Technical Service Bulletins according to the NHTSA. Check service book for:
Overall, the 9th-generation of the Honda Civic is a dependable car on all fronts, provided that routine maintenance is carried out on a regular basis. To avoid any transmission problems for the 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic, be sure to change the oil on a routine basis. As per Honda's recommendation, all transmissions require an oil change at the 30,000-mile mark. There are no common issues to look out for per se but usual wear and tear components such as a thermostat housing problem, battery, and wheel bearings should have a close eye kept on them. Overall, you shouldn't have to worry too much about the components as problems relating to the Honda Civic's starter, electric power steering, alternator, ignition, catalytic converter, headlights, ABS, and head gaskets are not common.
It's not too much of a hassle as far as electronics are concerned, thus you'll find the 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic to be free of problems relating to the sunroof, computer, air conditioning and heater, headlights, power door locks, power windows, speedometer, or push button starter. It's also fairly mechanically sound as you'll be hard-pressed to find any serious problems relating to the 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic's engine, acceleration, suspension, brakes, automatic transmission, or manual transmission's clutch.
Some owners have noted problems with the 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic's paint but with proper care and storage, this shouldn't be a dramatic crisis.
A small number of recalls have been issued throughout the lifespan of the FB-generation Civic range. Some 2012 models were required to have their steering columns exchanged as an incorrect part was installed from the factory. 2012 to 2015 Honda Civics were recalled for a faulty driveshaft. The fuel-line feed also needed replacement as it was prone to leakage which can result in a fire. 2013 models are free of recalls but automatic 2014 and 2015 models have faulty software for the transmission that can damage the CVT pulley. The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is subject to a fairly recent recall relating to a drive shaft that may corrode and fail. An airbag recall for the Honda Civic was not issued as this model was built after the generation that was affected by Takata's mishap. Recalls relating to the 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic's emissions, motor mount, starter, paint, wheel bearing, air conditioning, ac compressor, and battery drain are not apparent.