The most common transmission problem associated with Honda Civics is transmission failure. Other issues include the transmission slipping and failing to engage. Transmission failure is most common in the 2001 Honda Civic, but it is also a frequent occurrence in the 2002, 2006 and 2007 model years.
Transmission failure is a problem for Honda Civics, Accords and Odysseys released between 1999 and 2004. More than half the vehicles with transmission problems had the issue before reaching 90,000 miles. Repairs cost an average of $2,291. In many cases, the transmission issues were caused by a defective torque converter. Other frequent issues with Honda Civics include the engine block cracking in the 2006 model and the exhaust manifold cracking in the 2001 and 2002 models.
The Honda Civic was released in 1972 and is still being produced as of today. There have been nine generations of the Honda Civic; the ninth generation began with the 2011 model. It has received several awards, including International Car of the Year in 2005 for the Civic EX and the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 2006. The Honda Civic is known for its fuel efficiency. It is also frequently modified and used for racing.