9th Generation (2012—2015) Civic Problems

This generations ranks 55th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (32%), engine (11%), and the body (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Brake Failure 6 complaints at an average of 26,198 miles in the 2012 Honda Civic.
  2. Engine Stalls/cuts Out While Driving 7 complaints at an average of 28,538 miles in the 2012 Honda Civic.
  3. Uncomfortable Seats 39 complaints at an average of 11,447 miles in the 2013 Honda Civic.

What Civic Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 66 1 54 23.8
2014 60 2 99 22.03
2013 111 0 70 36.7
2012 182 3 67 47.66

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