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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,685 miles

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2006 Honda Civic suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 182010


  • 50,000 miles


Incident: 2006 Honda Civic ex at 25,000 miles the strut & mount failed (2008) and was replaced under warranty. At 50,000 miles the same strut & mount failed again but dealer refused to cover this.(2010) my mechanic advised me to bring car to dealer as this should not occur. Reading blogs online I am learning that this is a structural defect not recognized by Honda. As a concerned consumer, and, in lieu of the problems with Toyota, I would like someone to look into this before it becomes a liability issue.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 232009


  • 56,000 miles
At 55K miles, we have just installed our third full set of tires on 2006 Honda Civic LX. The original tires lasted approx 35K. We heard loud growling from rear tires, initially at higher speeds, then progressively lower speeds. This was accompanied by vehicle vibration which seemed to increase exponentially w/increased speed. Discovered online about issues w/Civic's rear control arms. Took the car to dealer, who advised the tires were unevenly worn. In fact there were completely bald spots, while appropriate tread remained elsewhere on each tire. Dealer agreed to replace control arms only after we replaced the tires.. we bore entire cost of replacement tires. After six months and 20K miles, including one tire rotation, the noise and vibration returned, this time on front end. Could this be because the front right tire wore unevenly while initially on back? took car back to Honda dealer, who said "tires were wearing unevenly; they need to be replaced." No acknowledgment of any issues w/Civic model. Tire dealer pro-rated replacement tires [still a bunch of $$$], said they'd never had that "better" [70K] model of tire wear so unevenly. [cupping/feathering] it seems Honda's "fix" wasn't really. I am genuinely concerned for my family's safety; we will likely sell the car asap. I am also concerned that some Civic owner out there will be unable to afford replacement tires and just continue to drive on worthless rubber. Since Honda will not concede the problem, they refuse to absorb the cost of tires. Nor does Honda seem particularly interested in resolving this problem. I have been astounded by the total lack of concern at Honda. When, because it will happen, there is a resulting catastrophic tire failure, I hope its not at 75mph on a crowded interstate highway.

- Boardman, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 212005

Civic 4-cyl

  • 53,960 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. He heard a thump and squealing sound coming from the vehicle. The dealer stated that lubricating the brakes would not guarantee to solve the problem. The dealer also performed a front end alignment at the owners expense for $70. Approximately six months later, the dealer replaced a valve in the rim, two rear tires and another four wheel alignment. 2 weeks later while driving 35 mph, the vehicle pulled to the right and crashed into the curb causing the passenger side tire to fall off. The mechanic installed a new tire, rim, hub cap and performed a life time wheel balance. Another dealer stated that she needed the rotors turned and the wheel hubs replaced; however, the vehicle began to thump, squeak and she heard a grinding noise. The dealer charged the contact $55.68 to replace the brake pads. On January 4, 2008 an appointment was made to speak with a manager. The manager drove the vehicle and stated that he could not duplicate the noise. The contact received a recall notice for the anti-lock brake system. The failure mileage was 53960 and the current mileage was 63865. Updated 08/13/08 updated 08/13/08

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102006


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


My 2006 Honda Civic has experience front end noises (squeaking, creaking like an old pickup truck). We returned it to the dealership who said the front left strut was worn and replaced it. The noise has not abated despite the change. I am concerned about the handling of this vehicle in the future.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 012006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
This car has very unsafe handling characteristics. Possibility of loss of control on corners with bumps, even at low speed. Bump steer at speed, seems unstable. Light wind blows car around, can't keep it in the lane.

- Cherry Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 172005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 150 miles
Possible problem with suspension; serviced for pulling/drifting out of lane, as well as squeaky struts--dealer stated the tire pressure was low and filled tires with air and replaced front struts.

- Ventura, CA, USA

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