2008 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems: sun visor breaks

Sun Visor Breaks

2008 Honda Civic (Page 1 of 5)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.

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6.4

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$60
Average Mileage:
66,050 miles
Total Complaints:
85 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace sun visor (39 reports)
  2. not sure (25 reports)
  3. buy a new one (11 reports)
  4. get a better high quality sun visor (5 reports)
  5. new visor (3 reports)
  6. heavy duty paper clip (2 reports)
2008 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #85

May 192020

Civic EX 1.8L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 88,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Honda's driver side sun visors are junk. There was a class-action suit back in 2011 for people who had paid out-of-pocket to repair or replace them. I've heard some people have been able to get Honda to replace them if they bitched enough. People put large metal binder clips on them to avoid the problem, which only works before it comes apart. Mine was so bad, I got pissed off one day it was hanging down and I couldn't see to drive safely. I ripped it right off the mounting post. I left the post up to hold my windshield sunshade in place. Finally, after a year, I buckled and ordered one online from eBay, the cheapest source I found. Amazon had them for $60. I used to think Honda made a quality product. This will likely be my last one of three. Moving on to Subaru.

- David B., Rockville, US

problem #84

Nov 012018

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles

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This visor has been an issue for a long time, I just thought it was an isolated issue. Come to find out it has been an issue for thousands of owners. Because of how the visor hangs now, I have hit my forehead on it numerous times. This IS a safety concern, if I were to be involved in a accident where my head my hit this visor at a high rate of speed.

- James L., Olympia, WA, US

problem #83

Feb 012018

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

I have honda 2008 civic lx model, this car sun visor is broken for no reason, and it's hanging.

I am looking online, there is a lawsuit, is it closed ? Or what is my solution now ? do I need to pay from my pocket ?

- Ramdev S., Chanhassen, US

problem #82

Jun 152018

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The visor on the drivers side broke. Cannot use at all. Cheaply made. Never had one crack and break before. The price to get a new on is ridiculous. This is something that needs to be fixed free of charge.

- ClintPam D., Columbia, TN, US

problem #81

Mar 012018

Civic 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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sun visor breaks

I ONLY NEED IT REPLACED PLEASE. SOME MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY CAN NOT DRIVE THIS WAY.

- Chuck M., Brea, CA, US

problem #80

Mar 042018

Civic EX 1.8L L4

  • Manual transmission
  • 160,000 miles

This has been an ongoing problem, and a safety concern as well.

- Marty J., Seminole, FL, US

problem #79

Apr 052017

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have had the same issue as others with the drivers side sun visor of my 2008 Honda Civic. While I was driving, driver side visor fell without me touching it. Just, poof, and the visor was in my face! This is a safety concern, if you are driving along and the visor falls unexpectedly into your field of vision, there is a very good possibility the driver could cause an accident.

- Sheejo R., Harrisburg, NC, US

problem #78

Aug 172016

Civic EX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173,000 miles

The sun visor on the driver's side of my 2008 Honda Civic broke several months ago. When I called the dealer, I was told it was a warranty item, and the warranty had expired. When I had the same thing happen on the passenger side, I was advised by Honda that it was a recall item, and it was replaced for free. I was told that to get the driver's side fixed it would cost $70.00. Since I am planning on getting rid of this POS as soon as possible, I decided it was not worth the cost to replace it. So now, I am dealing with it falling down, occasionally making it impossible to see stop lights, etc. I was told by the dealer that this in NOT a safety item....which is JUST RIDICULOUS! Thanks for listening.

- L Kathryn J., Los Lunas, NM, US

problem #77

May 052016

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

The Sun Visors on my 2008 Honda Civic first broke in 2010/11 and Honda fixed them the first three times. The fourth time they broke, I was told they were out of warranty and I would have to pay for the replacement myself.. This made me very upset and basically have not had a drivers' side sun visor for about a year.

I felt that Honda should still be responsible for the sun visors, because they kept replacing the broken ones, with same old crappy ones that break after two years or so. Honda disagrees and says too bad.

Hopefully, we can get Honda to replace the crappy sun visors they kept using, even though they know they are crap, with one that won't break.

Thanks

- Robert B., Santee, CA, US

problem #76

Jul 202017

Civic EX-L 1.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Bought the car with about 80k miles on in it in 2017. Both sun visors were already broken (the part near the pivot point splits open and makes them hang down, impeding vision). Have to squeeze it hard and you turn it back to closed position. difficult to do, and very annoying/ dangerous because it either hangs too low, or you don't use it and the sun is in your eyes.

- Chris N., Island Heights, US

problem #75

Jul 012017

Civic LX 1.8L 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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sun visor breaks

I've had both sun visors replaced at least twice, for a total of four times. Now that my civic has passed it's recall warranty period, I'm using heavy duty paper clips. I hate that Honda just keeps using the same faulty parts to replace faulty equipment (i.e. motor mount). Well there's a cheap solution to this, I've added a photo and I've had these paper clips for years now and they work fine, aside from looking ugly, but you'll hardly notice them.

- Ernest S., Richardson, TX, US

problem #74

Jul 012013

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I used the visor typically, up and down, pretty normal. Then one time the visor get stuck in position, so I lifted it with a little force, not much, and the visor broke and wouldn't stay up. I bought a new one and had it installed.

- Teresa F., San Diego, US

problem #73

Jul 012017

Civic SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 206,000 miles

My driver side visor cracked and will NOT stay up. I had the passenger side visor replaced under warranty (thank you) but now was told I will have to pay for this one. I was quoted $68.00 just to buy a new one at the Honda dealership, WITH OUT installation! I guess I will be installing it myself! $68.00 is a lot to pay for a piece of crap visor! Oh, and did I mention that the engine blew up about 4 years ago! I am looking to buy a new car and used to think I would buy another Honda Civic, but NOT NOW!

- amypeterson750, Washington, US

problem #72

Jul 232017

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

What is the deal with these visors? Honda knows it's a problem and their solution is to replace them for a little while with the same defective visor!

I've had the visors replaced twice and now the drivers side visor is once again broken but now I am out of the 7 year extension.

Is losing a Honda customer worth the cost of a visor replacement? I guess so. No more Hondas for me.

Thanks!

- Lauri P., Annapolis, US

problem #71

Jun 302017

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,050 miles

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sun visor breaks sun visor breaks

Driver side SUN VISOR---- Broke, came apart, faulty part, cheap.

- Kurt H., Saginaw, US

problem #70

Apr 292017

Civic EX-L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

I bought my 2008 Honda Civic used last May 2016 from a Toyota dealership. They probably didn't know but after my passenger side visor snapped apart and fell off a few weeks ago I did some research to find out how much it was going to cost to fix... As soon as I Googled 2008 Honda Civic Sun Visor, I found out there was a lawsuit due to these piece of crap visors. The lawsuit occurred back in 2011. Anyone before that time and up to 90 days after the settlement could be reimbursed for money spent on replacing the visor(s). Honda extended their warranties to 7 years or 100,000 miles and typically my car just hit 103,000 miles so I'm screwed. I don't even know if they would help me since I bought my car from Toyota... Regardless, I feel like Honda should still pay for any and all visors that crack in half due to the faulty design. They can tell if it's an OEM part and they should be responsible for replacing them! It's going to cost $50 per visor to replace and I am so mad that I may have to foot the cost. I'm going to Honda this weekend to get my passenger airbag deflator (another recall of theirs) replaced and I'm going to see if I can persuade them to fix it for me.

I wanna know... Did Honda fix the problem??? Has anyone had their visors replaced and did they break again? If I spend $100 and they break again I will freak out! I need to replace both because the driver side one is showing signs of getting ready to snap too. Ugh!!!

- Jenna D., Feasterville Trevose, PA, US

problem #69

Feb 012013

Civic LX 1.8L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

My 2008 sun visor keeps breaking. It was changed once from the dealers and acknowledged the problem was a defect. The same problem is occurring, it splits apart right by the post. The last time I went to the dealers they refused to fix it, saying it was out of warranty, which is true, but with acknowledging it a defect before, I feel it should be changed at no cost. There was several times I was driving and the visor just popped down, which could have caused an accident.

- Big K., Honolulu, HI, US

problem #68

Apr 012017

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,500 miles

My mom owned a Honda Civic and had to replace the sun visor twice. Now I have the same problem.

- Ramon V., Casselbery, US

problem #67

Apr 012016

Civic LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,500 miles

THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR DROPS DOWN WHILE DRIVING, AT FIRST IT WAS ONLY OCCASIONALLY, NOW IT WON'T STAY UP. IT FINALLY CRACKED WHEN I TRIED TO MOVE IT FROM BLOCKING MY VIEW.

- Kelly M., MYRTLE BEACH, SC, US

problem #66

Oct 102009

Civic LX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

I have had the sun visor on both the driver and passenger side replaced three times under warranty. The problem has again cropped up and Honda has informed me that they will not replace the driver side sun visor for free (under warranty). I think Honda is a cheap car and I will never buy another one if they can't stand behind their product. HONDA'S STINK!!!!!!!

- osbbfan, Fairfax, VA, US

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