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10.0

really awful
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 1 of 10)

problem #197

Mar 092015

Civic

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that all the windows failed to operate, excluding the driver side window. The contact also stated that the check engine warning light illuminated and the defrost stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be determined. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #196

Jul 142007

Civic 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Sun visors on both the driver side and passenger side glue gives out causing the clamp to lose tension and the visor to fall down unexpectedly. At highway speeds, this can startle the driver causing an accident. Honda knows about the problem but has yet to fix the part. I have had to have the drivers side and passenger side visors replaced three times since I bought the car in 2006. This issue affects Civics both two and four door models in the 2006 thru 2010 year models. I currently have 111,000 miles on my car with a passenger side visor which has gone out for the same issue again. When added to the visors which came with the car, I currently have had four go bad on the drivers side and five go bad on the passenger side. Honda makes visors that will not go bad in this way in their other models. They should be made to fix the root cause of the problem, sun visor design.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #195

Sep 042013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 102,934 miles
The sun visor on driver side cracked and will not stay in the up position. It is a known defect by Honda for 2006 to 2008 Honda Civics. There is a class action lawsuit against Honda. The warranty was extended to 7 years or 100,000 miles. I am at 102,934 miles. I feel this is a safety hazard. It is a known defect and Honda has not issued a recall. I would expect that this would be fixed free of charge.

- Clinton, NY, USA

problem #194

Jun 172013

Civic

  • 57 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated the drivers side sun visor cracked due to the sun and was tilted down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired. The manufacturer was notified but the problem persisted. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 57.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #193

Jun 092012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The drivers side sun visor broke. It can be snapped back into place, but while it's broken, it decreases visibility and it takes two hands to snap it back up. This has happened repeatedly now.

- La Crescent , MN, USA

problem #192

Apr 302012

Civic

  • 38,000 miles
Sun visor in 2006 Honda Civic broke. It split causing it to not function correctly. It just hangs in front of driver's face blocking vision of the road, which is a safety hazard. The visor was never used much and never used forcefully to cause it to break in this way.

- Ona, WV, USA

problem #191

Jan 012010

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Honda Civic 2006 sunvisor: It has split apart and will not fold up and out of the way, partially blocks my rear-view mirror in the "down" position. I have to push the pieces together to make it stay together. Once you put it back down it splits again. Bad design making an item so cheaply that must endure repeated use in a spot that probably has too much pressure in between the two joined pieces.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #190

Jul 132011

Civic

  • 47,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic driver's sun visor failure. It falls in my line of sight and will not stay up against the roof any longer.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #189

Jul 012009

Civic

  • 60,000 miles
Driver side sun visor split at seam and won't stay in position. I improvised a repair.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #188

Jul 122011

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
The sides that hold both driver and passenger sun visors are cracked. They have not fallen down yet. It's been like this for so long, I thought it was normal. It wasn't until I received a notice about a settlement that I realized it's not normal. Will try to contact the local dealer to see how much it will cost to get both visors fixed. With all the complaints about these visors, it seems like Honda should've just recalled and fixed them.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #187

Jun 142011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles

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

My sun visor split in two and will no longer stay in the upright position, blocking my vision as driver of the car.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #186

Aug 122007

Civic 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
According to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, standard 208 section 4.5.1(C), sun visors must have air bag warning labels. Honda currently provides these warnings on the sun visors. However, if the sun visor breaks, then I would be forced to remove the sun visor in order to operate the vehicle safely. Once outside the warranty period, the vehicle would no longer be operated in compliance with federal regulations. Honda is currently being sued in cooper, et al. V. american Honda motor co., Inc., case no. Bc 448670 because of the sun visor breaking on a regular basis. By settling the case, they are essentially admitting the sun visor is prone to breaking. I do not believe a car owner should pay to replace a requirement for federal standards.

- Anthem, AZ, USA

problem #185

Jun 272011

Civic

  • 30,000 miles
Sun visors on 2006 Honda Civic fail and need to be replaced repeatedly due to them not staying in the up position.

- Bristow, VA, USA

problem #184

Jul 292006

Civic

  • 1,505 miles
Since we bought the car new we have replaced a total of 7 sun visors. Especially during the summer, the warm weather causes the seam to fail and the visor split at the shaft. Our eighth one has failed. The result is that the visor hangs down and will not return up out of the way. This is a common problem per our dealer. There needs to be engineering of the product. I have had no problems with my 08 rav4. A search of the internet will result in a history of complaints.

- Camino, CA, USA

problem #183

May 012011

Civic

  • 76,000 miles
Summary: I have a 2006 Honda Civic and the driver's visor just decided to come apart., but it will not stay up in it's proper position, instead, it falls in front of my face causing me to be distracted I can't see the street lights I cannot afford to replace it just yet as I am expecting a baby. I have to leave it down at all times, and it cannot be pushed back, I have to leave it straight down in my face and bend down to see street lights and other things. It just did this one day, and I never even use my visor. Just this week the entire visor cracked and fell off now I have no visor.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #182

Jun 162011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 51,884 miles
1. not sure of any event that led to failiure 2. driver's side sun visor will not stay in the flipped up position - the visor has a split in the center - I.e. the center has expanded - so this split precludes it from staying in the flipped up position. 3 3 have not yet replaced, but must replace as it is a visbility safety hazard.

- Seymour, IN, USA

problem #181

Jun 152007

Civic 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
8th generation Civics exposed to hot weather may experience failure to their visors. This causes the loss of integrity in components of the visors, preventing them from staying up. This is a safety issue as the visor is either in the way of the driver or won't stay in a fixed position when pushed to the side.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #180

Jun 022011

Civic

  • 46,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor split and broke, falling down, and blocking vision while driving during rush hour, causing a dangerous situation

- Maplewood, NJ, USA

problem #179

Aug 232007

Civic

  • 10,563 miles
2006 Honda Civic sun visors broken (again). This is the fourth time my 2006 Honda Civic sun visors have broken. The first two times it was replaced under warranty within the first three years of owning the car. The third time the car was 500 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 facial trauma.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #178

Aug 232007

Civic

  • 10,563 miles
2006 Honda Civic sun visors broken (again). This is the fourth time my 2006 Honda Civic sun visors have broken. The first two times it was replaced under warranty within the first three years of owning the car. The third time the car was 500 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 facial trauma.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

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