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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,302 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 292015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 108,807 miles


Was driving down a neighborhood street getting ready to turn, driver air bag, passenger curtain, and side seat air bags deployed, the seat belt is no longer in working order because of this...and here was no reason for these to deploy, no impact to anything whatsoever. Honda ask about pot holes and if we encountered one, nothing to the at effect either. I was hit in my chest and stomach, passenger was hit in arm and side of head from these. I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. Both myself, the firebrand passing went to dr. Honda Corp was called and notified, regional manager came to local Honda dealer to have car looked at. Honda rep insisted this would not just happen, but it did, as I was in vehicle and the driver. After having car inspected, they informed us they it was impact related. There were no damages, dents or anything to support this "theory". they refused to do anything to the car except want to charge me a fee for this service. The estimate given to take care of my vehicle was $6,500. Did I fail to mention that passenger front air bag did not deploy, despite the fact that it was a so called "impact". Honda has not done anything to make restitution in any way, closed our file and left us to take care of it. Refused to accept responsibility fro a Honda product.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 162014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The drivers side seatback is falling off. Possibly clips broke.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 162014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 149,762 miles
6/2013 car accident I hit a parked car traveling at approximately 20-25 miles per hour. The airbags did not deploy. The company chosen to do the work (custom innovations in eugene, Oregon) did not repair the motor mounts. Which im very upset about and trying to deal with. After having the work done the car was taken to Honda (kendall Honda also in eugene, Oregon) to have an assessment of my car diagnosed. The was the motor mount issue and other items oil change, transmission flush and the SRS light was on. Honda service dept. Could not diagnose the SRS and said they would get back to me. They never did. Approx 1mo. Diagnosis at Honda, I was sitting in a park parking lot charging my phone in the car with it in the accessory position. I had been there about 10 minutes when all of a sudden the drivers side airbag in the seat and the rear drivers side curtain air bag deployed. Scared the crap out of me and my dog. I suffered minor cuts, abrasions and severe bruising to my left elbow and tricep. I immediately went to Honda. It was a Sunday so only the sales team was there. I went again on Monday only to be sent away, with a we will call you.....very dismissive and vague. Then after calling 5-6 times they finally scheduled an appointment to look into it. Afterwards, they didn't have much to tell me except that it would cost me thousands of dollars to repair and no they didn't have an answer for why the airbags went off. Essentially I feel that the airbags should be replaced free of charge in addition to the SRS sensors all being replaced because I have a feeling this was all due to the recall on the passenger seat occupant detection system.....which I did not know about nor have it checked prior to any of the mentions events. I am very concerned that there is a chance the other airbags may deploy at random. I also would like my car to have all the recalls completed.

- Harrisburg, OR, USA

problem #7

Aug 302013


  • 71,000 miles


Honda Civic 2006 ex model: When the tiny piece of plastic inside the trunk release solenoid snaps, the ex model has no alternative method to open the trunk from outside the trunk. Since the ex model lacks an outside key hole and the seat back releases are inside the trunk and the seats are bolted in from the trunk side without a method of removing them without damaging the car, the seats of the car or the trunk lid must be broken (literally cut through the metal) in order to open the trunk from outside the trunk after the solenoid plastic breaks. Since the emergency release mechanism is attached to the solenoid, this flaw could cost the life of a child trapped inside the trunk in the dark. Although this design flaw is now well known with this ex model, Honda refuses to reimburse owners over this problem or recall the part. Their customer service line refuses to handle the problem effectively and refuses to pass on the problem to their engineering department, referring customers only to local deanships without offering any compensation for their faulty product.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 122009

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the driver and passenger sun visors hinges fractured and the visors would not remain in the closed, upright position. In addition, the driver seat would not lock into place when adjusted. The rear passenger seat backing had also fractured with exposed wiring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised there was no recall for the failures and that the contact would have to pay for the repairs. The manufacturer was contacted who offered no assistance. Updated 06/03/11

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #5

Sep 022006


  • miles
Back of driver's seat clips broke. Had it repaired at dealership 2X but broke again. Warranty expired.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 152009

Civic 4-cyl

  • 62,450 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While examining the vehicle he noticed that the plastic trim on the rear seats were cutting into the rear seat belts. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. The technician stated that the rear seat belts needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 62450. Updated 01/26/10 updated 01/26/10.

- Trumbull, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 182008

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Honda Civic have a broken driver's seat. Consumer states that she is having a problem with parts for the driver's seat repair and the dealership. The consumer stated the seat adjuster bar fell off. Also, when it was hot outside, the sun visor split which caused it not to stay up. Once the weather cooled down, the consumer was able to push it back into place. The windshield wipers were constantly falling apart. The dealer had to replace them twice.

- Brentwood, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 152008


  • 21,000 miles
I have a 2006 Honda Civic hybrid. The seats are uncomfortable to the point of back and neck injury. The head rests are too far forward, causing severe strain on the neck. The back of the seat does not follow a natural spinal curve and therefore forces the driver to have his shoulders pushed forward. This increases pain in the neck. The seats are too hard and if the driver has a wide rib-cage, the bolsters put pressure on the back causing back pain. I am having to sell the car which I just purchased because the pain is unbearable and no seat cushion helps the problem.

- Frederick, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 212006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the head rest of the passenger seat created a huge blind spot of the back side window. This caused a tremendous potential for safety risk.

- Yuma, CO, USA

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