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The Honda Civic is refined and economical, with fairly nimble handling and a relatively comfortable ride. The aerodynamic styling of the Civic looks futuristic, but sacrifices ease of access. Pronounced road noise remains a complaint. Stability control is standard only on the EX-L, Hybrid, and Si models.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2006. Side air bags available from 2001, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2006. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2012. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2016.
Road Test

The Honda Civic is refined and economical, with fairly nimble handling and a relatively comfortable ride. The aerodynamic styling of the Civic looks futuristic, but sacrifices ease of access. Pronounced road noise remains a complaint. Stability control is standard only on the EX-L, Hybrid, and Si models.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.3-liter 4 hybrid (110 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (113 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (140 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 (197 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“The door molding is cracking and fading”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Front bumper cover has come loose on both corners. the hole the retaining screw passes through to hold the cover on has broken and will not hold the corner in place. this is not due to any impact by the driver”

Anonymous, SC (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Plastic screws holding plastic bumper cover and wheel well liner very weak. Screws break and parts become loose or misaligned after driving on snow drifted winter roads and rough winter conditions”

Michael V., NB (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Wrap around front fnders have broken loose from the wheel well”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Front bumper cover comes loose if you scrape a curb while backing into a parking place. Really annoying, especially because body shop has told me the only permanent fix is a whole new bumper cover. Bad design!!!”

Elizabeth H., CA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“The sun visors are terribly flawed. They wear out quickly and split open, making them a hazard. The clip that held the sunvisor also broke. The sunvisor is a known problem, I saw many people in Honda forums with the problem. It's just a bad design, w”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The sun visors crack in the hot sun and don't stay up, causing a safety problem when driving. After going through 2 new sets in 3 years, I found a fix involving screws that someone posted on YouTube, and had to fix it my self”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“As mentioned earlier, both front windshield visors (driver and passenger) have fallen apart and had to be replaced twice. Also, roof liner has come loose and front console lock had to be replaced”

Kay P., CA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Car's black in color. Paint top coat on roof and trunk areas started chalking 2 years ago”

David L., CA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“paint fading & chalking on roof & trunk lid... repainted by Honda dealership for no charge”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“"crow foot" on the entire front of vehicle. Honda repaired at no charge”

Patrick S., OR (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint seems to be cracking on the left front underside of the car”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“paint faded/wore away on the roof and trunk of the car”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“There was a recall regarding fading paint on the hood. Honda repaired it for free”

Chip W., NY (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“paint peeling behind rear wheel passenger side”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint was developing a wavy pattern”

Anonymous, RI (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Paint on hood is cracking”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clear coat chipped off in several spots on hood”

Wayne T., AB (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint was discoloring on roof and trunk of car. Chalking might be the term. It was fading to white splotches. It was repainted by Honda dealer for nothing. I was very pleasantly surprised”

Anonymous, OR (2010 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is peeling off the front and rear bumpers and at the seams where panels meet. Repairing these problems is prohibitively expensive”

Mark A., CT (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

“Paint is fading, and falling off, on the top part of the passenger door. It is down to metal now”

Scott F., AZ (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is fading and peeling around windows even though I paid extra for the paint and upholstery protection”

Kathryn C., FL (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“on both sides of the car at the rear door - just behind the window - the paint is peeling/cracking - and there is rust appearing”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Honda Civic LX-S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint was fading and chalking over most of the care, there was a recall and the car was repainted”

Jeffrey A., FL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The hood has chips of paint missing, not from use. One spot has caused rust to form. Needing repair”

Rachel J., PA (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Roof, hood, trunk lid and right front fender has been repainted under warranty”

John G., FL (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“2 areas on the roof and 2 areas on the trunk have chalked”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint in my car peeled horribly. It was so bad Honda extended the new car warranty on the paint specifically to 7 years. They had to repaint my whole car under warranty”

Anonymous, CO (2010 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Chalking started within the past year on several places: roof area anove rear window, front fenders. Have not heardof any tech notices or recalls but this does not appear to be an isolated issue. I have seen it on other Honda's of the same age and model. I have not yet checked for any recall or owner notices. I have received notice tha my frint air bag module will be replaced. So, I know hey have my contact info. Butone would think that a reputable company like Honda would be concerned that th”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Repainted under manufacturer's extended warranty”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint on most of the roof and trunk lid had completely failed. Paint on the rear roof pillars is fading”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle's clear coat began fading and coming off badly on the roof. First noticed in 2015. This is a known problem with these years Civics, Accords and CR-V's. Honda provided a recall and offered to pay for repaint on only certain vehicles and colors. They will not fix mine!! Very very frustrating. I have washed and waxed my car several times each year since buying new”

David C., NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Roof & hood were faded & cracked”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint faded ND Became blotchy”

Bruce M., NY (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“While Honda has indicated their willingness to cover the costs of re-painting, it is taking MONTHS to get Honda's final approval to the body shop. In addition, the work means that I will be without my car for more than a week, meaning I may need to rent a car. So a factory defect is costing me time, hassle, and possibly my own money”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“Top coat is gone and paint is extremely faded on several areas”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Civic Si Unsure)

“The paint was covered under an extended warranty for 7 years because of a known problem by Honda. I did have the top portions of the car repainted a few years ago under that warranty. These are the areas that had a problem at that time & the only areas covered under the warranty. Now other areas are having the same trouble, Blooming/Clouding. Since it is past warranty I have not had it fixed”

Judie H., CT (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on the fenders, roof, hood and trunk lid all had loss of covering paint so that the primer below was appearing. Honda is aware of this problem and they repainted the areas free of charge”

Karyn N., ON (2010 Honda Civic GX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is coming up in area due to underlying rust, higher up along the door frames. Normally I would see it happening first along the lower area of the vehicle first”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clear coat peal on roof. Clear coat fading on fenders, trunk lid, and hood”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Fading trunk, doors and front fenders. Repainted no charge”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“It is actually the black trim around the windows, on both sides of the car, that are deteriorating. I have tried to lightly scrape and treat with various products and it looks better but it is an issue. I recently sent pics of this to Honda and talked to them so I will see if they get back with me. I have seen several cars like mine, 2008-2010 with the same issue so not sure what is going on”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“fading paint covered under extended warranty”

Martin B., NC (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is peeling and faded, especially on roof and trunk exterior area. Also ,front window visors on both driver's and passenger side have fallen apart and had to be replaced not once, but twice!”

Kay P., CA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“Trunk re-painted on recall is rusting. There are small spots rusting from the inside out around the rear doors”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic DX-VP 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust has appeared in a few spots including on the doors and trunk. Some of the bubbling is bad enough to require new doors because they can't be repaired”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Trunk lid had to be replaced due to rust around rear trim / license plate”

Geoffrey W., PE (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Numerous small patches of rust are appearing through the paint on doors, panels, lids. Repairing these is prohibitively expensive for me”

Mark A., CT (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

“An issue with a part installed on the trunk at the factory was causing the trunk lid to rust. A recall was issued and the trunk was fixed free of charge. A rental was supplied for a couple days”

Anonymous, SK (2010 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

“The window trim of the back door has rusted about 1 inch”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-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)

“broken wire right real wheel”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

“caliper failed because of premature brake wear”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Mechanic claimed the both rear caliper were " frozen", requiring replacement of calipers, disks, and padsfor over $500. (despite getting over 47 mpg with the brakes in this condition)”

E S., NH (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Both front calipers were sticking. Inner pads severely worn and dragging.HAD TO BE REPLACED”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers rusted and seized without obvious cause”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“seized caliper & new brakes less than a year after extensive brake work done at dealer”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Front left locked up and prematurely wore pad”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“needed to replace brakes”

Roy A., CT (2010 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

“I took my car in to check the front brakes due to screeching noise. The mechanic reported that the front brakes were; noise caused by a rock, but the caliphers of the rear brakes were problematic”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Front break pads were thin. One caliper was sticking. Fixed without replacing the rotors”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda gets a lot of Interstate mileage. In my opinion the breaks needed replaced to soon for normal break wear”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Front and rear brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced”

Douglas O., NY (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“new brake pads on the front”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Oops did it in previous box”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed normal replacement of Brakes”

Kerry N., OH (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“If you,don't use it the way it's designed it will cost quite a lot To get fixed. It was back breaks that needed replacement first. Between parking brake and back brakes it cost over $900. Front brakes are still original”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Had to have a brake job around 40,000”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

“I have to replace my front brakes every 12000 miles which is ridiculous...I have been told by a Honda dealer who repairs the car that this is completely abnormal and not caused by my driving. It is a constant expense-twice a year”

Elena K., CA (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

“Brakes worn at 17,000 miles and destroyed caliper. New brakes failed at 57,000 miles”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Front brake pads needed replacing after 25000 miles”

Elizabeth H., CA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“I think it was premature in that the right brake pad was ok. The mechanic said it was a "broken" pad”

Mark D., MD (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“At dealership service was awful: after installation of new brakes due to normal wear: extremely rapid wear on right rear, new breaks at my expense; rapid wear again new breaks plus rotors & alignment (my expense, new noises resolved temporarily on”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid Unsure)

“Replaced brake pads and rotors for the second time in two years. Upgraded to aftermarket products purchased online and installed by an independent repair shop”

Anonymous, CO (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I have needed both front and rear brakes replaced twice already. My driving habits should not have this result. I did not have this problem with a previous Civic”

Anonymous, OR (2010 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

“pad wear was excessive compared to all other cars I owned”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Front brake pads were completely used up in less than 50,000 miles of average use”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I have replaced the brake pads three times over the last 75,000 miles for 'uneven' brake wear. The problem is inconsistent, as if a part is sticking. Two repair shops have been unable to determine what is causing the issue”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“Breaks were making a terrible noise and the wheels would hardly turn”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Seams like the front brake pads need to be changed about every 10 to 12000 miles”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I had new front brakes in Jan 2014 and now they claim they need replacement again and that back brakes need "cleaning." I've never had any problems like this with my previous 4 Hondas. I do more city than turnpike driving, but that has been the cas”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

“Looking the issue up online, it appears to be a design flaw in the brake assembly that may be experienced by any civic since 2007. Some owners have worse symptoms than others. I complained to Honda and received a free, 1-time brake adjustment that”

Ryan K., VA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to have my front breaks replaced by 40K miles. I then had to have the rear breaks replaced by 55K miles. The rear brakes have had to be replaced 2 more times since then and I am only at 105K miles!”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

“Front brake pads replaced twice in first 30,000 K”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“premature brake wear occurs on vehicles such as this Civic that have very low annual mileage”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver side brake pads wore out much sooner than the other side. Mechanic said it was a problem with this Civic”

David S., GA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Front brakes squealing at about 37K miles, pads worn down & rotors replaced”

John M., TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Breaks constantly need replacement. I have had brakes replaced 4 times in the last 5 years”

Scott K., MA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes wore down and started making a continuous scrapping noise”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The brakes, including the rotors, have had to be replaced several times on this vehicle”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Left front brake "broke" and was replaced, but the condition caused a warped rotor”

Mark D., MD (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I HAVE TO HAVE MY ROTORS EITHER CHANGED OR TURNED ABOUT EVERY THREE MONTHS. I DO MAINLY HIGHWAY DRIVING AND THIS IS GETTING TO BE OLD TAKING TO SHOP SO OFTEN. THEY KEEP TELLING ME THE ROTORS ARE BEING MADE THINNER”

Cassie B., IN (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“They were rusted and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Front rotors are warn out and have heated up causing black mark stains due to friction. Wife uses this car for her work, so there is a lot of wear and tear on the car. Many home visits with parallel parking”

Anonymous, HI (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

“I have had 3 different Honda sedan vehicles of my lifetime. All of these cars have had warped rotors, several times with each vehicle”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“after 4 visits to dealer, the last noise was resolved by mechanic at tire dealership where I had my snow tires swapped”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid Unsure)

“Squeaked anytime breaks were applied”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

“replaced rear shoe pads”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“regular wear and tear”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

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

“ac broke, very disappointed, this is my 3rd Honda that had an ac problem before 100k. luckily it was covered by an extended warrant, otherwise an $850 repair”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Failure”

Carl E., TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“compressor and fans keep cycling off and on every minute or two. Scheduled for repair next week”

Ruth B., SC (2010 Honda Civic LX-S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The A/C compressor clutch stopped working just after 5 years. Honda service quoted a price of $1850+tax to fix this issue. A better mechanic cleaned the rust from the part and got it working for $150”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Compressor went out. Had to replace at a cost of $900”

Dana D., FL (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Broken. Had to be replaced. Expensive”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“it was cracked and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NB (2010 Honda Civic GX Unsure)

“For the 2nd time this year, my -A/C is not working properly. On cold or cool days, it cools OK, but on warm or hot days, only warm to hot air comes thru the vents. The heat works fine”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Compressor clutch would not remain engaged after A/C was turned on. As a result, I had no air conditioning at all. Honda dealer quoted $2,100 CAD to repair it”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C stopped working. Compressor not running. Bad fuse. Replaced fuse started working OK”

Dominick R., GA (2010 Honda Civic DX-VP 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“AC is weak and the car shudders when AC is on. Honda says its normal”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Civic LX-S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“My compressor on my American cars lasted all the ten years I owned my cars and three of them had considerable more mileage on them than this Honda. Cutlass (9yrs.-89000); Malibu(10 yrs.-114000); Ford Taurus (10 years-178000); Saturn (10 yrs.-138,000). Honda so far, at 71/2 years old, has 84000”

Barbara D., TN (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)
Blower (fan) motor

“A/C just won't work some days. Haven't had it looked at so not sure what the problem is”

Anonymous, AL (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Blower motor quit working. Honda dealer said this is a common problem for 2010 Honda Civics”

Stephen S., AR (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Blower started making loud noise even on low setting. starting after 2nd year of owning car. Replaced myself and have not had a problem since”

Scott K., MA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

“Not sure of the problem. Dealer replaced the condenser but that did not the problem. They then said something else was wrong but I do not remember what it was. I told them to replace the condenser and refund my money. They did this. Will repair soon”

E U., OH (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Heater system

“Heater is slow to warm/defrost car on very cold winter days compared to Toyota or Ford of same year High heat setting is not warm enough. Dealer denies a problem. Oddly AC on high setting is not that cool”

Michael V., NB (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Heater stopped working well mid-winter. Dealer flushed the system to restore heat”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“Leaked refrigerant”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-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

“After hearing noises and veering to one side I took it to two different dealers within four months of one another and each time the vheilce was found to be out off alignment. This I didn't understand since in less than six months it happened again”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

“They say the car has play in right tie rods bushing, strange that was the side they worked on and did not fix rattle which sounds like car is falling apart”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Front left ball joint failed; was replaced under extended warranty”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer recommended replacement due to wear”

Robert G., CT (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to have the swaybar bushings replaced. This was obnoxious as it wasn't covered under my extended warranty”

Anonymous, RI (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Replaced outer axles”

Norman D., AZ (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“All the struts on this car seem to be wearing out sooner than I would expect”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“When turning the wheel, typically in a tight turn when things are cold, the vehicle makes a popping sound, from the front end, under the motor. Shops have not been able to reproduce the issue. Occurs every few weeks”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“Seal in rack and pinion failed causing a major leak. They had to replace the rack costing me $1200. The Seal could not be replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The car began leaking power steering fluid. We were able to put off the repair by refilling the fluid, but ultimately the rack and pinion needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

“After having now two different alignments, my tires I felt were no longer safe, thought they had plenty of tread. But the uneveness was terrible”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Tires wear bald in about 5000 mile .I have put on 4 pair of tires on the back of the car. I have had it to honda 4 or 5 time , but as long as I am buying the tires they don't seam to care”

Anonymous, MT (2010 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

“Alignment was fine but tires wearing uneven. Honda claimed alignment was off but then showed it was not. Had to buy new tires; Honda claimed they fixed the problem previously. Yet, no explanation for why it happened to me”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Civic LX-S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“The right rear wheel bearing failed and required replacement. A few years before, the left rear wheel bearing also failed and required replacement”

David S., CA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“left front wheel bearing failed, noisey”

Ruth B., SC (2010 Honda Civic LX-S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Passengers side rear wheel bearing”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Failed right front. Could shake wheel”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

“At time of oil change informed power steering leaking ~ had to replace power steering”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“This was related to the rack and pinion replacement issue”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-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

Headlights

“Water leakage resulting in large puddle within headlight housing, causing premature bulb failure”

Richard O., CT (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)
Horn

“Failed completely. Had to replace”

Walter C., VA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“stopped working. $300 + to replace at dealer”

Roy A., CT (2010 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

“problem with the wiring, would not turn off”

David M., NJ (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“interior lights sometime on when car is off and doors closed”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“Lock actuators have failed 3 times”

Steven H., NJ (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

“After the pressure dropped in the tires and it was refilled, the TPMS sign remained on. On one of the tires the monitor was nit working, and it would cost $250-300 to repair it”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Tire Pressure Sensor went bad. had to be replaced. not covered by warranty”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

“Not working; TPMS warning light on”

Richard O., CT (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Tire valve damaged at car wash. Replaced by tire dealer. Dealer could not reset TPMS; forced to go to dealer”

Gerald H., AZ (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Honda service department was not able to repair the TPMS system”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“the washer motor stopped working”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-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

“Windows dont seem to fit right”

Michael M., IL (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Radiator had a leak and overheated the car. Changed the radiator and all works fine now”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“rattle probably up in the sheet metal -- could not find the source”

M M., AR (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“THE BRAKE LIGHT INSIDE THE CAR SQUEAKS ALL THE TIME”

Cassie B., IN (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“This car makes so many noises, squeaks, and clunks it's ridiculous. Makes the car seem really cheap”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“Actually, it more road noise. This has been a problem since the Civic was brand new. Poorly insulated/isolated from the road noise”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Car is just noisy inside when you drive even with windows up”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“It appears that Honda saved $10 by removing all insulation from trunk, hood & body. It is very noisy!”

Michael M., IL (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Wheel bearing replacement required at less than 50000 miles”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Had had bad vibration/rattle in front suspension, they said was struts, they said it was and replaced right transaxle, now they say it is ball joints at 60000 miles. Have vibration back through the steering wheel when warm and stopped. car is a pie”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Both axles in front needed to be replaced”

David E., FL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“CV joints wore out at 140000 miles”

David S., GA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Inner axle seal had to be replaaced”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“When rolling up the driver side window (electric) it will stop about 3/4 up and roll back down. It is an intermittent problem. I haven't found the cause, though might only be when I have items plugged into the USB radio port. (don't know why)”

Gregory G., TX (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The speedometer went out. I was driving at 60 mph, the speedometer read 0 and my rpms went to 5000 or so, because it couldn't read how fast the car was actually going. The mechanic had to replace 2 parts (like the up part and the down part) - he said that it was a known issue with Hondas (if this doesn't belong in this section, please put it in the right category)”

Cheri M., CA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
CV joint

“Both had to be replaced”

David E., FL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

“had to be replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Fasiled safety inmspection, resulting in over $500. in repairs”

E S., NH (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Broken motor mount”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Just had the right side engine mount replaced. It started failing very early in my ownership. It appears to be a common problem. No recall on it though”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“This is the second time we have had to replace the engine mounts”

Anonymous, SC (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Mechanic reported that the oil filter was leaking. No problem since replacement of the filter”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

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

Locks and latches

“All keys would not open the driver side door. Lock had to have locking mechanism replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic DX Unsure)
Seat belts

“Seat belts don't recoil adequately. The belts get stuck in the door and must be manually loosened”

Janet A., OH (2010 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

“Push button to release sometimes gets hard to release”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The seat belts in the back seat are hard to use. It takes time to get the belt to move across a person's body. Before the belt is secure across one's body, it clicks causing it to stop movement. We then have to allow the belt to move back to the starting position”

Stuart D., NY (2010 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Corrosion / had to be replaced ( see previous comment)”

Geoffrey W., PE (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-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

“Just needed a new battery; no big deal”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“This is the second replacement of the hybrid battery since I've owned the car. Both covered under warranty”

Barry B., IL (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Electronic ignition

“A cheap ($5) OEM solenoid regularly remains energized after turning off the car. This completely drains the battery by the next day. Known issue to Honda, but denied by dealership. Upgraded ($20) solenoid fixes the problem”

Gregory G., TX (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Battery cables

“The positive terminal split in half. There is not a simple solution to fix this, proper repair involves lifting the engine and reaching 6 harness points”

Anonymous, SC (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-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)

“Catalytic Converter Failure”

Craig H., CA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The O2 Sensor in my vehicle broke, and it caused the catalytic converter to break as well. I had to get them both replaced under warranty, and it didn't cost me any money”

Wonwoo C., NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

“Loss of Seal”

Craig H., CA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“The O2 Sensor in my vehicle broke, and it caused the catalytic converter to break as well. I had to get them both replaced under warranty, and it didn't cost me any money”

Wonwoo C., NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Very poor updating and very poor service”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The AUX connection no longer works, cannot plug in my iPod or phone. I called both Honda and a car radio shop, and was told the AUX function cannot be repaired, I'd have to get a whole new stereo system for many hundreds of dollars”

Elizabeth H., CA (2010 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“The AUX button no longer works so I can't plug my iphone into the system to use the car's speakers”

Matthew H., CA (2010 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“I occasionally noticed a slight noise emitting from the pedal when pushed to the floor. The technician couldn't hear it when I brought it to the dealer for reapair. I agreed to wait till the noise could present itself more frequently and be heard by”

John D., TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Transmission leaks

“Wasn't aware there was a problem, as leak did not reach the ground. Leak was present around the seals only. While in for maintenance, Honda dealer discovered and fixed the leak. Although repair cost $1,300, I had purchased a warranty package and my”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Major

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

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