Those who own or lease a 2017-2020 Honda Civic should know that a significant number of consumer complaints have been lodged regarding faulty braking systems. From brakes that engage erratically to parking brakes that fail to respond or activate as intended, Honda customers are voicing their concerns about these persistent braking problems. Although the manufacturer has issued several recalls affecting these vehicles, no recall directly addresses braking issues.
One driver described a number of problems with his parking brake. After parking his 2017 Honda Civic in the driveway, engaging the parking brake, and turning the vehicle off, the parking brake gave way fifteen minutes later. The car began to roll down the driveway on its own. Even when the vehicle was restarted, the parking brake light illuminated to indicate that the brake was still engaged. The owner of a 2019 Honda Civic complained that the car brakes engaged suddenly and with no warning while the vehicle was driving along a freeway at 65 miles per hour. Fortunately, the driver was able to steer the car to the side of the road in order to regain control of the vehicle. Numerous other braking complaints continue to emerge from Honda Civic owners who are concerned about these persistent issues.
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