Starter Problems of Honda Civic

Honda Civic owners have reported 11 problems related to starter (under the electrical system 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   Starter problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 1
Failure Date: 01/15/2013

The car engine stalls while driving soon after starting. It will happen typically while the car starts hot, either if the weather is hot or if the car was already warm from driving. The engine will also fail to stay started unless I turn the starter engine over a few times extra. I believe this is a result of the faulty ignition switch which was recalled for similar vehicle models.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Honda Civic 2
Failure Date: 10/16/2012

I took my Honda Civic 2002 into condon auto in sioux city, iowa, for a light switch recall. The recall was completed. I drove the car home. Tried to start the car again and no starter. $350 later they replaced wires to the starter and the car runs again. It is possible this was a coincidence but beware having recalls done at this location.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 3
Failure Date: 01/03/2011

Since 2011 this car has been cutting out while driving. The speed could be anywhere from 30 mph on a street or 70 mph on the highway. This complete "powering off" has caused me near misses and accidents many times. Since purchasing this car in 2007, I have had the distributor replaced 3 times; as we thought that was the reason for the failures. It was not. Very recently (in the month of January) the car cut out so many times while driving and it became such a safety issue I brought it my mechanic and told him I could not drive anymore until the root cause was determined. First, they thought it needed a tune up. I had all the spark plugs, wires, etc replaced. The car still powered off while driving. Then, I had the distributor replaced again. The car still cut out. The mechanic then removed the starter and put a new one in and it solved the problem. Since then I've read online this has been a continuous problem with this model and I am going to pursue getting my money back for all the work done to the car this month. I kept the starter and the key if needed for evidence.

car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Honda Civic 4
Failure Date: 06/22/2010

1. The car would not turn over when you turn the key after the car had been driving for a while. 2. Came out one morning and car would not turn over called aaa and dealer, checked the battery green light was bright got car to start and went to dealer, 3. They said starter was bad and replaced with a new one under warranty. About 3 to 4 weeks later problem came back and was able to start car and took to dealer again and this time they could not find any problem they just noted it and awaiting for the issue to happen again.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 5
Failure Date: 01/21/2009

Car wouldn't start, Jan 10, 2009 was taken to service station,battery ok engine ok, charging system ok, computer system ok they couldn't find anything wrong, car would start fine,nothing was done to it. 11 days later car wouldn't start,so ignition starter was replaced. Car was ok until Jan 26(5 days after new car ignition switch was replaced) car is still in repair shop. Just found out on internet about problems and recall of 98 Honda Civic ignition switch. Please advise as to what to do next, need car for work travel. I am afraid for my life to use this car now. I do not feel safe in it at all.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1997 Honda Civic 6
Failure Date: 05/07/2007

The contact owns a 1997 Honda Civic. The failure mileage was 112000 and the current mileage was 113000. The vehicle was having trouble shifting from first to second gear and the engine light turned on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer replaced the 02 sensor and stated that the transmission needed to be flushed and the linear solenoid needed to be replaced.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 7
Failure Date: 09/17/2002

Consumer states that dealership is charging to reconnect vehicle starter system after disconnecting to do recall repair. *mrrecall repair was for a faulty ignition switch.

car image   Starter problem of the 2000 Honda Civic 8
Failure Date: 12/12/1999

When the car was 2 weeks old, we returned from a drive and found the car would not shut off, even with the ignition in the "off" position and the key removed. The engine sounded as though it was trying to start itself, even though it was still running. I put the key back in and turned it to the "on" position, at which point the unusual noise disappeared, and the car seemed to idle normally. I turned it off again, and the noise returned as the car kept running. I turned the key on and off a few times before the engine finally stopped. As I got out of the car, I noticed smoke rising from under the hood. I opened the hood and saw that a fire was burning on the starter and the nearby rubber hoses. I unsuccessfully tried to blow out the flames, which we put out using a fire extinguisher from our apartment building, which we were parked in front of. All damaged parts were replaced by the dealership service department, although there is still a burnt smell evident after driving the car. I informed Honda of the problem through their "new owner survey" and a letter to their customer relations zone office.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Honda Civic 9

The vehicle takes several attempts to start. Jg.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1998 Honda Civic 10

Consumer stated after having the recall work performed done on the ignition switch, the remote starter was no longer working, consumer was informed by the dealership that performed the recall, that they were not responsible if it did not work after fixing the vehicle, consumer was left without a vehicle for 4 hours to have the remote starter reconnected for at a cost of 60 dollars, because the dealership had destroyed all of the wires.

car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Honda Civic 11

Consumer received a recall notice regarding a defective ignition switch, when consumer arrived at the dealership, she was informed there would be a charge to reconnect the after market remote starter on the vehicle, or the started would be left disconnected, consumer took the vehicle to another dealer and was assured there would be no charge.

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