really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,940 miles

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2006 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Oct 202012


  • 65,000 miles


This vehicle was involved in an auto accident in 10/2012 and was labeled as totaled by the insurance company. Airbags deployed when car his railing on highway.

- Baldwin Place, NY, USA

problem #42

Sep 092017


  • 170,000 miles
Paint peeling all over roof, hood, fenders, and trunk leaving a white frost. Looks horrible. Started about 3 years ago on the hood and has slowly spread across the car with no signs of stopping.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #41

Jan 012017


  • miles
The clearcoat/paint on the roof of my 2006 Honda Civic ex, color galaxy gray is peeling and white spots have emerged. It looks terrible! I keep my car very clean and would like the defect handled appropriately whether that be painting or whatever.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #40

Jan 012015


  • miles


The paint on the car is fading and developing large white spots on the hood, roof and trunk. It is getting worse and spreading.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #39

Apr 012016


  • 128,000 miles
The paint began to peel away from the car about 1.5 years ago. The dealer said it was due to normal wear and tear. Refused to fix the problem. Car looks horrible

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #38

Apr 212016


  • 75,000 miles
Paint and clear coat peeling.

- West Nyack, NY, USA

problem #37

Jan 102014


  • 85,000 miles


Paint peeling badly. Dealer unwilling to correct dr side visor faulty beaks away from mount. Dangerous when sun is high front bumper of poor design.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #36

Nov 012016


  • 0 miles
The clear coat has dissolved in several spots.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #35

Jan 012015


  • 131,133 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The sun visor in the vehicle was repaired per a recall. However, the sun visors were still detached from the vehicle and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken the dealer and repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired again. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The recall details were unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 131,133.

- Santa Paula, CA, USA

problem #34

Jul 012015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Civic LX manual transmission in galaxy grey metallic, VIN [xxx], has peeling and cracking paint on the hood, passenger side fender, and roof. On 07/29/16 the car had 38,000 miles. I showed it the dealer on 10/29/15 and they took pictures of the car and sent them to Honda, but I never heard anything from them. This car is waxed twice a year, in the spring and fall with a good quality clear coat safe wax from turtle wax. I take pride in the appearance of this vehicle and Honda?S refusal to remedy the problem is very disappointing. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Belleville, NJ, USA

problem #33

Jul 162015


  • 43,000 miles


Due to Honda's admitted poor paint job, paint began coming off (on roof first). Honda said they extended warranty, without notifying owners. Also say it is not safety risk. If the roof rusts, the sun roof will certainly dismount causing safety issue; if side panels rust, exhaust enters passenger compartment causing safety issue. Furthermore, headlights cloud tremendously regardless of preventative attempts. If driver can't see properly or another car cannot see the Honda, it is a safety risk. Honda America is simply a lame, perhaps once good company now trying to ride on reputation to sell poorly constructed vehicles and deny all liability for faulty work by claiming it is not a safety issue. So far, nothing has happened, and I'd like to keep it that way. However, if Honda America does not own their mistakes and faulty work, correct the problems it is a matter of time before a safety breech occurs.

- Willow Street, PA, USA

problem #32

Jul 122016


  • miles
The paint on the roof is peeling after less than 10 years.

- Westwood, NJ, USA

problem #31

Apr 012015


  • 110,000 miles
The paint is wearing off the roof and the trunk. This should not happen and is a well known problem with Honda's. they only offered to pay 15% of a bill of at least $1350.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #30

Feb 042016


  • 124,000 miles
A few months ago I noticed discoloration of paint on my roof. It could have been there for quite some time and I just never noticed it. Today while getting an oil change, the tech advised me that Honda had had a recall on Honda Civics and other models to cover the repainting of fading and/or peeling paint, clear coat, etc., on the affected year models. I had never been advised of the recall or I would have brought it in sooner.

- Ridge, NY, USA

problem #29

May 122012


  • 90,000 miles
Clear coat/paint started peeling on roof and now covers more than 50% of the roof and the trunk. The care was stationary when this happened.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #28

Jan 012010


  • miles
My paint on my car was coming off. Honda was supposed to repaint it. They had used some new environmentally friendly paint on their cars and many cars were having problems with it. Honda, costa mesa took photos of my car and supposedly booked me down for a date to bring my car for a few months later before I was supposed to get married. That was done because I needed my car for transportation at that time and if they repainted it, they would have to keep my car for a few days to weeks so they "scheduled" it for a time I wouldn't need my car. I bring my car in before my wedding and Honda said they no longer repaint the cars. I have the info of the person who had taken the photos but he was no longer working. I called them to make sure I was still "scheduled" and I even spoke to the new person who was transitioning into the position while the current person was still there and they both assured me that I was still scheduled for my repaint. I can't believe such a large company acts like this. They did not produce quality and don't fix their mistakes. This shows them to be so dishonest and dishonorable. I used to be loyal to Honda and I'm so disgusted by them now. I definitely do not recommend a Honda to anyone anymore and steer people away from such a horrible company.

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #27

Jan 182016


  • 65,000 miles
Driver door key cylinder failed and required replacement. Could not access car on a sub zero night and had to wait 2 hours for emergency assistance. Driver's door is the only keyed door on this 4 door model. We are now on our third door cylinder since the car was purchased new. Last failure was 3 years ago. Repair costs for this defect now total around $2,000. For the same door!!! have never owned any other car where there was a single lock failure until this Civic (and our family has owned 15 over the years). Of course, Honda's customer service position is "not our problem as the car is out of warranty" this is clearly a supplier design or manufacturing defect. Very disappointing.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #26

Mar 012009


  • miles
The paint is peeling off really bad & making big white spots all over entire car & it's a blue car. Also the drivers side visor came completely off!

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #25

Dec 192011


  • miles
Vehicle clear coat has come off leaving vehicle looking rusted on roof, trunk, doors, and hood.

- Dinuba, CA, USA

problem #24

Mar 312015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 146,112 miles
The air bags in my vehicle did not deploy in a front and back end collision that I was involved in. It caused me to fly forward and injure myself, hitting the steering wheel in my chest and abdomen. My car was at halt at a traffic red light and a Ram 1500 van whose brakes failed to apply bumped into my car from behind, which caused my car to also collide with the car in front. This caused severe damage to my car, both in front and back and the air bag signs went on and the seat belt retracted but the air bags did not get deployed inspite of such severe impact.

- Franklin, TN, USA

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