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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,719 miles

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #25

Nov 012005


  • miles


When hitting a bump in the road the car "slides" out of control. Does not drive well in rain tries wear prematurely. Loud road noise I have replaced the tires at least 5 times since Sept. 2005, rotating them every 5000 mi. The tires seem to wear unevenly. The first tire replacement was after only a few months of the purchase of the car.

- South Shore, KY, USA

problem #24

Jun 012009


  • 29,000 miles
Civic ex 2006 faulty rear design. Resulting in rear tires becoming severally worn and uneven treads due to upper rear arms. My car has only 30000 miles on it. Honda has a service bulletin out on this defect #08-001. Honda dealer refuses to repair my vehicle unless I pay for the new part, $500, and + labor, or replace tires which must be replaced due to this structural defect. Damage to tires occurred almost immediately making them unsafe. This defect causes the car to become misaligned a safety issue in itself. They acknowledged it is a defect but are not being held responsible for fixing the problem to the consumer.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #23

Jun 242009


  • 30,000 miles
Own a 2006 Honda Civic. Having trouble with uneven tire wear on the rear tires. I have had the tires replaced at 38,000 and bought expensive tires for replacement. Now 20,000 miles later, having cupping and needing replacement again. (tires have been aligned and rotated.)

- Lafargeville, NY, USA

problem #22

May 082009

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 24,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The vehicle has Bridgestone turanza T tires. The contact stated that there was a suspension issue with his vehicle. In addition, the tires became worn after 12,000 miles. The manufacturer stated that there was a technical service bulletin for the suspension repairs, but no recalls. The manufacturer stated that they were not responsible for the tires and that the suspension did not affect the tire wear. Bridgestone disagreed and stated that they could replace the tires for $650 at the contact's expense. The tire failure mileage was 12,000. The vehicle current and failure mileages were less than 24,000. Updated 07/14/09. The dealer offered to correct the suspension problem at their expense, but they were not willing to pay for the prematurely worn tires. Updated 07/15/09.

- Placitas, NM, USA

problem #21

Feb 282009


  • 20,000 miles
I have a 2006 Honda Civic hybrid, which is exhibiting excessive and uneven rear tire wear. The tires were initially replaced in Feb. 2008, and again in June 2008 (along with the rear control arms). Now, in February 2009, the rear tires are worn out again on the inside, with cupping and scalloping of the tread. These tires have less than 20,000 miles since new, and have been rotated. This appears to be a common problem with the Civic, and this problem is not being addressed or fixed by Honda.

- Fairview Park, OH, USA

problem #20

Dec 192008


  • 26,000 miles
At 26,000 miles I had to replace tires on my 2006 Honda Civic due to noise coming from rear and cupping on rear tires. I hope a recall is issued before someone gets killed!

- Leesburg, GA, USA

problem #19

Jun 262006


  • 10,000 miles


Have had issues with my tires and suspension since I bought the vehicle. There is a loud noise from the rear of the vehicle and vehicle vibrates when the speed is increased. I took my vehicle into mankato Honda and they insisted that it was the tire company's responsibilities so the tire company replaced the tires and alignment was done. 10,000 miles later I returned with the same complaint, mankato Honda would not help me so I went to bursville Honda. They did help me, they checked my tires, replaced all four tires and alignment was done. Bursville Honda did not find anything wrong only uneven worn out tires. About every 10,000 to 15,000 miles I have to have all four tires need to be replaced. Burnsville Honda helped me 2 more times then the business was sold to walser Honda. I returned to mankato Honda and they showed me a service bulletin where it stated that it was found that 06-07 Honda Civic's had uneven or rapid tire wear, that would need to repair rear upper control arm kit and flange bolts. I returned to walser Honda to have them do the replacement, now 10,000 miles later I am still having the same problems. I am frustrated and do not know what to do next!

- Madelia, MN, USA

problem #18

Oct 092008


  • miles
I have a 2006 Honda Civic. I have unusual tire wear on the rear tires. I have found out that there was a service bulletin sent to Honda dealers, but public was not notified. Thus, many of us have to buy tires prematurely, not to mention, perhaps in danger of blow-up, etc.

- Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Aug 202008


  • miles
I have a 2006 Honda Civic ex sedan that has 32,000 miles on it and when I took it to the Honda dealership for the second recall, I was told that I needed 4 new tires because they were worn down. I also noticed that my steering wheel would vibrate when I was on the highway traveling at 65-70mph. I have rotated my tires at every oil change (3000 miles) so I do not understand how my tires could need replacing at only 32000 miles! I have researched this problem and noticed that many other Honda owners have had the same problem. Is this problem with the faulty design of the rear chamber control arm that causes the tires to cup and have rapid wear as well as noise and vibration going to be recalled at any point? I do not want to replace my tires at $125/tire and have the same problem in the future! I bought a Honda for safety not to have to deal with recalls and faulty designs! I am highly disappointed in the Honda that I purchased!!!!

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #16

Aug 182008


  • 21,000 miles
I have a Honda 06 Civic coupe that continues to have this recurring issue. The rear tires "cup", causing unusual tire wear and loud thumping sounds. This has happened on my vehicle at 21,000 and then again at 52,000 miles. Unusual tire wear can lead to tire blowouts. The dealership has replaced the upper control arm and replaced the tires, however, even after a 4 wheel alignment at 41,000, the "cupping" is still happening. According to searches on the web, many people are having this issue with their 06 and 07 Honda Civic's.

- Tupper Lake, NY, USA

problem #15

Sep 012007


  • 30,000 miles


I have a rumble in the suspension of my car with new tires. The tires I have only have about 15,000 miles on them and Honda is saying that it's because I put cheap tires on my car. I have been to barry's Honda so many times to complain about this problem. Even when I had the original tires on the car and they didn't want to fix it or they didn't find anything wrong with it. I brought it to them at least three or four times. One time they told me it was a broken belt in my front passenger tire so that's when I replaced all four tires. The original tires only had 40,000 miles on them when I replaced them. When I had the tires replaced the store that put the tires on said that there wasn't a broken belt. I still had the rumble with brand new tires.

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #14

May 162007


  • 27,000 miles
Tire failure around 27,000 miles from excessive wear on rear tires despite regular maintenance procedures. Possibly due to rear control arm malfunction which manufacturer will not inspect. Also, manufacturer has replaced under warranty both sun visors due to splitting of plastic (most likely due to bad engineering without consideration of interior heat).

- High Point, NC, USA

problem #13

Apr 032008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact experienced tire failure on wet roads. He noticed that the rear tire was completely bald. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that he would be responsible for purchasing new tires. The dealer made other repairs to the vehicle's control arm due to excessive tire wear. The repairs totaled $250. The failure mileage was 21,000 and current mileage is 33,984. Updated 09/10/08.

- Green Castel , PA, USA

problem #12

Jun 212008


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. Within the first year of owning the vehicle, the contact had to purchase a new axle, new brakes, and four new tires. She has all of the paperwork for the repairs that were made to the vehicle thus far. On June 21, 2008, while driving 70 mph, the contact heard a loud noise and began decelerating. She pulled over until aaa arrived. The contact was then informed that the front passenger side tire needed to be replaced. She believes that the safety recall is the cause of the failure, but Honda disagrees. NHTSA campaign id number 07V399000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:wheel speed sensor) was referenced. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 47,000.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #11

Apr 012007


  • 8,000 miles
With approximately 8,000 miles on the Honda 2006 Civic, the tire noise and vibration started becoming noticeable. By the time there was 22,000 miles it was very irritating. Made decision to replace the oem tires, but first I took the vehicle to an alignment shop who refused to do any alignment work because they claimed the alignment was within specification. Change from the oem tires (Bridgestone turanza ) to michelins. Now with less than 25,000 miles on the michelins once again the noise and vibration is horrible due to cupping on the rear tires. The racket is so bad I can't believe its not a safety issue.

- Nogales, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jun 092008


  • miles
I recently bought new tires and the steel tried is showing through. Honda dealership said that Honda was aware of the problem and, if I bought new tires, that they would give me a free alignment. Not cool seeing as Honda should give me new tires and fix the problem. My car now makes loud noises due to the tires and, with all the other fixes I am having to get, I am rethinking Honda's commitment to customer satisfaction. I am thinking of trading it in for a prius.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 272007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear tires on my 2006 Honda Civic ex are rapidly cup, worn and uneven, and making a loud humming noise. The rear suspension cannot be aligned by the dealer because of a manufacture rear suspension design defect. I notice the noise around 3,000 miles.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 152008


  • miles
2006 Honda Civic rear broke loose. Consumer spun out of control and hit the division wall. The consumer stated the passenger air bag deployed, but the driver side did not. The rear tires were worn and there was light snow on the ground which may have contributed to the consumer loosing control of the vehicle. Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0025-90.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #7

Nov 122007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic has a design defect which causes the rear tires to rapidly cup and wear on the inside edges in as little at 10,000 miles.

- Vinton, IA, USA

problem #6

Sep 112007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I was driving on route 88 heading West. I shifted lanes gradually from the left lane to the right lane when I hit a puddle. I was easing off the accelerator, but I did not have my foot on the brake. My Honda Civic hybrid 2006 started to hydroplane. It spun around 320 degrees and went over an embankment. The car suffered over $14,000 damage and my wife suffered a severe back injury that continues to impact her ability to function today. The accident was reported to the state police. A witness that was driving behind me confirmed that my brake lights never lit up. I am concerned that the Honda Civic hybrid is more likely to hydroplane than other cars. I would like someone to investigate the possibility that there is a defect that creates this significant risk. I should also note that I have observed unusually rapid wearing of the tires on the hybrid. The dealer confirmed that this is a known issue, but did not offer a remedy. The front tires were replaced at 13,000 miles and the car had approximately 20,000 miles at the time of the accident.

- Summit, NY, USA

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