose their lives because Honda can't fix this problem with the ignition switch. They can, but won't!!! they, Honda, is risking lives in order to save some money, not lives, money. It could be you behind me the next time it happens and it will happen again. Please help get this fix. I wanna save lives not end lives!!!!!!!!!! this has been a problem for about 2months now.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 17
Failure Date: 12/03/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 02v120000 (electrical system). The failure mileage e was 140,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 18
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

I was driving my 1999 Honda Civic lx and out of no where it stalled coming up to a stop sign. No warning lights on the dash came on. It also gave a little shake while holding onto the steering wheel. It took a few ignition turns before it started back up. This was the start of many to come stalling out or several attempts at starting the vehicle. This happens intermittently. It will start. . . It won't start. . . It stalled. . . It did not stall. The car had a mind of it's own. Now, we took it to repair shop and they couldn't get it to not start. It started everytime while at the shop. In order to do a diagnostic test on the vehicle it would need to not start. It is dangerous to drive this vehicle as a result of stalling out without any warning and at any speed where a crash is inevitable. I researched this vehicle afterwards to find any recalls on it. Sure enough there was. It had a faulty ignition switch which causes the above symptoms. . . . . Stalling out and trouble starting. I never got a letter or mail of any kind stating there is a recall on this car's ignition switch. Why? there also is one other recall on this car, a fuel tank thermal insulator. No notice on that recall. What do I need to do to get these faulty recalls done? before there is a crash as a result of this manufacturer faulty equipment. .

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Honda Civic 19
Failure Date: 10/02/2014

Replaced ignition switch that locked up after 3 yrs.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 20
Failure Date: 09/27/2014

1998 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated last year, the vehicle stalled a number of times, while he was wife was driving. It happened about 14 times, over a period of just a few days.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 21
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The car just shuts off at random times while at highway speeds and will immediately restart once stopped. The ignition switch was replaced under another recall in 2005 for this same issue. Dealership refuses to repair again and wants to charge for diagnostics. The ignition switch is intermittent just as stated in the recall, same issues have not been repaired.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 22
Failure Date: 06/20/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the key was difficult to remove from the ignition. The contact had to maneuver the key numerous times in order to remove it from the ignition switch. Also, the vehicle stalled several times and the contact had to wait a brief moment in order to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to more than two independent mechanics and they were not able to diagnose the failure. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 02v120000 (electrical system). The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who replaced the ignition switch. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. Ma 08/05/15.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 23
Failure Date: 12/09/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Civic. The contact stated that once the vehicle was powered off and the key was removed from the ignition, the vehicle would fail to restart. The contact could restart the vehicle if the key was not removed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 66,378.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 24
Failure Date: 11/07/2013

The car ignition turned off suddenly while driving. I was able to come to a stop and restart the engine. My car already had the ignition switch replaced per the national recall. It looks like the replacements are not an improvement.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 25
Failure Date: 10/10/2013

My 1999 Honda Civic dx kept shutting off several times while driving without warning. Died on the interstate, and subsequently, I was rearended. Was diagnosed with a faulty ignition switch which was recalled for my year, make and model but my batch supposedly wasn't one that was affected. They want $700 to repair the $80 recalled part and refuse to honor the already existing recall.

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