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 4 of 6)

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problem #50

Aug 102010


  • 22,542 miles


I purchased my 2008 Honda Civic LX coupe on November 25th, 2009. When I purchased it, it had approximately 12K miles. In the summer of 2010, both of my sun visors broke. It appears that the swivel part of the visor wasn't lubed good enough and so it snapped the visors open. It broke the plastic part that help it all together. It has not been replaced. It costs about $50 each visor. Dealer refused to replace it because it is not covered under their warranty.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #49

Dec 012010


  • 45,000 miles
The sun visor on the driver's side of my 2008 Honda Civic ex-L broke while under warranty and the dealer replaced it. Now, out of warranty, the visor on the passenger side has broken. I have not pursued any action from Honda, yet. I have been reading on-linethat this is a frequent complaint and I wanted file my own complaint to add to the others.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #48

Aug 012010

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
The driver side sun visor is damaged. It doesn't stay up.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #47

Apr 012010


  • 40,000 miles


2008 Honda Civic ex - both driver side and passenger side sun visors have split and will no longer stay up but flop down. This is a safety hazard causing extreme reduced visibility. The driver side failed at 20000 miles and dealer replaced under warranty. Passenger side failed at 40000 miles and vehicle is out of warranty. There are 40 such complaints of this defect on this website.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #46

Jul 102010


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the spring mechanism on the driver side visor was broken. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000 and the current mileage was approximately 44,000.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #45

Sep 012010


  • 45,000 miles
Driver side sun visor split and would not stay up, has now completely fallen off. Very unsafe-does not provide blocking of bring sun and impaired vision prior to falling off!

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #44

Dec 152010


  • 45,000 miles


Over time, the plastic portion of my driver's side sun visor rotted and broke so that the visor is constantly down. Because of this, my field of vision is always restricted. If I tape the visor up, frequently I'm blinded by the sun or other bright lights. I have contacted Honda regarding this defect, but as yet, they won't fix the problem.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #43

Sep 152010


  • miles
I have a 2008 Honda Civic. After about 30K miles, the driver side sun visor is damaged. The visor is cracked and the metal stick is exposed. The visor doesn't stay up and has to remain down or else it will hit my head when I drive. I am the only driver and the visor doesn't get man handled. I read on several sites that this is a problem with year make and model. Honda will not fix the problem because the warranty expired. This is a safety issue and usually visors don't get damaged that easy. I am hoping that Honda will fix it without charging $56 for the part and $200 for the labor. Help.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #42

Aug 012010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
I purchased a new Honda Civic sedan in 2008. At around 40,000 miles, the driver's side visor has split apart and will not stay up. It flops down making it difficult for me to see the roads. I have not taken the visor to get repaired, but my research shows that this has happened to several other owners of the same type of vehicle.

- Highland Village, TX, USA

problem #41

Nov 012010


  • miles
2008 Honda Civic. Consumer states problem with the engine and brakes the consumer stated the air conditioner was not working properly for 20 -30 minutes at a time while driving. The ac knob was turned on, but the blower was not working. When the consumer returned to the dealer, she was informed dye had been placed in the ac system and to return in 3 weeks to see if there were any leaks. The consumer returned 3 weeks later and no leaks were found. The dealer advised the consumer that nothing could be done unless ac/heater blower was not working at the time. In December 2009, while it was raining, the windshield became fogged, because the blower was not working. The consumer was able to get to the dealer in time for them to witness, that the ac/ heater blower was not working, but as the technician went to drive the vehicle into the service bay, it began working again. On one occasion when the consumer arrived at the dealer, the blower was not working, but when the door was closed, it began working again. The consumer believed there is a wiring problem. The consumer also stated the engine would surge when the brake was applied.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #40

Jul 302010


  • 3,700 miles


Driver's side visor hinge broke.

- Tolland, CT, USA

problem #39

Oct 302010


  • 20,000 miles
I've had my Civic 2008 sun visor replaced three times. It appears that the sun visor plastic parts fail with heat (hot days). The passenger side just failed again; this is the fourth time.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #38

Oct 152010


  • 29,900 miles
My 2008 Honda Civic drivers side sun visor has split and won't stay up so when night comes my field of vision is significantly reduced and hampered. I have read that this is a known defect with Honda but nothing is being done about it.

- Fillmore, CA, USA

problem #37

Sep 292010


  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2008 Honda Civic. 1 year into owning it, the driver's side visor split on the seam so that it wouldn't go up or down, it hangs down in one position. I got it fixed still under warranty but now just 2 years later, it has split again. I barely use it. It is up while I'm driving (when' it's down, I'm so tall it's in my line of vision) and when I park, I put it down so that I can put my sun visor up. That's it. I called Honda and even though this would be the 2nd visor in 3 years, they will still charge $75 for another one.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #36

Oct 112010


  • 33,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2008 Honda Civic LX just broke; I am the original owner and have about 33K miles. I read that this is a common problem with the Civic. It is a hazard as it blocks vision at night time. The cheap plastic material and poor design is shameful for Honda.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #35

Oct 012010


  • 30,000 miles
Driver's side visor popped apart at a seam and now will not stay up. When stuck in the "down" position, it interferes with visibility.

- Ukiah, CA, USA

problem #34

Apr 152010


  • 40,000 miles
2008 Honda Civic - sun visor fails to fold up - hangs down in front of driver creating safety issue. Dealer says warranty does not cover visors. Second visor fails several months later. Visor blocking view could cause serious accidents with injuries.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #33

Sep 232010


  • 65,200 miles
The driver's side sun visor broke, and now it hangs down. It is interfering with my visibility because it is difficult to move out of the way. Moving it to the side helps, but then it reduces my side visibility.

- Shallotte, NC, USA

problem #32

Sep 072010


  • 49,000 miles
Sunvisor of 2008 Honda Civic broke and will no longer stay in upright position now - impedes the view of driver.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #31

Sep 052010


  • 50,143 miles
My 2008 Honda Civic LX sunvisor split at the "seam." This makes it so that it will not flip back up in the upright position so it just hangs down in my view. I almost ran a red light today because of it! this is a huge safety issue not only for myself but for the other innocent drivers I might harm!!! Honda said that it was not a recall issue because there was no safety issue here. They wont replace it because I am past my 36K warranty. I looked online and many other people have had the same problem...multiple times! make Honda fix this before anyone loses their life over it! shame on Honda for not acknowledging this as a safety issue!

- Menifee, CA, USA

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