The Civic, long one of our top-scoring small cars, slipped substantially with this redesign, and no longer scored high enough to be recommended. Blame sits with so-so interior quality, a choppy ride and more pronounced road noise. Vague steering robs the Civic of its fun-to-drive feel. On the up side, the Civic provides decent rear-seat room and great fuel economy.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 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 2012 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"noisy but not sure where its coming from"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Driver's side window will not open when the outside temperature is below freezing. Service technicians haven't taken the issue very seriously as the problem goes away once the car door has warmed up and thawed whatever is jamming it up inside"

Paul B., ME (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rattles around windshield, center console, steering wheel, lots of wind noise"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"thumping and rattles. 5 visits to dealership; no result till I called Nat'l customer service #. Rear shocks flat"

Pauline R., IA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Excessive vibrations"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I would NEVER buy this car again- it rattles like a 1970's chevy"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Somewhere in the middle or right side of the car, it sounds like a tiny ball rolling back and forth when braking and starting up"

Matthew B., OR (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When it is cold the blower for the air / heat makes occasional loud vibration noise"

James E., PA (2012 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front suspension makes noise during cold months"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"significant rattle in dash to the left of steering wheel"

Ben B., AL (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"My wife's 3rd Civic. This car is the noisiest Civic and road noise and wind noise is so severe that a normal conversation is not possible. The dealership admits that Honda skimped on the 2012 soundproofing. My wife hates this car because of the cheapness of every aspect of this car"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"my car is louder than before squeaks coming from dash"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Interior Fan Control is hums at a low setting speed. Can be more noise in cold winter months"

Anonymous, MB (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Persistent irritating rattle inside the center of the dashboard on highways & roads which are not totally smooth"

Kenneth P., OR (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"extreme load on drivers side with what sounds like the cover of the B pillar rattles as well"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Has been present since purchase. dealer unable to fix it"

Rita A., SD (2012 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The car absolutely roars when you drive it. It is the loudest automobile I have ever driven. My family hates to ride in this car because of this problem. I think it is because of the cheap interior materials and lack of insulation"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise is a constant problem in the 2012 Civic, to the point that I would not consider purchasing a newer version"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A lot of wind noise coming from the top of driver side door"

David P., WI (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise interferes with normal conversation at speed (50 plus)"

Anonymous, WV (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"Front bumper panel was undamaged but seemed to fall off partially and not click back in. Some stupid plastic piece must have been damaged rendering entire bumper to feel ghetto"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim on driver door loose. Dealer glued it back"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"trim piece on the roof became dislodged at the front of the car"

Jay S., MD (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rubber strip on the roof kept coming off in a car wash"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The sun visors separate when you use them. Then you can't get then to go back to their normal position. You have to buy a new one at $75"

Gregg F., CA (2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is blue, however, there are spots where the overcoat has chipped away with only the grey primer showing"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is cracking"

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"there was a recall. my honda civic has fading and peeling blue paint"

Sean L., MA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It is a new car and there are huge chips in the front on hood already. Chips that go down all the way to the metal and are starting to rust. While I know that paint does not last forever, it should surely last longer than 30 months!!!!"

James H., OH (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading - front bumper - poor paint job - differs from color of the body"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"About 6 months after I bought the vehicle in Feb 2014 small cracks appeared in the paint on the hood, roof, trunk & upper part of the driver & passenger side doors. About the same time I received a notice from Honda that a warranty inspection for pai"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda had a recall on the exterior paint. So far it has been back twice to the dealership"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is flaking from several parts of the body"

Michael B., NC (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hood paint started to crack and craze. Roof is chalking"

Andy B., MO (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"window moldings front/rear doors, both sides of the vehicle, are cracking/chipping. The dealer wants about $300 to repair. This seems to be a quality problem"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Way too many scratched and chips on the paint. It just seems the paint job was not that great"

Jon M., TX (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cheap plastics and location with a lot of handling have cracked and are no longer smooth"

Kelley M., VA (2012 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint was fading off the car as if it had been sand-blasted off. It was repainted under warranty. On both of our Hondas I have noticed that the paint quality is very poor. I had a VW Golf and the paint quality on that was superb"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is peeling close to the handles on the doors"

Susan Z., CO (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

""Crow's foot"cracking clear coat on hood repaired by factory good will program"

William A., GA (2012 Honda Civic Si 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

"Sporadically cuts out or doesn't work. Unsolved so far"

Mark F., TX (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working"

Mark H., NY (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Excessive noise. Fan motor was replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Noisy, need to take it in"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"loud noise, went off once motor speed went from fast to slow"

Sean L., MA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A loud knocking sound would intermittently occur. Dealer replaced malfunctioning unit, but the sound would eventually reappear"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"blower motor and heater sub box need replacing at a cost of approx. $1,000.00. heater has rattled almost since time car was purchased. took Honda nearly 2 years to acknowledge and find problem"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaky at lower speeds"

Gordon M., ON (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Battery failure about every 6 months"

Stanley G., IL (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Heat would randomly cut out or not work at all during cold months. Fan would blow only cool air. Also affected defog/defrost and A/C"

Mark F., TX (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a new car but the refrigerant needed to be recharged. It was under 3 years old and Honda dealer somehow said it was not covered. Dealer was unethical and Honda refused to pay for it. Car was under 100-% warranty at the time"

Bernard B., PA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had refrigerant leaks every year since purchased"

Stanley G., IL (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Third time to dealer. found small leak after further checking. No problem since"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"I had various parts of the AC system replaced trying to find the leak. Have just replaced the compressor itself and that seems to have fixed the problem"

Greg H., AZ (2012 Honda Civic EX 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

Calipers

"Left rear brake completely failed. Broken pads and destroyed rotor"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I bought the Civic in 2011 so I needed regular maintenance"

Kathleen C., ON (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"noise"

Paul R., NY (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal break pad wear"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)
Premature brake wear

"Breaks needed to be replace tooooo often"

Bernard B., PA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear factory brake pads wore unevenly and were replaced after 35k miles"

Dan D., OH (2012 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At the last checkup, the garage had to change the 2 front disk and 2 pad. I was supprised to change them so erley. Execuse my English!"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rotors warped"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to the failure of the pads the rotor was destroyed"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"uneven brake wear damaged the rear rotors"

Dan D., OH (2012 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"I was told it was the rear brake wear indicators making the squeaking sound. I had the brakes fixed. Problem solved"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

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

"Car was "Certified", had uneven tire wear, loose tire belts causing vibrations, out of alignment. 1st time I took it back, told no problem. 2nd time, got 3 new tires & re-alignment after taking to a Midas shop to have them check it out"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driving highway pulling to the sides. The steering seems sluggish.too much play in the steering? wheel"

Anonymous, NE (2012 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"power steering"

Jim G., TX (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"During oil change a small leak in a rear shock was noticed. Since still in warranty they ordered and replaced part (with out an issue)"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Both rear shock absorbers had to be replaced before warranty ran out as they wore down"

Jorge E., CA (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"One leaked a few thoUSnd kilometers after warranty ended. Had to pay for it"

Francois D., QC (2012 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"When cornering at high speeds - hitting a bump or pot hole - steering is 'lost' for about 1 second - which is considerable for high speeds - 60 - 70 MPG - actually consider it unsafe - wife and I 'very' aware of this short-coming & compensate"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Vibration caused by tire issues"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic DX 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

CD player

""Select/Ok" button quit working. The dealer couldn't determine the cause so it would be $500+ to replace the whole dash unit. The button is required to pair phones, change the speakers, or adjust pretty much everything. It is VERY frustrating"

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"the dash screen will show minimal data until rebooted by dealer. they said it happens to a lot of civics"

Lee J., NC (2012 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Bad microphone for Bluetooth - shrill whistle on other end - was replaced for free at dealer"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally it experiences an error in the USB mode. When this happens the device attached must be restarted/reset"

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The volume goes up and down on its own while using my iPod"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"When I talk on Bluetooth, the other user hears a loud squealing noise and has difficulty hearing me speak. I have tried multiple phones with the same issue. I was told that it's probably the mic, but I still need to take it in for service"

Josh A., NY (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"I didn't have a problem with my previous phone, an iPhone 5S. However, I have had a problem with my iPhone 6S"

John C., MD (2012 Honda Civic Si Unsure)

"Bluetooth developed a high level of static that made it unusable; repaired under warranty on second attempt"

Terry A., OH (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"Steering wheel controls quit working. The steering wheel was replaced but did not correct the issue. In the end, it was a software update that resolved the issue"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-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

Keyless entry

"Does not always work to lock or un-lock the car"

Timothy H., LA (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire pressure leaks, replace two valve stems,...problem fixed with computer program Update!"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Needed program update in computer"

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Frequent TPS warning caused by bad sensor in one wheel"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic HF 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed computer update"

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash lights did not turn off when ignition turned off, which caused battery discharge twice. Computer circuit board replacement corrected the problem; it was fully covered under warranty"

R J., IL (2012 Honda Civic EX 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

Clutch adjustment

"Clutch makes a noise like a table being dragged across the table when starting in first gear. Gets worse as the car has more miles on it. Talked to dealer several times about the issue. Does it on both our Honda Civic SI's"

Karen L., CA (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch needs to be replaced but Honda would only replace with same parts and then problem would begin again 25,000 miles later. Newer Honda's have different clutch parts"

Karen L., CA (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Experienced rough shifting. Dealer could not identify issue"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"same noise issue. Loud shrill noise like a table being dragged across the floor. Numerous complaints across website but Honda will not fix without first going in at our expense to look at and will then replace with same lousy clutch plate part"

Karen L., CA (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The clutch makes a rumbling noise when letting up on it to go into 1st gear. The dealer said that it would be over $1,000 to fix it. Since it still works and seems to be just a noise, we have not had it fixed"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Civic Si Unsure)
Slipping transmission

"clutch has chattered since 36000 miles upon initial startup"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Had to replace the flywheel and clutch plate assembly at ony 40,000 miles. Have been driving stick shift for 30 years, and this is the first time I have ever had a problem like this"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car desperately needs clutch replacement but Honda will not acknowledge defective part. Happens in both our SI's. Loud shrill noise in first gear when starting. Started at 25,000 miles or so. Just would replace with same parts"

Karen L., CA (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch was making a squeal when released. Honda replaced flywheel and pressure plate under warranty. I had them replace clutch, for the cost of parts, at the same time"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch squeal when taking foot off cluthch in first gear to accelelerate"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Honda Civic Si Unsure)

"Throwout bearing trouble at 65000 miles, replaced at 82000, trouble recurrent, symptoms began at 120000, putting off repairing again. Symptoms slowly worsening, but doesnot affect shifting at this time, just noisy starting out in first gear at times"

Joshua M., NC (2012 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

"The alternator died and needed to be replaced"

Josh A., NY (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Replaced battery (and alternator) after charging system warnings kept appearing on display; still periodically get such warnings. Also, new aftermarket battery wouldn't start car after listening to radio for only a half-hour or so without the engine running"

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory batteries have failed early; within complete replacement time period or about 1-2 yrs.. We were told it was impossible to order a northern states (cold weather) replacement from the dealer through his supply network"

William A., GA (2012 Honda Civic Si Unsure)

"Starter failed and had to be replaced"

Donald M., FL (2012 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 knock or ping

"split air inlet pipe"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Engine stalls for several seconds anytime there is even a slight touch to the brake pedal. This creates some very dangerous situations, especially when needing to accelerate"

Kenneth P., OR (2012 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Oil pan gasket was leaking had to have it replaced"

David P., WI (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear Main Seal Leaking at a cost of $1,400 to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Had to replace the rubber sela between at the trunk lid. Had holes in it from wear"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Power window regulator failed"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In winter, the window rolled down and refused to go back up. Part to fix not in stock, took four days to fix"

Eric A., MI (2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The flexible rubber at the bottom of the roll down windows became brittle, cracked and started falling into the door leaving a big gap at the top of the door for rain to get into the door. Honda replaced with me paying 20% of the cost. Seems like they didn't mix the rubber right to last. My 2001 civic still has it's rubber just fine. The 2012 started cracking at 4 years"

Greg H., AZ (2012 Honda Civic EX 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

Fuel cap

"I got an emissions code, but it cleared when the fuel cap was removed and replaced with more "clicks""

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Indicator is fine after filling, then somewhere below 1/2 it suddenly reads as full. Will wait and keep filling tank at 1/2. Repair cost will be at least $600"

Channing H., CA (2012 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"twice the gasket on thermostat was changed under warranty"

Jon N., PA (2012 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Oil pump worked intermittently and caused engine damage"

Anonymous, ON (2012 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

Electrical failure

"Selenoid failure. Car could not switch from gas to electrical drive"

Anonymous, NM (2012 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Exhaust

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

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Recalls
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STEERING:COLUMN
Nov 21 2012
The steering column may not have proper energy absorbing characteristics, which could increase the risk of injury during a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Civic passenger vehicles, manufactured from October 26, 2012, through October 30, 2012. These vehicles were assembled with the incorrect steering column assembly.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on December 10, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Honda's campaign recall number is S69.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V548000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 157
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Jun 04 2012
IF THIS OCCURS, THE VEHICLE WILL HAVE A LOSS OF DRIVE POWER AND MAY ROLL AWAY IF THE PARKING BRAKE HAS NOT BEEN SET WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE ¿PARK¿ POSITION, INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH OR PEDESTRIAN INJURY.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 HONDA CIVIC VEHICLES. DURING ASSEMBLY, THE PROCESS REQUIRED TO SEAT THE DRIVER¿S SIDE DRIVESHAFT AND SET THE RETAINING CLIP WAS NOT COMPLETED. AS A RESULT, THE DRIVESHAFT MAY SEPARATE.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver's side driveshaft and install a new driveshaft as needed, free of charge. The safety recall began on June 21. 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S40.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V256000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 50190
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
May 18 2011
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CIVIC 2-DOOR AND 4-DOOR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH MAY 2, 2011. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT AN O-RING, WHICH SEALS A CONNECTION IN THE FUEL FEED LINE, IS MISALIGNED. IF THE O-RING IS MISALIGNED, A SMALL FUEL LEAK MAY OCCUR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FEED LINE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R79.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V288000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1156
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