really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,698 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 2)

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

problem #23

Feb 242010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The paint is severely coming off and has been for years. And I have called Honda several times and they refuse to help.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #22

Apr 282014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 81,394 miles
Lost control of vehicle trying to avoid an object on the highway. My vehicle hit the railing on the interstate and the air bags did not deploy. My vehicle was declared a complete lost as other damage to the frame occurred, and the drivers side front wheel came off.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #21

Jun 062014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 80,522 miles
Heavy, loose objects in trunk struck & broke off trunk latch assembly, preventing rear hatch from being opened in any way, including remote. (no external trunk keyhole exists.) since rear seat fold-down releases are located in the trunk, one of the rear seats need to be unbolted to be able to pull the seat release, remove the seat, and manually unlatch the trunk. The design of the rear latch is not protected against strikes from heavy objects and is therefore susceptible to damage under normal driving conditions. If the latch were to break, the vehicle get a flat tire, and the driver unable to remove the rear seat for lack of tools or know-how, the driver would be unable to access the spare tire and be stranded.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #20

Feb 022009

Civic 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Paint/clearcoat peeling on trunk and roof.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 012013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
My Honda Civic paint is peeling. I took it to the car dealer and they told me to keep the car out of the sun.

- Morgan Hill, CA, USA

problem #18

Aug 302013


  • 71,000 miles
Honda Civic 2006 ex model: When the tiny piece of plastic inside the trunk release solenoid snaps, the ex model has no alternative method to open the trunk from outside the trunk. Since the ex model lacks an outside key hole and the seat back releases are inside the trunk and the seats are bolted in from the trunk side without a method of removing them without damaging the car, the seats of the car or the trunk lid must be broken (literally cut through the metal) in order to open the trunk from outside the trunk after the solenoid plastic breaks. Since the emergency release mechanism is attached to the solenoid, this flaw could cost the life of a child trapped inside the trunk in the dark. Although this design flaw is now well known with this ex model, Honda refuses to reimburse owners over this problem or recall the part. Their customer service line refuses to handle the problem effectively and refuses to pass on the problem to their engineering department, referring customers only to local deanships without offering any compensation for their faulty product.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #17

Jul 012013

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
We purchased this Honda used nearly 2yr ago. We noticed that the paint started to peel, flake etc.on the roof right above front windshield and back window, and also on top of door panels near roof. We have had a few areas painted by a body shop. But it seems never ending, more areas have started to have issues such as top side panels near hood, and we can not keep going through the expense to have it painted. It is a manufacture issue most definitely! we have taken notice of others Honda Civics with the same issue. There are online forums discussing this paint issue, but Honda is doing nothing to help their customers out with this problem. Please can you look into this and get some help for the Honda customers.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #16

Feb 042013


  • 136,000 miles
Clear coat on car is craking and peeling away. What was once a nice car is now a junk car looks very bad. Honda should have a beeter paint and clear coat than this. Advise noone to to purchase a Honda Civic!

- Springfield, GA, USA

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