Technical Service Bulletins
Below, we highlight several key 'hidden' protections you may not be aware of, discovered through service campaigns and technical service bulletins. TSBs highlight common potential problems with models and provide corrective measures to dealerships. The items flagged below are of particular note, indicating a potential risk, and a potential correction, should you experience the specific issue. In some cases, an extended warranty may offer additional protection for a particular at-risk component.

2012-present

There are two recalls for 2012 models: to replace the steering column due to wrong bracket installed at the factory (12-080), and to replace a fuel line due to possibility of leaks (11-027).

Service bulletins

2012 models need a new air mix door for buzzing/rattling from the dash with the heater on (13-041), and some need a software update for stalls during cold starts (12-027).

2012-13 models may need a revised front door window regulator if the windows don't go up (13-097).

2012 Hybrids have software updates for the audio system controls and Bluetooth.

Honda Civic

REDESIGN YEARS 2006 • 2012

2004-05

There are two service campaigns/warranty extensions of note:

2004-05 GX & HX models with the continuously variable transmission had the warranty for drive belt slippage and clutch judder extended. Buyers of used models should check that the work was done before purchase because the warranty has expired. (07049, 050, 051).

2004-05 cars have a service campaign to replace the coolant, which may have been contaminated from the factory and cause overheating (08-098).

Service bulletins

2004-05 models might need a body seam re-sealed if there’s water leaking into trunk (03-067).

2006-11

There are six recalls and six service campaigns/warranty extensions:

2006 two-door Civics were recalled to reseal the rear window and quarter glass (06-069), and to inspect/replace the accelerator pedal (05-061).

2006 models have a service campaign to install a water pump & pulley kit due to possible cracking (08-038/039), and a campaign to replace the auto-tensioner pivot bolt and replace drive belt (09-007).

2006-07 were recalled to inspect/replace the rear ABS wheel sensor and O-ring (07-055), and to install a brake position switch kit (07-061).

2006-09 non-Si models had the warranty for the engine block extended to 10-yrs/unlimited miles due to cracking (10-048).

2006-11 Hybrids have a recall for the DC-DC convertor, which could cause the car to not work (07-009,11-013).

2006-11 Hybrids have the warranty for the fuel tank extended to 10-yrs/120,000-miles for a fuel smell and small leak (11-068).

2006-11 models in black, blue, gray, or polished metal/urban titanium had the warranty for paint issues (cracking, chalking, or clouding) extended to 7-yrs/unlimited miles (14-034), and the warranty for the sun visor extended to 7-yrs/100,000 miles.

2008-09 Si models have a service campaign to update software for the tire pressure monitoring system because the low pressure indicator may come on too late (08-101).

2011 models have a recall to inspect/replace the fuel tank (11-014).

Service bulletins

2006 models may need an updated drive belt if there’s a buzzing between 1,300-1,700 RPM (06-059), and an updated bump stop if there’s a popping noise while turning (07-043).

2006-07 models may need a revised side engine mount if there’s a rattle or knock from the front right over bumps (06-060).

2006-09 models may need an updated rear damper for thumps, pops, clunks, or knocks from the rear suspension over bumps (09-005).

2007-09 non-Si models may need the timing chain cover resealed for oil leaks (09-021).

2012-present

There are two recalls for 2012 models: to replace the steering column due to wrong bracket installed at the factory (12-080), and to replace a fuel line due to possibility of leaks (11-027).

Service bulletins

2012 models need a new air mix door for buzzing/rattling from the dash with the heater on (13-041), and some need a software update for stalls during cold starts (12-027).

2012-13 models may need a revised front door window regulator if the windows don't go up (13-097).

2012 Hybrids have software updates for the audio system controls and Bluetooth.