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2012 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (42%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 73 repairs.
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2012 Honda Civic repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (100%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 5 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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2012 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2011 - Sep 2012
Feb 2012 Passenger "airbag off" warning light remaining always on. Required reset by Dealer--not sure how they did it. 
Honda Civic in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

14880 mi
Check engine light on. Reset, no action taken 
Honda Civic in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
Jan 2015

33000 mi
Plastic clip holding up shift boot on manual civic si was broken and was no longer holding up shift boot 

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2012 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
Feb 2013

14300 mi
Driver side window was loose. Replaced window regulator under warranty. 
Aug 2013

22000 mi
Oring rotted. Freon leaked. Oring replaced and system recharged. Evap warning light. Oring on gas cap rotted. Replaced. 
Honda Civic in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

110320 mi

C $344
Loud howling noise coming from right-front of vehicle. Right-front wheel bearing assembly replaced. 
Honda Civic in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013

16100 mi
Ac fan replaced because of noise. 

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2012 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Civic in Maryland, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Feb 2014

52700 mi

US $200
Rear brake pads replaced 
Honda Civic in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

79000 mi

US $300
Replaced pads and rotors 
Aug 2014

80000 mi

US $139
Replaced Battery 
Mar 2015

88000 mi

US $80
Replaced brakes/ rotors 
Honda Civic in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2016
May 2016

35000 mi

US $600
Fuel Pressure lost and leaking near trunk 
Honda Civic in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

23560 mi
Battery was dead due to a malfunction in the charging system (a recall was made by Honda earlier in the month of February). Had to be boosted 3 times. Dealer changed the charging system as well as the battery. 
Mar 2015

32240 mi
On extended warranty, dealer replaced two shock absorbers in a wheel. 
Honda Civic in Indiana, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

43000 mi
replaced evaporation control canister,cansister vent shut off valve 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

36000 mi
Cable on back seat release 
Honda Civic in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

26000 mi

US $175
TPMS sensors. Two broke off, from metal valve stem caps being corroded on. Civic 2012 sensors are one-piece so replacing just the valve stem was NOT possible... 
Honda Civic in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

65000 mi
TPMS sensor in one wheel went bad. 
Honda Civic in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

11000 mi
FOUND LH AXLE NUT LOOSE O5 STEERING 674 WHO 1 90305-692-O1O NUT, SPINDLE (22MM) 10503 INSTALLED NEW AXLE NUT, TORQUED TO SPECS, TEST DROVE VEHICLE NO NOISES HEARD, **************************************************** 
Honda Civic in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

49600 mi
Driver side heated mirror didn't heat 
Honda Civic in Michigan, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

16000 mi
Loose linkage repaired under warranty 
Mar 2016

34000 mi
Linkage from shifter to transmission would rattle badly at 5000 plus RPMs. Dealer replaced under certified used gaurentee 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

26500 mi
Bushing had a crack, replaced under warranty 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Feb 2015

18000 mi
Battery leaked acid on positive terminal ruining the battery cable. 
Honda Civic in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Mar 2014
Jan 2014

38280 mi
Windshield washer dispenser on driver side not working properly 
Honda Civic in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

63660 mi

C $110
Heater blower motor makings high pitched squeaking noise for 2 weeks, finally stopped working. Replaced out of warranty. 
Jun 2015

75020 mi

C $200
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors that were wearing down. 
Dec 2015

81840 mi

C $150
Front struts replaced, excessive suspension noise coming from front end when going over speed bumps, driveway entrances High pitch metal on metal squealing noise coming from heater blower motor, service not possible as it is a sealed unit, replaced with part purchased from dealer 
Honda Civic in New Brunswick, Canada
Jan 2012 - May 2015
Feb 2015

58900 mi
Noisy fan. Heater box replaced 
Honda Civic in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

36000 mi

US $279
Passenger side rear TPMS sensor failed 
Honda Civic in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2013 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

18600 mi
Thermostat 
Honda Civic in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
Apr 2013

35700 mi
Rear TPMS sensors stopped reporting. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Honda Civic in Arizona, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

22000 mi
Replaced blower motor. 
Honda Civic in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Nov 2011

2000 mi
The air conditioning/heating system failed and mechanic at dealership fixed issue. 
Mar 2012

7000 mi
Oil leak detected and oil pan replaced as leak traced back there. 
Jun 2012

10000 mi
Plastic cover around steering wheel came unscrewed and fell off whilst driving. 
Aug 2012

11000 mi
Freon had been leaking from the AC unit. Dealer determined it was leaking through the evaporator. New part was installed and problem was solved. All lights on dash came on. Needed to be reset by dealer. 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013

8000 mi
Intermittent clunk noise when closing the trunk. Mechanic reported finding the source of the clunk & installed a panel that was supposed to prevent it. Clunk has happened only one time since. 
Honda Civic in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

14000 mi
leaking psi switch- all oil came out of car Short block replaced in car. 
Honda Civic in Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Dec 2012

21000 mi
"Check emissions system" light on. Dealership said probably loose gas cap, refused to check the code. The gas cap was not loose. Light went off briefly, now on again. Appt next week to look at it. 
Jan 2013

22000 mi
"Check emissions light" came on again. Dealership checked codes, two issues. One was the thermostat, and the other was a valve related to the thermostat , which had a TSB. Both items were replaced, no further issues. 
Jan 2016

55700 mi
Loud noise coming from fan/heating system. Steering wheel radio controls malfunction. Pushing volume up causes the track or station to change. 
Honda Civic in Manitoba, Canada
May 2012 - Feb 2015
Mar 2013

4340 mi
Electric power steering stopped working after driving through deep snow. Warning light came on. Clicking sound from behind glovebox after starting engine. Turns out a sensor had become disconnected. Reconnected by dealer and fine since. 
Sep 2014

14880 mi
Check Emissions System light came on, but no other symptoms. Dealer diagnosed as a problem with the thermostat and replaced it under warranty. Check Emissions System light came back on two days after repair. Going back in tomorrow. Check Emissions System came on after original repair. Took it back to dealer. They performed some kind of computer update to fix the problem. Light came back on 3 days later. 
Oct 2014

15280 mi
Check Emissions System light came on after 2nd attempted repair. Car in shop for 1 week (2 days to diagnose, then wait for part; I demanded rental). Problem was failing sensor near/downstream from thermostat that triggered warning light. 
Honda Civic in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

6000 mi
Starter went out. Symptoms were intermittent ability to start the car. 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

7700 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system failed due to bad sensor, which was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2015

16000 mi
Battery replaced under warranty. 
Honda Civic in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

17000 mi
Erratic upshifting; low mpg. Updates programming to PCM. 
Honda Civic in Ohio, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

17000 mi
Check Emission System light came on. I checked the code before going to the dealer. It's P0138 O2 sensor problem. The light went away after a few days, but came back after a week. The dealer didn't repair at first because light went away. 
Honda Civic in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
Jun 2013

8000 mi
Seat belt retractor failed. Had no drivers seatbelt. 

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2012 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Honda Civic in New York, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2015
Jun 2015

62000 mi

US $100
computer for abs, traction control, stablity control replaced 

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2012 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

201-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2013
Aug 2012

3000 mi
engine was completely out of oil on the dipstick even though car only has 3470 miles on it and i put oil in it when i last filled it before i brought it in to the dealer.dealer overfilled it for the oil consumption test.had to redo 
Jul 2013

11000 mi
Battery repeatedly dead. took to local shop said voltage regulator bad.second opnion at electrical shop was alt diode. Took it to dealer 100 mi away who said no problem and others just want to sell parts. Honda warranty is crap.useless.. 
Honda Civic in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
May 2013

8000 mi
battery dying frequently dealer tested electrical system and battery found defective cell in battery and replaced free of charge under warranty 

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2012 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Civic in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

40500 mi
battery was defective would no longer start the car.a defective "cell" was the problem..battery was replaced under warranty 
Honda Civic in Ohio, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

14000 mi
Broken headrest bracket causing it not to lock in. 

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2012 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Civic in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Jan 2015
Mar 2012

1000 mi
Freon had not been installed when I bought the new car 
Jun 2012

5000 mi
Freon had been leaking from the AC . Dealer finally found it was leaking thru the evaporator. Part was secured and installed and problem was solved. 
Honda Civic in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

18900 mi
Main 100amp fuse blew on the car while driving. Dealership ordered a new fuse which took 2 days to receive. It was the only fuse available across Canada. No causes found for blown fuse. Car working great since. No charge on warranty. 
Sep 2014

24180 mi
Had same problem as when main fuse died. Lost all power to car. Dealer claimed it was the starter and changed it. Could have been starter that caused main fuse to blow first time? battery was checked and is fine. Car fine ever since. 
Honda Civic in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

52000 mi
Leak in rear struts 
Honda Civic in California, United States
May 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

5000 mi
All lights on dash came on All lights on dash came in and no power steering since its electrical. 
Honda Civic in Florida, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

58000 mi
Dead battery due to alternator failure. Alternator producing low voltage. 
Honda Civic in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2014
Nov 2012

7000 mi
Odometer stopped working and the mileage/miles left before needing refueling all in the display window 

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2011 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Civic in Indonesia
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

34100 mi

$400
Car making noises. Replaced power steering seals. And AC fan and belt, battery replaced. Tyres also replaced this month. 

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