Although pricey in its higher trim lines, the Civic is one of the best small cars on the market. The four-door LX sedan glides surefootedly through twists and turns, and it rides relatively well. The interior is roomy and well laid out, as is the trunk. The sedan's 106-hp Four and optional automatic transmission provide smooth acceleration.
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    Reliability

    We expect the 2022 Civic to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Honda's brand history and the previous generation of the Civic.

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    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

    Exhaust

    Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Catalytic converter

    "The problem was gradual, likely due to the age of the car. The necessary repair was done satisfactorily late in 2019. The result was increased gas mileage."

    Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Flange broken and allowing exhaust leak"

    Helen L., KY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Not much to say - warning light for the converter. This car is actually a 1996, which you don't give as an option"

    Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "2000 Honda Civic was not reaching necessary speed. Catalytic convertor needed replaced"

    Cathy H., OH (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The "O2" sensor, which is in the catalytic converter, was plugged and lost the get up and go power. Replaced convert and it runs great"

    Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "My check engine light came on. It was very alarming as it had never come on during the time I've owned and driven this car. I had the mechanic run the codes which told me it was the CC; he reset hoping to buy more time. Didn't work and I had the C"

    Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "it's old and the catalytic converter rusted out just at the end of the converter and at the muffler as well"

    Ralph G., IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Needs a new catalytic converter as of 2014. Engine light always on"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Exhaust leaks

    "There were holes in the exhaust pipes. Sections had to be cut out and replaced."

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Exhaust system repair"

    Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Flange on cat converter broken"

    Helen L., KY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Every part of the exhaust system corrodes/leaks/fails on a frequent basis"

    Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Exhaust manifold has a small crack. Once the engine heats up the crack closes. I always keep the vent closed until the engine heats up. The rear bushings are worn and need to be replaced"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Pipe leading to muffler developed a leak"

    Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Exhaust manifold

    "Check Engine light, could not pass emissions. turned out there was a crack in the exhaust manifold and it seems "this is a known issue""

    Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "loose bolts / leaks"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Exhaust manifold rusted through. Replaced it at the same time as the catalytic convert"

    Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Loose/rattling heat shield

    "The rattling heat shield issue needs to be dealt with at least every 9 months. Not life shattering but constant annoyance but every car I’ve ever owned has some kind of constant quirk to deal with."

    Glen W., IA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Something continues to rattle down there...ting ting ting, rattle, ting"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Muffler

    "Muffler developed a crack where the exhaust pipe enters i. This was the original muffler with 206000 miles on the car."

    Haskel S., NC (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Original exhaust system on car. replaced after >70000 miles. Commercial exhaust specialty store used. may require a return visit for adjustments."

    Michael S., WA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "This is the fourth muffler for this car (but I've had the car for 18 years.) They just rot out after < 3 years."

    Anonymous, KS (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The muffler had gotten a hole in it, so I had it replaced rather than suffer with the noise of the old muffler."

    Anonymous, UT (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Needed replacement including adjacent pipe"

    Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Rusted muffler"

    Rahim D., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Tailpipe and muffler came apart"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Normal wear and tear; about 3 - 4 years of life before replacement"

    David V., IN (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "I seem to go through mufflers very fast-getting a new one every few years. Somehow they seem to form holes or rust and need replacement"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "burned through, had to be replaced. possible that some of the associated pipes were also replaced"

    Bruce B., WA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Normal wear after 10-15 years"

    Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Muffler got a hole in it as it got rusty and it was running very noisy. Now I installed a stainless steel muffler to avoid replacing muffler every other year"

    Ion C., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "rattles, much noisier than previously"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "replaced for 2nd time in 97000 miles"

    E S., NH (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "This was basically covered in the previous response. The muffler did not need to be replaced"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "front muffler pipe broke at exhaust manifold connection a weak area"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "too loud"

    Than N., FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "This Civic model was one of the last to be made with non-stainless steel exhaust systems. Every few years, the whole muffler and external exhaust system rots and comes loose and needs to be replaced entirely"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Pipes

    "I replaced the muffler system"

    Carol L., KY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "rattling exhaust pipe under the car -- repair c. $300"

    David S., NJ (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "this car has needed either a muffler or exhaust pipe repair or replacement every 2 years since I purchased it"

    Elizabeth P., MA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Typical rusting after a couple or three years of USge; must be replaced"

    David V., IN (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Replacing the muffler required replacing some of the pipes"

    E S., NH (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "most recently the resonator corroded in the middle and fell apart. I was driving w/so much noise I thought that the muffler had fallen off, it didn't. Car was repaired at Midas. the resonator and all appropriate parts and labor cost $482"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The pipe disconnected from the muffler. Both were then replaced"

    Jon Y., WA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "I can't tell you how much money I have spent on having the exhaust fixed...numerous times...I've had things welded, replaced, patched, etc"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "I would say this is normal wear with a car this age and miliage"

    Michael S., NJ (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The only issues with "pipes" are those that constitute the external exhaust referred to before"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "They rusted out"

    Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "One end of pipe broke and dragged on the ground"

    Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Exhaust pipe B has needed replacement twice in the life of the car because it cracked and then broke, causing leakage of exhaust"

    Angela M., MD (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Engine Minor

    Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Engine computer

    "This is the problem that troubles me most. The engine light goes on intermittently . My trusty mechanic finds nothing wrong when he looks at it, and says i should not worry but bring it in if it stays on for long. A little scary. The car is old, and has never given me ANY problems at all, so am ascribing the problems now to old age"

    Laura S., VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Engine mounts

    "One replaced during 270K maintenance (done a little early due to distributor problem)."

    Robert M., NJ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Fuel leaks

    "fuel lines underside rusted out"

    S R., QC (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Oil leaks

    "Oil pan issue"

    Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Bad oil pan gasket, severe leak, replaced oil pan and gasket."

    Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Oil is dripping out of the car. Probably for months. It's not repaired yet."

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Started leaking oil, and repeated repairs never completely fix the problem. The problem is fixed, and then recurs. Have to check the oil frequently and fill."

    Mona S., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Not sure of source yet.. Most likely the oil pan gasket or more seriously the engine seal. The leak is a very very very slow drip and will know more after the next oil change"

    David R., NC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Had ALL engine gaskets and seals replaced that served to contain oil within the engine. First try, leak was worse than before. Second try - close, but there's still a small leak."

    Gaines W., TX (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Rear main is leaking"

    Anonymous, KS (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "For the past 3 years - oil is slowly leaking. Have to add intermittently"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Age and mileage related oil leaking. Problem persists even after several attempts at repair. No other significant issues with the car after 17 years of daily driving"

    Anonymous, LA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Most damaging for environment. A quart leaked or burned every month"

    Claire O., MN (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The car had three oil leaks, two in the back of the engine and one toward the front. They were repaired in the last six months and are no longer leaking"

    Anonymous, NM (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "I love my civic, but it has been using up oil...and leaving stains under my car. The car is old and the repairs are more expensive than i can deal with, so I've been patching things up with my trusty mechanic"

    Laura S., VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "There is a problem with oil burning off at a slow rate. Need to add oil periodically and change oil more frequently"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The car is old and is leaking oil. Likely from gaskets"

    Andre B., GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Oi leaking from underneath the engine. It could be a seal but it is so slow I just check the oil and add when it gets low right now"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "oil pan gasket fail resulted little oil leak"

    Shinzo O., FL (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "slow drip, mechanic says not serious, just track it"

    Callie W., WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "oil pan"

    Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "More wear and tear"

    Anonymous, NV (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "possible oil sending unit leak"

    Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Have had the car in for service twice and they have attempted to fix the leaks but have been unsuccessful"

    Richard G., FL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Oil pan leak was repaired less than one year ago, so recent leak was still under warranty"

    Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Leaking on seals on engine. Manageable by replacing oil during regularly scheduled maintenance visits and by placing an oil drip pan under the car"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Body Integrity

    Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Air or water leaks

    "raidator blew out causing replacement of radiator and another piece related to the radiator. Cost $1600 to replace."

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "cooling hose developed a leak."

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "When it rains, water accumulates in the trunk and backseat floor, even when parked. Have not been able to isolate, but suspect weatherstripping on door or trunk lid."

    Anonymous, ME (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "I find water in the footwell of the back seats floor after a hard rain. No one has been able to spot where it’s getting in so far."

    J F., DE (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Seals around hatchback leak when it rains"

    John M., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Hose leading from engine to radiator start leaking where it is attached to the engine"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Water gets inside and floors are wet after sitting in rain"

    Anonymous, DE (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "water leaking into trunk during rains. now that weather is warm, have started trying caulk in some areas around rear windshield. first attempt had no affect"

    R M., NJ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Water leaking into trunk"

    Margaret R., OR (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Water was leaking into the trunk. I bought the car used and the previous owner lied to me about an accident that caused body damage. Had to have all the leaks plugged by a body repair shop"

    Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Rain water leaks into trunk"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Seals and/or weather-stripping

    "Seal leaking fluid, repaired for under $300."

    Neal B., TX (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "During heavy rains, we get some leakage along the hatch and above the window on the drivers side."

    Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Water accumulates inside car and trunk when it rains. Also condensation accumulates on glass when there's a big temperature difference inside to outside."

    Anonymous, ME (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "water leaks in around the window seals"

    Ralph C., CA (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Trunk is leaking consistently now"

    Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Water is entering somewhere and causing mildew"

    Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "When it rains, water leaks into the trunk of my car. It forms a distinct pool of water where the spare tire is, and has dampened other items I keep in the trunk (papers, gym clothes, etc) to the point of causing mold to form and having to throw away"

    Madeleine J., CT (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Mystery source water fills up tire well"

    Callie W., WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Normal wear of rubber gaskets, etc"

    Anonymous, NV (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Squeaks or rattles

    "Squeaks when opening & closing door."

    Anonymous, (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Mystery squeaks/rattles from front end. Due to age of vehicle"

    Andre B., GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Wind noise

    "window fell off its track.had to have it re installed., electric motor is slow to respond operate. Transmission makes a granding sound in low gear,teeth messing together."

    Ralph C., CA (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The car was never a "quiet drive." However, in the last 12 months, it has gotten louder"

    Anonymous, NM (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Paint/Trim

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

    What Owners Say

    Loose interior trim or moldings

    "Sun visor falls down"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

    "The paint has peeled and faded - leaving the car looking like an alligator shedding it's skin. It's worst on the top surfaces of the car - that get the most sun."

    Mona S., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "the top of car has huge paint fading on it."

    Jennifer B., CO (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The paint faded"

    Michael W., CA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "widespread peeling on roof of clear coat, overall fading of clear coat peeling on the bumper covers"

    Roger B., VA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Clearcoat peeling in several places"

    Jonathan K., BC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The paint has come off of the entire front end of the vehicle exposing the dard undercoat"

    Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Paint on roof and top of trunk has disappeared in certain large areas. Car would still be nice looking if not for these obvious defects"

    John C., NY (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Paint is pealing"

    Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Paint has been chipping at top of doors where window meets door for quite some time. Also at edge of hatchback where window meets door"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "My paint is peeling off"

    J C., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Paint has peeled off in many places, exposing primer"

    Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Significant peeling of clear coat on front fender"

    Jonathan K., BC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The paint is peeling and fading on the hood, the roof, and the doors"

    Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The clear coat is peeling off on the hood. I feel this is a painting defect"

    Michael S., NJ (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Roof paint is fading/ coming off with every wash. Roof is now almost white and the car is dark green originally. Hood paint is cracking"

    Jeff B., CO (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "the coating is peeling and the paint is fading on the roof of the car"

    Jill R., MD (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Rust

    "Bottom of the driver side door is badly rusted."

    Anonymous, ME (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Minor rust issues. They were patched and repainted"

    David S., PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Can't complian about the rust after 16 years!"

    Anonymous, ME (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "body turning into rust bucket"

    S R., QC (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Bad rust with metal peeling off above rear passenger side wheel. Comes after body work that followed a 2006 accident affecting the passenger side of the car. I'm told the rust can't be fixed for less than what the car is worth now"

    Alfred W., PA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "car is severely rusted"

    Anonymous, NH (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "both rear quarter panels rust typically in front of the rear wheels badly"

    Ralph G., IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Suspension

    Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

    What Owners Say

    Alignment

    "Wheels were realigned when I had the original tires replaced after 14 years and 20,000+ miles"

    Michael G., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Ball joints

    "Had to replace the front ball joints because they were worn out"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Ball jionts wore out. Replaced by me"

    David S., ON (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "actually this car is a 1995 model civic del sol. you did not provide a category for 1995. the answers I'm providing apply to 1995 and NOT 2000"

    Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The driver side front ball joint broke (went out)"

    Deb B., IA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Bushings

    "Upper control arm bushings"

    David C., AL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Had to have front passenger side repaired twice"

    Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Replace rear control arm bushings"

    Michael G., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Power steering leaks

    "Steering unit leaks"

    Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Power steering pumps and hoses

    "Awful noise and whining from air in the lines was the first clue of failure. I waited to long to get it fixed and now it has a permanent whine."

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Shocks or struts

    "Strut is broken front right"

    Rahim D., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Right Front Strut started leaking (will not pass next inspection in August/September unless repaired)"

    Carol C., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Broken bolt on strut. Replaced strut and lower control arm"

    Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Replaced"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Old needed to be replaced"

    Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "rear struts at 130000 km"

    Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

    "I had this replaced and it was very expensive"

    Anonymous, KS (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "It was the original rack and pinion that came with the car and had wore out"

    David C., AL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "had to replace rack and pinion"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "torn boot on steering linkage"

    Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Wheel bearings

    "Thumping noise. Front wheel bearings had to be replaced multiple times before it was corrected"

    Anonymous, MO (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "125000 replaced wheel bearing"

    Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Climate System

    Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

    What Owners Say

    A/C compressor

    "ongoing issue with the AC, runs periodically, does not respond to charging. estimated repair costs exceed trade in or sale value of the car."

    Anonymous, (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The air conditioning, which has worked perfectly for 17 years, stopped cooling air this spring."

    Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Compressor died; not sure whether to spend $900+ to fix it in an 19-year-old car."

    Kasey A., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Air conditioning no longer works. It likely needs to be recharged. I've never had this done"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "replaced"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Weak / inadequate cooling in spite of compressor replacement. Fluid leakage which even when fixed seems to need coolant replacement each season"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "A/C compressor has died and will cost $700 to fix"

    Elizabeth P., MA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "only repair to system in 14 years-it was blowing hot air"

    Laurie D., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "had to be replacesd"

    Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The A/C compressor died 8 years ago and is only available used and no guarantee that the used one will work"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "It needs to be replaced for the 4th time due to it leaking"

    Kevin C., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The air conditioner lasted about 9 years and then died so that summers in the car are very hot. It cost too much to repair the air conditioner so I just suffered for 2 or 3 months each year"

    Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "AC does not function;heat is fine"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "needed repair, fixed it, works fine now"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "it died"

    Richard L., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Blower (fan) motor

    "The Blower motor was getting noisy so I had it replaced but now the blower motor that I replaced it with is noisy as well. I will have to get the one replaced as well"

    James B., MN (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Heater system

    "No heat or fan"

    Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Refrigerant leaks

    "We need to add refrigerant when the a/c stops blowing cold air. Easy fix."

    Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Not cooling sufficiently. Refrigerant leaks - A/C valves had to be replaced"

    George R., TX (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "had to replace the compressor and had subsequent leaks"

    Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "A stainless steel pipe failed and caused the refrigerant leak on last summer. Now, again there is a leak as the AC won't provide cold air"

    Ion C., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Brakes

    Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

    What Owners Say

    Antilock system (ABS)

    "since the car was purchased in 2000, the antilock kicks in when the car is going over rough road or just a bump in the road. Honda has refused to acknowledge the problem and has refused to fix"

    Rick S., TX (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Calipers

    "Fell in the potholes this winter, the disc stuck, break pad was gone to the caliper, only one side"

    Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Master cylinder

    "Brakes lost tension progressively over a weekend. Would be flooring the brake and it was difficult to stop. Was approx $400 to fix"

    Dana P., MA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Normal routine brake wear

    "Had to have the brake fluid replaced and the brakes bleed"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "My Honda Civic is actually 1997,but that option was not "available! It is a "creampuff", and the brake repair was minor---needed new seal"

    Anonymous, IA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Just repaired brake pads-no drum or rotor damage. first brake job in 7 years!"

    Laurie D., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Brakes seem to need attention every year"

    Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "We just had to replace the brakes because they were worn"

    Ann G., CO (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Premature brake wear

    "Entire brake system keeps failing. Seems the parts are imported & low quality."

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Regular brake failure

    "brake line started leaking due to age/rust, honda uses a plastic cover to protect the brake and fuel lines which can hold moisture and dirt and this is where the brake lines rusted."

    Anonymous, IA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Brake lines had rusted and leaked fluid. We limped it to the mechanic, using some remaining brake function and the emergency break. The mechanic blamed it on 15 years on [winter salted] Pennsylvania roads"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The car is actually 1996 model, and the brake line got air in it, so you need to "double break" before the brakes work. Tomorrow I am getting a new car and giving the Honda to the Kidney Foundation"

    Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "front brakes jsut wore out - it was time"

    Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Rotors

    "Rotor keeps breaking down"

    Moe M., CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "I got the rotors replaced about 8 months ago after the car kept making a "thunk thunk" noise while breaking. It took a long time for the mechanic to identify the issue. Now 8 months later, the breaking noise is back (same wheel)"

    Anonymous, MA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Squeaking

    "Brakes squeak"

    Claire O., MN (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "More of a whistling noise coming from engine area and very hard to point where it is coming form"

    Moe M., CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Actually it's a 1996 Honda Civic. Had break shoes replace,d bad job, constant grinding sound"

    Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Fuel System

    Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

    What Owners Say

    Emission control devices (includes EGR)

    "related to the same sensor reset failure issue which the mechanic was able to work around."

    David T., ID (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "EVAP system"

    Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "its one of the devices in the fuel evaporation system"

    Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "I bought my car in California, where smog requirements are very different. I now live in NY. Getting replacement parts put on the car can be a challenge"

    Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Emissions control device over gas tank had to be removed and cleaned manually. High labor charge"

    L M., CA (2000 Honda Civic)

    "Engine service light. Problem seems to be in the evaporation recovery system"

    Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "This is a 1998 model (your drop-down box only went to 2000). I never really had any problems with the car in 17 years except for a warning light on the dash.The car repair guys tell me it isn't worth messing with and the car still runs just fine"

    Kathleen W., FL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "catalytic converter"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The catalytic converter failed, I had to replace it in order to pass my Illinois emissions test"

    Joel B., IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Fuel injection system

    "fuel injection gasket was replaced"

    L M., CA (2000 Honda Civic)
    Fuel pump

    "Car failed to run - had to be towed"

    Anonymous, CT (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

    "Sensor failed to reset properly, making the emissions test procedure difficult."

    David T., ID (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The check engine light remained on until the sensor was replaced."

    Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Dealership took care of problem"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "the sensor failed"

    Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The check engine light is on. There doesn't seem to be a problem with the emissions but it comes on regularly and stays on until it is reset"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Body Hardware

    Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

    What Owners Say

    Doors or sliding doors

    "Even though it got TOTALLY stuck, and after it was repaired, the passenger side window has NEVER able to open & close smoothly & quickly anymore since last year! WHAT A BUMMER!!"

    Kyoko E., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "door does not stay latched"

    Anonymous, NH (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Locks and latches

    "The passenger side door handle does not "snap" back into closed position on its own, which makes it impossible to latch door unless the outside handle is pushed down manually. Also, hood cable breaks"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "All locks have failed on 4 doors, except passenger side door Bad wiring harness design"

    Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Passenger door latch broke. Can not open passenger door from outside, only from inside"

    Christopher B., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Rear driver's side exterior handle connector keeps breaking. Has been fixed twice and is broken again"

    Jeff B., CO (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "the rear driver door handle became unattached while the door was in child lock mode, so the door is unUSble now"

    Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Sunroof

    "I have a 1995 Honda Civic EX (there was no option for that - I could only go as far as 2000). My sunroof won't open (it's stuck). It's been a FANTASTIC car! It just has a lot of issues now. The tachometer doesn't always work either"

    J C., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Windows

    "2 Windows stopped rolling down."

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The ddriver side window will not close in cold weather"

    Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "door lock wore out and had new one installed. But now I have 2 keys, one for this one door & the other for the rest of the car"

    Anonymous, ME (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "When rolling down window by hand, window handle broke off. Could not raise or lower window without replacement"

    Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Driver side window motor broken and replaced. Passenger side electric door lock not working"

    Allen M., KY (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Driver's side window has gotten stuck in "down" position (in winter, of course). Window often sticks"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Motor died in the driver side window and had to be replaced. It died again three months later, but was a wiring problem so the mechanic fixed it gratis"

    Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Power Equipment

    Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

    What Owners Say

    Alternator

    "My well-maintained car simply stopped with no real warning while I was thankfully on a residential street (and not an interstate). The car was towed and the original alternator was replaced. Runs well now"

    Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Battery (not hybrid or electric)

    "AAA serviceman informed me that the battery lasted longer than most. It was simply old and had died."

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Had to replace battery that had a bad cell"

    Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Distributor or rotor failure

    "Engine suddenly cut off in middle of street."

    Robert M., NJ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Distributor failure"

    Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Distributor failed and engine stopped, requiring a tow. $800 in repairs"

    Douglas L., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "had to replace distributor, electronics failure"

    Allison D., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "in the winter, it takes a long time to start the car. one time we tried starting the car for about 10 min, nearly depleting the battery. after a jump, the engine would shut off every time i stopped at a light"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Electronic ignition

    "Component in the distributor failed. Engine died and had to coast to parking. Replaced distributor and was able to drive again. $500"

    Anonymous, (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Spark plugs or wires failure

    "spark plugs were only in 2 years. got a check eng. light, 2 of the plugs were seized in head. had to use an easy out to remove them"

    Allison D., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Starter

    "The starter failed after 16 years. Pretty good, to be honest"

    Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Started went out. The part was expensive and harder to obtain than expected. It took three days for the shop to get one. I couldn't get one any faster"

    William W., WA (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Transmission Major

    Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

    What Owners Say

    Clutch replacement

    "Replaced clutch when main bearing seals replaced"

    Bill B., SC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "This was the second complete clutch replacement on this vehicle. We believe the first replacement was not correctly fitted -- upon installing the new clutch my wife commented that the shifting/braking felt like the original vehicle -- unlike the entire life of the first clutch replacement."

    Norman S., ID (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Throw out bearing"

    Bill B., SC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Clutch was starting to slip and needed to be replaced"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Clutch just wore out.replacement clutch and flywheel parts $200 labour done by self"

    David S., ON (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Standard clutch replacement, an expected repair"

    Joel B., IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The clutch requires replacement - it has begun slipping and will need to be completely replaced within the next 10K miles"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The clutch had 187000 miles on it, so it was about time for it to replaced. This was completely expected for a fifteen year old car"

    Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Transmission rebuild or replacement

    "The car was "jumping" when it changed gears. Eventually it slipped out of drive into neutral. Finally becoming unreliable to drive. A rebuilt transmission was put in."

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "It was replaced"

    Anonymous, KY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "unfortunately transmission went out right after warranty had expired.... a little over 30,000 miles. Honda gave me about 2/3 of the money to replace it"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "IHREE YEARS AFTER GETTING THE CAR THE TRANSMISSION STARTED GOING BAD. I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS A NEW KIND OF TRANSMISSION. IiT HAD TO BE REPLACED"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Engine Cooling

    Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

    What Owners Say

    Antifreeze leaks

    "only one time, as we were driving the antifreeze came out and the engine overheated immediately after"

    Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Overheating

    "Overheats due to loss of coolant in engine"

    Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "It occurred because there was a crack in the head gasket"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Honda over heated and I stopped immediately. Had car towed. One mechanic said I needed new engine but did not replace at that time. Replaced radiator, thermostat, engine still continued to over heat. I decided to put in engine with 10,000 miles on it"

    Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "Leak in hose or flange"

    Douglas L., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "After replacing stock engine at 90k miles, I've replaced radiator, thermostat and fan motor and still overheats. I've put more money in then the car is worth"

    Christopher B., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Radiator

    "Radiator was leaking. Got to where had to add coolant every few days. Replaced radiator."

    Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "replace"

    Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "had to replace it. it was the original radiator. pretty good"

    Anonymous, NJ (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Thermostat

    "was very easy to fix"

    Anonymous, CT (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Water pump

    "Water pump started making noise while we were on an out-of-town trip to a Dr. appointment. We were able to limp it home and did not have to call AAA for a tow. We opted to replace the timing belt since it was apart and accessible. Cost was $400.00, most for labor."

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Electric System

    Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

    What Owners Say

    12V power plug

    "12v plug pulled loose from it's attachment hole"

    Allen M., KY (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

    "Car will not start using code to start engine"

    Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "The security lock locks all 4 doors, however, when unlock is pressed, it only unlocks the driver's door. All three of the other doors have to be opened with the button on the driver's side door. The dealership said that it couldn't be fixed (and oh"

    Madeleine J., CT (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Body control module

    "Driver Side Front window will not close completely (need to have regulator replaced)"

    Carol C., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Exterior lights (other than headlights)

    "Lights stayed on even when I turned them off. Had to disconnect the lights or it would destroy the battery. Includes rear brake lights and cruise control"

    Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Interior lights

    "Dashboard light backdrop stopped working altogether - still diagnosing. Not light bulb failure - possibly the dimmer switch failure"

    Edward M., OH (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Keyless entry

    "one of the rear doors has to be manually locked. when I lock/unlock the car from the drivers door, this door lock sticks"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Remote engine starter

    "Seem to always have this problem from day one"

    Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Warning lights

    "Transmission torque converter failure fault code keep popping up even after reset numerous time and transmission shop did not find any issues with the transmission"

    Anonymous, HI (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    Engine Major

    Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

    What Owners Say

    Cylinder head

    "warped head, blown gasket replace radiator twice in 5 years"

    Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
    Engine rebuild or replacement

    "No compression. Metal metal in cylinder."

    Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

    "burning oil"

    Anonymous, NJ (2000 Honda Civic 1.6-L 4 Cyl)