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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,105 miles

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2006 Honda Civic electrical problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #75

Dec 182015

Civic

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Should you happen to lose battery power, Honda's "immobilizer" anti-theft system will lose its memory and unable to recognize the owner's keys. Honda's solution is to have the car towed into the local dealer where the unit and keys need to be re-coded. This has happened to me twice in a year's time. Not only is this costly, incredibly inconvenient, but a safety hazard should it happen on a road trip. Honda refuses to do any accommodation or fix of this problem.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #74

Aug 132011

Civic

  • miles
Fuel gauge operates intermittently. Gauge may show as 'full' when empty; or indicate 'empty' when full. At times, gauge lighting is off and will not reflect either 'full' or 'empty' fuel tank. Has also indicated as containing fuel in tank, when in reality is near empty, which may cause driver to run out of fuel without sufficient warning.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #73

Jul 102007

Civic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the front windshield and the front and rear driver and passenger side windows were opened without the vehicle being occupied. In addition, the exterior lighting became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #72

May 082015

Civic

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle lost power and failed to accelerate. The engine and the ima lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the voltage converter module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V106000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #71

Aug 032015

Civic

  • miles
While driving my battery light came on the dashboard. I took it to the nearest autozone to get the battery checked. They checked the battery and the manager of autozone told me it was not the battery but the alternator not giving the car enough power. He told me not to drive it to long or I could get stranded. I was near a relatives house, while driving to my relatives house my A/C and radio which were on at the time turned off, and several lights of the dashboard came on. I was panicked but made it safely to my relatives house. A mechanic came to my relatives house, and discovered that there was a short-circuit, the wires were burnt and caused the alternator to crack. The mechanic said to me in shock that my vehicle could have exploded. The wires which are 'the engine wiring harness' had caught fire at the tip which connects to the alternator. The car could have caught fire.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #70

Dec 052014

Civic

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light would remain illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness for the front passenger side air bag failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Chatham, NJ, USA

problem #69

Mar 092015

Civic

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that all the windows failed to operate, excluding the driver side window. The contact also stated that the check engine warning light illuminated and the defrost stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be determined. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #68

Dec 102014

Civic

  • 105,000 miles
Honda part#: 77900-sna-A01 (methode) -or- 77900-sna-A02 (furukawa) reel assy, cable. With the failure of this part, vehicle cruise control, radio controls and SRS air bags failed. The cable reel assembly is the component that makes the electrical connection between the function buttons and air bag on the steering wheel to the non-rotating steering column. The ribbon cable inside this mechanism was completely severed on the vehicle.

- Gahanna , OH, USA

problem #67

Oct 092014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Another starter motor problem. Car won't start. Not the battery. There are hundreds of complaints with this generation of Honda Civics having cars not able to start up that's not a battery problem.

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #66

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 #65

Mar 052014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 43,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The Civic would start for a few seconds and then shut down. The anti-theft immobilizer indicator light came. All three oem keys did not work. This resulted in the need for a long distance tow to the Honda dealership, as well as $209 in repairs. I was told by the service department that the immobilizer module was bad and had to be replaced, along with suggesting a new battery. Keys failing to work"?? come on Honda! of all things to go wrong with a car, this just shouldn't happen. On top of that you stick your customer's with a costly tow in the middle of the winter. What would have happened if I had been stuck in the middle of nowhere, stranded, simply due to my keys failing to work" it would appear your vaunted quality control is slipping the last few years. I noticed there was a "service bulletin" listed for this item, but no compensation forthcoming from Honda.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #64

Dec 202013

Civic

  • 55,523 miles
History from ODI # 10572660: 6-18-09 Honda dealership did Feb 2009 recall (replaced auto-tensioner pivot bolt & reroute belt) at 28,324 mi. 9-15-12 engine failed (48144 mi.) approaching stop intersection. Subsequently would not crank to start. Towed car to service station. 9-18-12 vehicle repaired -- due to broken pivot bolt, a new Honda recall belt kit, including new bolt, belt, belt tensioner assembly & water pump pulley had to be installed. Approximately 20,000 mi. After recall kit & new bolt was installed to prevent the pivot bolt from breaking, the bolt broke and stopped the car from functioning completely. Had I been in higher speed traffic the results may have been disastrous. ----------------------------------------------------------- 12-20-13 car died approaching intersection -- towed for service. Again pivot bolt had broken, causing cascade of events preventing car from functioning -- this time within only 7000 mi. After new belt tensioner recall kit & new pivot bolt was installed. When this occurs, the car is inoperative. This bolt has been replaced three times and broken twice. I am now afraid to drive car for fear of it ceasing to run at any time. Honda internet forums specifically for the 2006 Civic mention many similar occurrences.

- West Grove, PA, USA

problem #63

Sep 162012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 48,144 miles
6-18-09 Honda dealership did Feb 2009 recall (replaced auto-tensioner pivot bolt & reroute belt) at 28,324 mi. 9-15-12 engine failed (48144 mi.) approaching stop intersection. Subsequently would not crank to start.towed car to service station. 9-18-12 vehicle repaired -- due to broken pivot bolt, a new Honda recall belt kit, including new bolt, belt, belt tensioner assembly & water pump pulley had to be installed. Approximately 20,000 mi. After recall kit & new bolt was installed to prevent the pivot bolt from breaking, the bolt broke and stopped the car from functioning completely. Had I been in higher speed traffic the results may have been disastrous.

- West Grove, PA, USA

problem #62

Feb 132014

Civic 6-cyl

  • 77,658 miles
While driving at a low speed and using my wipers for snow, all if a sudden my wiper speed controls got messed up. I have no speed 1. just speed 2 and 3. and the wipers also wont park properly and mostly simply not turn off after a few cycles.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #61

Aug 052013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
Within the last month, our 2006 Honda Civic on two separate occasions, with two different drivers, when the transmission was placed into reverse when backing from a driveway, did not come to a stop. Despite putting our foot firmly on the brake, the car did not stop and continued in reverse. Only by putting the transmission into drive did the car stop from continuing into reverse. On August 30, the car when placed into reverse gear when backing from a parking space, went forward instead. Our car has been regularly maintained and serviced and never had an issue prior to this. We are deeply concerned that the car poses a safety issue, because when moving from a parked position, moves in a direction other than the one that the driver chooses, and did not stop when moving in reverse. This has occurred three times to date within the month with two different drivers.

- Rowland Hts, CA, USA

problem #60

Jul 092012

Civic

  • 60,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Civic has stalled on me 7 times now. Every time it stalls, I am at a stoplight or stop sign and at a complete stop. The engine goes into idle mode and when the light changes or I can go, I take my foot off the brake and try or start to press the gas. Most of the time I don't even have the opportunity to press the gas pedal before the car stalls. The car completely shuts off. I have noticed the last two times that the car's ac was on during the stalls. Before I restart the car there isn't an error code or anything displayed. I have taken my car to a Honda dealership to have it tested and each time they connect it to a computer and tell me that there isn't anything wrong or they can't produce the problem. There isn't a fuel problem because I put shell gas in my car each and every time and I checked the air filter. I even had a technician at pepboys check the battery. Pepboys said the battery was in excellent condition. I have researched the problem and others on the internet say that it could be the computer's idle speed may need to be readjusted and some say the idle air control valve is faulty. I mentioned the idle air control valve to the Honda technician and they said that doesn't seem to be a problem. There is a problem because others have reported it and the car stalls.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #59

Jun 012006

Civic 4-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
The radio antenna (located in the rear window defroster) is nothing but static. I live in a major metropolitan area and can not get one radio station to come in clearly. I've had the radio replaced and by the dealer when the car was under warranty with no luck. There is no static with cd's - only radio (fm mostly). Wiring in rear defroster/radio is compromised. Honda service dealerships have not been helpful in resolving this issue or informing me of what the issue was.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #58

Feb 132013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 52,345 miles
Automatic transmission failure and electric coolant temperature sensor failure in 2006 Honda Civic ex. Noticed change in driving feel over past couple of weeks--shifting was jerky, not smooth; seemed to rev slightly higher at times while driving. Engine warning light came on 2-13-13 when starting engine. Also, green light next to "drive" on the dash started blinking. Took car into Honda dealership the next day. Was told that the transmission fluid was burnt, transmission had hydraulic issues, gears not shifting properly. New transmission installed. Had all previous regular maintenance performed at Honda dealership, on schedule.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #57

Feb 092012

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving on I-635 in dallas in stop and go traffic just before the hwy 75 exit in the far left lane. There was an accident and construction ahead so traffic was moving very slow. My car began to vibrate slightly and then inexplicably stalled. I put it in park and then attempted to restart it. The car restarted fine but I was unable to move it out of park. After several minutes the traffic cleared and we were stuck and unable to move while sitting in the fast lane. I was petrified and called 911. After about 15 minutes I called 911 again and explained again that we were stopped dead in the fast lane of a freeway and needed someone fast. After about 30 minutes several police officers, including officer reyes, finally arrived and parked behind my vehicle to signal cars to move over. They attempted to move my car out of park as well but were not successful. They called a wrecker and my car was towed to lute riley Honda. On Feb. 10th, the service mgr at lute riley Honda said the technician found oil in the PCM and that may have been the cause of the issue but he wasnt sure. He blamed the oil on someone spilling oil during an oil change but I said that was impossible since I hadnt had my oil changed in over 30 days. I asked if it could be related to the recall issues and he said no, all the recall issues had been taken care of. I drove the car back to houston and it was fine until yesterday when it repeated the same issue-the car engine would start but it would not move out of park. It was towed to gillman Honda, houston, tx and they told me it was a bad brake switch and PCM.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #56

Dec 182011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 122,450 miles
My 2006 Honda Civic LX clock light and heater keeps going out then the speedometer lights go off and it completely dies on me. I had the battery and alternator checked at 4 different places and they all said it powers up good. I was told it was my ignition switch.

- Dundee, OR, USA

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