definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,223 miles

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2010 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #17

May 022016


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Civic. While driving various speeds, the sun visor would not remain in place and fell continuously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the inner part was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000. Updated 09/30/16

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #16

Apr 072015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
One-owner 2010 Honda Civic with 33,000 miles-- the driver side sun visor can no longer stay in the "up" position. It has cracked where the hinge spring is, and may soon fall apart.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #15

Apr 012013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The first sunvisor broke just before the warranty expired. It wasn't much of problem to get it replaced. About a year and a half later the second sunvisor broke and came off while I was driving. This is a safety hazard. It could have caused an accident. After contacting american Honda the sunvisor was replaced for $17. However, I refrain from using it because I worry that it will fall apart again. Both times it was the sunvisor on the driver's side. Last week the sunvisor on the passenger side broke. Although these are small parts, they are integral to safety as they shield the driver' eyes from the sun. Even if Honda keeps replacing this parts at no charge, they are at beat ornamental. The sunvisors should be repaired with good quality sunvisors that last the lifetime of the car. My 1997 Accord still has functioning sunvisors after more than 200K miles.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 142015


  • 3,800 miles


Sun visor fell down on drivers side scaring driver & could have caused accident. Now the visor will not stay up & blocks visibility. This is a know prior defect & it appears they are still using the same parts. Why hasn't this been addressed. Is another class action suit needed to call Honda on this? it's a safety hazard.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #13

Jun 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
I have replaced my driver's side visor 3 times because each time it breaks. The first time it broke the dealership replaced it for free because it was still under warranty. The second time they said my warranty had just expired so I would have to pay. The third time my brother bought the visor and installed it for me. I have not replaced it again after seeing that these visors simply will not last. I obviously tried being more careful after seeing that using the visor would break it. The second and third it happened when I tried using it after I got in the car, the first time however, it was already broken when I got in the car. I believe that it has to do with the heat, but I have never had a problem like this with other vehicles. This makes me believe that it is definitely a defect.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 012014


  • 39,000 miles
My 2010 Civic has 40,000 miles now. I have had to replace the windshield due to the factory seal leaking and causing water to come into my car. Hendrick Honda in bradenton, fl advised it was due to "luck of the draw...very bad luck" and "I've never seen this happen before." However, it was not covered by warranty. In the state of fl your car insurance will pay to replace your windshield only if there is a crack in the windshield so that was $300+ out of pocket. My drivers side sun visor has split in two causing it to dangle in front of my face... again not covered by warranty. The dealer quoted $100 per visor for replacement.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 312014

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


Sun visor cracks because of hot weather. The similar incident happened before for Honda Civic model from 2006 to 2009. I believe Honda still used some defective sun visors on some Honda Civic vehicles.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 012012


  • 39,000 miles
The sun visor has split open and will not stay in place up against the head liner creating a visual obstruction. I have read about a class action suit related to visors that includes the 2009 Civic, but not the 2010 model.

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

problem #9

Dec 012011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2010 Civic is broken. The glue holding together the plastic molding and the fabric within the visor has deteriorated which makes the visor not able to close properly and continuously fall down. I have found info online that there was a class action lawsuit against Honda in 2011 for most Civics between 2006-2009 however since mine is a 2010 it does not fall into that category. Yet is does seem as though the issue was not fixed properly. I have spoken with the attorney who handled the suit against Honda and it was suggested I file a complaint here to get the word out that the issue still exists so hopefully we can expand the class within the lawsuit.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #8

May 242012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 21,571 miles
Driver side sun visor broke simply by pulling it down to shield the sun. Both the driver and passenger sun visors had been replaced already, so this is the third time. Once it broke, it just hang there. Since it does not stay up or down, it partially blocks the view out of the front windshield. It is quite dangerous to drive in this condition. You can not move it to the side either, once it broke open. My biggest concern is Honda simply will replace the same poorly-designed sun visor with another one, it is going to break again. The reason why I point this out because this will be my third one!!!

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #7

Jan 022012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


- premature brake ware 40 thousand miles on the car and the brakes have to be changed this will be the 3rd time, checked in Feb 14, 2012 and deemed fine. - rear wheel wobble - passenger window glass shakes when window down - door unlock makes screeching noise when unlocked - car whines when started.

- Armonk, NY, USA

problem #6

Jun 292011


  • 5,600 miles
Leaving nashville, tn, our new Honda Civic 2010 rear windshield exploded, completely shattering, but remaining intact. Impossible to see out the rear window due to this. No foreign object came into contact with the windshield. Honda suspects faulty glass.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 142011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 10,612 miles
Driver side and passenger side sun visors are in the down position and have lost their mechanical ability to be placed in its resting position against the headliner. The driver side sun visor in its down position is a safety hazard for the driver because visibility is limited. With limited visibility while driving, this poses a serious danger for the driver while operating the motor vehicle.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 142011


  • miles
The night light needs to be turn on and is so dim that you need the high beam light to drive at night which is just plain blinding for the person in front/ or coming towards me.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Aug 242010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Sunvisor on drives side cracked at seam and unable to return to the up position. Obstructing view. Had to remove visor to continue driving. The passenger side had same problem, two months later. Dealer replaced no cost to me; however, stated it this occurred again I would be responsible for repair. Both time dealer had part in stock, I found that a sun visor would be in stock.

- Pace, FM, USA

problem #2

Jun 252010


  • 37,215 miles
Drivers side sun visor is defective and obstructs view of the road. It will not stay up or fully extended into the window.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142010


  • 38,000 miles
Driver's side visor broke and now falls unexpectedly while driving causing a distraction and reduced frontal visibility. This seems to be frequent problem with Civics when researched on-line.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

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