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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,195 miles

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 3 of 10)

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problem #157

Jul 022010


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the driver side sun visor was obstructing the contacts view of the roadway. In addition, the contact stated that if he had to brake abruptly, he could possibly strike his head on the sun visor and cause injury. The dealer was contacted and offered no assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 80,000.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #156

Jun 102010


  • 70,000 miles
I am putting in a complaint about my 2006 Honda Civic sun visor it is cheaply made and the heat melts the plastic so it starts to wear on the spine of the visor it falls down in my face, I had to hold it up while driving, I feel as though I am as distracted while fiddling with it so its out of my way while driving is as distracting as being on cell phone, so I took it off, and I live in a sunny state and because I don't have the $70 to replace it, I have to hold my hand above my eyes to block the sun which is also very distracting. I called Honda and complained they said it is not a safety issue so it will not be recalled but they will replace it at one of the local Honda dealers and that the price can range from $70 to $100.. which I don't have the money for currently, and either way I feel like it was a flaw in their design and I shouldn't have to replace my sun visor every summer when its too hot and decides to fall off! that is $70 to $100 per sun visor every summer.. that adds up. I love Honda and it seemed like they were doing so well, they always did right by me, but now this 06 Honda Civic is cheaply made and wont surprise me if it doesn't last as long as my old 95 Honda Civic.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #155

Oct 152010


  • 22,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic sun visor broken (again). This is the third time my 2006 Honda Civic sun visor has broken. The first time it was replaced under warranty within the first year of owning the car. The second time the car was 2K miles out of warranty but they said they would replace it that one last time. Now it is broken again! if you google "Honda Civic sun visor" you will find thousands of people with this problem. The sun visor splits in half and can no longer be put up (stored position). When the plastic frame of the visor splits, the visor hangs straight down blocking your vision when driving. Because of this, my vision is constantly blocked and I find myself bending down while driving to see if traffic lights are green or red. It can also block my view of a pedestrian stepping off of the curb into the crosswalk. This is a major safety hazard and Honda doesn't want to replace these after the warranty is up although they have a tsb on it. In addition to my view of the road being blocked by this plastic framed sun visor, I'm also afraid if I was in an accident, my face or a passengers could hit the sun visor and the visor could cause major trauma to a human.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #154

Sep 022010


  • 50,000 miles


2007 Honda Civic. Drivers side sun visor has cracked. Won't stay closed (retracted against the ceiling). Falls down in front of view frequently. This is a common problem with these cars since 2006 when the sun visor design was modified to its current design. Should be considered a severe safety issue. Solutions include: 1) removing the sun visor; not safe. 2) ignoring the problem; when sun visor falls down in front of eyes it's not safe. 3) replacing the sun visor; Honda refuses to provide a free replacement even though there is good documentation on the nature of the problem and duration of the problem. See also:

- Kutztown, PA, USA

problem #153

Sep 242010

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
The sun visors on my 2006 Honda Civic ex have been breaking routinely about once a year. I have taken the car to the Honda dealer for repair and they simply replace the broken visor. However, they have not redesigned the faulty visor design and they will continue breaking. This is a safety concern, as the visors break and hang off blocking the drivers ability to clearly see the road.

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #152

Sep 302009


  • miles
The plastic pieces inside the sunvisors have snapped and are now hanging down. This is a safety hazard because it is always in my face. I have a 2006 Honda Civic si and have read a plethora of complaints from multiple customers with the same problem; some have replaced their visors several times (out of pocket). This is absolutely a design flaw, which is wide-spread across the country. I live in Ohio and the summers are quite warm, but not as hot as Arizona; many complaints I've read are felt to be heat-related. However, no matter where in the country one lives, it can easily be over 110 degrees in a closed car, which should have been considered when designing these visors.

- Worthington, OH, USA

problem #151

Oct 042010


  • 57,635 miles


I have a 2006 Honda Civic ex 4 door. Both sun visors have failed and fall into the field of vision, making operation of the vehicle dangerous. Honda as of yet has not called a recall. My warranty has expired and my extended warranty does not cover this issue. Honda claims that this is "cosmetic" and does not cover this under its extended plan.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #150

May 152010


  • 40,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor split open in area of strong metal springs allowing visor to drop down blocking field of view when driving. Dealer says 2006 Honda Civic is out of warranty and I will need to buy replacement.

- Burlington, KY, USA

problem #149

Jun 302010


  • 60,000 miles
Visor failed on 2006 Honda Civic blocking vision. Apparently many many others have had the same problem. Honda will not replace the defective part and it's a huge safety issue.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #148

Aug 272010


  • 46,000 miles
Frequent Honda Civic sun visor failure impairs driver's vision.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #147

Jul 152006


  • 25,000 miles


Sun visors on both driver and passenger sides constantly split open causing them to hang down (unable to put sun visor up) blocking line of sight. Visors have been replaced once under warranty but continually break. Forced to drive with hanging visor blocking line of sight or driving with no visor at all risking sun blinding at certain time of the day. Upon looking at forums online I've noticed that several, several people have this same issue. Visors appear to be melting with heat from sun. Bad design since the visor will obviously be exposed to the sun.

- Grantville, GA, USA

problem #146

Sep 202010


  • 99,300 miles
2006 Honda Civic coupe - driver side sun visor split and falls down to block view while driving and hit my head getting out of the car. Seem to be a lot of complaint on the internet about the same thing. I have an extended warrant, but was told it didn't cover these type of parts.

- Pleasant Garden, NC, USA

problem #145

Sep 112010


  • 63,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic - sunvisor fell apart drivers side sunvisor fell apart and obstructed view while vehicle was in motion. Performed research and found that this is a common occurrence. Honda needs a redesigned sunvisor as this is a safety hazard. I.e. view obstructed while traveling in traffic.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #144

May 122009


  • 55,000 miles
1. car was parked outside. Sun visor broke after trying to adjust it. 2. sun visor is unusable and hangs from the roof. 3. only repair available is to replace the sun visor at a Honda dealer.

- Haines City, FL, USA

problem #143

Jul 252010


  • 60,000 miles
This is a 2006 Honda Civic.plastic shrouding around mounting section of sun visor is unnecessarily cheap and will not withstand interior summer temperatures. Eventually, the visor warps and will not remain in an upright position. The visor obstructs the driver's vision and is a potentially serious safety issue!

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #142

Jun 092010


  • 12,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic sun visors split when adjusted in hot weather. They then hang down till replaced, obstructing vision. I have had to replace mine 6 times. This is a known defect to dealers, yet they don't improve the replacement sun visors. This is a safety issue!!

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #141

Sep 052010


  • miles
Purchased certified 2006 Honda Civic ex sedan last Aug. 2009 after 11,200 miles of driving this the car the driver's side and passenger side sun visor broke down. Plastic cracked and went steady down. I'm in houston, tx my conclusion it needs to be recalled for safety purpose by the makers of this cheap crap visor. For 24 yrs. Driving I had a Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Volvo, BMW never had this problem..never...

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #140

Jul 082010


  • 36,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic hybrid - on driver and passenger sun visor has been coming fall apart. It couldn't put up. I was told the part itself cost me about $70. It is very annoying when I am driving with visor down all the time until it replace.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #139

Mar 092010


  • 111,000 miles
My visors pop a part when using them.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #138

Aug 102010


  • 50,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2006 Honda Civic split open and now will not stay up. As a tall person this blocks my view of the road and causes a safety hazard. The sun visor split during the summer months in Florida when it was about 98 degrees outside. This apparently is not uncommon with this visor in the heat.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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