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2004 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (4%)

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2004 Honda Civic electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 32 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

93-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

145000 mi Fan for interior air (heat, ac) stopped working. Have ordered parts and hoping to replace parts and get fixed. 
161000 mi

US $162
Fan motor burned out, replaced. $58 labor, $64 part. 
177000 mi

US $130
Starter Clutch has failed and Dealer says will cost $2,600 to replace.  A/C compressor has also failed. Car is being scrapped. 
82500 mi AC compressor rattling and grinding - smoke coming from compressor area. 

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2004 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

93-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid 5-speed manual FWD

72000 mi

US $300
SRS Light on Seat belt tensioner replaced twice before. Paid to have all connectors inspected and light reset 299.99 in labor. 
81000 mi Air bag light on dealer wants 1K to replace wiring harness hoping it will fix problem no garentee. Foget it air bag cause as may if not more injurys then the prevent just look up the stats. 

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2004 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

144000 mi

US $750
When getting onto highway, noticed my speedometer was reading the wrong speed. As I slowed down the speed reading increased then stopped at 90 mph. Kept going after when driving. Result = faulty gauge cluster. Fuel gauge erratic also. $750 

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2004 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

117-horsepower 1.7L I4 CVT FWD

37000 mi

US $360
My air-conditioning compressor was rattling itself apart. One of the parts needed was on backorder; so, my car was at the dealership for about a week. Honda assisted me with 75% the cost of the repair since my car had just barely over 36,000 miles. 

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2004 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

86000 mi

US $120
Driver side power door lock actuator failed 

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2004 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

122000 mi

US $550
Alternator was not charging the battery. I had it replaced and got a new battery 
51000 mi

US $600
Blinkers and tail lights were behaving erratically. 
55000 mi

US $200
The turn indicators were not working - this was due to an electric circuit malfunction. 
63000 mi

US $500
The fuel door and trunk release key stopped working. The driver side door doesn't open with key. 
103000 mi

US $15
Right head light burned out. Replaced within 10 minutes as i waited. 
164700 mi

US $90
Brush disintegrated in the blower motor. Ended up with fine black dust all over inside of car. Replaced blower motor. 
176000 mi

US $25
Headlight (low beam) burned out. Replaced headlight bulb. 
180000 mi

US $135
Alternator (voltage regulator) intermittent failure. Replaced alternator.  
182000 mi Replaced alternator again. Replacement unit started having problems after 10 days though not as badly as original unit. 

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2004 Honda Civic Electrical Problems

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