really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,024 miles

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2006 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 302018


  • 185,000 miles


Takata recall: I have had an airbag light on several times. I was told by the dealership it is an inflator code and I will have to pay for a $1,200 repair. On two occasions the seatbelt was replaced. Somedays my light is on, others it is not. There is a recall and there is a technical bulletin but my car is "not impacted" that is untrue. It absolutely is. The vehicle is presenting the same codes as those in these bulletins and recalls and it should be repaired at Honda's expense, not mine. Furthermore, the driver side sun visor is broken but it was not repaired before the end date of the recall (I did not own it then) and now that I own it I am told it is not eligible. I contest, the issue is as much of a safety issue for myself and others on the road in 2018 as it was when it was issued. This too shoulde be replaced at Honda's expenxe not my own. The airbag light goes on and off at will when moving, on city street or highway, turning or going straight. The sun visor does not go out of my line of sight as a result of the failure. This too happens anytime, any where, at any speed, and on any road.

- Barre, VT, USA

problem #9

Jul 032017


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. While operating the vehicle, the front passenger side seat belt was not stuck in the retracted position and the passenger was unable to secure the seat belt buckle. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The local dealer (tampa Honda located in tampa, Florida) was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #8

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 #7

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 #6

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 #5

Jul 242013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a Honda Civic. The contact stated that an explosive sound came from the seat belt. The contact was no longer able to utilize the seat belt and took the vehicle to a dealer where nd it was determined that the seat belt tensioner failed. As a result, the air bag was no longer operable. The dealer explained that the air bag and seat belts were connected. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- Gold Bar, WA, USA

problem #4

Apr 102012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The SRS light will come on, stay on for days, and then randomly go off only to come back on randomly and stay for days. The dealership told me there is a faulty wire which grounds out the SRS system which cuts all power to seatbelt tensioners and airbags.

- Mariposa, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 152010


  • 90,320 miles
The 2006 Honda was stopped at an intersection with the owner driving and the owners son in the passenger seat. There was a car stopped in front of them. The owners car was hit from behind and pushed into the front car. None of the airbags deployed. Both front seat belts failed causing the driver to impact the steering wheel and the passenger to impact the dashboard. Both driver and passenger went to the emergency room and were diagnosed with chest contusions. The seat belts remained pulled out (they didn't retract after the accident). The vehicle is being repaired and the owner has requested that all seat belt parts be turned over to the owner.

- Mint Hill, NC, 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

Dec 082006


  • miles
I purchased a 2006 Civic ex in December of 2005. Within 3 months, the right driver side A/C vent started to rattle as well as around both driver side and passenger seat belt adjusters. I took the vehicle to the dealership who replaced the vent but could not located the noise by the seat belt adjusters. At this time, they also found that the power steering fluid had been leaking and repaired this was well. At my next schedule oil change, I complained about the A/C vent rattling more than before the and the rattling around the seat belt height adjusters had increased. They installed a new A/C vent for the second time. They also were able to determine after taking off the panel where the seat belt adjusters are located, that it was poorly insulated and added felt tape. The new A/C vent is more sturdy than the original and first replacement so it no longer rattles. The felt tape insulation has also stopped the seat belt adjuster from rattling. However in the last few weeks I have additional rattling which I have located to inside of ceiling directly behind the moon roof.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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