Q: I'm thinking about buying a 2016 Honda Civic with 12,600 miles

asked by on

I'm looking at buying a 2016 Honda Civic ex-l with 12,667 miles. The carfax report shows that last month tge abs/tcs module was reprogrammed. Is this a bad sign? Thanks for your help.

My car has 12667 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This should not be a problem as sometimes the ABS module may need to be reprogrammed due to glitches in software or other issues related to the functioning of the ABS sensors at each of the four wheels on the vehicle. Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car’s ECU. When the ECU senses an abnormal speed given specific conditions, it engages the ABS or traction control as needed to control the vehicle properly and safely. Occasionally, these sensors can fail or become faulty working intermittently sending inaccurate signals to the ECU. When this happens, you may experience the symptoms you have described. The ABS or traction control system may be inadvertently activated by these false or inaccurate signals.

I would suggest checking the Kelly Blue Book website with specifics related to your zip code as market prices of cars vary by zip code. This will give you a baseline for determining whether or not the car is within a general range of the asking price. Secondly, as you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times when a car has had internal damage or even slight cosmetic damage, it may be difficult to tell without looking closely or performing an in depth inspection. As with any vehicle, proper maintenance schedules are a key factor to prolonging the longevity of the vehicle and avoiding unnecessary costly repair bills due to neglecting proper maintenance intervals. You may also want to contact the local dealer to check on any existing or outstanding warranty issues or recalls specific to that vehicle. I would suggest having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your location to perform a thorough pre-purchase inspection prior to making your purchase.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I'm thinking about buying a 2016 Honda Civic with 12,600 miles

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Battery draining

If the shift light comes on in your dash that means the computer has stored a faulty code and needs to be checked. That will probably tell you what is draining the battery. I would recommend having a certified technician...

Q: My car buckle and jerks real bad but when I put fuel treatment in it stops until the fuel gets low.

It sounds like you may not have fuel injectors that are firing properly or that may be a bit clogged. When the fuel injectors are not spraying an even, uniform pattern of fuel, this causes an imbalance in this air...

Q: How do you turn on the rear defogger and heated mirrors?

Your car is equipped with both a front and rear defogger. The front defogger is tied into your air conditioning system, but the one in the back is different (and uses a different control). If your car is also equipped...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...