The Honda Civic is refined and economical, with fairly nimble handling and a relatively comfortable ride. The aerodynamic styling of the Civic looks futuristic, but sacrifices ease of access. Pronounced road noise remains a complaint. Stability control is standard only on the EX-L, Hybrid, and Si models.
Alerts
There are 15 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2006. Side air bags available from 2001, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2006. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2012. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2016.
Road Test

The Honda Civic is refined and economical, with fairly nimble handling and a relatively comfortable ride. The aerodynamic styling of the Civic looks futuristic, but sacrifices ease of access. Pronounced road noise remains a complaint. Stability control is standard only on the EX-L, Hybrid, and Si models.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.3-liter 4 hybrid (110 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (113 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (140 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 (197 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"Rear bumper cover came loose"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The tabs holding on the front bumper are broken allowing the bumper to pull away from the the fender"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Bumper pulls out because the car bottoms out a lot. It's a new bumper and it's pulling away from the body"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"engine compartment bottom shield came loose and dragged on road"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The front end is very close to the ground, but also has an underhanging splash guard about 4" from the ground that would catch on bumps and curbs. It is attached on the sides to the bumper assembly, so every time it caught it ripped off the bumper"

Bloom S., MD (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim/Windshield seal came out on passenger side"

Bob D., FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe the front passenger side fender was bumped in a parking lot and it became dislodged. Had to take it in twice to get it refitted, but so far don't need to replace"

Colin H., ON (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"The front of the car is so close to the ground that I damage it often"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"head liner was loose in all areas"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Door Molding coming loose"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Hard plastic fasteners snap no matter how carefully I attempt to remove or replace. Long plastic door sills loose and easily scuffed on both drvrs and pass side.Headliner has fallen down...seals in trunk have failed...very poor quality. Last Honda I buy. Had an 88 Honda Accord which was far better quality"

David Y., WA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose plastic on dash board"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Trim between the front and back door is loose. At top and bottom where it meets the ceiling and floor"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Some separation on the molding around the windows"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Visors have been replaced multiple times, but continue to break. Honda should have recalled and replaced them with a different manufacturer. Design is clearly faulty"

Keith L., CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Defective sun visor. Would not stay folded up and created a visual safety hazard. Honda recalled, but dealer dodged calls until the recall expired"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The roof liner cloth is sagging. The sun visors continue to crack. Had them replaced several times"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic)

"Driver's sun visor will not stay in position. Center console arm rest has trouble opening and closing. Passenger seat movement control has come off"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The Grey paint is fading on the roof and trunk and the car is parked in a garage"

Kenneth E., CA (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on roof is peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is chipping all around the border of windows"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading on hood and roof. Parked in garage by orig. owner, outside currently. OTC treatments haven't helped. I haven't seen this to this degree since the 1970s red and silver cars (GM models)"

Jo C., LA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had the part of the car repainted (Truck lid, roof) under warranty. Then several months the rest of the pain started doing the same thing. Was not covered under the warranty"

Mark H., CA (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint has begun to crack and feel on the roof and hood. It is a defect known by Honda but because the car is out of warranty they refuse to do anything about it"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This seems to be a common defect among certain color Honda Civic EXs. The paint peeling is now spreading from the roof to the hood and trunk"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Poor paint job that there was a recall in the US, but not in Canada"

Leo H., ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof - Silver color of care is showing white"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat has pealed off"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Parts of the car look sunburned due to peeling clear coat. Some of the paint is spiderwebbed. We live in a place with lots of hot, dry, sunny weather, which probably creates the problem"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat has deteriorated and peeled"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Major/significant fading/chalking of paint on rear roof area and on trunk lid"

David H., AB (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat has flaked off most surfaces"

Brian W., CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint fading on hood and front sides, patches are growing very large. Already had the roof and trunk repainted under a recall about 3 years ago, but the current problem started after I got the roof/trunk painted and the recall had expired. So Honda will repaint it for $1100 plus tax if I choose to do this"

Julie B., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Significant clear-coat failure in many places on the vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Major fading on entire body"

Randy M., AZ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat deteriorating on trunk wing accessory"

Rodney S., NC (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Fading,chalking, clear coat completely failed very prematurely"

David Y., WA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the roof and trunk is fading badly"

Byron K., TX (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading and chalking on the top of the roof"

Byron K., TX (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems the Honda Civic has recalls on the fading problem with the paint but my car was over the time frame allowed as it begun just after the time allowed"

Scott B., MD (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint clear coat was failing making the paint look really bad. Initially Honda zone office agreed to fix roof (which at the time was the only area showing a problem) if I paid a deductible but said that was it they would fix nothing else. Six month"

James E., AL (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the roof of the car has flaked away. I don't have a garage for it, so it sits outside and the paint on the top has just cracked, flaked and blown away--leaving basic metal"

Kathleen A., CA (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"the clear coat is coming loose on one door"

William W., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"The clear coat is peeling on the roof and trunk lid. Asked the dealer to fix and they refused"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"FADING, NEEDED REPAINTING"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Chalking at first then clear coat started and is continuing the flake off where warranty didn't cover new paint job. Original paint under neath clear oat is still ok but I know it won't last ling without another clear coat"

Rich B., SC (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat damage on roof and trunk"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint sealant used by Honda was deficient. Some had to be repainted by Honda. Cost was paid by Honda. Some time later other signs of chalking and cracking appeared. Honda refused to paint"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is coming off the car after just 6 years and Honda said they would cover the for about two months. They will only cover the the top, hood and the hole car as the paint coming off of it. This is a know defect that should be fully covered"

Mark H., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on roof is fading and starting to crack. Paint of left & right sides (back only) has peeled off on small areas"

Margo D., CA (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint was fading and chalking. It was present on the entire car and it was repainted at no cost. It was handled as a warranty issue"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"paint has faded, discolored over the entire roof and trunck lid. The engine hood, front bumper and fenders have been replaced due to collision. Doors and rear quarter pannels have not faded. The car has not been garaged"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat peeling and color not included in recall"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clearcoat cracked and peeled off"

D W., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the roof is oxidized and Honda tells me that my car is not one of the cars they have recalled for this problem, so they won't fix it"

Theresa B., FL (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Chalking on the trunk lid"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Paint on hood, roof, and trunk faded - repainted under warranty. One week in the shop, no rental/courtesy vehicle provided"

Curtis H., CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint is fading and chipping on the trim on top of the trunk. This is a small area but would cost $800.00 to have Honda fix it. I feel that it is in fact the original paint job which is the problem"

Nan J., CA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The uppermost surfaces have "chalking" defects from sunlight exposure"

David C., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Black paint on hood and front fenders cracked. Repainted under Honda issued recall notice"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat separating from rubber guard strips on doors"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint failure on car. Was repainted under warranty"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"They recalled only the top of the car. I am on metal on the doors, gas pump area and both rear side fenders. Look at ALL the Hondas that have terrible bubbling paint-off and steel metal showing. PS the sun visors keep breaking 3x now, and this is dan"

Denise A., TX (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading. I understand the car has been recalled in the US, but not in CA"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading and chalking - clear coat appears to be failing"

Anne P., MA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Chalking and cracking clearcoat on quarterpanel"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on the roof near rear window is fading and looking rubbed out in growing spots--about 3 inches in diameter in one, 5inches long at another"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Paint faded on the roof and trunk of the vehicle. Honda had trouble with the paint job on this year"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat started cracking, leaving white spots all over the hood and roof"

Stephanie D., NY (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of problems with paint fading and overall starting to look bad, but this is after 9 years of use"

Jennifer P., OH (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"I feel the paint is fading and deteriorating faster than acceptable. I see this with other Honda Civics similar in age"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading, scratches...considering a new paint job"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is peeling"

Paul S., OH (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The paint was cracking on the hood of my Civic. Not only my Civic but others also as there was a recall to address the issue"

John T., ON (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a recall on the paint. It was repaired but then began peeling off again. Will take it to the dealer to address again"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda. Repaired it for free"

Tony M., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Blue metallic paint flaking off. Needs new paint job"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Beginning to rust at rear fenders"

Robert K., MI (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust is showing around all four wheel wells"

Alan G., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"right rear wheel well"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on hood has several rust spots - it seems that the quality of the paint is poorer on CIVIC models Expect car will last many, many more years, however, hood will be very unsightly"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Rear Driver side Quarter panel has 6 - 8" rust area at wheel well"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Silver dollar size rust inside both doors near the hinges. It has rusted completely through on one spot inside the passenger side door"

Byron K., TX (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rust at wheelwell"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Moderate rust in rear wheel wells, both sides"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rust has started around windshield. to soon"

Anonymous, QC (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"inside rear wheel wells surface rust starting"

Anonymous, MB (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers side of car has developed rust spots on different areas down below and on doors"

Paul S., OH (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"both rocker panels rusted out from wheel to wheel & around wheel well due to winter salting methods. Bought in Nov 2012 2nd owner; 1st owner from Conn. and did not take care of undercarriage due to New England Winters. No other rust present"

Joshua L., PA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Compressor is weak. Takes a long time to cool the car when hot outside"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"I've had my car serviced multiple times to fix the blower/compressor because the AC or heat stops working 20 minutes into a drive. At first, they replaced my entire air compressor. That did not fix the problem. I've had other work done on the blower - still not fixed. I'm at a loss"

Sally W., IN (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Loss of cooling at highway and lesser speeds"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"item failed. needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire A/C system had to be replaced in 2016. Shocking considering my low miles and perfect maintenance"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It was worn and needed to be replaced"

Juliette C., MA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Blows hot air"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"A/C Compressor quit functioning in 2016, ten years after purchase. $1000+ to fix, not sure if I will fix or replace. Would look to purchase/lease a new/certified pre-owned AWD Honda or other manufacturer"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor had to be replaced. Also, leaking refrigerant"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Air was not cool. Had it checked out freon, filter replaced. Judged by mechanic to be compressor problem"

Brenda B., NC (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Required a complete AC overhaul due to leaks and equipment failure. $4000 repair. When repairs were completed, car emitted wind noise and rattling at high speeds due to improper re-assembling engine area plastic covers while repairing AC unit. Dealer diagnosed and fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and was replaced"

Mark R., MD (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent loss of AC difficult to pinpoint problem, expensive to fix"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"A/C stopped working around 7-year mark. Took it to dealership who tried a bunch of stuff for a high cost, but it still never started working again! Very frustrating"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"A/C was not working properly; dealership replaced unit"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Expensive repair A/C did not cool"

John D., CT (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch failed"

Ward B., AZ (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and was replaced"

Matthew S., TX (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor went out in 2014"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure of A/C compressor. Estimated cost is $3,400"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"alternator failed over three month period; it is believed that the declining voltage caused the ac clutch to fail, which required replacement of the entire compressor/clutch combination"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed, replaced, works fine now"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor needed to be replaced at a cost of about $2000"

Anne F., NY (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"not cooling"

Jane C., TX (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Air condition is broken and hasn't worked for 2 years. It blows hot air"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"In may 2012 the A/C system stopped working. Honda dealer said the compressor was bad. I did not have it fixed because of the cost - $1645. Honda said cost would include new compressor ($650), new clutch ($230), new coil ($91), oil ($100), refridger"

Allan W., NJ (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Bearing failed in the AC compressor, requiring a replacement of the entire compressor"

Justin J., UT (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"disappointed that compressor is gone after only 53000 miles"

Donald A., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor seized, eventually snapping the serpentine belt"

Richard B., ME (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Metal shavings somehow entered the system. I ended up having to pay $3000 to replace the whole AC system"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"It failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"Broke completely must be replCed. Very pricey"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Air was blowing hot"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Just went out. Not cooling my air coming from my AC. Going to try to refill with freon and see if that fixes it. Shouldn't be out this early in its life and with such low mileage"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor is bad and over $1000 to repair"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Temperature regulation is not accurate at all, always way too hot. Honda unsuccessfully attempted to fix this"

Charlie W., WI (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The AC Unit would continue to run till it would freeze up the coil. Had to replace control unit in the dashboard"

Eric S., PA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"On long trips the A/C would stop working . I would shut the fan off and start it up again in 10 minutes or so. It has been repaired"

John H., MO (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes when the dial is turned to high on the fan it actually stops or nearly stops blowing. I can usually get it to blow normally after playing with the knob"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Had to replace it. I also had a pressure problem that was fixed through a bleed of the system and reinstalling the freon"

Larry W., MI (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower/fan and the AC have failed and been fixed more than once, Honda has made us pay for some of the work even though they were fixed initially during warranty period"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC sensor/relay intermittent malfunction"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"A relay that controls the compressor failed. Self diagnosed. $30 part"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"An A/C relay failed, causing the compressor to not engage"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The electronic door locks have failed repeatedly and Honda has fixed each one at least once, but made us pay for repairs. Still malfunction - they lock and unlock while driving"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuse blew"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"electrical relay between the battery and the A/C compressor failed. This was draining the batter and causing the compressor to short out. needed to replace compressor and relay"

Anonymous, DC (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"required replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"refrigerant needed replacing each spring for several years"

Anne F., NY (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"leaked at a fitting"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"car experienced a leak of refrigerants and was patched by mechanic problem has not resurfaced yet"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Heater seems to be working but the cabin does not get as warm as it should"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Vehicle was out of alignment. Found from multiple repair shops that it's difficult to put this vehicle back into alignment to the lack of adjustment"

William M., IL (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"This vehicle has required 3 alignments in the past 9 months"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear alignment not adjustable from factory. Had to replace with aftermarket adjustable parts to correct tire wear"

Brigitte F., OR (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"bushings were wearing out because of excessive milage.Unexpected failure was not the cause"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bushings had sheered off and required replacing as well as the struts. Caused uneven tire ware which required new tires"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Control arm bushings were cracked, causing some vibration when braking hard. Parts were relatively cheap ($30 each x 2), but the labor was quite expensive because they had to take apart so many pieces to get to and replace the bushings"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"steering rack leak"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The line that goes from the power steering pump to the system started leaking. I had to have that replaced. The cost was very high"

Mark N., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering leak made it difficult to turn the wheel"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)
Shocks or struts

"Rear tires started wearing very bad on the inner tread area. Mechanic said shocks and struts had gone bad and needing changing for $1800. Replaced tires. So far we haven't changed shocks & struts and tires SEEM to be wearing normal"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The shocks,struts and brackets were replaced. While serious and expensive this repair probably should be considered routine maintenance"

Kevin W., IA (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear shock failed, so I had all shocks and struts replaced at approximately 118,000 miles. Considered normal for age of vehicle"

John S., AR (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I was driving and went over a pot hole. The right rear shock had separated from the control arm and both had to be replaced"

David G., TX (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replacing the front struts few month ago re-established the excellent driving behavior of the original car"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"upper strut bearing worn making noise for 3 years slowly getting worse. dealer unable to diagnose issue until recently HONDACARE warranty refuses to pay despite numerous pages of complaints over the last 3 years. HONDACARE warranty is useless and"

Donald A., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear and tear. Had to be replaced at 116,000 miles"

Andrew W., FL (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Replaced after 200000, miles"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear torsion bar(s) worn or defective in some way that caused tires to "cup". Real noisy when I had the tires rotated. Honda Dealer would NOT make it right. I had to pay for the replacement of bars"

Joni D., SC (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had taken my car in for some service only to have them tell me three of the four sway bar links were broken. I had to have all four links replaced at the cost of about $300.00"

Mark N., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The right read torsion bar had to be replaced because it froze up. A recall was issued after we had it repaired, and we were refunded"

Stephanie D., NY (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering rack had to be replaced - was leaking. $1,000+ repair bill"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"warned connection, needing replacing"

Tom K., MN (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Based on research, we're assuming this is the problem for the uneven tire wear"

Brenda B., WA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"normal wear and tear"

Gerald C., ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Both rear tires started wearing very heavy on the inside treads. Mechanic said Civics are prone to have shocks and struts go bad after 100000 miles and I needed to replace mine at $1800. Didn't do it. Put on new tires. So far, so good"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"continues no matter that I have regular alignments"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"see earlier remarks"

Joni D., SC (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Tires wore extremely uneven. Purchased new set of tires and it's happening again"

Brenda B., WA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Sears claimed to have properly balanced my tires; whereas, Goodyear claimed they weren't"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal tire every 6000 miles"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Noise from front was irritating though not causing drivability problems"

Kirk R., CA (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"I'm experiencing a grinding noise from the left front wheel when I turn right. Most likely the wheel bearing. Appointment made next week with local mechanic to verify and repair the problem whatever it ends up being"

Alan G., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"honda replaced the upper rear control arms under a manufacturer's recall, but only after I had replaced 3 sets of tires due to uneven wear and excessive vibration. I believe the vibration caused the rear wheel bearings to subsequently fail, although"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a CV joint booth replaced twice due to leakage. Once I paid for the second time under warranty from the first replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Replaced electronic steering motor. Covered in a recall"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Steel portion of lower p/s hose rusted out"

S A., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hose ruptured while driving"

W C., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I once had to aggressively turn the steering wheel to avoid a collision. I don't think the steering pump liked this maneuver. Ever since this action my steering is stiffer and the mechanics tell me that my pump is making noise. I have not done any t"

Michael H., AB (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

"Cylinder head damage due to overheating...due to known defect of engine block crack"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Explained in conjunction with item 1 explanation"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Springs on one the cylidners died resulting in them replacing the timing belt only to find that the noise was still there. they had to disassemble the top of the engine to see the cylinders to notice that one set of springs were busted"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"My car was just a couple months past the free repair by Honda for a cracked engine block when it cracked. It was due to a known manufacturing defect and they had extended the warranty a few times, but because mine happened after the 10-year limit, they refused to replace the engine block for free or even give a discount. This issue was known to Honda when I bought the car but no one informed me about it and it did not show in any of the searches for issues when I researching it before I bought t"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cracked block due to manufacturing defect.....not covered by extended Honda warranty"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block, needed to replace engine"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"civic engine block cracked and engine was replace with a secret warranty by the dealer"

Steven V., NJ (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Our civic fell victim to having a suspect engine block that could without warning develop cracks that of course immobilized it without warning"

Betty M., MI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block per known Honda issue. Honda would not stand by their mistake and fix"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car overheated, took to local repair shop, block was cracked. They discovered Honda had a service bulletin/recall 10-048 for engine, had car towed to Honda dealership, they replaced block. Car appears to be ok now"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"cracked block resulted in overheating. Engine replaced under warranty, no argument !"

D J., FL (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine block cracked right below the 100,000 mile mark. Fortunately, Honda had an extended warranty on this part due to this problem, and I had the engine block replaced at no cost, just some inconvenience"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"Cracked lock. Replaced on recall"

Anonymous, MT (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine block cracked and was replaced. This was a known problem and luckily the warranty was extended to 8 years on the engine and covered the repair"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block. Honda replaced free of charge"

Craig L., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Manufacturer's defect: crack developed in the engine block that caused the coolant to leak out and overheat the engine. Honda replaced the engine block under a 10 year extended warranty for Honda Civics from 2006-2009"

Laurel D., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car failed with NO warning, and was towed. "Known Defect" cracked engine block. Dealer will replace block, but charges $2,000 for additional damage due to "overheating" ...car absolutely NOT driven in an overheated condition. Could easily have be"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"crack in engine block. Honda paid for engine rebuild as it was a warranty extended on my model and year"

Lolita R., CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine body cracked and Honda replaced it for free. They said that is known to happen in some cars and they covered it, which I thought was great. This would have cost ~$4500.-"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine suddenly overheated. Engine block was damaged but was covered under a recall. Honda paid all replacement expenses including diagnostics and tow charges"

Gerald J., WI (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"These issues were all related to the overheating problem"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"With 177,000 miles on the car, the block cracked. Honda installed a new short block under an extended warranty at no cost to me"

Albert F., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block. Honda had extended the warrantee of the engine block due to problems with in this model year. They replaced the engine block - no charge to us. The crack caused a coolant leak and overheating problem. Totally fixed now"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"during the night the engine lost all of the oil on garage floor. there was no warning. the car was towed and repaired the next day by the dealer I had purchased the car from. it took the dealer 2 days to replace. did a great job, no problems since"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block at less than 80,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine block cracked and was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked engine block"

Michael R., ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"a short block engine was installed under a TSB as the block had a crack, determined to be a factory defect"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine actually cracked and needed to be replaced. Honda was aware that this was a problem and replaced the engine for free"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Developed crack in engine block and began leaking fluid. Rebuilt/replace by Honda at no charge but considerable down time"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Since the engine did implode at55000 miles..the whole engine assembly was involved. Due to some poor workmanship after the new engine was installed, we experienced serpentine belt and pulley malfunctions"

Betty M., MI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to be replaced when the engine was rebuilt because of leakage"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"This wasn't the timing belt, and I don't know if it was an accessory belt, but had to have the serpentine belt & mount replaced"

Sarah M., WI (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Replaced ABS Left front wheel sensor"

Lee L., VT (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS warning light came on"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"I had an old battery that lost all energy. When I recharged it and bought back up, the electronic panel for the ABS was not functioning. ABS breaks would not work either. Note the mechanic dealer indicated the Electronic panel would cost $1300 a"

Steve M., IN (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Calipers

"Worn--had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out after almost 2 years, but they are aftermarket, not OEM"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"lft front froze up because of rust"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Replaced because were worn"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Rt rear caliper dragging"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic)

"the calipers fell off"

Walter P., AZ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Parking brake has not worked for several years"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake does not work and would cost $700 to fix so doing without"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Had the Honda dealer change my brakes 3 times in 90 days. No charge but still time consuming"

Salvador P., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda has a brake design defect for this model of Civic and has already settled a lawsuit regarding same. I was replacing my brakes every 10 to 12000 miles. I feel lucky that I got 27000 miles this time. I've never had a car go through brakes the way this car has. I cost me another $180.00 just this morning for front brake pads"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes had to be replaced"

James P., UT (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"breaks wore out prematurely three times within a one year period. on one of those repairs, the calipers required replacing"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear arm defective. Had to replace and replace tires because of premature wear. Honda eventually pair for some a repair because of class action settlement"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Have found on several message boards that my car is not the only one from this year and model. Replaced brake pads at around 36000 miles"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"They wore out and I had them replaced at 98,000 miles"

Don F., WI (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"worn--had to be turned"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic DX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out in less than 2 years, but they are aftermarket units, not OEM"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I replaced the rotors when I replaced the rear brake pads"

Kevin D., KY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to resurface the rotors twice"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Too many noises"

Salvador P., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks are wearing out"

James P., UT (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"I experienced some cracking/squeaking when backing up and had to have rotors and pads replaced"

Kevin D., KY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes would squeak even when they were brand new"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My husband says the squeaking is due to the brakes going bad"

Mary M., NE (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Dealer noticed front pads needed replacing"

William G., NM (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"need new brakes one was way off and wear off inside rear right side. had to replace the rotter"

Walter P., AZ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear brakes and drums. Normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"spongy brakes"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Standard during inspection"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The mechanic said there is no way to save the rotors when the brakes wear because they are thin"

Lisa F., IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"just routine brake maintenance pads, rotors"

Philip G., NE (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

"Display on the clock has been intermittent before finally going dark. Not sure why"

Sally W., IN (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)
Headlights

"Repeated bulb failures and misaimed when reinstalled"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"SOME SORT OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTION WAS OFF, SO THAT THE LOW LIGHT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE DID NOT WORK; SIMPLE CORRECTION"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Headlights both apparently out 5/10/15; one was bulb replacement, other was loose connection. Bulb expensive because of access thru wheel well ($45)"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The wiring harness and switch that turned on brake lights was broken. The only reason we found out the brake lights didn't work was that we could not get the car into Drive without a struggle, finally only by using the "emergency" release switch near the gear shift. We had struggled with this for years not realizing it was the switch. was bad. Looking back, this was very dangerous. It would also have been extremely expensive if we needed to have the whole wiring harness replaced, but our wonderf"

Deborah G., DE (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The third brake light panel was out. The Internet research that I did seemed to indicate that this is a fairly common problem due to a defective solder joint. I should note that the light worked in cold weather, but would stop working after lighting two or three times. It would not work at all in hot weather. The dealer didn't seem to be aware of a manufacturing defect and I had to have the unit replaced. This was relatively expensive because it is not easily accessible"

Anonymous, NV (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure of rear brake light, (LED strip) with intermittent periods where it works, so it is not simply a failure of LED strip/bulbs. Dealer says it would cost a lot to diagnose it, (they don't seem to know why this problem is occurring)"

David E., GA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"High (3rd) brake light failed. It's an LED light which cost about $100 to have replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear center brake light is intermitted. It first works when the car is started and driven. Then after about ten minutes it stops lighting when the brakes are applied. It is a LED bar system and not a single replaceable light bulb. The dealers"

Jeff N., OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Interior lights are intermittent. Getting it looked at next week"

Chris O., CO (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"In-dash lights for A/C, defroster, etc., have begun burning out"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"The wipers have been doing the following at times for at least 3 years. Do not stop unless I turn off the engine. Do not always work intermittently, instead they will go 3 or 4 times then stop completely or sometimes go non stop. They will stop on their own sometimes in the middle of the windshield"

Julie B., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The wipers won't turn off sometimes unless I turn the engine off. Other times the wipers will stop mid screen without any warning. The intermittent setting just keeps going like the regular setting. This has been going for a few years. I would like"

Julie B., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"When turned off will not always return to down position"

Mike G., OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wiper motor assembly replaced"

Thomas B., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent wiper stopped working properly, would do double or triple wipes in colder weather"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My phone charger blew the fuse or burned out the cigarette lighter"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm sounds occasionally for no reason"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"The wiring harness had to be replaced. It took three trips to the dealer to solve this problem. The only thing that was actually needed was proper installation of a thermostat, that is a cold and then hot start to properly reboot the computer"

R D., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"the button on the steering stopped working, had to be replaced. It worked if you held it down... :)"

Michael M., AZ (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cruise control on/off button broke in off position"

Thomas B., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"the power lock on the rear passenger side of the car failed one year after purchase. We considered the cost of the repair too high, so it is still not fixed"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both rear doors lock and left front door actuators had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fob has fallen apart without sustaining trauma"

Timothy W., ON (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"The emission warning light came on 3 times before the car was properly repaired"

R D., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"After my engine block was replaced with a new one, within a month one of my engine coils went and was replace for full price as it was the coil from my prior engine block. Only a few weeks later the new coil failed. Luckily, they replaced it for free as it was under warranty. I do not know if it was a bad coil or a bad install, but it was frustrating having to take it in for repair yet again"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Coil failure, two different coils, one at 110k miles and 137k miles"

Nicholas C., FL (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"failed to turn over"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed to start--starter replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wouldn't start intermittently"

Daniel R., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Started stopped working in minus zero weather. The problem appeared to be battery"

William W., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Had to replace starter with rebuilt starter $391"

Alina P., FL (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Needed replacement"

Paul S., OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter died"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Started died and needed replacement"

Lolita R., CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wouldn't start. Battery was charged and didn't make a difference. I had to be towed to the dealer. Ended up paying for a rental car for a day. Total cost for rental, starter and work was about $600"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The starter died"

Colin H., ON (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"Failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, NS (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery failed - not original equipment to car. Had it replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

"Hybrid battery failed. Was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"poor charging, battery replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I just sort of goes out and costs $3,000 to replace. It's been replaced once on this car (under warranty at the time) and is starting to go, again. Since the car is barely worth that, I'll probably try to unload it, rather than fix it"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Very disapointed in Honda Hybrid. This is the 3rd battery in this car. The last one only lasted 2 years, but they wouldn't warranty it since I drove barely over 36,000 miles before the warning light came on. At over $3500 for a "refurbished" battery"

Robert R., TX (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Failure"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Battery light came on; Honda replaced battery because warranty had been extended"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"The hybrid battery pack does not hold a charge well, and has declined significantly in the past year. Most power now comes from the gas engine"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery indicators show errors on dashboard, but computers show its fine. It still charges when braking & coasting, but also has rapid discharge. Still achieving ~40mpg Noticeable more in the extreme cold vs warmer weather. Will buy again!!"

Joshua L., PA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"An inserted CD cannot be retrieved...it will not eject. The dealership advises the entire dash assembly must be removed to correct the problem. Their cost to do so is excessive and there is no guarantee the player will continue to function. Poor engineering by Honda"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Old issue, CD player hasn't functioned in 5+ years on 2006 Civic. Overheats and consistently skips when playing a CD. Haven't priced options to fix/replace"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to buy a new CD player, due to problems with the manufacturer's product"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"Stopped working and ejecting disks"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"player won't play or eject cd"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Player will not accept disc"

David C., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Disc became lodged in the CD Player and can not be removed without disassembling the dashboard to reach the CD Player. The cost of this repair work is too high, with the potential that the CD unit may have to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic)
Display screen difficult to see

"The LED display goes blank a lot of times and is hard to see in bright sunlight now"

Peter M., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sound system has intermittent issues where it switches between AM, FM and CD without my intervention. Other times, there is a loud popping like short"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"I have a warranty replacement radio that is bad after 4-5 years. Honda will not stand up to their own warranty replacement. Honda treats their cars like junkets. A good company gone down"

Denise A., TX (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"If you push to change the station on steering wheel it either doesn't do anything or changes the voume"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Honda's in-dash navigation system on this vehicle has proven very unreliable. It "crashes" without explanation in the middle of navigation to a destination. Getting it to function again essentially requires "rebooting" it"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Map joystick operation for traversing the map manually failed. Only works in one direction"

Dennis F., MN (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The upper righthand joystick no longer works correctly. it is used to scroll/move the map in any direction to see when the highlighted route will go. It limits the navagational map features when using the device"

Jeff N., OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The speakers are muffled with the GPS directions, very difficult to understand. We primarily use GPS on our phones now"

Mary M., MO (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Front right speaker went out and the Honda dealer fixed it for @ $90.00"

Mark V., SC (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"all speakers except for front passenger have failed. cones are damaged and need replaced"

Anonymous, DC (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"AFTER 181,000, WE HAD TO REPLACE THE CLUTCH"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Possibly due to new driver driving manual transmission on hills"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both clutch repairs (83,000 and 183,000), were because of other issues. Tranny had a major bearing failure at 83,000 not covered by Honda, & I elected to put in a new clutch tho not worn out yet. This guy left out the flywheel bushing causing a prema"

Robert H., PA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Based on the mileage it was an expected problem"

Bruce S., IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loss of power when accelerating"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I'm a spirited driver... so these issues were caused by the driver"

Michael H., AB (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At 183,000 miles had the manual transmission replaced, cost was $2,300 at the dealer. Very good on the original transmission on the car"

Peter M., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the original manual transmission due to an undetermined component failure at 60,000 miles. Replaced with rebuilt transmission with 59,000 certified miles. While the transmission was being replaced, it was recommended by the independe"

Alan G., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"transmission kept slipping out of gear"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Loss of Reverse gear"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I have a extend warranty, and I have major transmission problems Slipping Flaring of gears. And the dealership and Honda refuse to repair. I have these problem for 3 years been into many time at least 7 times. Even when my transmission fuild was d"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"I had the front exhaust pipe leaking and the exhaust was coming into the cabin of the car"

Mark N., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Muffler rusted out. Needed replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced second time under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler/pipe failure occurred and needed to be replaced"

David H., AB (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clips that hold the muffler on broke and the muffler and pipes basicaly just fell off the car"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"flange broke on the mount for the muffler, where it connects to the catalytic convertor"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rusted, broken off"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace muffler after 100,000mi, understandable but $541 was expensive"

Gregory W., NJ (2006 Honda Civic)

"Muffler has a hole in it after 9 years"

Jennifer P., OH (2006 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

"exhaust pipe after the muffler corroded away and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MB (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler fell off due to rusty, corroded pipes. Replaced muffler and pipe"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Catalytic converter

"Diagnostics showed that catalytic converter needed to be replaced at approx 155500 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Rear window has voids in sealant, by tapping on glass edge, the sound identifies problem. Dealer wanted $250.00 to perform leak check. I sealed the rear window with GE silicone rubber. Leak fill up 2ld coffee can in hard rain, leaking down the cou"

S A., PA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Windows aren't sealed, when it rains water comes into the car through front windshield and driver side windows"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Passenger floor board is wet occasionally"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"has a rattle in rear like a loose shock but can find nothing wrong have replaced rear struts still have problem"

Jeff B., OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A lot of unidentified rattles that come and go"

Vicki E., CA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Upon turning a hard left at low speeds, usually on a uneven surface, there was a squeaking sound. Mechanic (not Honda) couldn't find anything except that I had a crack in a strut. He said I could probably keep driving with it a long time. ??"

Sarah M., WI (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"There is a lot of engine noise in the cabin of the car. Air seals no longer keep the wind noise out"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"For 160,000 miles, I would say the noises are expected"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wind noise

"This is a very noisy car. The seals and weatherstripping are not adequate to cut down on road and wind noise"

Vicki E., CA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"It's not so much wind noise as it is road noise. My civic is a very noisy car and I commute 44 miles round trip daily. If it wasn't for the gas mileage I'm getting, I'd dump this car in a heart beat"

Alan G., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Seals on windows and doors no longer keep wind noise out"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Wind noise is VERY bothersome/loud in this vehicle with doors and windows closed"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

"Passanger side front door keeps coming out of alignment and catches on the front panel"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"silver on the middle inside rear view mirror is turning black in some areas. Loosing the mirror function in places"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The belts do not retract fully, door closes on belt. Rubber gasket has been replace from door closing on seat belt hanging in door opening. Complained, got gasket replace but the limp seat belt still exists, need to throw it back into cab. when re"

S A., PA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Latch that opens gas lid & trunk is defective, will not open gas access door"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"No problem other than the paint issue"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Three of four automatic window units have failed (in down position, of course!) and needed to be replaced"

Jo C., LA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear window will not go up or down"

Rodney S., NC (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Passenger side window does not work"

Byron K., TX (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front passenger side window, probably the motor, stopped working, looked for bad fuses or a bad switch, then later the rear drivers side stopped working"

Bloom S., MD (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Electric opening of windows"

Ferchmin E., PR (2006 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Driver's side rear lock quit working and had to be replaced"

Ron D., IL (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The key lock for the trunk does not work and has not worked for about the last 4-5 years. I can only open the trunk from the inside pull latch. Can not replace the key lock because it won't match my key and because of cost"

Mark N., NY (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Serpentine belt tensioner mounting bolt broke. Service bulletin published stating to re-route belt due to tensions on bolt. The mounting bolt has broken twice"

Daniel M., GA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced a tensioner and belt when the engine began making noise. Cost was around $500 (!) but the noise did go away"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor seized, eventually snapping the serpentine belt"

Richard B., ME (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"It's the most important of several defects in my Honda. Others included poorly designed front window sun blockers that repeatedly break"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Replaced broken engine mount"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Two septate oil leaks that cost over $1000 each to repair"

Jonathon M., WA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil plug has stripped threads from dealer and third party oil changes"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"brake line leaking"

Miles C., NV (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I has leaked oil from some gasket. Honda dealership had me change out a gasket they claimed was the root of the problem, but it still leaked. So I put up with oil on my garage floor. Not happy!"

Little B., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"Oil drips on driveway. Assuming it is oil and that seals need to be replaced"

David K., CA (2006 Honda Civic GX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check OIL message; oil down a quart, but no actual oil LEAK found in parking area. No further problems since (few months back)"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"At dealer's suggestion replaced right rear axle seal"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"lf wheel bearing broken"

Daniel R., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear axles were replaced because Honda was sued about excess tire replacement. It was found that Honda had a bad design for rear axle that caused excessive wear on the tires. Honda replaced the rear axle arrangement"

Geoffrey G., TX (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"car is literally bouncing down the road. Don't know if its shocks, struts or something more serious"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Alternator as well as starter replaced in one year"

Anonymous, VT (2006 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Hybrid battery replacement. Covered under extended warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Starter motor needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hybrid battery failure was replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid Unsure)

"after been checked three times, they finally replaced the alternator (battery had been replaced within the previous month)"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"The drive batteries which run the engine assist electric motor went bad about a month before warranty ran out"

S S., OK (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

"see other problem - overheating caused by cracked block"

D J., FL (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"See previous description of engine block replacement"

Laurel D., CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine block overheated, head warped. Both replaced under an extended Honda warranty for a known Honda Civic overh Eating problem"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The overheating occured just before the engine was replaced"

Gerald J., WI (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a known problem by Honda, there when we purchased the car from the dealer. Oil and water systems mixed somehow. Initially we had to pay $2,500 to fix the issues. Later Honda took responsibility and recalled/reimbursed us. Very frustrating"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

"Sensor went bad and was hard to diagnose"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Check engine light on - fuel vapor leak"

Robert K., MI (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Failed with MIL indicator reading lean. Replaced Air Fuel sensor to fix problem"

Andrew B., WI (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Diagnostics showed that 2 O2 sensors needed to be replaced at approx 155500 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to pass az emissions testing"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"Had to replace hydraulic clutch + cylinders. Previous clutch repair left out flywheel bushing8; that accelerated the clutch failure. Hydraulic issue was separate"

Robert H., PA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transaxle seal leak. Took a few times to get it corrected"

Dom K., MA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"transmission kept slipping out of gear"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"need to replace transmission honda will not fix eveneven that it under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
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