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8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$828.00
Average Mileage:
64,661 miles
Total Complaints:
109 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace rear control arms, alignment and new tires (38 reports)
  2. not sure (22 reports)
  3. join class action lawsuit (15 reports)
  4. report it to Honda please (15 reports)
  5. replaced upper control arms (6 reports)
  6. honda tsb08-001 (4 reports)
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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #109

Aug 182015

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

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

2006 Honda Civic EX Sedan has just over 94,000 miles and we have almost worn through our 3rd set of tires (always purchase quality tires - Goodyear). I keep my tires balanced and rotated around every 7,500 miles but my Civic still seems to eat through tires quickly.

On 8/15/2015 I noticed the rear passenger tire was flat in the driveway. Took tire/wheel off and realized interior tread was completely worn through (even worn through the wire mesh found within the rummer) causing an actual hole to form in the tire. Tires had been rotated about 7,000 miles previous to this occasion and had alignment completed as well (10/2014).

The independent garage that I took the Civic to replaced the tire and performed an alignment but also noted that control arms needed to be replaced in order for this problem to stop. The faulty control arm and design of rear suspension/alignment is probably to blame for the short life span of all of my tires.

- , California, MD, USA

problem #108

Jun 092015

Civic LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,420 miles

I bought one the top trusted cars, the Honda, and have had to buy new tires twice already. My car has little over 39,000 miles on it. I just read about the action suit for the 2006 Honda Civic and feel that I should be reimbursed for at least one set of tires and parts to remedy this problem. I paid $567.34. on June 9/2015., I went to Tech 1 in Boca Raton Fl. 33434. I have the bill in my hand and I'd like to know how Honda will help me with this problem.

- , Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #107

May 222012

Civic DX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,203 miles

rear control arm cause uneven tire wear

My car have experienced more than one defect but the most important its the uneven rapid tire wear due to defective rear control arm which is not fair. purchase a reliable honda civic and later on purchase so many pairs of tires several times or drive with an horrible noise coming from the back and not even can listen music or talk with your passenger because of the noise ? That's not fair ... This is really a big problem of others problems like a sun visor defect or serpentine belt tensioner noise .. All 06 to 11 civic owners know what this is about definitely i would never buy a honda again and now i can't resell my vehicle with out fixing it at my oun expence .....

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #106

Nov 012012

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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

I think I'm too late to file a claim for the control arm issue. I've had to replace my tires once a year since I bought it 5 years ago. I also have to replace the front brakes almost every year, which I believe is related to the whole premature wearing and whatever else is causing the frequent replacing of tires. The steering is adversely affected so I notice when the tires are almost in need of being replaced.

I will contact Honda to see if I'm still able to file a claim but looks like I missed by 2 months since they sent the letter to a different person by mistake.

- , Hunter River, PEI, Canada

problem #105

Sep 042014

Civic LX 1.8L Inline 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

I'm upset that Honda, though they admitted there was a problem by settling a Class Action lawsuit, continues to deny there's a problem. It's all over the internet. I became acutely aware of the problem after the tiny window closed wherein Honda would pay for replacement of the rear upper control arms. I now have to pay for it myself. Including the cost of parts and labor, a four-wheel alignment, and replacement of the tires, I'm looking at a cost of close to 1000 bucks. Honda should honor the repair for all vehicles affected (and they know which ones they are) and not hide behind a tiny window that was opened by a judge.

- , Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #104

Dec 112014

Civic 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

Tires wore out at around 26,000 miles. Decided to get some 80,000 mile tires, so I would not have to worry about tires for a good while. After driving for 40,000 miles on these new tires the noise from the tires just kept getting louder and louder. I thought that it was just the fact that the tires were harder and or tougher for lasting for a 80,000 mile warranty and that was the problem. My brother rode with me recently and could not believe the noise the tires were making and told me to go back to the tire dealer, where I was told upon inspection that there were flat areas on the rear ties that were caused by a Honda defect which they were well aware of. Even though my tires were rotated by Honda at every oil change at 5,000 miles per their maintenance agreement, which I bought as well as by the dealer who told me what the problem was. It still did not fix the problem which was a HONDA problem.

There should have been a recall to put arms on every single 2006 Honda out there or whatever needed to be installed by the manufacturer at no cost to the owner of the car and a free rental car to use if necessary while the civic was being fixed!

I can assure you that I will never buy another Honda nor will any members of my family or in-laws.

It is simply disgusting for Honda to do its customers like this.

- , Hillsborough, NC, USA

problem #103

Jan 012014

Civic EX 2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

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

I have gone through 6 sets of tires on my Honda since 2008. Honda did not cover costs for the real control arms or tires... and the time for reimbursement has long passed. Yet, it still does it.

- , Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #102

Oct 052014

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Bought this car used and discovered it has this problem. Apparently the time limit to join the class action law suit is past, so I guess I am screwed.

- , Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #101

Aug 202014

Civic LX 1.8L Inline 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

I replaced my tires not knowing there was a service bulletin out there. Honda never made me aware of it. I now know there was a Class Action Settlement wherein Honda would do repairs at their cost. I missed that and now am being told I have to fix it at my own expense. Honda clearly knows which vehicles were affected by the defective or mis-ordered part and should own the problem and fix it at their cost regardless of the claim window created by a judge.

- , Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #100

May 222014

Civic LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

as the owner of this vehicle, i have never received any type of notification that this problem existed until i started a web search for information on why this problem occurred to the honda civic. we formerly owned a honda accord and never had any service problems (other than regular maintenance concerns). i am really disappointed in the fact that this is taking up time to conduct discovery of facts, repairing some of the problems and then buying new tires. the tire warranty does not cover uneven wear!!!

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #99

Jun 182014

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles

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

This is the 4th or 5th time now since I have owned this vehicle that the tires on the rear prematurely wear out. After the last tire wore out I found out at the tire shop that their was a recall, so we took the car to the dealer. They told us that because our vehicle has a salvage title that they were unable to do anything. My vehicle was wrecked at about 65000 miles or so, the wreck was professionally fixed and the impact never even affected the rear suspension/alignment. Then they told us that we missed the deadline anyway to have it replaced under the recall (I MEAN SERIOUSLY). It seems to me that this issue is a SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE that can easily lead to a blow out and perhaps an accident. The car now has 190,000 miles on it and I am now having to replace the rear tires again which are worn out prematurely. This is getting real OLD and costly.

The worst thing is that the dealer in Farmington, NM told me that they would look at the car and tell me what I needed to purchase to do the upgrade myself, or to have some professional shop install it. So after looking at the car they informed me that the vehicle already had the upgraded kit installed, which I find odd since I have owned the vehicle for about 4 years now and I have never taken it to the dealer. I think they lied for one. I don't even know what to do anymore, I hate to try and sell this car when I know that it has a problem and I don't feel comfortable pawning it off on someone else. This last tire change only lasted me about 8 months. I'm really fed up with HONDA and their NONSENSE. I don't think I will ever purchase another vehicle from them again.

- , Waterflow, NM, USA

problem #98

Feb 172010

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,313 miles

FIRST NOTICES A LOT OF NOISE COMING FROM REAR AREA. GETS WORSE WITH PEOPLE IN BACK SEAT. THEN I NOTICED REAR TIRES WEARING BADLY ON INSIDE EDGES. TOOK CAR TO HONDA APRIL 2010 WITH 26313 MILES. THEY SAID NO PROBLEMS AND CHARGED ME $105 FOR ALIGNMENT. TWO MORE SETS OF TIRES LATER STILL HAVE PROBLEM. HONDA SHOULD HAVE SENT OUT RECALL NOTICES AND DONE REPAIRS. WHEN I FINALLY FOUND OUT THAT THEY ADMITTED PROBLEM THE TIME TO CLAIM WENT BY. I BOUGHT THREE SETS OF TIRE, SEVERAL ALIGNMENT, REAR SHOCKS, ONE REAR BEARING ASSY. TO TRY TO CURE PROBLEM. I THOUGHT HONDA WAS A REPUTABLE COMPANY. I WILL PROBABLY NEVER GET ANOTHER HONDA. RECALCULATING MY BUYS AFTER DOING THIS LETTER, IT PROBABLY COST ME MORE LIKE $900 IN COSTS TO TRY TO FIX.

- , Jackman, ME, USA

problem #97

May 242014

Civic EX 1.8L Sohc

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,145 miles

http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2225229

It is absurd that Honda would realize a defect in its manufacturing and then refuse to fix a problem they created after an arbitrary date. I want this fixed on their dime.

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #96

Mar 012006

Civic SI 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles

I missed the deadline for the class action lawsuit, and now Honda will not cover any of the expenses. Should I just sue them in court?

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #95

Apr 212014

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,647 miles

“Uneven or Rapid Tire Wear" due to defective upper control arm.

Currently Honda has a Campaign L-82 to repair the C arm but only for the Civic 2006-2007 SI or Hybrid model.

My Civic EX model is not covered. I told their dealer that Honda had this Service Bulletin VIII-10-07 dated back Nov 26, 2007. This service was only covered over warranty, unfortunately I don't have extended warranty for my 2006 Civic EX. Is there anything legally that can be done? I am sure there are other Civic owners out there with the same dilemma.

- , Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

problem #94

Oct 012006

Civic SI 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles

Owned this car since new, since 10,000 was wearing out tires on rear on inside edges, paid for alignments over and over, still wears. AFTER YEARS of tires wearing out, found out about fix to replace upper control arms to fix issue. went to dealership i was told it was not covered, but there was a better upper a arm to fix it........What I have is a letter saying it is and now its not........what a joke and waste of time and tires. Was going to buy another honda, on my fifth one...... no more for me due to the bad customer service from honda and dealers.

- , Reedley, CA, USA

problem #93

Mar 152014

Civic LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

I love the Honda civic's performance so far. After this problem of "Roaring Noise" from the rear tire, I am really feeling I should not buy any more Honda products. It looks like there is a lawsuit settlement about this issue, but I did not get any information from Honda. It is really expensive to replace the tires and parts now.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #92

Jul 102012

Civic DX 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 78,000 miles

I HAVE BOUGHT A SET OF TIRES FOR THIS CAR EVERY 20000 TO 25000 FOR THE PAST 3 YRS. I HAVE CHANGED BOTH CV AXLES, WHEEL BEARINGS, LOWER FRONT CONTROL ARMS ON BOTH SIDES, SHOCKS STRUTS, RACK AND PINON, POWER STEERING PUMP, AND HOSE TO POWER STEERING. NOT TO MENTION WHEN I WENT TO THE THE DEALERSHIP FOR THEM TO FIX MY CV AXLES THAT WERE UNDER WARRANTY, THEY PACKED THEM FULL OF GREASE AND SAID THEY CHANGED THEM. MY CAR WAS AT 98000 MILES. NEED LESS TO SAY THOSE AXLES WENT TO SH*T AND BROKE THE BEARING HOUSING TO THE TRANSMISSION AND BEARING WERE FLYING AROUND IN MY TRANS AND HAD TO REPLACE THAT TOO...

CALLED THE DEALERSHIP ON IT AND SINCE MY WARRANTY WAS OUT CAUSE I HIT THE 100000 MARK THEY BASIC SENT ME AWAY. WITH NO LUBE I TOOK THAT ONE IN THE ASS. THANK YOU HONDA FOR THE BIGGEST PIECE OF SH*T I HAVE EVER OWNED OR FOR OFFERING YOUR BACK DOOR MECHANICS THAT MADE MY CAR THE WAY IT IS NOW

- , Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #91

Jul 012013

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,306 miles

My car is seven years old and I have put at least 5 sets of tires on my car in that time. It is ridiculous and had no idea it was a common issue. That's a lot of my money to be replacing tires every year!

- , Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #90

Feb 281998

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

After buying FOUR pairs of tires for the rear of my car by the time I had 47,000 miles on it - and being told by Honda I didn't know what I was talking about when I made the complaint with each pair... Honda did replace the upper control arms for me...and even bought me now tires! BUT NOW... I have 160,000 miles on the car and the nightmare has RETURNED! And just like the first time... no one can find anything wrong with my car! I will NEVER buy another Honda... this is a nightmare. I purchased Honda for their reputation.... guess that is gone now!

- , Montague, CA, USA

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