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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,649 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Honda Civic windows / windshield problems

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2009 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #15

Sep 032013

Civic

  • 55,000 miles

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

The driver side visor split and swung down while driving. This could have caused an accident. It still obstructs my view while driving because it won't stay up. This is apparently a common problem that can reoccur. Dealers want 100 to fix it.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #14

Jul 222013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The driver side visor on my 2009 Honda broke out of no where and now obscures my vision while driving because it wont go up anymore. Unable to get the dealer to fix it because its not under "warranty" anymore but clearly a safety issue.

- La Puente, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 052013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact stated the passenger side sun visor failed to stay in the up position. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #12

Aug 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

Sun visor on passenger side of car hangs down. It will not stay up in the unused position. This is the second Honda I have had with the same problem. Honda of America says it is out of warranty so they will not replace or repair the part. This is dangerous because the visor blocks visibility to the right of the vehicle. There are numerous examples of this same problem on the internet. Why is there no recall on this part? thank you.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #11

Jun 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 31,030 miles
Sun visor split on the top and hangs down all of the time making it difficult to see traffic lights.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 022012

Civic

  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the driver side rear window detached from the door.the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 14,000.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #9

Jun 012011

Civic

  • miles

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

The driver's side sun visor failed after 18 mos and I have significant difficulty rotating to keep sun out of my eyes. This appears to be a common fault recorded by other Honda Civic owners.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 012008

Civic 4-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
2009 Honda Civic si driver's visor won't stay up, falls down, blocking driver vision.

- Crawfordsville, IN, USA

problem #7

Jun 012011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 8,100 miles
My driver's side sun visor broke, causing it to fall down in my line of vision. It would not stay in the up position. Apparently this is a very common happening in the Honda Civic and at this point, needs to be fixed once and for all with a recall and real fix, other than simply replacement with another visor that is also going to break! it also appears from what I've read online that the problem is cheap plastic and heat. Yes, cars get hot in the summer, particularly if you lock them up as you should! Honda claims it's not a "hazard" but I can assure you it is!! I was lucky B/C my car is still under warranty but no doubt when it happens again (and it will) it won't still be under warranty.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #6

Dec 012010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
2009 Honda Civic sunvisors break and will not stay in retracted position according to the dealer it is a common problem. Once broken the visor interferes with vision while diving.

- Yardville, NJ, USA

problem #5

Sep 222010

Civic

  • miles

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

Visor sticks and seam is broken causing visibility obstruction due to inability to move visor. Have not had my car 2 years yet but because I have over 36,000 miles it's not under warranty anymore.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 142010

Civic

  • 45,000 miles
Defective sun visor.

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 262010

Civic

  • 27,000 miles
Sun visor in 2009 Honda Civic has exploded and will not remain in either up or down position. As a result, visibility is impaired.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 082009

Civic

  • 12,000 miles
2009 Honda Civic driver side sun visor broke while driving at 70 mph in interstate. The sun visor literally 'exploded". pieces of plastic from the back seam fell and the visor drop right in my view almost causing me to have an accident. Had to pull over to keep it together as out of nowhere this thing crack and fell on my face. Really glad it wasn't my wife driving.

- Clermont , FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 172009

Civic

  • 600 miles
2009 Honda Civic LX. Dashboard is reflected on windshield and blocks vision. This occurs when driving into the sun. Hence, it is a safety hazard.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

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