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.
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There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)

"The weather stripping is experiencing dry rot and disentigrating."

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

"Windshield seals falling out. Door window seals giving up, and disintegrating"

Richard P., CA (2010 Honda Civic)

"Trim pieces that run along either side of windshield bottom to top, then across the roof, ending at the top of the rear window. Both were corroded and deteriorated so that moisture could intrude around the sides of the windshield. Expensive to replace."

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

"The visors on both side broke and the one on the driver's side is hardly ever used."

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

"Front drivers fender popped-out (it is likely that we jarred it enough while being stuck in snow to cause this). We had a local body shop re-fasten it. Not long after, it popped out again, so I'm not sure if it was the manufacturer or the body shop."

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

"Trim where the windows slide down into the doors is terribly cracked. Trim between windshield and car hood is coming loose. Doors had this kind of titanium mesh looking trim applied to them. It looked really cool but started flaking off after a few years. When my car got into an accident, the same finish could not be applied after market"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic)

"Wrap-around front bumper cover comes loose if you scrape the curb when parallel parking. Can't be fixed unless I buy a whole new one for $2000, which will then just come loose if I scrape the curb when parking."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic)

"The front bumper keeps getting dislodged."

Anne P., NY (2010 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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)

"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)

"At times it is loose. I have to push it back in."

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

"The panel where the seat belt originwtes is loose; does not fasten properly. It was probably original, but I didn’t notic it until I had the car for a year or two."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX 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 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)

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

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic EX)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Top coat is gone and paint is extremely faded on several areas"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Civic Si)

"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 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)

"Looks like clear coat is peeling away in a few areas."

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

"Paint was facing and peeling"

Linda H., AZ (2010 Honda Civic 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior coating on the paint of the hood, roof, and trunk is wearing away, as if being buffed off. Paint is not coming off, no rust is forming but it is very unsightly. I have seen this on a few other similar Civics I have seen while driving"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Civic)

"extremely disappointed with paint fading on roof, hood, quarter panels. car was only 6-7 years old when it started"

Andrew L., PA (2010 Honda Civic)

"the paint on the roof and trunk is peeling. I contacted Honda, and they refused to fully pay to repaint the car for this manufacturers defect. they offered to pay 60% which left me to pay over $800.00 plus the cost of a rental car. I will not buy a honda again. The digital speedometer display is missing several led sections. the heater fan had to be replaced after one year due to a defective bearing. the noise level is high and the ride is harsh. My previous Honda civic lasted to 190,000 miles without a single problem. I am very disappointed with this car. I also bought a service contract with a money back guarantee from the dealership and it turned out to be a fraud."

Barry B., NY (2010 Honda Civic)

"Paint is fading in many areas of the body"

Greg C., DE (2010 Honda Civic)

"Many areas of faded paint on my black car"

Diane M., NY (2010 Honda Civic)

"Local dealer referred me to customer service. Customer service opened a file and directed me to get a quote for repairs from body shop, which I did. Then customer service wouldn't return my calls for several months. I gave up!"

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

"After 7-8 years of ownership, I notice the paint was fading terribly on the roof and trunk of the car. After they insisted I was not covered by Honda for any repainting, I complained to the dealership owner who finally agreed to send me to a specialist who painted the hood and top of trunk while I paid a $200 deductible to Honda."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic)

"Upward facing surfaces have problems with paint, a recall was done for hood, roof and trunk but they did not do the upward facing surfaces on the doors and those are now fading/peeling."

Adrian S., NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the roof and trunk has peeled a lot. The cheapest quote I've gotten on the repairs is over $1,000."

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

"Clear coat was peeling off on one side of the car."

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

"The clearcoat was flawed; Honda used poor formulation or process. They were sued and extended warranties but my clearcoat began disintegrating dramatically about 2 months after their warranty expired. I have now four bald spots, where the clearcoat is gone and bare paint is exposed. I have also car-wide cracking, pitting, hazing, and dulling. I was quoted $5000 to repaint, which is ridiculous for a 2010 car with 100K miles on it and trade-in value of maybe $5K. But of course the company's paint damage will translate into my really diminished investment in what is supposed to be a car with high resale values."

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

"honda has a recall on this paint issue and addressed it without any hassle. only problem is that Honda repainted all the flat surfaces. Now the paint is degrading on the rear pillars."

Mike M., ON (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Very disappointed with paint. It is fading and chipping"

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

"Paint peeling. Recalled and repainted at Honda's expense."

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

"Took car for service several times but dealer only mention paint recall 2 month after the 7 year time limit when I went in for air bag recall. Then told me to call Honda which refuse to honor paint recall."

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

"During my ownership Honda repainted the hood, roof and trunk. They had to repaint the trunk again due to problems with their process. This was about 4 years ago. While the new paint job has held up, the side of my car is showing some chalking."

Adam T., RI (2010 Honda Civic)

"The paint had spider cracking, but this was covered by Honda warranty.."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Civic)

"Paint on the back of the roof and on the trunk has begun fading badly in the last two years, and cracking recently."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Civic)

"rear roof area paint chaulking and fading"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic)

"Paint fading on middle rear roof of can."

James C., NJ (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This was due to a recall. Already had the hood and roof painted, now having issue with door just below the window."

Adrian S., NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a problem with the paint clouding (Loosing the paint coloring) on the roof/hood/trunk during the 1st 7 years. At that time Honda repainted those areas since it was covered under the extended warranty they gave because it was a known problem. More recently any of the areas that were not fixed at that time along the adjacent panels have lost all color & it appears the coating is off too. It is not a safety issue but is unsightly & will affect resale. They offered $1000 toward a $5000 repaint job."

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

"There is extensive paint failure on the hood, roof, trunk, and roof pillars. The car has not been exposed to road salt or extensive salty air."

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

"Entire front end and roof, black paint faded and failed."

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

"My Honda's paint is almost completely chipping, roof, hood, truck and sides."

Anne P., NY (2010 Honda Civic LX 2.0-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)

"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)

"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)

"The ABS system would engage prematurely under hard braking (non-emergency). All sensors and the ABS actuator were replaced, but it did not solve the problem. No codes were thrown. It was a non-safety issue, but annoying."

Gary S., NH (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"caliper failed because of premature brake wear"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX)

"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)

"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)

"Sticky caliber led to premature brake pad wear."

Stanley S., NC (2010 Honda Civic 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced caliper with part from auto parts store, caliper kept seizing and ruined a rotor."

Adrian S., NC (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"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 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed normal replacement of Brakes"

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

"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 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Had to have a brake job around 40,000"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Civic LX)

"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)

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

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX)

"Front brake pads needed replacing after 25000 miles"

Elizabeth H., CA (2010 Honda Civic)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"When my mechanic replaced my rear brakes in April 2019 he said a warped part had been installed last time and was the cause of the excessive wear."

Anonymous, CT (2010 Honda Civic)

"Noticed that my front driver side wheel well would be hot to the touch after driving the vehicle. Turns out the caliper had gotten stuck and was leaving the pad depressed on the rotor. Rotor and pads replaced at a dealer with the cost coming out of pocket. This all started after having my state inspection completed at jiffy lube. The wheel affected by the brake problem was the same one removed for the inspection. Jiffy Lube denied any responsibility and claimed it was a coincidence"

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

"The brakes had to be replaced after 11,000 miles"

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

"on 4th set of pads. wears twice as fast than they should."

Mike M., ON (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I understand it is alot of years and very low miles (15000) but..........."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes wore down and started making a continuous scrapping noise"

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

"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)

"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)

"I'm not sure if rotors is the correct term for this, but both of my wheel bearings have needed to be replaced. This costs $250/wheel bearing. And my car is extremely loud until the issue is fixed."

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

"The brake pad on one side wore down to the point of damaging the rotor. Thus rotors had to be replaced as part of the normal brake job."

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

"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)

"Squeaked anytime breaks were applied"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic DX)

"replaced rear shoe pads"

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

"regular wear and tear"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Civic EX)

"Molding on doors brake pads wearing out early biack paint fading. Brakes squealing"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic)

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)

"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)

"It went out, had to be replaced. Fortunately rest of system was OK."

Kevin J., TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor was leaking refrigerant and had to be replaced along with the condenser which was also leaking. AC operated intermitently."

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

"Unit suddenly stopped working. Service attributed it to a switch in compressor"

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

"Air conditioning became very weak."

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

"Air conditioner was a complete fail - had to completely replace the complete system"

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

"Our A/C compressor and Evaporator were replaced after seven years. It was noticed within a weeks time as it was getting warmer here in Florida. I called the dealer out of curiosity and was quoted in the $1800 range. I consulted a mechanic friend and given a recommendation for a shop that completed the repair for $900 for the day's work. It has not been an issue in the year since the repair. I could be wrong, but it seems like these items failed prematurely."

Douglas A., FL (2010 Honda Civic LX-S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My air conditioning system broke, I had to short belt everything that was attached to it until I could afford to replace the unit. It was a serpenteen belt, which is why it had to be short belted."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Civic)

"I am in the process of having a mechanic give me a second opinion on the compressor problem. The Honda garage wanted close to a thousand dollars to fix it and I am trying to find a less expensive alternative."

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Civic)

"Had to replace air conditioning compressor after 80,000 miles. Cost was $800.00."

James C., NJ (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor cracked and had to be replaced"

Kevin M., NB (2010 Honda Civic)
Automatic climate control

"Needed to replace wiring"

Linda H., AZ (2010 Honda Civic 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
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)

"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)

"None of the three places I took the car for an estimate said anything about what was actually wrong with the AC except that the estimates were $1,400 t $1,600 to fix. I asked if it was the compressor and didn't get a good enough answer to what exactly was wrong with the AC. I live in FL and cannot afford to fix it nor buy a new/used car and it is too hot to drive between April and Nov."

Gail C., FL (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"complete AC system failure - had to replace the entire system."

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

"Refrigerant leakage reduces cooling capacity on hot days (+90F). Eventually cools cabin after extended running."

Eric F., TX (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A few months ago my air conditioner stopped working (no cool air was flowing out). I brought it in to get new tires and asked the garage to check it out. They said that the refrigerant was only half full and recharged it with a replacement which held a dye. I tried using the air conditioner but, as it was winter, didn't do so too often. I brought it back in but they could not determine where the leak was (by looking for the neon dye underneath)."

Adam T., RI (2010 Honda Civic)

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)
Bushings

"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)
Power steering leaks

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

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Civic)

"This was related to the rack and pinion replacement issue"

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

"Lost power steering. How to replace some hoses, or at least one hose."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic)
Shocks or struts

"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)

"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)

"Steering Rack replaced"

Frank P., NY (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)

"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)

"Honda changed the 4 tires and it was fine after that."

Maria H., TX (2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
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)

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)

"Roof molding strip was leaking water onto the driver's seat."

Kenneth G., TX (2010 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When I noticed several inches of water in my trunk, the Honda dealership told me it is rare but sometimes the panels are not installed properly at the factory. (And that is now MY expensive problem???) First, they tried to stop the leak at their dealership but it looked awful and did not work. Because of my great upset, they paid for a special outside company to seal my trunk. However, you can see work was done there and my spare tire area is all rusted and may not even work due to that water damage. I was without a car for several days with no loaner car provided, so had trouble getting to and from work. Immediately after this experience, we noticed my paint was all fading as well! After they insisted I was not covered by Honda for any repainting, I complained to the dealership owner who finally agreed to send me to a specialist who painted the hood and top of trunk while I paid a $200 deductible to Honda. The 2 rubber strips on the roof of car continue to peel off at a cost of $150 each to have them replaced. I only keep this car due to my very low mileage and the little bit I drive these days. But I doubt I would ever buy a Honda Civic again."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Civic)

"The sunroof leaked after the drain hole got clogged"

D W., NY (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 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)

"Car developed a rattle inside and I don't know where it is coming from. Really annoying."

Andrew L., PA (2010 Honda Civic)

"Lots of small rattling and squeaking. Comes from front and back interior compartment. Can't seem to locate them, they're most likely in the interior part of dashboard, and in rear shelf by speakers."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Civic DX-VP 1.8-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)

"Overall much louder on the road than I'd expected, my 1988 Honda Accord was quieter. Honda needs to invest a bit more money in noise suppression."

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

"The vehicle is not well insulated, consequently it is very noisy when driving at highway speeds. It is nearly impossible to carry on a conversation using a normal tone of voice. The vehicle is very cheaply built"

Michael E., FL (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"buffeting sounds when only the rear windows are opened"

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

"The car makes a noise, sounds like a piece of plastic is flapping, when going over 45 MPH."

Scott F., AZ (2010 Honda Civic LX 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

Gauges

"Partial failure of digital speed display."

Stanley S., NC (2010 Honda Civic 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

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

Richard O., CT (2010 Honda Civic EX)

"The plastic on the exterior of the headlight has faded from plastic wear. Very dim at night"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
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)

"You need to push the horn multiple times before it will work. Oddly, it is then fine until you start and restart the car."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"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)

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

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Civic LX)

"Not working; TPMS warning light on"

Richard O., CT (2010 Honda Civic EX)

"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)
Wiper motor or washer

"the washer motor stopped working"

Anonymous, NS (2010 Honda Civic DX 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

CV joint

"Both had to be replaced"

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

"The CV joints went out and had to be replaced but I also had to replace the motor mounts."

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

"The motor mounts wore quickly causing a vibration in the driveline, and they needed replacing. The design of the attaching point for the mount on the sub-frame is poor and broke off. The sub-frame had to be cut and re-welded to repair."

Gary S., NH (2010 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
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)

"Left half axle clicking noise. Was replaced."

Peter L., 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)

"Not sure if this was electrical. The Speedometer up/down component went out, so even though I was driving 60 mph, it said 0. The car shuddered and the rpms went really high. The speedometer up/down had to be replaced."

Cheri M., CA (2010 Honda Civic EX-L 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)

"Seems to be a design defect."

Luis S., FL (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Terrible vibration from engine compartment. Passenger side motor mount failed."

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

"Motor mount failed, causing noise when driving"

Gary B., MO (2010 Honda Civic LX 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)

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)

"Key fob broke."

William H., WA (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
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)

"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)

"Brakes wearing out prematurely black paint fading molding coming falling off doors"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Civic)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Corrosion / had to be replaced ( see previous comment)"

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

"The windows in the back seat stopped working completely. I wouldn't have expected this from a Honda with so little miles."

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

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"The weld on the OEM muffler outlet pipe broke, replaced with new muffler."

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"This was a Honda recall to fix potentially damaging or damaged aribages."

Michael B., VA (2010 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda recall"

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

"Air bag recall."

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

"recall"

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

"Airbag Recall"

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

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)
Rough shifting

"Often when shifting, clutch shutters and shakes. I did not have the clutch replaced yet but have been advised it will be needed before long."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Civic)

"Tough shift into second gear was always like that."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
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)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Failure of 3rd clutch pressure switch, a simple repair/part replacement. Parts MSRP $79, labor $188 (including $75 diagnostics even after I informed dealership that I simply wanted them to replace the switch)."

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

"without warning, transmission went into safe mode. I took me four repair shops to repair. the first was a general mechanic who could not completely identify problem, he recommended a transmission shop. #2 could not test for the issue. I went to #3, a Honda dealer that recommended a rebuilt transmission costing $5300; i declined and found #4, Cottman Transmission. In four hours and less than $500 Cottman completely solved this issue and we have not had a problem since. It was a Solenoid and small wiring issue."

Douglas A., FL (2010 Honda Civic LX-S 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

Display screen goes blank

"Speedometer is invisible during daylight hours when wearing a normal pair of sunglasses. Segments of the acutal speed indicator LED have failed. The radio controls are pretty much invisible under any normal daylight conditions."

Richard P., CA (2010 Honda Civic)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"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)

"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)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Very poor updating and very poor service"

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

"I have to push the button over and over to finally get the navigation screen to come up. Basically the unit needs to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic)
Radio

"One of the select buttons has quit working; now there are 4 to select a station with instead of 5."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Civic)

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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Just needed a new battery; no big deal"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-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)
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)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"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)
Starter

"Intermittent Starter Failure. Replaced with New Starter."

Anonymous, NS (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)

"Per th Honda dealer who took care of the issue it was suspected that the fuel cap was NOT properly tightened by owner at the time the car was being fueled up."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8-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)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Radiator developed a leak with no temperature or low fluid alert. Just died. Found out radiator leak, engine meltdown with head gasket meltdown. No safety warnings nor anything to know I had an issue."

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

"Engine would fail to start. Had it towed and it was given a tune up. Towed two more times before the head gasket problem was diagnosed. Repair cost as much as the value of the car, $2400."

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

Engine Cooling

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

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