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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 8 of 10)

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problem #57

Aug 112009


  • 36,000 miles


The sun visor on the Honda Civic 2006 will not stay up. This is the second time the sun visor has broken on this model. The sun visor obstructs the view to drive. This, according to internet research is a common occurrence and a design issue.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #56

Aug 092009


  • 31,000 miles
Normal usage of driver's side sun visor - splits apart and will not stay up. Failure is continuous and cannot be corrected without replacing visor.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #55

Jul 012009


  • 79,000 miles
When lowered, found the the driver side sun visor had split open and would not hold in an up position position.

- South Gate, CA, USA

problem #54

Aug 032009


  • 70,000 miles


Car parked over the weekend in shaded area. Monday morning, flipped the visor down when it split open along the seam. A metal bracket popped out, leaving the visor dangling down. The visor is a hazard that several passengers have bumped their heads into it. The visor creates blind spot when driving. I called Honda and they refuse to repair damaged parts. My drivers side visor is also split open. Honda suggested I call the dealership. I have called several dealerships in an effort to have them replace the visors. Managers refuse to speak to me or have refused to return my calls.

- Dinuba, CA, USA

problem #53

Feb 102009


  • 60,000 miles
The sun visor on the drivers side broke for no apparent reason...very hazardous when driving...have researched the past several months...dealers, customers, internet, all are addressing this problem...Honda will not cover the cost out of warranty...should be a recall on this as it impairs driving and is dangerous.

- Clinton, IL, USA

problem #52

Jul 052008

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the driver's side sun visor material was severly cracking and separating. The sun visor failed to remain in a secured position and obstructed the driver's visibility. The failure occurred whether the vehicle was in motion or stationary. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they recommended that the sun visor be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 57,000. Updated 10/5/09 updated 10/07/09

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #51

Jun 012006


  • 50,000 miles


Driver side sun visor has split and will not fold up to the ceiling. This is the second sun visor to fail. Now the passenger side visor has failed, too.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #50

Jul 162009


  • 113,122 miles
2006 Honda Civic LX - driver's side sun visor has failed twice. I'm 6' and with the visor falling down completely blocks my view of the road preventing safe driving. My wife is 5'-4" and needs the visor to protect from sun glare. Honda replaced the first one under warranty, however the car is now out of warranty and the part has failed again in less than a year with the same problem. Evidently the heat is causing the glue to fail and the visor to split open. From researching on the internet, this is evidently a very common recurring problem and needs to be addressed.... I would hate to have an accident and possibly hurt someone or hurt myself because of not being able to see the road.

- Pelzer, SC, USA

problem #49

Jul 142009


  • 30,454 miles
Driver and passenger sun visors broke and are dangling. Will be out of warranty in 3 weeks so will be getting replaced by the dealer this week.

- Franklin, WI, USA

problem #48

Jul 152009


  • 32,000 miles
My driver's side sun visor has cracked and will no longer go into the upright position when it is warm outside. This happened once 2 years ago and Honda replaced it, but the new one did the exact same thing. The visor blocks my vision and is also in a potential dangerous position if I was to be in an accident or front impact because my head will slam right into the side of the visor. The visor does not meet testing standard S8.5 of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and department of transportations code of federal regulations sec. 571.201 which states: Sun visors. Each sun visor shall be placed in any position where one side of the visor is in contact with the vehicle interior surface (windshield, side rail, front header, roof, etc.). my sunvisor will not contact these surfaces. This is a very common issue with the 2006+ Civics; there is a service bulletin out for it. Honda will replace them if you are under warranty, but Honda has refused to replace the part for me and many others, because we are just outside of the warranty. Here is a video showing the problem:

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #47

May 012007


  • 8,500 miles


My 2006 Honda Civic ex sunvisors have broke and I have replaced them twice. Please force Honda to fix the issue, there are literally 1000 S of people with the same issue. It has become a safety issue with me. I struggle on sunny days, and just pray nothing jumps out in front of me.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #46

Mar 182008


  • 38,600 miles
2006 Honda Civic sun visor broken 3X in drivers and pass sides 2 year hardly even used them.

- Bechtelsville, PA, USA

problem #45

Jul 012009


  • 38,000 miles
Sun visor split and will not stay in up position, causing visibility problems.

- Grandview, WA, USA

problem #44

Feb 142009


  • 55,234 miles
Broken driver side visor, would not stay up, block the view while driving. This is a recurrent problem and Honda would not fix it, even though is clearly a manufacture defect. My car has 55,234 miles.

- South River, NJ, USA

problem #43

Jun 272009


  • 30,000 miles
Own a '06 Honda Civic ex: Only owner. Both sun visors split at hinge same day. Removed foil sun screen and raised both visors at same time which resulted in both visors splitting open. Both are inoperable at this time. Have seen multiple complaints of this online, some folks have even replaced them with oem replacements only to have it happen again. Lots of posts from the South West, where the heat is more intense. I live in Ohio where the heat is more moderate and have the same issue. At time of this posting, there were 42 other similar postings.

- Plain City, OH, USA

problem #42

Jun 292009


  • 65,000 miles
Driver side visor on 2006 Honda Civic LX split in center. The visor does not stay put and obstructs drivers view. Pieces of plastic from inside the visor fall with any attempt of moving the visor while driving. I called Honda America at 1-800-999-1009 in which they advised me to call a dealer to get an estimate on visor as my vehicle is no longer under warranty. I called the dealership twice and they give me the run around, failing to speak with me, return my calls. After second call to Honda they said they could not do anything as my car is not under warranty.

- Dinuba, CA, USA

problem #41

Jul 022009


  • 49,100 miles
While putting my car visor down to block sun on the driver side, the left hinge made a loud popping noise, "splitting" the visor open. It will no longer lock in an open or closed position, making it dangerous to drive as it flaps down in front of one's eye when driving. No tape or other fix seems to work. Of course, I am two months out of warranty.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #40

Jul 272007


  • 29,322 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While the vehicle was parked, the driver's side sun visor released without assistance and failed to remain in the upward position. The defective sun visor obstructed the driver's visibility. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in motion or stationary. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they repaired the vehicle under warranty. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on a separate occasion for identical failures and repairs were made again. The failure mileage was 29,322 and current mileage was 64,404.

- Delanco, NJ, USA

problem #39

Jun 232009


  • 5,763 miles
Sun visors cracked for 3rd time since I purchased the car (new) on Oct 4th 2006. When they crack, they can't be put back in place, and they hang down interfering with vision. Honda refuses a recall, though they acknowledge that defective adhesive is used.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #38

Jun 052009


  • 26,500 miles
2006 Honda Civic ex 4drsd driver's side sunvisor became inoperable due to sun/heat falling down and suddenly obscuring driver's vision while in motion. Was told by dealer that Honda will not cover cost after warranty expires that including extended warranty. The visor is made from plastic with plastic internal parts. When subjected to prolong heat/sunlight the visor pops/cracks and becomes defective. There are numerous cases/complaints lodged with Honda but the company refuses to except responsibility for this parts defect. The part to replace is about 60 plus dollars w/O labor and are not guaranteed if the same problems occur down the road.

- Franklin Square, NY, USA

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