really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
32 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,791 miles

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2006 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #58

Jul 232016


  • miles


I received a passenger side air bag recall notice July 23, 2016. Upon research, Honda recall website states notices will go out june23" why was my notice not received until 30 days later? additionally- we are supposed to receive another notice "late July to August". and the notice says do not let anyone sit in the passenger seat until further notice? that is unacceptable! between car pool, taking kids to school, taking kids to sports practices- where are they all supposed to sit? if you cannot expedite repairs, parts, or the recall notice, a free rental should be available. The liability position you have just placed yourself in is absolutely traumatic. I have been hearing about tanaka air bags for over a year and all the associated injuries and deaths-- and we just now receive notification?? and now your telling us to wait more time for another notice? do people's lives not matter to you, Honda, or tanaka" I hope this and other emails are used in court so complete a class action lawsuit against everyone involved. God forbid anything happen to my kids- and to rectify the issue, and save lives- you are simply saying "here is a late notice- oh ya, and we can't do anything but we'll let you know at a later time."

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #57

Jul 222016


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact received a recall notification for the air bags and felt that the part availability date was unreasonable. In addition, a front seat occupant could not be positioned in the passenger seat. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The NHTSA campaign number was not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mt. Airy, MD, USA

problem #56

Jul 132016

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall NHTSA recall # 16V-346 this is not a complaint against my Honda dealership. Rather, it is a query of the utmost importance. The dealership is due to replace the takata passenger air bag inflator on July 16. How will I be able to determine whether the replacement part is not defective and most importantly whether the installation was done correctly. Thank you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #55

Jul 112016

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


Takata recall. We were recently notified of coverage in the airbag recall and received the instruction to avoid having a passenger sit in the front passenger's seat until the (currently unavailable) repaid has been performed. This caused me to notice that the "passenger airbag off" indicator was not illuminating even when the front passenger seat is empty. I am concerned that the dangerous defective airbag remains active even without a passenger there. I called the Honda recall center and spoke with a supervisor, Ms. Vanessa robinson, who told me my only recourse was to bring my car in for servicing to a dealer at my own expense to have the airbag indicator checked. I think I can reasonably take the car's user display at face value, suggesting that there is an issue with the sensor causing the airbag to remain active, such that Honda should provide an interim mechanism to address this problem as part of the recall. I am particularly concerned given that we used our 2006 Honda Civic in Texas for many years, where I understand the climate increases the risk from the defective airbags. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #54

Apr 282016


  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the passenger curtain and seat air bags deploy without warning. The contact did not sustained injuries. The contact was able to resume driving. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the contact lower the vehicle and have universal seat covers. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000. The VIN was not available.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #53

May 062016


  • 107,000 miles
There is a leak coming through driver side airbag when it rains. No body work or accidents in this car.

- Wyncote, PA, USA

problem #52

Mar 012016


  • 75,000 miles


Takata recall. Our 2006 Honda Civic has a problem with the airbags. The light indicating airbag failure lit up, so we took it to the dealer who said it needs to be replaced. The previous model years have been recalled, so we wonder why we have to pay for the replacement and why this model year was not recalled.

- Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA

problem #51

Feb 162016


  • 154,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, there was black ice on the road that caused the vehicle to spin out of control. After being able to stop the vehicle, another vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle. As a result, the vehicle crashed into the guardrail and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained back and knee injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #50

Dec 232015

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. After contacting the manufacturer to inquire about the part number and manufacturer of the air bags in the vehicle, the contact was notified that the vehicle was equipped with a takata air bag, part number: 77810-sna-A82za. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 05V572000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.....updated 01/13/16...updated 02/02/16 updated 07/20/16......updated 07/26/16

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #49

Dec 052014


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light would remain illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness for the front passenger side air bag failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Chatham, NJ, USA

problem #48

Jul 122015


  • 100,000 miles


SRS light stays on and airbags won't deploy in event of accident. No recall issued to fix must pay out of pocket for faulty design, safety issue. Known issue among Honda Civic 2006 owners.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #47

Jun 292015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 108,807 miles
Was driving down a neighborhood street getting ready to turn, driver air bag, passenger curtain, and side seat air bags deployed, the seat belt is no longer in working order because of this...and here was no reason for these to deploy, no impact to anything whatsoever. Honda ask about pot holes and if we encountered one, nothing to the at effect either. I was hit in my chest and stomach, passenger was hit in arm and side of head from these. I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. Both myself, the firebrand passing went to dr. Honda Corp was called and notified, regional manager came to local Honda dealer to have car looked at. Honda rep insisted this would not just happen, but it did, as I was in vehicle and the driver. After having car inspected, they informed us they it was impact related. There were no damages, dents or anything to support this "theory". they refused to do anything to the car except want to charge me a fee for this service. The estimate given to take care of my vehicle was $6,500. Did I fail to mention that passenger front air bag did not deploy, despite the fact that it was a so called "impact". Honda has not done anything to make restitution in any way, closed our file and left us to take care of it. Refused to accept responsibility fro a Honda product.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #46

Jun 112015


  • 133,220 miles
A female ran a red light speeding at 55 mph in a 30 mph zone ripping off my entire bumper putting a dent on the top of my hood on the driver side and my airbag never came out! before I seen on the news about the recalls, my airbag warning signals always come on and stay on for long periods of time before they go off and this had happen several times!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #45

May 222015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag deployed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Jonesboro, LA, USA

problem #44

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 #43

Mar 022015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
I recently had my air bag light come on. Car was not in an accident. Took it to the dealer paid $115 for a SRS diagnostic. They said that the passenger seat weight sensor was faulty and was not receiving any signal. They recommended replacing the passenger outer and inner weight sensor at a whopping cost of nearly $900 this manufacturing safety failure is apparently not covered under warranty. They covered my failing paint job one year ago but fail to cover a safety issue that if in an accident will not deploy my passengers airbag and also wont lock the seat belt putting anybody in that seat at grave danger. Since the sensor is faulty and does not detect anyone sitting in the passenger seat. Other Civic owners seem to be having the same issue. How can one get the dealer to own up to its product and replace its faulty safety equipment in their vehicles. Smh

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #42

Mar 072015


  • 75,000 miles
There is a malfunction in the air bag sensor that the dealership told me could cause the airbags to deploy at anytime or even not go off during an accident. But apparently the repair is not covered.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #41

Dec 052007

Civic 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle veered to the left without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a tree and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a fractured ankle, a fractured nose and ribs, and a brain injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 18,000. Updated 2/11/15 updated 10/2/2015

- Massapequa Park, NY, USA

problem #40

Dec 102014


  • 105,000 miles
Honda part#: 77900-sna-A01 (methode) -or- 77900-sna-A02 (furukawa) reel assy, cable. With the failure of this part, vehicle cruise control, radio controls and SRS air bags failed. The cable reel assembly is the component that makes the electrical connection between the function buttons and air bag on the steering wheel to the non-rotating steering column. The ribbon cable inside this mechanism was completely severed on the vehicle.

- Gahanna , OH, USA

problem #39

Sep 192014


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While driving over a curb, the seat belt warning indicator illuminated and the seat belt failed to retract. The dealer stated that all the air bags were disabled. The vehicle was repaired, but the air bag indicator illuminated intermittently. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.

- Culver City, CA, USA

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