really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,471 miles

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2008 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #90

Oct 032011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 26,000 miles


Driver side sun visor has cracked and now continues to fall down into my line of sight while driving. Very dangerous as I continually have to push it up.

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #89

Dec 172010

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
This car was purchased brand new by me. I am in love with all but the drivers (left) side sunvisor. It broke apart at the seams. The hinge is hanging out and it is unusable. I have tried various methods to make it usable. This product needs to be replaced before a serious accident occurs.

- Cleburne, TX, USA

problem #88

Sep 122011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 35,300 miles
Sun visor split open and dropped down.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #87

Jul 222010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 43,952 miles


Driver's sun visor will no longer stay up and out of the line of sight.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

problem #86

Sep 052011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 69,221 miles
I've noticed several complaints about broken sun visors. When getting ready to go to work I got into my 08 Civic and had discovered it had a crack in the driver side visor. The visor was in the down position, which I found odd since I get home at 2am and I am the only person in my car. The crack appears to be an internal problem. Prior to that, it was always very hard to swing the visor to the side or to clip it back in. I find this broken visor to be not only an obstruction of view but also a petty issue that Honda should recall and fix. It sounds like there's a defect in the visors and Honda needs to replace them even if the car is out of warranty.

- Sheridan, IL, USA

problem #85

Sep 192011


  • miles
We've had this vehicle for less than a year. It was purchased for our teen daughter because we thought it was a safe car. Today, she reported that on her way home from school, the visor split making it impossible to adjust while driving. Two hands are needed to adjust and the sun was blinding. Thankfully, she didn't get in an accident. We fear for our daughters safety, and that of others, especially after reading the other 76 very similar visor complaints. We had heard about such complaints before (not realizing it was Civics) and thought it was pretty silly, however, now that it's happened to us, it's not so silly. It's seriously dangerous.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #84

Sep 142011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 26,500 miles


Both driver's and passenger's sun visors cracked and fail to work in the area where visor rotates. Visors need to be replaced because they do not work at all. The car is a 2008 Honda Civic si sedan.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #83

Aug 172011


  • 70,000 miles
My wife was on her way home from work when the visor's plastic rings that secure it inside on the plastic post that hangs down from the ceiling broke. I have taken the visor itself off the post, and have disassembled it. It is apparent to me that the grade of plastic used to secure this part cannot withstand the flexing required when folding it down to block out the sun while driving. Not only am I now driving with my head near the roof to block out the sun in the mornings and evenings, but also my wife could have been seriously injured due to losing control of the vehicle while trying to figure out what went wrong when she pulled the visor down. It would not go back into the up position while she was driving. From reading reviews about this issue online, I am not the only one with this problem. I think this is a serious safety issue that Honda should recall.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #82

Aug 122011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 50,100 miles
The sun visors in my 2008 Honda Civic have broken and are unable to be used. It cracked/split apart at the arm. After doing some research I discovered that this is a recurring problem in the Civic since 2006. I plan to visit the dealership for a fix but have been informed that if the vehicle is no longer under warranty, it will be fixed at the owners expense. If this has been a recurring problem since 2006, seems that there should be a recall for this.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #81

May 012011


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while parked, the sun visor separated along its seam and blocked the view of the road. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 29,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #80

Jul 282011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 85,345 miles


Driving a 2008 Honda Civic LX on the freeway and all of a sudden the driver sun visor swings down partially blocking my view and scaring me into a swerve. The sunvisor broke unexpectedly and will not stay in place. Honda dealer indicates there are no recalls for driver sun visors at this time so I would need to replace it with a new one. This is definitely a safety issue that could potentially cause an accident.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #79

Jan 012009


  • 5,000 miles
Sun visors driver side visor detachment at 4 months of new ownership. Replaced by Honda dealer under warranty.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #78

May 052011


  • 60,500 miles
Plastic on the sun visor in my 2008 Honda Civic has split/cracked and will no longer stay up. Or where you place it. Safety hazard.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #77

Jul 052011


  • miles
Defecective sun visor obstructing vision.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #76

Jun 262011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
2008 Honda Civic, driver's side sun visor split open and drops down into my field of vision. Visor will not stay in retracted position. I have done some searching on the internet and this is a widely recurring problem with my car model.

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #75

Jun 182011


  • 55,000 miles
2008 Honda Civic coupe sun visor driver side just split and dropped down blocking the view just like that while driving. Have to use the hand to hold up the visor.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #74

Jun 302009

Civic 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
2008 sun visor on driver side failed summer 2009. I have been driving with this issue since then although it is very hard to drive into the sun due to glare and I have desperately needed it. Today, 06-29-2011 the passenger sun visor has now failed. So I went online to see if there is a recall and there is none. This is very common with the Honda Civic apparently and this needs to be corrected as the sun is awful down here along with any road glare due to precipitation. Even the warranty replacements are breaking after they heat up.

- Highland Village, TX, USA

problem #73

Jun 272011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 50,100 miles
Driver side sun visor split open and will not go up making it hard to see stop lights and the road. I have been told it will be around $100 to have this fixed even though it is a known issue with these Honda.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #72

Jun 062011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2008 Honda Civic and the driver's visor just decided to come apart. It is still attached, but it will not stay up in it's proper position, instead, it falls in front of my face causing me to be distracted. I am paying for school out of my pocket and cannot afford to replace it just yet. I have to leave it down at all times, and it cannot be pushed back, I have to leave it straight down in my face and bend down to see street lights and other things. It just did this one day, and I never even use my visor. I also only have about 40K miles on my car.

- Selma, TX, USA

problem #71

Jun 202011


  • 39,193 miles
Both visors failed completely within 24 hours of each other. While I was driving the driver side visor fell without my touching it and I could not get it to stay up. It blocked my visibility so I had to hold it up so I could see clearly to drive. Upon inspection I saw that the visor had split at the hinge, basically looks as if it had exploded from the inside. When I got into my car this morning, the passenger side was in the same condition. This is a safety concern, if you are driving the visors obstruct visibility. How am I supposed to drive with two visors blocking my vision? I can't get them to stay up. There is no option for visor under failed component 1 and 2 below so I selected visibility/wiper.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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