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Honda Civic Questions & Answers

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34 questions from our users

Lui. Jr

Lui. Jrasked

I have honda civic 2000 automatic transmission (vtec) it cannot running it can start but won't run, any help please

No answers

Andrea Delamotte

Andrea Delamotteasked

10th Gen (Sedan) VTi

what are the features and specifications for a 2018 model

No answers

Don M.

Don M.asked

are there any major or minor faults with 2013
2014 honda civic VTl?

No answers

James S

James Sasked

Civic 10th Gen

Just got 2018 vti lx was does anyone know if it comes with auto hi low beam.

No answers

Bev L

Bev Lasked

Civic 10th Gen

Has anyone experienced problems with the airconditioning not functioning properly in 2016 Honda Civic 1.5 litre turbo model?
Mine can take up to 15 minutes before cold air flows on a hot day and then cuts out again if I turn the fan down or change airflow direction.
Similarly in winter, the a/c doesn't effectively demise the front windscreen as the cold air doesn't cut in for ages.

2 answers
Bugsy08
Bugsy08

Mine is 2018 and no issues at all with air conditioner. Push Honda to fix it.

PatsDad
PatsDad

Have you spoken to a mechanic or air conditioning tech?


Albert Salomon

Albert Salomonasked

Civic 10th Gen

When will the 2 litre engine be coming out in the Honda Civic.. in Australia?

1 answer
Chrissie
Chrissie

I've no idea.


John R

John Rasked

Civic 8th Gen

Has anyone heard intermittent weird noises whilst driving their Civic?

2 answers
Sam
Sam

How bad is the noise? It could be a number of reasons but do not forget with the age of the vehicle these noises will emerge.

Louise
Louise

Is it like an intermittent low grinding that only lasts for a few seconds particularly when you’re either idling, about to take off from a red light or reversing down your driveway on a cold morning? That goes away once your car warms up and/or you accelerate? If yes and you’ve got an 8th gen Civic then you’ve got broken engine mounts - particularly the lower right hand mount. Google it, I’ve had about 5 now replaced and still they break, so have by the looks of what’s on google every single 2006-2010 civic owner worldwide. It’s a known design flaw, but don’t bother going to Honda to get it fixed they’ll just tell you you need it replaced but when you go back and back to them saying ummm it’s broken AGAIN and this are your hideously expensive $600 a pop OEM parts you’re gouging me for they’ll just pretend they don’t know why but due to the age of the vehicle its not covered under warranty...interesting how they can still claim that given there’s thousands upon thousands of owners reporting the same fault, I guess it’s all only “anecdotal” however, if the manufacturer doesn’t admit there’s a manufacturing flaw or compelled to provide transparent reporting of data about what problems a specific model and year vehicle is consistently presenting to their service centres then what do you do? Oh...if you were thinking hey maybe I’ll just get a non-OEM but compatible engine mount and fit that that should fix it, with any other part I’d say yeah go for it but not the engine mounts, fit a non-genuine Honda one of these you may find yourself with a bigger issue than just some cracked mounts


Milan

Milanasked

Hey,
I have just purchased 2007 Honda Civic hybrid and the noise of engine it’s too much as we speed more than 60km/h I don’t know what to do and how is car over all?

No answers

BrittyJ

BrittyJasked

Civic 10th Gen

I'm looking at purchasing the civic hatch RS. Can someone tell me the reason for the reduced boot space compare to the VTI L or LX? Also how have the leather seats held up in regards to creasing at the thigh bolsters?

1 answer
Ben
Ben

Hi BrittyJ,

The boot space is reduced because of the centre exhausts, however it is still a very good size. I've had two mountain bikes in the back with the seats folded down no problem as well as some large paintings and boxes. The retractable cargo blind is also great as you can remove it when you are packing large items and unlike a large parcel tray, it's easy to just throw under a seat.


Tony C

Tony Casked

Civic 10th Gen

Hi,
Interested in civic especially the safety pack on lx.
I heard that the adaptive cruise control doesn't maintain the same speed and accelerate when going down hill?. Is this true?
Thanks

2 answers
oldgreenv12
oldgreenv12

Most cruise controls, adaptive or otherwise, will accelerate when going down hill .

The Civic's does accelerate more than I would like it to, but only when there is no traffic in front.

If there is a car in front, it will apply the brakes to maintain a safe distance.

If there is no car in front and the car begins to accelerate, I reduce the cruise control's speed setting (e.g. 110 to 100). This solves the problem with a single press of a button on the steering wheel, so it is a minor inconvenience more than a safety problem. If you are wondering- holding down the set-speed button for a second reduces/increases in 10kmh increments, whereas tapping adjusts in 1kmh increments.

The safety pack is awesome and I love the tech. The adaptive cruise and collision avoidance works a treat, and the lane keeping is fantastic- especially on highways.

Hope that helps.

Tony C
Tony C

Thanks a lot for your reply. Really helpful!


Mamma k

Mamma kasked

2017 hatchback Honda Civic VTI-L. Is the sound /noise of the engine bearable? Does it have a grinding effect?

1 answer
Anirban
Anirban

Yes you don't feel the engine sound,so worries with it.


Kimberley de Bruijn

Kimberley de Bruijnasked

Civic 7th Gen

Would you recommend the 2001 Honda Civic Vi for a backpacker that only needs the car to drive to jobs and to travel around on normal roads and off-roads? Not extreme off-roads like dunes and stuff, but like gravel and that kind of roads? I'm trying to find a car that is not to big and not to expensive. And I'm alone.

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DD
DD

I do not know how many KM the car has done and this is pretty important. But yes, a civic or a toyota corolla (+ mazda 3) would be the kind of small car I would be looking for - just try to get one under 150000 km and less than 12 years old - if you can afford it.Toyota camry or honda accord are also pretty bullet proof (same with a mazda) for medium cars, Holden commodore and Ford falcons too - but more expensive to run. It is usually worth while getting a mechanic to check over a car that you are buying. All of these cars should handle 95% gravel and bitumen roads unless you are going north in the wet season. Don't get an old european car here due to poor parts and reliability. cheers (also take oil and coolant and learn how to check it regularly)

Thank you for your advice. I was told that I should keep my budget on 3000$ but I put it on 5000$. Yesterday I found a really nice 2002 Toyota Echo Sedan but I see he got 244,010 kms, maybe to much. Thank you for your advice :)


Aliceson

Alicesonasked

Hi guys,
Can someone out there who recently purchased the new Honda civic hatch LX, please tell me their experience with the droning noise heard on higher speeds .e.g. freeways. Is it loud and annoying?

Alyson

1 answer
Lisa
Lisa

Hi, I picked up my vti-lx hatch a month ago and have spent about half my time on freeways/highways/country roads. While there is a bit of tyre noise on older bitumen, I have found the civic to be exceptionally quiet on all road conditions. Engine noise is minimal.
It does not perform well in traffic jams, the cvt seems to ‘search’ quite a bit, but I just switch to using the paddles to minimise this.
It really is a fantastic car!


Rick

Rickasked

How to operate the hand brake?

1 answer
Mohit
Mohit

Pull up the hand brake lever all the way, squeeze the top button and push down to disengage.


judy

judyasked

At what mileage will I need to replace the timing belt on a 2013 Civic VTIs MY13?

4 answers
Sundar
Sundar

Betweeen 90-100K kms

judy
judy

thanks Sundar.....any idea of cost?

JOHNSIMMONDS
JOHNSIMMONDS

This particular Honda engine does NOT require a timing belt to be replaced as it has a duplex chain to drive the cam shaft instead of the composite timing belt like the previous models.


marion.trewarn

marion.trewarnasked

Hello what tyre psi should I have on this vehicle?

4 answers
bartie
bartie

36 all round

bartie
bartie

36 all round

bartie
bartie

36 all round


Lady rider 750

Lady rider 750asked

I've just bought my second Honda Civic hatch 2012 which I adore but. at night the lights are so low in front of the car I can't see further up the road and had to use high beam bit scary as I live in the bush can someone help please?

4 answers
johnkato46
johnkato46

Do you think you are looking at the side lights, or low beam? The headlights may need adjusting, but its difficult to tell what is the unserviceability without seeing the car. If you take your vehicle to have the headlights adjusted they will tell you if something else is wrong.

Hope this helps.

Lady rider 750
Lady rider 750

Thank u John I did as u said and took it to the auto electrician they said they were all out of whack and had to take the whole lights out so I will c tonight all the worry about the cost which came to lunch money Jhan xxx

dddbbb
dddbbb

My 2012 civic hatch has very weak headlights. The dealer tried to adjust them but very weak, dangerous at night. Not sure what to do.


Bikerboy

Bikerboyasked

Civic 9th Gen

I've just bought a 2013 Civic VTiS hatch and find the radio will often change from the station it started on to some other station, it's really annoying, anyone else find this or know the cause? Thanks!

2 answers
MCG823
MCG823

I have the exact same issue with my 2014 Civic Hatch VTi and this was reported to Eastern Honda Doncaster (AUS) who told me that I needed to have the Traffic Announcement (TA / RD) settings on / off. I had already tried this before then, and needless to say it had no bearing on the matter. In the six months to date, the problem has become worse and now the radio hardly sits on a station for longer than a few mins before changing to another station. I have booked my car in for a service next week and asked them to have a look at it, and again am being told it's probably the RD / TA settings, which I have trouble believing. I have had many cars in the past (incl. Hondas) and driven many rental cars too, and never come across such problems with the radio!!

Bikerboy
Bikerboy

Hi, my dealer Collins Honda said the same when I checked it in for a service and so they turned off TA/RD and it worked for me, apparently it's only used in the UK as that's where the hatchbacks are built, good luck. Also had a problem with rear seat belt indicator coming on even when no one was in the back, or anything at all, so they reset the chip, was ok for a while but it still happens.


Rod

Rodasked

Civic 8th Gen

Our honda 2007 civic's paint is failing in multiple places on the bonnet , roof & a few minor patches on other panels . After reading the usa forums where various models have been recalled for similar problems , i believe it to be a clear coat failure . Our car is always garaged & well maintained . A nice care with a very very poor paont job . Anyone else experienced similar ??

4 answers
Chrys
Chrys

My 2008 Civic has never been garaged and it's paint is still good. Perhaps they changed the formula for mine or yours was a unique case?? Either way I'm not sure if you can do anything about it now, I think paint warranties are very short.

Rod
Rod

Its unfortunate , because its turned me off buying another honda thats for sure .

NODEAL
NODEAL

Not experienced paint problem but fr equent flat battry with car under 1 yo


kingtam716

kingtam716asked

Civic 7th Gen

i just bought a Honda Civiv 2005 . I can't found where is the central lock. Could anyone tell me please?

2 answers
Rod F
Rod F

Google the issue as there are several sites which cover the problem- see below for one site and ththere are others.
Honda Civic Power Door Lock Fix. Episode 1 - YouTube
Video for honda civic 2006 central locking problem▶ 4:21
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TG8NYXjqgk

Tom C
Tom C

I can only suggest that you Google it, or call a Honda dealer.


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