pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,800 miles
Total Complaints:
106 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (56 reports)
  2. replaced the sun visor (33 reports)
  3. fix visor with a temporary fix (binder clips, etc) (7 reports)
  4. Honda replaced under warranty (7 reports)
  5. send a written complaint to the NHTSA (3 reports)
2006 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #106

Feb 012018

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


About to leave the house for work when the visor broke and won't sit back into place. As I drive, the visor slower lowers into my line of vision. This is extremely dangerous and a pain to deal with.

- sadvisor, Virginia Beach, US

problem #105

Aug 012017

Civic ES 1.6L L4

  • Manual transmission
  • 110,000 miles

I have replaced my visors at least 3 times since I bought the car in 2010. This time it was too costly to replace again. I think that Honda needs to get this problem fixed. It is a hazard since I live in Arizona and we have sun 360 days a year. I have to arrange my schedules to make sure i am not driving into the sun. Very dangerous! I would spend the extra money if I thought I wouldn't replace it in another year or two. Checked recalls with my VIN and nothing popped up.

- desertsky1229, Gilbert, US

problem #104

Jul 012016

Civic LX 2.4w

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

sun blinding almost causing crashing, unable to see. Hazard towards driving. Visors need to work and not fall apart!

- Melinda M., Shelton, US

problem #103

Jun 012017

Civic SI

  • Manual transmission
  • 67,000 miles


I had the visors replaced under the warranty in June 2011. And now both of the replacements are broken. Once again, Honda won't step up to resolve this issue. I shouldn't have to spend $80 a visor to replace when it will fall apart again. Just kills me to be so disappointed and disgusted with Honda!!

- Susan Z., Dunellen, NJ, US

problem #102

Dec 012015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

The part of the sun visor that attached to the inside roof of the car cracked (on both sun visors), so the visor doesn't stay up when you try to keep it from blocking your view.

- Lisa C., Queen Creek, AZ, US

problem #101

May 012008

Civic ES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

When I initially brought this issue up to Honda, I was told that because it was not a safety issue there was nothing that they could do about it. If I wanted it fixed, I would have to pay out of pocket. This was years ago. Now, I see there was a recall, but was never informed of it, and it has now expired.

- Tara J., Arlington, TX, US

problem #100

Nov 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles


2 years after buying my car the driver side visor split at the seam and could not be lifted out of my line of vision and I am now having to replace it.

- Murriah B., Mobile, AL, US

problem #99

Oct 122016

Civic ES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,403 miles

The visors, both of them, first failed in 2010. They were replaced free, under the terms of a class action suit I believe, because they are a safety issue. I was told the new visors were a different design and would "last a lifetime."

The driver's side visor has fallen down again. The same problem as last time. I have taped it up. The Honda dealer says they will not replace it free, they were only under warranty for one year; the cost to replace it is $123.00.

If this was a safety issue in 2009 I feel it most certainly is still a safety issue - and the result of a design flaw.

- Diane B., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #98

Oct 132011

Civic LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Honda replaced the visor with another faulty visor! Ridiculous!

- chenpa, Easton, PA, US

problem #97

Aug 012016

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 168,000 miles

I thought Honda had solved this problem already, this visor hangs in my face

- Lee G., Canton, GA, US

problem #96

Aug 012016

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,550 miles


The first visor, passenger's side, came apart last year, 2015. Then the other one early this month. I just discovered that there was a class-action suit involving this very thing, but it expired in 2011! I found photos on the internet and they looked exactly like what happened to mine. Neither one will stay in the up position so they're constantly in the way. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and find the best deal I can to replace them.

- Sherry H., Newark, CA, US

problem #95

Jul 282016

Civic L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,708 miles

Apparently, there was a recall on the visors on the 2006 Honda Civic LX, but I never got the recall. I was able to have the driver's side visor replaced in 2013 at a nominal cost because my service advisor pushed Honda to do it, but the passenger visor was fine at that point. Now it has failed and I'm sure it will come out of my own pocket and it shouldn't. These cars should be made to withstand the extreme temperatures of a Florida or Arizona or California summer. This is crazy. This visor isn't used often, just to hold a shade in place on the hottest days.

- kylecohen, Wilmington, CA, US

problem #94

Jul 202016

Civic ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,500 miles

Possible safety issue, with air bag, the visor hangs low instead of staying in place

- Monique H., Dayton, OH, US

problem #93

Jun 012012

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

Honda finally updated the visor that fixes the problem of it splitting at the seam. It only became available when most people's cars are out of warranty. Before I found the updated visors online, I fixed it with a few aluminum binding posts bought from Home Depot.

- James H., Glendora, CA, US

problem #92

Jun 202016

Civic LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles

The driver's sun visor failed back in March 2016. The problem has already been well documented on this web site -- the plastic on the interior of the sun visor mechanism fails in the Arizona heat, after which the visor won't stay in place. The car was past the extended warranty called for in the Class Action lawsuit settlement, so I had to buy a replacement (about $60). The replacement failed the same way just a few weeks ago, but the local Honda dealership replaced the replacement (!) under the standard parts warranty. So the problem is resolved for now, but I don't think that Honda has solved this problem. If I keep the car longer (I bought it new in late 2005), I expect this will happen again!

- Brant S., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #91

Jun 012016

Civic EX

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Really!? Sun visors that fall apart? This should be a lifetime part on any car. I have had several older cars that I ran into the ground and not one of them had a sun visor issue.

Why has Honda gone so cheap on the newer Civics? The Civic was a car you could drive to 200k+ miles and never have a problem with. Where is Honda's reliability?

Unfortunately, Honda has little pride if any left for their vehicles. I have had so many issues with my Civic, not limited to a scattered transmission, a LED brake light going out (another lifetime part on a car that should never go out), and now it looks like the 10-048 cracked engine block (in addition to the sun visors).

- David R., Plano, TX, US

problem #90

May 192016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

honda has had too many recalls. what is wrong with them. bad lights, air bags, sun visors and they had better refund my money because I had to have it fixed right away. I just bought this car may 17th 2016 and the visor was impairing my vision

- danawolf68, Troy, US

problem #89

Jun 122015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

The car just keeps falling apart. It is on the passenger's side. My son went to put it down and it broke. I had to remove it.

- Cathy F., West Melbourne, FL, US

problem #88

Jul 012012

Civic DX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

My passenger side visor began to "melt" in 2012 and eventually fell off completely. Now my driver side visor has begun to melt. Apparently there was an extended warranty on these, and a class action settlement, but I was completely unaware and now am past the time limit. This is extremely frustrating, is Honda supposed to mail owners information regarding these problems? I received info regarding the immature tire wear, so I'm not sure why I wasn't informed on this... Anyway, my car is melting and Honda won't do anything to remedy the situation. This is probably the last Honda I will purchase.

- Cara C., Los Angeles, CA, US

problem #87

Jan 102015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Safety hazard when sun visor droops obscuring vision and is distraction. Honda please fix.

- Natasha B., Evansville, IN, US

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