What's Wrong with the Honda Civic?

Civic owners have made 6111 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (25%), followed by the body (15%) and the interior (14%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Civic.

Comparing Civic Generations

You should avoid the 7th generation (2001–2005) Civic because of its overall PainRank™ of 55.76. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
10th Gen Civic 2016–2018
274 25.43
9th Gen Civic 2012–2015
406 31.79
8th Gen Civic 2006–2011
2856 51.37
7th Gen Civic 2001–2005
2244 55.76
6th Gen Civic 1996–2000
241 10.25
5th Gen Civic 1992–1995
52 2.43
4th Gen Civic 1990–1991
34 2.6

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    The Worst Civic Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2016 (240), 2003 (191), 2012 (180), 2004 (167), 2005 (129), 2013 (105), 2011 (90), 1998 (88), 2015 (62), 2014 (59), 1997 (46), 2000 (45), 1999 (41), 2017 (30), 1996 (21), 1995 (20), 1991 (16), 1990 (13), 1993 (12), 1994 (12), 1992 (8), 2018 (4), 1989 (3), 1988 (2), 1987 (2), 1985 (1), 1982 (1), 1984 (0), 1983 (0), and 1986 (0).