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 6 of 6)

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problem #10

Sep 052009


  • 8,000 miles


2008 Honda Civic and have had 3 sun visors replaced. They crack and then flop down into the drivers field of view. This hasn't caused and accident but certainly has the potential to do so. Dealer claims Honda isn't interested in fixing this problem; they will only replace them as they break. Last visor lasted 2 months.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #9

Sep 062009


  • 16,825 miles
This is the second time in the last several months that I have needed to replace my sun visors. The first time in June of 2009, my driver side sun visor was melted by the heat, cracked open and would no longer remain in the "up closed position, " instead, it would hang in my face, impeding my vision. Suffice to say I was not pleased. Just yesterday, (9/06/09) the same thing happened but to my passenger side. I have not folded down my driver side for fear of it melting and hanging in my face but yesterday a passenger used the passenger visor and left it in the down position, and the next day it was melted. I am afraid that it will happen again on the driver side so I do not use my sun visor at all for fear of having to spend time taking it to the dealer to have it repeatedly replaced.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 142009


  • 290,000 miles
1.)both sunvisors on my 2008 Honda Civic si have had to be replaced twice in under one year. The clips break and cause the sunvisors to drop down and not be able to placed back in the up position. 2.) the failure has occurred 2X in one year. Once broken the visors have to be taken off in order to see to drive. 3.) both sunvisors replaced twice in under one year and covered under warranty.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 012009


  • 53,000 miles


Visor on driver side split open and now just hands. Its hard to see out with it just hanging Honda Civic ex 08.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

May 172009


  • 29,000 miles
The failure occurs when the car is parked outside and the temperature will rise inside the car causing the sun visor to split apart. When this happens the sun visor will not stay up anymore causing the driver to be distracted with the sun visor moving around. It has happened to my driver side first then 500 miles later the passenger side broke from the same hot weather conditions. Luckily my car was still under warranty and it was fixed but other Civic owners not in warranty have not been so lucky.

- San Jose , CA, USA

problem #5

May 222009


  • 13,000 miles
I have had 3 previous sun visors replaced, when they brake they split and then fall and hang in your viewing area. This time (#4) it was the drivers side. When it split (broke) this time it fell and hit me in the head while I was on the free way, causing me to swerve slightly into the next lane.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Jul 272008


  • 353 miles


There has been no wreck or fire---this is a complaint for your tsb compilations....we have an 08 Civic LX: The transmission shifts roughly, and with delays. Slowing down and then re accelerating lightly causes a delay----as if the transmission/control module can't figure out which gear to get into--- and then a rough engagement. From D to reverse, there is a harder engagement than should be. It's as if there is a problem with the control module or the torque converter. My dealer says all these things are normal in a Civic auto transmission. We have an 07 Accord exl and it has none of these problems, nor did any other vehicles I've had in the past with a.T. it seems there should be some control module reprogramming or software patch for this transmission. Also, as a safety problem, it is harder to see out of this windshield during rain, esp. At night, than any car I've driven. Possibly the extreme slant of the glass? as a safety problem, as well, the brakes have a soft pedal, as well, and require more force than our Accord(much much more)or than any car I am used to, except one with air in the lines....dealer says this soft pedal is normal, as well.

- Carrboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 152008


  • miles
Drivers sun visor on 2008 Civic ex coupe suddenly swings down creating hazard especially at night. This visor is useless and refuse to remain up. It appears several plastic pieces inside the visor are popped out making impossible to function correctly. This seems to be a consistent problem with 2008 Civics. At my scheduled service I plan on talking to the dealer about problem and correction.

- Boulder City, NV, USA

problem #2

Sep 232008


  • 8,500 miles
Sun visors on 2008 Honda Civic exl malfunction. Within a couple of months after purchasing the car- the sun visors started to malfunction. Seemed to be caused by interior heat in the vehicle. They (both left and right) finally failed to where once they were in the down position you could not putt them back in the stow position with out using two hands - need not say much about the safety hazard here and with following. Also, from stow position they keep falling down on their own Accord. Contacted the dealer - since the car was under warranty they replaced them. I told the dealer that it was a design flaw probably caused by expanding plastic parts due to heat. Told the dealer that the new replacement would probably do the same thing with time and Honda Corp should be notified. Not sure they notified Honda of the potential problem or safety concern.

- Belton, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 292008


  • 2,000 miles
Both sun visors on my 2008 Honda Civic ex sedan swing down suddenly and unexpectedly. This abrupt malfunction blocks view of both the road and the rear view mirror, creating an extremely hazardous driving situation. When they swing down, efforts to return them to the "up" (never have been deployed) position are completely useless. Both swing down again and refuse to remain up and out of the way. The visors are made up of several plastic panels. At least one of the panels in each visor seems to have warped due to normal summer temperatures. It appears that deformation is what prevents the visor from working normally. It is just a matter of time before this causes a serious accident.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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