really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,100 miles

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2006 Honda Civic brakes problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 112007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I was driving on route 88 heading West. I shifted lanes gradually from the left lane to the right lane when I hit a puddle. I was easing off the accelerator, but I did not have my foot on the brake. My Honda Civic hybrid 2006 started to hydroplane. It spun around 320 degrees and went over an embankment. The car suffered over $14,000 damage and my wife suffered a severe back injury that continues to impact her ability to function today. The accident was reported to the state police. A witness that was driving behind me confirmed that my brake lights never lit up. I am concerned that the Honda Civic hybrid is more likely to hydroplane than other cars. I would like someone to investigate the possibility that there is a defect that creates this significant risk. I should also note that I have observed unusually rapid wearing of the tires on the hybrid. The dealer confirmed that this is a known issue, but did not offer a remedy. The front tires were replaced at 13,000 miles and the car had approximately 20,000 miles at the time of the accident.

- Summit, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 052007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While driving 25 mph, the contact attempted to stop the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was previously taken to the dealer because the contact heard a loud screeching noise when applying the brakes. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. She received a recall notice regarding the ABS on the day of the crash, however, the recall number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 30,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 152007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I received a recall letter from Honda stating there was a problem with the ABS seals that may cause leakage and wheel bearing failure. Instructed to take to dealer. I took the car to the dealer to be told there was not a recall on my car. 06 Honda Civic. Why did I recieve a letter if there was no recall"???????"

- Dewitt, IA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought my 2006 Honda Civic ex coupe brand new in November 2005, problems started to occur shortly afterwards for instance the airbag light had a malfunction and recalled the dealer didn't fix it the first time, very inconvenient, brake pedal was fixed before I bought the vehicle, there was a recall on that as well because could fall off and cause a crash. I have taken it in to Honda service to get problems fixed and numerous times, been told that its normal or some other "!@#$% they always gave me the run around, the service people are rude, mean and incompetent and ignorant. I have taken my 06 Civic in a total of 8-10 times now to fix problems they never fix anything! interior trim is poor/poor altering from the factory, panels loose and popping out interior scratches too easily/fragile cheaply made "!@#$% (still), front drivers seat wont retract all the way back anymore like it used to (new) weather stripping is lifting up by front windshield (still) various rattles from interior (still), undercoating/under body spray from factory is peeling completely off (new) door panel flexes and rpms rise when using windows/now seems to roll up/down slower than before (still/new) keep in mind im only at 11,000 miles too! Honda and Toyota quality is going downhill very fast especially with the Civic, CRV, rdx, MDX, Camry, Tundra, highlander, landcruiser, yaris, and rav4. The last year before the redesign of these vehicles the quality was great, now it seems like Honda and Toyota are either teaming up together or competing to see who can make the cheapest and ?!@#$% vehicle with cheaply made materials and taking shortcuts, changed a suppliers or something, these problems are unacceptable for a new vehicle.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 102005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
: the contact stated when braking on normal road conditions, the antilock brakes made a squeaking sound at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealership twice, but they could not duplicate the problem.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

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