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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 262006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


On my way to work, after normal driving for 2 miles, the vehicle lost it's power steering. I was just entering the freeway, so I got off on the next exit and took it directly to the dealership. One of the idiot lights on the panel would intermittently flash for a split second but would not remain on. The dealership was only a mile away. I parked the vehicle and waited for my turn. I turned the vehicle back on to move it forward and voila, the steering problem was gone. I explained to the tech all that had transpired. He turned the ignition and pointed to an idiot light and asked me if that was the one I had seen. I said yes because it looked very much like it. I left the car there for their testing. They called me later that afternoon and said they could find nothing wrong and also there were no error codes that registered. They told me to bring it back if it happened again.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 262006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 25 mph, there was a loss of the electric power steering, and the vehicle struck a tree. The warning light illuminated to indicate a failure after the incident occurred. There were no injuries were sustained. There was minor damage to the front of the vehicle. The police were alerted, and a report was taken. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who determined the electronic power steering needed to be reprogrammed. Afterwards, the problem persisted. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 12/29/06.

- Glencoe, IL, USA

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