really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,918 miles

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2006 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Dec 012006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the brake pedal was difficult to depress when the vehicle was cold. As a result, the stopping distance increased. The dealer inspected the vehicle on two occasions, but were unable to diagnose the failure. As of October 2, 2007, the failure continued intermittently. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 20,000. The consumer stated the problem happened when backing out of the garage and down the driveway. Updated 10/24/07.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 072007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,573 miles
I was informed by lancaster Honda at approximately 12, 400 miles that I needed my brakes replaced. The brakes was replaced by lancaster Honda as a courtesy. At 18, 573 mile lancaster Honda stated that my brakes needed to be replaced again. They reported that I had 1,5 mm left on my brakes. I took the car to robertson's Honda and they stated there was 3.5 mm left. In all indication I will brakes twice in 24,000 miles. This was reported to american Honda and they stated this is a wear issue. I have spoken to two other Honda Civic owners. The owner of a 2006 Honda Civic sedan ex stated he has 32, 000 miles on his brakes. The owner of a 2006 -2007 Honda Civic coupe ex stated he has replaced his brakes twice within a year. I own a 2006 Honda Civic coupe LX.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 022006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Xi have owned a 2006 Civic hybrid for the past year and a half. On several occasions I have noticed that a light application of the brake pedal can result in a sudden acceleration} rather than in braking. This happens intermittently, I would say approximately once a month. It seems like a malfunction in the computer system running the braking system. On one occasion last April this resulted in a minor accident. At the time I had only owned the car for a short interval and was surprised at this strange reaction of the car. Since that time this problem has recurred several times. I would like to ask if you have had other reports of this problem and whether you know about it. Since it is an intermittent effect it is no use taking the car to the dealership.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 092006


  • miles
2006 Civic brakes failed when backing out of garage. The consumer's driveway has a 6% grade and ia approximately 45 feet long. On one occasion the consumer had to use the emergency brake to stop the vehicle before it reached the sidewalk. The consumer recollects that the brake pedal was at a lower level than usual when the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the master cylinder and check valve. The vehicle continued to have problems.

- Boulder, CO, USA

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