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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,601 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 lights problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 282011


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the brake light switch burned out and the silicone lubrication leaked onto the brake switch. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer because he was a certified mechanic and was able to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Broken Arrow , OK, USA

problem #5

Aug 132010


  • 40,000 miles
Honda Civic 2006 sedan 4 door. Approx. 40,000 miles on the car (failure occurred as soon as odometer went pass 40,000 miles). Can't shift out of park without pressing the shift lock release button. Brake lights do not work. Contacted Honda and rep there said the issue could be with the brake light switch. Rep said Honda has issued a safety recall of 07V402000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch) so take car to dealer for inspection. Took car to dealer for servicing. Mechanic rep says the vehicle is not included in the safety recall, but in the 07V402000 specifically includes 2006 Civic sedans. Main issue I have is that Honda failed to notify me about this safety recall. I am the original owner and my car is registered with Honda. Last time Honda sent me a postcard about the safety recall 07V399000 so I got it fixed immediately, which probably saved my life since my wheel was on the verge of falling off!

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #4

May 252010

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Honda Civic. Consumer states problems with brakes the consumer stated she became aware of a problem when she was unable to shift out of park. The consumer stated a recall had been issued, but her vehicle identification number was not included.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #3

Apr 092010


  • 26,500 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park unless the unlock button was depressed on the shift lever. Also, the brake lights did not function. A local mechanic stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 07V402000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch) the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The contact planned to have the vehicle repair. The failure mileage was approximately 26,500. The current mileage was approximately 27,000.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #2

Feb 052010


  • 15,105 miles
Vehicle brought to repair shop for burning smell. It was found that front brakes were locked. Bleeders were opened which released the front brake application. Only the built up pressure in the caliper was released, hydraulic system was not drained, or bled. The brake fluid is full, there are no signs of fluid contamination. Now, vehicle has a hard brake pedal but absolutely no brake application. No brake fluid escapes when opening bleeders, with helper pressing brake pedal. I thought, even in the event of complete ABS failure, the basic hydraulic system would still be functioning. Updated 4/13/10 the problem was created by an improper adjustment of the brake position switch (brake light switch). Updated 05/13/10.

- Manhattan, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008


  • 60,000 miles
I had to replace the exterior lighting:brake lights:switch which was not allowing me to shift into drive and the brakes lights were failing. 07V402000.

- Washington, DC, USA

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