The Honda Civic is back -- recapturing its position as a mature, substantial compact car with enough elegant touches that it makes you feel like you spent more money than you had to. The base 2.0-liter engine is smooth, with reasonable oomph, provided you're not in a real hurry.
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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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The 2017 Honda Civic has been recalled 4 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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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 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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 2017 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“The backup camera and Honda LaneWatch camera stopped working for several days. Both cameras started working after several days without dealership service”

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Civic Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Screen is not clear. My Ford has a much clearer backup camera”

Gordon V., TX (2017 Honda Civic Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

“Screen is very sensitive and does not make sense or allow for easy change back to "normal" settings. Very disappointed!”

James H., WY (2017 Honda Civic EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Apple CarPlay has issues of staying connected”

Matt U., NY (2017 Honda Civic EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Speakers

“Speakers on rear shelf cause substantial rattling, even with the slightest bit of base”

Jamie M., ON (2017 Honda Civic Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

“Voice control doesn't work at all if ar is moving”

Joe M., FL (2017 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“minor rattle noise somewhere under the dashboard”

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

“Rattles in the dash board and vent areas, my car is going in for the 3rd time to get this noise eliminated and the car(2017 Honda Civic Hatchback) is only 3 weeks old”

Anonymous, ON (2017 Honda Civic Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rear deck panel vibrates and rattles with subwoofer”

Paul S., CA (2017 Honda Civic Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“recall on possible missing head pin. Dealer has to disassemble engine and check”

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“After getting the brand new car from the dealer and drove just one mile to eat, the car wouldn't start! Multiple problems on the dash: "electric parking brake, brake system, brake hold system, anti lock brake system, vehicle stability assist, and road departure mitigation problem". The car was "trying" to start until the roadside assist guy drained the battery and then he jumpstarted, then the car started. The car was brought the next day back to the dealer and they did nothing but supposedly”

Dennis T., NJ (2017 Honda Civic Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

“When filling fuel, it overflows unless I stop pumping manually before it reaches "Full". Honda is currently working on resolving issue without estimate time, but it is a known issue for them”

Anonymous, MO (2017 Honda Civic EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Tire pressure monitor

“Calibrating the tpms does not work!”

Michael N., NY (2017 Honda Civic EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Transmission Minor

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

Climate System

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

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.

Drive System

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

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.

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Brakes

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

Paint/Trim

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Nov 16 2018
If the information is missing or improper, it can increase the risk of injury or a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Honda Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R vehicles. The owners guide in these vehicles may not have been included or if included, the owner's guide may not have been properly provided required information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the owners information kit, free of charge. The recall began January 9, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O3A.
For more information:
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: 18V817000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7016
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Sep 27 2018
The unintended steering input reduces vehicle maneuverability and increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Honda Civic and CR-V vehicles. The magnet that controls the torque sensor output signal for the electronic power steering system may not be properly secured, allowing the magnet to become dislodged. During a full lock turn, the dislodged magnet may cause steering assist to be applied in the opposite direction.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gearbox assembly, free of charge. The recall began November 9, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C2N, P2O.
For more information:
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: 18V663000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 54
AIR BAGS
Apr 26 2018
If the seat-mounted air bags cannot not deploy correctly in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R vehicles. Driver and front passenger seatback pads sold as replacement service parts were made without slit openings for the seat-mounted side air bags. In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the seatback pad would interfere and adversely affect air bag performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, "Side Impact Protection."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seatback pads, free of charge. The recall began June 15, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is E1D, U1B, and X1C.
For more information:
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: 18V266000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 69
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Nov 09 2017
The improper heat treatment can result in the halfshaft breaking, preventing the engine from moving the vehicle, and can allow a possible roll away situation if the parking brake is not engaged. This can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe vehicles. The right halfshaft may have been improperly heat treated, reducing its strength.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the halfshaft's serial number, replacing it as necessary and aligning the front wheels, free of charge. The recall began December 8, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is K0E.
For more information:
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: 17V706000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5404
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