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2009 Honda Civic Problems and Repair Histories

186 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Honda Civic. 51 of these members (27.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 84 repairs to 2009 Honda Civics--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Honda Civic problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Honda Civic problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 Honda Civic problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

31% of the 2009 Honda Civic repairs were to the engine, 1% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 14% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 29% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 84 repairs.

2009 Honda Civic repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Honda Civic repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 67% between $100 and $499, and 8% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 12 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 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

197-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
9000 0 clunking noise from steering gear when turning sharply and accelerating from a stop. shop re-torqued steering gear bolts. 
13000 0 left front suspension strut bad. makes clunking and squeaking noises. replacing the strut cured the problem. 
65000  
Honda Civic in Mississippi, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 10000    
14000 0 Strange rattling noise that occurred at low rpm and on startup once 18 mph was reached.  
57500 0 Loud rattling noise from plastic moulding when engine revd from 6000 to 8000 
98000 0 AC fan stopped functioning. Fixed under extended warranty. 
101000  

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2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
4000 0 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 0 Dealer replaced driver's side b pillar trim. Installed it incorrectly. 
9000 0 Repaired pealing paint on the rear bumper. Repaired paint wear-through on the trunk where the chrome trim attaches. 
17000 0 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. 
35500 0 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. 
55000  
Honda Civic in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 8000    
15000 0 Front window rattle, Honda has TSB for it. Not a big deal, very minor. 
 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 9000    
10000 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 300 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 
64000  

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2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Civic in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 0    
1000 0 Intermittent rattle, probably in the exhaust system, that the dealer cannot replicate. 
8000 0 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." 
23000  

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2009 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Honda Civic in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
13000 0 Computer update to the hybrid system needed to increase charging rate/performance. 
24000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 0    
9000 0 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 0 IMA Software updated 
24000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 4000    
11000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 0    
7440 30 Tight fit of the front bumper, re-adjust needed. 
21080 0 Rattle near windshield 
30380 0 Power Lock Actuator mulfunctioning (makes squeaking noise when actuator is activated) 
50220  

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