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

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2006 Honda Civic windows / windshield problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 7 of 10)

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problem #77

May 012008

Civic

  • 36,500 miles

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

I have a 2006 Honda Civic coupe. At 12,000 miles both sun visors split apart within two weeks of each other. I contacted the Honda dealership I purchased it from and they scheduled me for replacements at no charge. By 16,000 miles, both sun visors broke again and the Honda dealership replaced them! luckily, winter came and they lasted until the next summer. At round 29,000 miles they broke again and were replaced once again, under warranty. At 36,500 miles (500 miles after the warranty ran out and longer than the 6 months part warranty) they broke again! now the Honda dealership will not replace them without charging me between $200 and $320, depending on which dealership I called. Talk about a rip off and a piece of crap! I thought Honda made quality"?" I called the number listed in the back of the car owner's manual to complain and the attendant agreed that there had been numerous complaints but that there is no recall and I would have to pay! whatever! why would I pay that much for something that is going to break again because of a faulty (crappy) design and/or manufacturing" C'mon Honda...get with the program. The visors hang down, impairing my visibility which could easily lead to a wreck! that was 2 years ago. I just took them down and now have no sun visors. Why has this problem not been addressed" shame on Honda. With all the problems with Toyota looks like Honda would get on the ball and do something already!

- Boston, GA, USA

problem #76

Apr 202010

Civic

  • 93,000 miles
Both driver and passenger side sun visors have broken on my 2006 Honda Civic. The driver side visor broke once before in 2008 and I had it fixed. It broke again in 2009 and in May 2010 the passenger side sun visor broke. It makes it difficult to get a clear view of the highway when driving and when it becomes necessary to move it to the side it creates a dangerous situation while driving.

- San Benito, TX, USA

problem #75

Oct 062009

Civic

  • 75,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic sun visor fell off. Very dangerous to not have sun visor when driving into the sun.

- N Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #74

Jan 062010

Civic

  • 94,000 miles

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

My 2006 Honda Civic ex sedan has had many problems with both sun visors since I bought the vehicle. The visors have both melted and broke which cause them to hang down in view and will not go in the up position. While driving down the 4-lane the visor on my side fell in my view, in shock I tried to stop the car since I could not see and was rear ended and rolled into a barrier. The visor now wont go up at all and is about to break off.

- Hayesville, NC, USA

problem #73

Jan 012010

Civic

  • 106,000 miles
My car has a large problem with its windshield wipers, when I crank the car they come on and sometimes don't turn off, and most of the time when they do turn off they will stop in the middle of the window, causing me to loose all site of the road and being distracted trying to get them to go down, and wearing out my wiper blades with the very numerous times I have to turn them on before they will stop in the correct rest position. This problem has cause me to go off the road and almost get in many accidents with the lack of vision, and inability to concentrate on the road.

- Hayesville, NC, USA

problem #72

Oct 012009

Civic

  • miles
Both driver side and passenger side sunvisors will not operate correctly. Due to the design, the visors will come apart and you cannot position them safely. While the vehicle was under the typical 30,000 mile / 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, the dealership had replaced approximately 10 sets due to them coming apart. Now that I am out of the 3-year warranty period, Honda refuses to replace the sunvisors.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #71

May 302009

Civic

  • 70,000 miles

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

2006 Honda Civic sunvisor keeps falling down and blocks viewing of inside rear view mirror.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #70

Apr 012007

Civic

  • 10,000 miles
Sun visors in 2006 Honda Civic are melting and cracking causing the visors to hang down and will not go up into proper position. This cause visibility problems while driving.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #69

Dec 022009

Civic

  • 68,800 miles
Intermittent wipers run on longer than normal and stop in mid-windshield and not at the bottom of the windshield. Experienced this same problem last winter/spring and seems to work fine during warm months.

- Westford, MA, USA

problem #68

Nov 072009

Civic

  • 34,000 miles
I leased a new 2006 Honda Civic, 2-door coupe in April 2006. Twice while my car was still under the mileage warranty, the driver's side sun visor (part #88380-sna-A01za, H/C 8073496) failed. Failure in this case means the unit split apart at the seam connected to the arm that holds it to the headliner. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the visor. Each time the visor was replaced it lasted approximately a year before failing again. Each part replacement was identical to the original equipment. The most recent failure occurred just after the car went out of the 3-year warranty, and before the 36,000 mile expired. I held off replacing it because I knew I would have to pay for it. Recently, I narrowly averted an accident caused by my defective visor. It would not stay up against the roof, flopping down 100% of the time, which caused me to miss seeing a traffic light and to enter an intersection after a traffic signal turned red. Luckily, the driver crossing from my right was able to see me and to come to a stop in time. But I knew I could not delay replacing the visor. A new visor cost me close to $70. There was no aftermarket product available and I did not have the right tools to install a new visor myself. I went online and found several blogs: www.usrecallnews.com and www.civicforums.com and www.Honda-tech.com, filled with complaints from other Honda owners having identical problems. All reported the same thing: Honda will not fix them free of charge after the warranty. And there has been no redesign of the part. This is an expensive item to have to replace once a year (on average), and it is very dangerous to operate the vehicle with a defective visor. It drops down and fully obstructs vision in the upper half of the windshield. Surely this fact, backed up by my own experience and that of others, constitutes reason for a safety recall. By the way, I now own the car which is a good vehicle in other respects. Please advise.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #67

Oct 182009

Civic

  • 47,000 miles

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

Sunvisor on my 2006 Honda keeps breaking causing it to fall into view creating a safety hazard.

- Ranburne, AL, USA

problem #66

Oct 012008

Civic

  • 80,000 miles
Sun visor wont stay up now.

- Johnstown, CO, USA

problem #65

Aug 152009

Civic

  • 38,000 miles
Drivers side visor will not stay up. If I need it to stay up I have to hold it up while I drive. When I looked on autobeef.com I found 40+ complaints about this same issue. From the information I found on that site, even if I have it fixed it will be replaced with another faulty part and will have to be replaced repeatedly. At present my car has less than 40,000 miles on it.

- Copley, OH, USA

problem #64

Sep 012009

Civic

  • 40,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic si driver side sun visor broke at about 40,000 miles. This is now a hazard because I cannot block direct sunlight, or it hangs down too low that it impairs my vision. Honda wants $61 for the part alone. I have found numerous complaints about the sunvisors on the internet, they seem to need replacing typically every two years.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #63

Sep 082009

Civic

  • 31,104 miles
This is a recurring problem for owners of 2006 Honda Civics. The problem affects visibility while operating a vehicle and poses a potential significant safety hazard. The sun visors on 2006 Honda Civics crack at the hinge and the visor is then inoperable and cannot be returned to its original position. This results in an obstruction of clear view out of the windshield and happens repeatedly while driving. My dealer, ron tonkin Honda, portland, Oregon, is willing to replace the visor this time. However, they notified me that this is a recurring problem and Honda has not yet recalled or changed the design so that it may occur again. I include a link to a website in which many other Civic owners have complained about the same defective sun visors: www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Civic/2006/accessories-interior/sun_visor_falls_apart.shtml. I feel that this is an item that definitely needs to be recalled and replaced with a new design. Thank you.

- Camas, WA, USA

problem #62

May 182006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact states that while driving approximately between 60-65 mph on normal road conditions. The driver side sun visor released in the downward position without assistance. The sun visor failed to remain in a secured position. The defective sun visor obstructed the driver's visibility. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation or stationary. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The sun visor was replaced under the service warranty. There were 2 separate occasions the identical failures occurred to the driver side sun visor and passenger sun visor which were replaced. The driver will install a new driver side sun visor for the most recent failure. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 71,000.bl updated 10/09/09 updated 10/16/09

- Bethlehem, GA, USA

problem #61

Jul 152009

Civic

  • 94,000 miles
When temperatures rise inside of the car, the plastic mechanisms holding the visor onto the metal arm, breaks and renders the visor useless. The visors then hang straight down at all times, making vision while driving extremely difficult. I have had them both replaced on 4 separate occasions, at the same dealer. The only "repair" made, was placement of a new visor. (which will then will break once the inside of the vehicle is hot enough.) (again.)

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #60

Apr 092008

Civic

  • miles
Drivers side and passenger side sunvisors both "exploded" on 06' Honda Civic after warranty expired. Have found this to be a very common problem with Civics. Very valid safety complaint as you cannot see with the visor hanging in your sightline as well as it has no effect on the sun!!!

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #59

Aug 012009

Civic

  • 70,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic sedan sun visor defective and is dangling due to 2-part design. This is a distraction to the driver. Events leading up to failure are negligible. I have had this car for 3 years and hardly use the sun visor, except to hold up a sun screen for when the car is parked. I have not yet had the chance to fix this issue.

- Briarwood, NY, USA

problem #58

Jul 142007

Civic

  • 37,000 miles
The driver side sun visor has completely split apart not allowing it to close. It hangs down in front of my line of vision and will not stay back up. It obstructs my view when I try to drive and especially makes it difficult to see at night. My boyfriend cannot even drive my car because he can't see below the visor. The visor started to crack slightly when my car passed its 36K mile warranty, but every summer it has cracked further and further where it's now to the point that the sun visor won't stay up for a second. I called the national Honda customer service number and they said that the dealerships need to diagnose the problem before they can do anything to address the situation. However, the dealerships won't diagnose the problem unless there is paid a "diagnosis fee" (and even at that point there is no guarantee that national Honda will correct the issue). This is a serious safety hazard that completely obstructs a driver's line of vision and especially impairs night time driving.

- Brighton, MI, USA

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