4th Gen (1990 – 1991) Honda Civic Problems

The 4th generation of the Civic has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.6. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1990–1991 Civic model years have sent in 34 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (32%) followed by the electrical (20%) and the transmission (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 1991 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1991 16
3.42
1990 13
1.78
1989 3
0.45
1988 2
0.42

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