Honda Civic: Checking the Engine - Engine Does Not Start - Handling the Unexpected - Honda Civic Owners ManualHonda Civic: Checking the Engine

If the engine does not start, turn the ignition switch to START starter. and check the starter.

If you must start the vehicle immediately, use an assisting vehicle to jump start it.

Starter condition Checklist
Starter doesn’t turn or turns over slowly.

The battery may be dead. Check each of the items on the right and respond accordingly.

Check brightness of the interior light.

Turn on interior lights and check brightness.
● If the interior lights are dim or do not come on at all
● If the interior lights come on normally

The starter turns over normally but the engine doesn’t start.

There may be a problem with the fuse. Check each of the items on the right and respond accordingly.

Review the engine start procedure.

Follow its instructions, and try to start the engine again.

Check the immobilizer system indicator.

When the immobilizer system indicator is blinking, the engine cannot be started.

Check the fuel level.

There should be enough fuel in the tank.

Check the fuse.

Check all fuses, or have the vehicle checked by a dealer.

If the problem continues:
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