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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,471 miles

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2008 Honda Civic windows / windshield problems

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #30

Aug 312010


  • 66,000 miles


Sunvisor splits due to hot weather. Sunvisor will no longer stay up or down properly and causes improper visibility. Visibility is a **safety hazard**. problem is common and has been documented for the last few model years. Honda will not replace.

- Anna, TX, USA

problem #29

Aug 152010


  • 44,000 miles
I owned a 2006 Honda Civic coupe LX. The sun visor on the driver's side split at approximately 48,000 miles. The dealership reluctantly fixed the visor. I sold the vehicle in 2008. I purchased a 2008 Honda Civic sedan. At 44,000 miles the sun visor on the driver's side split. This is obviously a design flaw. You would think Honda would have corrected this problem between 2006 and 2008! this is a safety problem. The sun visor will not stay up and it continually drops down in my line of view. I am not able to replace because it is out of warranty, and I cannot afford to replace at this time. This issue should be corrected by Honda. If I had two Honda Civics (2006 and 2008), and this problem occurred on both, it is obvious Honda has a design flaw.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #28

Aug 272008


  • 55,000 miles
I have a 2008 Honda Civic. The sun visor passenger side has cracked and failed. It is a known defect at Honda, but they refuse to issue a recall or replace it for free.

- New Market, MD, USA

problem #27

Aug 222010


  • 45,000 miles


Driver and passenger sun visors split open. The driver's side visor broke first while the car was under warranty, dealer replaced it for free. The passenger side visor is starting to split. Car is no longer under warranty. Dealer will not replace visor then after acknowledging the defect. Problem seems to occur in hot weather.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #26

Aug 182010


  • 38,000 miles
Both sun visors split open. The drivers' side visor broke first when car was under warranty. The passenger side visor broke recently while the car just went off warranty. The visor broke from just normal use.

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #25

Jul 122009


  • 65,000 miles
Both the sun visors have split open and now just hang down. They will not stay up and are always in the drivers line of sight!! also the road noise in this car is almost unbearable!!

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #24

Jul 122010


  • 41,987 miles


I own a 2008 Honda Civic. At around 42,000 miles, my drivers side visor cracked on the top and dropped down into my line of vision. The visor could not be placed back up out of my line of sight. I took my car to the dealer, who replaced the visor at a cost to me (about $100.) because this is an obvious safety issue (obstructing line of sight for drivers), I believe that this problem should be an automotive recall, and that Honda should replace visors that fail free of charge. This problem is widespread as there are many complaints about this on the internet. Frankly, I was quite surprised that this safety issue was not fixed at no cost to the consumer, regardless of warranty.

- Thonotosassa, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 112010


  • 12,000 miles
I haven't had a crash or incident (yet) but my 2008 Honda Civic sun visor just came apart and now it hangs down in my field of view. It won't stay retracted because it is too thick (since the seam popped). This is definitely a safety issue.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #22

Jun 052009

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. While entering the vehicle the contact noticed that the driver side sun visor was damaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the drivers side sun visor was replaced on Jun 5, 2009; however, within a year the sun visor was damaged again. The failure mileage was 10000. The current mileage is 29000. Updated 11/05/10. The consumer stated the passenger side sun visor was replaced on July 29, 2009 and the drivers side was replaced again on October 26,2010. Updated 11/08/10

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #21

Jul 212007


  • 2,972 miles
Honda Civic 2008: Driver side's sun visor failure in 7/21/07, 10/6/08, 8/10/09, & 7/5/10. Passenger side's sun visor failure in 4/27/09 and 8/2/10. Sun visor failures interferes with visibility.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #20

Aug 022010


  • 19,887 miles


Passenger side visor did not stay up almost causing an accident due to blocking my view. Without an attentive driver in the other car, I would have hit them going freeway speed. Upon checking on the itnernet, this is a common problem with homda Civics.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #19

Jun 242010


  • 68,000 miles
The visors on my 2008 Honda Civic LX have split along the top seam which results in both the driver and passenger visors unable to be put all the way up or all the way back. They just hang straight down. This is inconvenient and possibly hazardous since the only way the visors can be put up requires both hands. A coworker with a 2006 Civic LX says her visors do the same thing.

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #18

Nov 122009


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. While driving 25 mph the contact noticed that the sun visor suddenly fell into her view without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times where the driver side sun visor was replaced each time; however, the contact continued to experience the failure. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 25000.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #17

Jun 082010


  • 14,000 miles
The sun visor has split apart in a 08 Honda Civic, and it flops down and stays down, in front of my vision out the windshield. It won't stay up, or even pushed toward the windshield; stays down at its lowest point. Split apart where the rod goes in the visor. I have seen this complaint in many Civic forums. It is a safety problem as it interferes with seeing out the windshield.

- Carrboro, NC, USA

problem #16

Jun 222010


  • 35,500 miles
The sunvisors bind and split in warm weather, resulting in the visors swinging freely directly in the driver's line of sight. This failure occurs approximately once per year. While under warranty, the dealership acknowledges this is a common issue and replaces the visors. I've had three driver's side visors replaced in under 36K miles. Several other people I know with similar model Honda Civics (2006-2009, LX, ex, si) experience the same issue at the same frequency.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #15

May 152010


  • 54,000 miles
2008 driver visor broke. This is the second broken driver side visor, I consider this a driving hazard since it impaired vision. The visors should be recalled by Honda. I have research online and appears this problem has been going on since 2006.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #14

Apr 012009


  • miles
I have a 2008 Honda Civic & within 6 months of having the car the visors split & do not stay up. They are in the way of visibility. They are useless. Contacted Honda who said they have had many complaints but no recall has been made at this point.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #13

May 172010


  • 42,000 miles
Sunvisor defect which causes the sunvisor to obstruct the drivers view.

- Gaffney, SC, USA

problem #12

Aug 172009


  • 19,659 miles
2008 Honda Civic sunvisor split, causing visibility problems.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #11

Sep 222009


  • 32,000 miles
2008 Honda Civic broken sunvisor all most cause an accedent.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

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