Honda Civic owners manuals

Honda Civic

Model overview

The Honda Civic is a range of cars produced by Honda. Initially a subcompact car, the Civic has suffered some changes, becoming both larger and more upscale, jumping into the compact vehicle segment. According to EPA standard is considered a mid-size car, and as such the tenth generation Civic sedan is considered a small-end mid-size vehicle, although it still competes in the compact class. The Civic currently is slotted within the Honda City and Honda Accord.

The first-generation Civic was launched in July 1972 as a two-door model, followed later by a three-door hatchback. Originally getting a reputation for being reliable, environmentally friendly, and fuel-efficient later models have become known for performance, notably the Civic Type R, Civic VTi, Civic GTi, and Civic SiR/Si.

The Honda Civic sedan is available in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Si trims. The LX and the Sport are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower, 138 lb-ft of torque) mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The EX, EX-L, and Touring are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder (174 hp, 162 lb-ft) paired to the CVT automatic. The Si uses a more powerful version of this engine (205 hp, 192 lb-ft) and is only available with the manual transmission.

Honda Civic known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Honda Civic are:

  • The failing transmission was a common issue in both 2001 and 2002 Honda Civic models.
  • Models from 2006 had frequent reports of cracked engine blocks. If a cracked engine leaks enough coolant, it can cause overheat and fail.
  • The 2006 models, the most common issue by owners was a deteriorated sun visor.
  • Used Honda Civic models from 2001-2004 are also well-known for heating problems. A bad thermal fuse would either produce the blower to stop working and the HVAC system had to be replaced entirely.
  • A faulty airbag warning light may appear in Civic models made in later years. If the light intermittently flashes on and off for no reason then a defective occupant position sensor is usually the problem.

Honda Civic PDF owner manual

Below you can find the owners manuals for the Civic model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Honda Civic to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

Manuals by year