really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,195 miles

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2006 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 5 of 10)

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problem #117

Jul 032010


  • 40,000 miles


Driver's side sun visor cracked open in 2006 Honda Civic ex. From information on the net, this is a common occurrence, and Honda does not want to see this as a safety hazard. I almost got into a wreck when it suddenly flipped down in my face. I also can not see at night to drive. Honda does not want to replace the defective part at their expense. They want to charge you $70 to fix this plastic hazard.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #116

Aug 012010


  • 35,000 miles
This will be the third time I've had to have my sun-visor replaced on my 2006 Honda Civic. The visor clip breaks, leaving the visor to hang down into your face. The visor will neither stay up or all the way down. It poses a safety hazard during both day time and night time driving. The first time the part was replaced when I bought the vehicle at 9 months old; the second time it was replaced was a year and a half ago. Yesterday I went to my local dealership for an oil change and to have them fix the broken visor and they wanted to charge me 75$ for the part + labor + taxes. This is a safety hazard; also this is not a problem I caused by rough-wear--it just falls apart!

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #115

Jun 202010


  • 39,000 miles
2006 Honda Civic si visors have fallen off right in my face while driving, causing a reaction that could have caused an accident. They were poorly made as the passenger side visor has also fallen completely off. Luckily I didn't get into an accident but I have read that this is an issue with this model for many people. I have read that when their is high heat, it can cause this problem and it just so happens that we've experienced 90+ heat for the past 2 weeks when this happened.

- Fairview, PA, USA

problem #114

Jul 252010


  • 30,050 miles


2006 Honda Civic driver's side sun visor is fallen off completely. The plastic casing holding the visor together split at the seam. Mileage was approx. 30,050.

- Helena, MT, USA

problem #113

Jul 012010


  • 54,000 miles
Drivers side visor breaks apart and cannot be positioned safely during driving. This happens usually gradually over a couple of summers until it no longer functions. It is not safe.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #112

Jul 252010


  • miles
The driver side visor in my 2006 Honda Civic is again breaking. It wont stay up and is splitting down the middle. I had both visors replaced by Honda about a year ago for the same problem.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #111

Jul 102010


  • miles


Sun visor on the 2006 Honda Civic won't stay up or go completely down. When putting the visor down it just split open. This is the second time it's happened. Honda replaced the part about 2 years ago, but the exact same thing happened again. It is very distracting and dangerous when driving.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #110

Jan 012008


  • 45,000 miles
Both sun visors (driver side and passenger side) split open after approximately 45,000 miles. The plastic casing holding the visor together split at the seem on both visors. As a result, they are completely inoperable. They cannot fold up. They fall and partially obstruct the view through the windshield. Honda has refused to take corrective action. Even the replacement visors are of the same construction, and therefore offer little remedy since they too will inevitably split open.

- Riverdale, MD, USA

problem #109

Jul 022010


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the sun visor on the driver and passenger side of the vehicle continued to fall down, making it difficult to see while driving. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer since the sun visor was not covered by the warranty. The contact was also advised that he would be responsible for the cost of the diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 41000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #108

Jul 162010


  • 36,000 miles
My '06 Honda Civic's sun visors split open after a hot day this summer. They do not stay up and keep hanging in front of my face while I drive posing a safety hazard. I found that there are complaints from hundreds of people with the same issue, claiming that it is a design flaw when subjected to car's interior heat. This is a critical visibility issue and may cause an accident, injury and possibly lost of life.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #107

May 202007


  • 20,000 miles


2006 Honda Civic ex, sun visors on both drive and passenger sides failed and could not be retracted, blocking view. 1st set failed 6mo from purchase replaced under warranty failed again but now out of warranty. When interior of car is hot plastic on visors splits and loses "detent" can not be put back out of view. Dealer knows of problems. Several owners blogs show many such complaints. Sun visors are unusable.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #106

Jul 012010


  • 30,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Civic sun visors keep breaking and will not stay up in either direction, blocking my view of the road. It looks like thousands of others are having this same problem. Some Honda dealers refuse to make the repair without charging for labor. It takes 60 seconds to replace! they also refuse to just give me the part and let me replace it. This is a huge safety issue. They should issue a recall and stop considering it "a known problem".

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #105

Jul 162010


  • 56,000 miles
The drivers, and passengers side sun visors are defective, they flop down and don't stay in place, they went bad after the first year I had the car, and since I don't use them, I didn't bother complaining since they stayed in place and didn't pose a hazard, but now the passenger side visor just fell off when I used it the other day, and the drivers side is just as bad.... they were always hard to use so I didn't use them...

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #104

Jul 182010


  • 50,150 miles
Sun visors on driver's side and passenger side split open near the pivot point and do not stay up. Cost to replace at Honda dealer is $78 each plus $17 each to install. Problem began when I started using a sun shield purchased from the Honda dealer and used the sun visors to hold it in position. The heat softens the plastic, and the visors split apart when I attempted to rotate them back toward the roof.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #103

Jul 082010


  • 80,000 miles
Driver side visor has split and just dangles now. Numerous other 2006 Honda Civic owners are complaining about the same problem. Some have replaced the visor with the same cheap part four times. This is unacceptable!!! have never owned a car that had a problem with the visor and I keep my vehicles for ten plus years.

- Woodbine, MD, USA

problem #102

May 122007


  • 17,000 miles
I have a 2006 Honda Civic LX. Under warranty in 2007 the passenger sun visor broke when I put it down. At this point it would not stay up when you push it up, it would just hang straight down and block my vision to my right, not safe. The dealer replace it under warranty and told me that there was a bulletin on this issue. In 2008 the same thing append to my driver side. I had the same results as the right side visor. 2009 passenger side broke again it was fixed under warranty. June 2010 passenger side broke again but it is out of warranty and will cost me $60 to fix. This is unsafe, obscures my vision. July 6 2010 the driver side broke again, the will not fix it, it will cost me $60. There is a definite production problem here and Honda no's it.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #101

Jul 182006


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the sun visor exhibits cracks due to the heat and separates from the hook. The failure occurred four times. The vehicle has replaced the sun visor each time it deteriorates. The failure mileage was 5000 and the current mileage was 62172.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #100

Jul 032010


  • 29,000 miles
Failure of sun visors in 2006 Honda Civic. They mechanism that holds them up breaks and then the visor hangs down in your face while driving. I've replaced the passenger side visor already and now the drivers side is broken. This is a well known problem but Honda has done nothing about it.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #99

Jun 302010


  • 55,460 miles
I own a 2006 Honda Civic ex which I purchased new in 2006. Since I purchased the car, I have experienced failure of three driver and three passenger sun visors. I am currently experiencing problems with the fourth visor on the drivers side. The vehicle has only 55,460 miles on it used mainly to go to and from work 27 miles away from home. Over time, the glue which holds the visors together is losing its adhesion allowing the visor to come apart. As a result, the visor is falling down into the drivers field of view unexpectedly which can cause a fatal crash. I have three friends who have newer versions of the same vehicle and they have the same problem. Their names are garry burkett, ken crampton and john minnick. In discussing the problem with the Honda dealership, walsh Honda in macon ga, they stated that Honda knows that they have a problem due to the shear number of visors being replaced but is doing nothing to correct the problem. Our family has other Honda vehicles, a 1999 Acura TL and a 2003 Honda Civic neither of which has ever had a visor replaced. I have reported this problem once before tot his office. I wish someone would look into this and force the manufacture to correct the problem before there are serious accidents if there have not been already.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #98

Jun 152010


  • 38,000 miles
Sun visors, drivers and passengers, fail to stay in the upright position. The visors in the down position block the drivers vision which impair the visibility of sight. This impairment has almost lead to several accidents. This is a common problem for 2006- 2007 Civics based on internet research. American Honda and the local dealer refuses to correct this design defect. The visors are plastic. The two halves, upper and lower, are glued together. The interior mechanism that retains the visor in the up position is metal. The metal has a higher yield strength than the plastic and breaks the plastic at the point where it is glued together.

- West Liberty, OH, USA

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