Power Window Problems of Honda Civic - part 1

Honda Civic owners have reported 55 problems related to power window (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda Civic based on all problems reported for the Civic.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2016 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 11/14/2016

2016 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to parking brake system failure. The consumer stated the parking brakes had a software update performed them twice and the computer u3000-49 was replaced. The power windows also failed. Updated 06/06/2017.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 01/01/2012

The driver side window does not go up as fast as it used to. When it gets close to the top, it goes very slow. I suspect that this may be the modulator. At this current rate, my driver side window probably won't be operational by the end of this year.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 11/07/2009

Tl * the contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. When driving he smelled a strong odor of fuel inside of the vehicle. He speculated that the odor of gasoline was related to the exhaust system. Also the front passenger side power window was inoperative. No repairs were made. The failure mileage and current mileages were unknown.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 05/29/2008

S10 direct reply letter from requesting assistance in getting reimburse for the installation of a new switch for a defective driver side window switch on a 2002 Honda Civic. The consumer stated the window switch would get hot and then stop working.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2007 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 01/05/2008

Driver side window malfunction on 2007 Honda Civic hybrid.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

Driver's door manual window regulator binds forcing window out of track.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 09/15/2007

I bought my 2006 Honda Civic ex coupe brand new in November 2005, problems started to occur shortly afterwards for instance the airbag light had a malfunction and recalled the dealer didn't fix it the first time, very inconvenient, brake pedal was fixed before I bought the vehicle, there was a recall on that as well because could fall off and cause a crash. I have taken it in to Honda service to get problems fixed and numerous times, been told that its normal or some other ?!@#$% they always gave me the run around,the service people are rude, mean and incompetent and ignorant. I have taken my 06 Civic in a total of 8-10 times now to fix problems they never fix anything! interior trim is poor/poor altering from the factory, panels loose and popping out interior scratches too easily/fragile cheaply made ?!@#$% (still), front drivers seat wont retract all the way back anymore like it used to (new) weather stripping is lifting up by front windshield (still) various rattles from interior (still), undercoating/under body spray from factory is peeling completely off (new) door panel flexes and rpms rise when using windows/now seems to roll up/down slower than before (still/new) keep in mind im only at 11,000 miles too! Honda and toyotas quality is going downhill very fast especially with the Civic, crv, rdx, mdx, camry, tundra, highlander, landcruiser, yaris, and rav4. The last year before the redesign of these vehicles the quality was great, now it seems like Honda and Toyota are either teaming up together or competing to see who can make the cheapest and ?!@#$% vehicle with cheaply made materials and taking shortcuts, changed a suppliers or something, these problems are unacceptable for a new vehicle.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 06/01/2007

Brakes never worked right, felt like not stopping quick enough, had replaced 3 or 4 times since 2001, but to this day, when stopping suddenly with brake pedal fully to floor, car doesn't want to stop & is scary. Was rear ended,radio & speakers quit working, replaced & alarm quit working, had to have it completely removed & had damaged fly wheel. Alarm malfunction was causing car to run in "safe mode" and car was using too much gas. The gas indicator is not accurate, and slow to adjust to empty or full levels, even when in perfect weather. Even now I am certain that I do not get good gas mileage in city or highway driving & feel this car is vastly overrated in every way! srs indicator light is always on for 3 years now, red in color, I never knew this was a problem before reading bulletins ( but do now). Right front window was slow to roll down for months, then wouldn't roll up in cold weather, and now won't work at all regardless of weather conditions. Is stuck, and where I thought it might be a simple fuse issue, now we're finding out it will be a $600 window motor issue. Not a very happy Honda customer right now. Ironically, I bought this Civic because of a prior positive experience owning a Honda crx, which was wonderful. This Honda Civic 2001 has changed the way I view Honda's in general, unfortunately.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 9
Failure Date: 06/16/2006

2006 Honda Civic engine died while driving. Customer states that the engine stalled and it was the dealers fault for when she had an oil change and they forgot to put oil in it. The consumer stated there were two more incidents where the engine slowed and was very sluggish and the vehicle had to be towed back to the dealer. The consumer stated the driver's side window was not closing properly, the rear passenger door seal was coming apart, the brakes, rear door weather strip, and tail light were all replaced.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 10
Failure Date: 05/05/2006

My 2001 Honda Civic ex srs light came up last week. This car had lot of issues since I bought in 2000 December 1. Radio replaced 1 month after purchase. 2. Right front side wheel bearing was replaced within 6 months under warranty. It failed again in 2005. I had it replaced again in 2005 for $500. 3. Side airbag light reset within 2 years. It came back again in 2000. The dealer doesn't know what is causing the problem. Its going to cost me $600 to replace the sensor. 4. Front side windows get stuck and don't roll up properly in cold weather. In 2003 dealer replaced the motor for $600 but still doesn't work. 5. Replaced front struts in 2006 6. Power steering pump failed in 2006 will cost me $500 to replace. 7. Srs light came up and stays on in 2006. Don't know what it will take to get this repaired. Overall I think 2001 Civic is a piece of junk.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 11
Failure Date: 03/16/2006

: the contact stated the power windows were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where it was determined the wiring harness needed to be replaced. It was taken to the dealership for repair. Also, the hazard light was inoperable. The dealership determined the hazard light switch needed to be replaced.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 12
Failure Date: 02/25/2006

The driver side window is not working properly. The window has a hard time opening and closing. Sometimes the window would get stuck while in operation and the only way to keep window moving is to constantly switch the window switch back and forth between opening and closing. Worst is when the window would slip out of its sliding bracket. When this happens,the window is totally stuck and the door has to be taken apart so that the window can be put back into its bracket. This is a potential safety issue.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Honda Civic 13
Failure Date: 12/16/2005

Front power windows come off track. Had car to dealer twice for driver's window before repaired. Then passenger window started with problems. Also, now drivers window runs slow at times in same fashion before previous problem.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Honda Civic 14
Failure Date: 09/10/2005

My 1996 Honda Civic hx has driver side window failure where the window falls off the track and will not go up or down. Also, the window molding around the driver's window buckles and causes the window to fall off the track. Have had it repaired several times and still has the exact same problem recurring. Have read many other complaints as to this same problem, and am wondering why there hasn't been some sort of recall.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Honda Civic 15
Failure Date: 11/30/2004

Driver quarter window breakage at freezing temperatures. Glass must be replaced; contacting Honda to request replacement as this appears to be a glass defect.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 16
Failure Date: 11/18/2004

Both windows do not open all the way. In 2000 driver's side window came off the rubber track. Replaced channel and regulator in 2000. 11/18/04 driver side window came off the rubber track again.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 17
Failure Date: 11/10/2004

1998 Honda Civic ex coupe- great car except for the power windows. I have not been able to have them professionally fixed because of the cost. They have been stuck in the up position for a few years now. They come off track if I try to roll them down and the glass literally falls into the door.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 18
Failure Date: 03/20/2004

Manual transmission jumps while driving also does not want to go into second gear. Makes wierd grinding sound while driving slow. Car shutters and shakes violently while in 5th gear in excess of 70 mph. Car shuts off by its self( was told VIN not in sequence for ignition recall). Right front springs sticks and some times makes a ( " boing" ) sound. Car keeps pulling to right even after alignment. When heater or defroster are on they make a loud chirping sound. On cold or rainy days steam will pour out of engine compartment smelling like radiator fluid. Was in 2 minor accidents one front end colision one rear end colission both about 30 mph and air bags did not deploy. Engine is becoming rusty and coroded. Drivers power window is slow to go up and front seat belts will not retract. Engine light comes on and car loses power and gas mielage. Goes offf when gas tank is filled. Car has been to dealer numerous times for Honda scheduled service and also while it was under warranty. All the problems adressed above were told to dealer who said they could not find a problem. . But they sure did when my warranty expired. Now they will not fix anyhting unless I pay for it.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 19
Failure Date: 02/01/2004

Driver's side power window has failed twice in 3 months. Binds and slips off track.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 20
Failure Date: 09/27/2003

After an expensive repair to the front driver's side power window (replaced both channel/runner and regulator/motor), I now realize that this is a fairly common problem with newer Hondas. I have checked the NHTSA website and have located several similar complaints. In addition, I know of several other Honda owners who experienced the same problem and were forced to pay for the exact same repairs. I think that Honda should reduce the cost of their parts for this repair and investigate the problem with their front driver-side power windows.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 21
Failure Date: 08/17/2003

Driver and passenger windows pop off track, bind.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 22
Failure Date: 07/27/2003

Driver's side window of 2000 Honda Civic vp windows regulator broken. Window has been very difficult to wind up and down for 2 years. While searching for information on this I've discovered that it has been reported by several other people and also it's listed in the service bulletins. Since I'm no longer under warranty, I felt obligated to at least log a complaint so others may see that there's an issue here.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 23
Failure Date: 07/15/2003

My drivers side window slowed then came to a complete stop one rainy day while going through a toll booth. I was trying to close the window. It stopped halfway open or shut depending on your point of view. I brought it to my mechanic and took a peak while he repaired it. The clamps attached to the motorized track, that hold the window in place while moving up and down, had loosened up. The slack had cause the clamp to shift position during movement and the window in turn slid out of alignment. This caused the window to jam against the door frame. The last time this happened it was also during rainy weather.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 24
Failure Date: 02/27/2003

Power windows fail. The incident has occurred at least 7 times in the past five years. Service representatives say that one must lubricate the window runners. The owner's manual either fails to mention this maintenance or the existence of such maintenance. The part is always replaced and always fails.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 25
Failure Date: 02/15/2003

This vehicle is a lemon -- defective throughout. Major problem is a transmission that has failed twice -- once being replaced by the manufacturer only after two years of complaining about the problem, being unable to drive any distances, and after numerous times I paid to have the problem unresolved. Since it was replaced in July 2001, I began complaining again about problems in may of 2002, only to get the same run around again. Costing me money out of my pocket for their defective cvt transmission for which they refuse to acknowledge their defect. Finally got it fixed and the warranty extended for the second time, but in the meantime, check out the VIN numbers on the NHTSA website and you'll many other Honda owners with transmission problems and very similar VIN numbers. Late fall 2002 to winter 2003 driver side door lock failed and almost immediately after that was fixed the driver side window failed. I had to drive down the freeway in the rain to get home with a window I could only pull up half way. But to top things off, I have to replace the alternator this month. Worse of all, my car was experience symptoms that were apparently attributed to the alternator back in March 31, 1999 service bulletin 98-029. However, Honda never notified the vehicle owners. They just played the odds that the majority would fail outside of warranty and they wouldn't have to pay a dime. It amazes me that our government allows auto manufacturers to get away with this type of business practice. Just because a part failure may not cause an accident doesn't mean it's not dangerous. If I'm commuting 100 miles a day, as I have been for the past several months, and my car broke down who knows where, I could very well be in danger as a single women traveling a lone. I need to be able to count on my vehicle, which I have gone out of my way to insure was always properly serviced. I can not trust Honda and will never buy another one.

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