2014 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems: mirror plastic melted

Mirror Plastic Melted

2014 Honda Civic

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


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2014 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 252015

Civic EX 1.8L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


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My car was sitting in my drive way facing the garage door (outside garage) on July 25th whole day. The next day I found the plastic part of the driver side mirror and the paint on it melted and shrank (see photo 1). But the paint is still intact and shinning.

Three days later, on July 28th, my car is still sitting in my drive way. Another two spots on the driver side mirror melted (see photo 2). Still there is no scratch on the paint.

My neighborhood is a very nice and safe area with a few houses. It looks like there are manufacture defects on the plastic part of my mirror. I am not sure the melting will spread to the door. I left my car at the dealer. The dealer said that it is a good will warranty because they think there was a mirror or window in front of my car that reflected the sunshine leading to the overheating of the plastic. They said that a previous example occurred in Los Angeles, a Honda car was sitting in front of a big window of the building, and the surface temperature reached 160 degrees Fahrenheit that result in the plastic melting. I am living in Connecticut. My car is facing the garage door (see photo 3).

I am very concerned about the safety of this car. What if I am driving while the mirror melts or starts a fire?

If the sunshine is the cause of this problem, I have to pay attention to where I park in the future. I have to look around the environment and make sure there are no windows that reflect the sunshine to the plastic part of my mirror. It is very inconvenient for Honda car drivers.

Did any other Honda car driver have similar problem? Does anyone know what is the cause of this problem? Can Honda car manufacture use better material for the plastic part of the mirror? Thanks.

- Yuqi L., Danbury, CT, US

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