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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
32 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,814 miles

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2006 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #62

Jul 122016

Civic

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2006 Honda Civic. While driving 40 mph, the contact's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed. The contact received injuries to the neck, chest, and knee, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a junk yard. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #61

Jul 222016

Civic

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Honda Civic. While driving 60 mph on the freeway, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags deployed. The contact sustained bruises and cuts on the legs, back, and right arm that required medical attention. The front passenger sustained bruises from the seat belt. The rear passenger sustained cuts to the forehead, a fracture on the front of his skull, and bruising in the brain and abdomen that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a tow lot. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 175,000.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #60

May 012016

Civic

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Honda Civic. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle hydroplaned and the contact lost control. The vehicle crashed into a cement barrier. The air bags deployed. The vehicle was towed to an independent facility. The contact sustained a fracture to the front sinus bone, which did not require medical attention. The passenger sustained minor lacerations and a bruised shoulder, which did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #59

Jul 052016

Civic

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While driving 4 mph, the driver side air bag deployed independently without warning. A police report was not filed. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #58

Jul 232016

Civic

  • miles
I received a passenger side air bag recall notice July 23, 2016. Upon research, Honda recall website states notices will go out june23" why was my notice not received until 30 days later? additionally- we are supposed to receive another notice "late July to August". and the notice says do not let anyone sit in the passenger seat until further notice? that is unacceptable! between car pool, taking kids to school, taking kids to sports practices- where are they all supposed to sit? if you cannot expedite repairs, parts, or the recall notice, a free rental should be available. The liability position you have just placed yourself in is absolutely traumatic. I have been hearing about tanaka air bags for over a year and all the associated injuries and deaths-- and we just now receive notification?? and now your telling us to wait more time for another notice? do people's lives not matter to you, Honda, or tanaka" I hope this and other emails are used in court so complete a class action lawsuit against everyone involved. God forbid anything happen to my kids- and to rectify the issue, and save lives- you are simply saying "here is a late notice- oh ya, and we can't do anything but we'll let you know at a later time."

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #57

Jul 222016

Civic

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact received a recall notification for the air bags and felt that the part availability date was unreasonable. In addition, a front seat occupant could not be positioned in the passenger seat. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The NHTSA campaign number was not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mt. Airy, MD, USA

problem #56

Jul 132016

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Takata recall NHTSA recall # 16V-346 this is not a complaint against my Honda dealership. Rather, it is a query of the utmost importance. The dealership is due to replace the takata passenger air bag inflator on July 16. How will I be able to determine whether the replacement part is not defective and most importantly whether the installation was done correctly. Thank you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #55

Jul 112016

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. We were recently notified of coverage in the airbag recall and received the instruction to avoid having a passenger sit in the front passenger's seat until the (currently unavailable) repaid has been performed. This caused me to notice that the "passenger airbag off" indicator was not illuminating even when the front passenger seat is empty. I am concerned that the dangerous defective airbag remains active even without a passenger there. I called the Honda recall center and spoke with a supervisor, Ms. Vanessa robinson, who told me my only recourse was to bring my car in for servicing to a dealer at my own expense to have the airbag indicator checked. I think I can reasonably take the car's user display at face value, suggesting that there is an issue with the sensor causing the airbag to remain active, such that Honda should provide an interim mechanism to address this problem as part of the recall. I am particularly concerned given that we used our 2006 Honda Civic in Texas for many years, where I understand the climate increases the risk from the defective airbags. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #54

Apr 282016

Civic

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the passenger curtain and seat air bags deploy without warning. The contact did not sustained injuries. The contact was able to resume driving. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the contact lower the vehicle and have universal seat covers. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000. The VIN was not available.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #53

May 062016

Civic

  • 107,000 miles
There is a leak coming through driver side airbag when it rains. No body work or accidents in this car.

- Wyncote, PA, USA

problem #52

Mar 012016

Civic

  • 75,000 miles

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

Takata recall. Our 2006 Honda Civic has a problem with the airbags. The light indicating airbag failure lit up, so we took it to the dealer who said it needs to be replaced. The previous model years have been recalled, so we wonder why we have to pay for the replacement and why this model year was not recalled.

- Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA

problem #51

Feb 162016

Civic

  • 154,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, there was black ice on the road that caused the vehicle to spin out of control. After being able to stop the vehicle, another vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle. As a result, the vehicle crashed into the guardrail and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained back and knee injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #50

Dec 232015

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. After contacting the manufacturer to inquire about the part number and manufacturer of the air bags in the vehicle, the contact was notified that the vehicle was equipped with a takata air bag, part number: 77810-sna-A82za. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 05V572000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.....updated 01/13/16...updated 02/02/16 updated 07/20/16......updated 07/26/16

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #49

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 #48

Jul 122015

Civic

  • 100,000 miles
SRS light stays on and airbags won't deploy in event of accident. No recall issued to fix must pay out of pocket for faulty design, safety issue. Known issue among Honda Civic 2006 owners.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #47

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 #46

Jun 112015

Civic

  • 133,220 miles
A female ran a red light speeding at 55 mph in a 30 mph zone ripping off my entire bumper putting a dent on the top of my hood on the driver side and my airbag never came out! before I seen on the news about the recalls, my airbag warning signals always come on and stay on for long periods of time before they go off and this had happen several times!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #45

May 222015

Civic

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag deployed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Jonesboro, LA, USA

problem #44

Mar 312015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 146,112 miles
The air bags in my vehicle did not deploy in a front and back end collision that I was involved in. It caused me to fly forward and injure myself, hitting the steering wheel in my chest and abdomen. My car was at halt at a traffic red light and a Ram 1500 van whose brakes failed to apply bumped into my car from behind, which caused my car to also collide with the car in front. This caused severe damage to my car, both in front and back and the air bag signs went on and the seat belt retracted but the air bags did not get deployed inspite of such severe impact.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #43

Mar 022015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
I recently had my air bag light come on. Car was not in an accident. Took it to the dealer paid $115 for a SRS diagnostic. They said that the passenger seat weight sensor was faulty and was not receiving any signal. They recommended replacing the passenger outer and inner weight sensor at a whopping cost of nearly $900 this manufacturing safety failure is apparently not covered under warranty. They covered my failing paint job one year ago but fail to cover a safety issue that if in an accident will not deploy my passengers airbag and also wont lock the seat belt putting anybody in that seat at grave danger. Since the sensor is faulty and does not detect anyone sitting in the passenger seat. Other Civic owners seem to be having the same issue. How can one get the dealer to own up to its product and replace its faulty safety equipment in their vehicles. Smh

- Visalia, CA, USA

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