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2009 Honda Civic Repair Histories

192 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Honda Civic. 54 of these members (28.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 92 repairs to 2009 Honda Civics--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2009 Honda Civic problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 92 repairs.

2009 Honda Civic repair cost distribution

Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2009 Honda Civic repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

197-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in Maryland, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2013
9000 mi   clunking noise from steering gear when turning sharply and accelerating from a stop. shop re-torqued steering gear bolts. 
13000   left front suspension strut bad. makes clunking and squeaking noises. replacing the strut cured the problem. 
Honda Civic in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2013
14000 mi   Strange rattling noise that occurred at low rpm and on startup once 18 mph was reached.  
57500   Loud rattling noise from plastic moulding when engine revd from 6000 to 8000 
98000   AC fan stopped functioning. Fixed under extended warranty. 

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2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2014
4000 mi   Driver's B pillar trim would not stay in place. Dealer ordered replacement. The driver's side passenger door gasket (top) would not stay in place. The dealer crimped and reseated the gasket. 
5000   Dealer replaced driver's side b pillar trim. Installed it incorrectly. 
9000   Repaired pealing paint on the rear bumper. Repaired paint wear-through on the trunk where the chrome trim attaches. 
17000   Reseated driver side B-pillar trim that was replaced during a previous repair. This is the third trip for the problem, but it appears to be right this time. 
35200   The driver's side sun visor was splitting along the top/bottom half of the visor. Honda indicated this is a known problem and replaced under factory warranty. 
Honda Civic in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2011
15000 mi   Front window rattle, Honda has TSB for it. Not a big deal, very minor. 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2013
10000 mi US $269 Car began to emit squealing noises, whether rolling forward or back. Could be heard even if brakes were not applied. Brakes felt weak. 
53000   When I was swapping the snow tires to summer, the technician noted flat spots on the rear tires. This led to me taking the car to Costco where I bought the tires and he said it is due to a defect in the Civic's rear A-arms 

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2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Civic in Washington, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
1000 mi   Intermittent rattle, probably in the exhaust system, that the dealer cannot replicate. 
8000   Rattle in exhaust system finally became constant and I took car to local Honda dealer who repaired it under warranty. Repair written up as "Repositioned exhaust center hanger." 

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2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Honda Civic in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2011
13000 mi   Computer update to the hybrid system needed to increase charging rate/performance. 
24000   Hybrid powertrain was eratic following recent software update. Software fix "fixed" problem but still not up to original performance. 
Honda Civic in Oregon, United States
Sep 2008 - Jan 2012
9000 mi   Apparently my IMA Battery (which controls the hybrid feature) started going bad and gave a IMA warning light. After the dealer tried fixing, redoing the computer settings, they decided it was a faulty battery. They then replace the very expensive battery. 
24000   IMA Software updated 
24000   IMA Battery (Hybrid battery) replaced. After battery replaced we were still not getting prior mileage. The city mileage had dropped from 40 MPG to under 30 MPG. Traded car. 
Honda Civic in Arizona, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2011
11000 mi   needs a new hybrid battery pack, was told it sat too long in the hot AZ sun on the dealer lot. 09/08 build date, purchased 08/09 

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2009 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Civic in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
7440 mi C $30 Tight fit of the front bumper, re-adjust needed. 
21080   Rattle near windshield 
30380   Power Lock Actuator mulfunctioning (makes squeaking noise when actuator is activated) 

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