really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,706 miles

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2006 Honda Civic engine problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #8

Jun 162006


  • 13,583 miles


2006 Honda Civic engine died while driving. Customer states that the engine stalled and it was the dealers fault for when she had an oil change and they forgot to put oil in it. The consumer stated there were two more incidents where the engine slowed and was very sluggish and the vehicle had to be towed back to the dealer. The consumer stated the driver's side window was not closing properly, the rear passenger door seal was coming apart, the brakes, rear door weather strip, and tail light were all replaced.

- Lehighton, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 272007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,100 miles
1)air conditioning stops working 2)dealer reports a hole in the A/C condenser caused by rock 3)can't afford correction.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #6

Jul 082007


  • miles
While going home the car jerked lost all power and started smoking. I called the so called Honda roadside assistance and they told me its late on Sunday what do you want me to do. Leave the car where its at and we will try to pick it up tomorrow I paid the tow. It turned out the belt tensioner bolt broke taking out the water pump, tensioner, crank shaft pulley, and the belt car had 17,000 miles and I had to pay the tow.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 132007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,127 miles


Lower water-pump-belt-tensioner bolt broke off in block. Stopping car in heavy traffic causing a rear-end accident.

- Surrey Bc, 00, USA

problem #4

Jun 102007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,929 miles
2006 Honda Civic at the time of incident had 36,929 miles on it. Vehicle lost all power. Dealership found water pump broke, causing the serpentine belt to snap and the tension rod to break. There were no signs of problems before the vehicle broke down. Vehicle started to smoke. Honda dealership had to replace water pump, serpentine belt and tension rod. Dealership felt water pump should not have broken at this mileage. I was advised later by another dealership that Honda had casting problem with engine block. Same thing happened to the boss, engine block cracked and had to be replaced. The Honda was the same year and approximately the same mileage.

- Northfield, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 052007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,300 miles
Within the last year I have noticed a leak on the back side of the engine while changing oil in my wife's 2006 Civic. First time, the dealer told me it was a leaky oil pan gasket bolt which they tightened. This time I am told the power steering pump is leaking and will need to be replaced. The car is 18 months old with 51,000 miles on it. The Honda dealer is currently repairing the car for $470 by replacing the power steering pump. This should not be happening on a year this old!

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 232007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,600 miles
While driving at highway speeds, my cars instrument panel went blank, all gauges went out. This is an electronic panel. In addition, the cars engine lost all power. I had to coast to the side of the road. There was no indication that the car was running. It is a hybrid and it felt like it was in the auto stop mode when you are at a light, the engine was not running (at least you could not tell it was running). I turned the cars ignition off and then restarted the car. It started up again and the gauges were working and I was able to continue driving. I brought the car to the dealer and explained the symptoms. They checked the computer for error codes and found none. They were not able to find anything wrong. This is a safety hazard since the car is not drivable when this occurs. I expressed my concerned to the service manager and he stated that there were to many computers and wires for then to check them all and we would have to wait until it happened again. This occurred one other time while the car was in the drive way during the winter idling. When we got in the car after a few minutes, we noticed that all gauges were out. Again, turning the ignition off and restarting the car cleared the problem.

- Canandaigua, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 252006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,300 miles
: the contact stated when going up a steep hill, the vehicle lost power. The contact put the vehicle into reverse in order to get enough speed to make it back up the hill. If the vehicle went less than 20 mph, the vehicle lost power. This happened intermittently. The dealership could not duplicate the problem.

- Ashland, OR, USA

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