hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,500 miles

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2006 Honda Civic brakes problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112009


  • 103,000 miles


1. left my lights on and needed a jump start on my 2006 Honda Civic hybrid navi. 2. after receiving the jump start, the vehicles brake light, ABS light and brake system lights were all illuminated on my dash board. In addition, the vehicles auto engine stop feature was no longer operative, 3. my Honda dealership diagnosed the problem as a failure of the ABS module. As such, the vehicle's ABS was non functional, although the automobile continued to run. Since my vehicle had 103,000 miles it was not covered under warranty. The initial estimated repair cost was $1500. I suspected that the cause of the ABS was the jump start. I did some online research and confirmed a number of other similar reports of the same problem, same condition (after a jump start) and same expensive repair have been reported. There is no warning about jump starting in the vehicles engine compartment, although there are many other warnings. There is no protective cover on the vehicles negative battery terminal (which may be the cause of the problem). And there is no warning in the vehicles users manual. I contacted american Honda motor corporation to report the problem, only to be told that my vehicle was out of warranty due to its mileage. I continued to reach out to senior management of american Honda motor Corp to report the problem and ask for their assistance as "a goodwill gesture" and again received the same "out of warranty" reply. On December 21, I sent certified letters to american Honda motor corps CEO outlining the issue and the fact that they have a documentation and warning label failure, which can put the driver at extreme risk of injury since the ABS circuit becomes non operational. On December 28th I received a phone call from american Honda in which they confirmed that have received other complaints on this identical issue, but they denied my request for assistance since the vehicle was no longer covered by their warranty.

- West Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 032009


  • 22,000 miles
I have been having problems with my 2006 Honda Civic LX unexpectedly accelerating while braked. One incident occurred while stopped at a stop sign. The car began to accelerate by itself while my foot was on the brake. In an attempt to stop the car from proceeding into the intersection, I had to apply both feet heavily on the brake pedal. Luckily, no one was crossing the street in front of my car at the time. After this incident, I brought the car to my Honda dealer to investigate this problem. Since the acceleration problem did not occur anytime during the service test drive, the dealer was unable to find anything wrong that would cause the car to accelerate unexpectedly. In a second similar incident, I was stopped waiting to exit a commercial parking lot onto a major thoroughfare. Again, the car began to accelerate fiercely. This time I was unable to hold back the car with both feet on the brake. In a panic, fearing I would hit someone crossing in front of my path, I attempted to shift the car into park or reverse just to stop it from continuing forward. The latest incident occurred on 10/3/09 while braked at a corner intersection waiting for traffic to clear down the block where I wanted to make a right turn. This time while my foot was on the brake and I proceeded slowly to turn the corner, the car began to accelerate unexpectedly. This occurred while another car was proceeding down the block towards me. With both feet on the brake, I was unable to hold back the car as I proceed around the corner. As my car continued to race forward, I was fortunate to be able to maneuver around the other car without striking it head on. These unexpected accelerations have been very terrifying experiences and it is even more upsetting to learn from the dealer that this problem cannot be explained or repaired. This problem is truly a safety hazard and warrants further investigation by the Honda corporation.

- Flushing, NY, USA

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