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.
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There are 15 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"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)

"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 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Recently the vehicle started making loud flapping noises in the front. It turned out to be several missing plastic fasteners that held the front bumper to a bottom cowling."

Nathan D., CA (2006 Honda Civic)

"faded cracked paint"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Civic)

"the front bumper developed long crackes ,did not replace."

Peter B., ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-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)

"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)

"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)

"Some separation on the molding around the windows"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Civic 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)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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 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 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)

"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 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)

"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)

"The paint has been worsening the past few years. Honda has had a recall, but not for my car. Major flaw in the paint that year."

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

"the paint on the trunk and on the roof is fading badly"

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

"Top coat started to peel on trunk and roof. Honda remained those areas for me at no charge. Now drivers side front and back door is fading and peeling. Of course not covered."

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

"Paint crackling on hood/fenders"

Dale K., ON (2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Where to begin! I had the roof and trunk repainted by Honda in Nov. 2013 on a recall for a fading paint problem. The entire areas of repainted roof and trunk have now completely changed to matte over the past year. Also, there is extensive fading on the hood and around the trim of the car, which has got worse over the past two years. This happened after the paint recall was over. I recently wrote to Honda Corporate (in April 2018) to complain and appeal to them, particularly about the paint job Honda did 3 1/2 years ago which is now matte and looks awful. I sent photos to support my complaint. A Honda case manager called me about a week later and basically told me there was nothing they can do as the recall is over. They don't seem to care that their paint job on the recall has not held up and now looks worse than before they repainted it. I would love to know if I have any further recourse with this problem. Thank you!"

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

"Honda repainted most of the vehicle as part of a legal settlement several years ago, but the dealer was stingy and wouldn't do all of the vehicle. The parts the didn't repaint are now turning white in the clear coat layer."

Nathan D., CA (2006 Honda Civic)

"during some cold winter weather the clear coat has started delaminating in various patches on the vehicle"

Peter S., OR (2006 Honda Civic)

"The paint has been peeling for the past two years on the roof of the car."

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

"Clear coat has begun pealing off."

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

"The color is a dark metallic blue. Apparently this color has a history of fading, chalking and cracking because of a defect. Honda refuses to pay for it because the car is out of warranty."

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

"This problem was a problem that Honda addressed about 2010, and assigned a recall code to take care (repaint)the affected units. The original owner never responded to the recall. We purchased the car at the tail end of the recall limit-in fact it was already four months or so past the last date that Honda would honor. Following CR advice, I tried to get some compensation for a complete paint job. I was only looking for help, but was turned down. My contention is that the original owner could not do without the car for the length of time that the paint shop would need to correct poor paint. The second owner should have been given the opportunity to correct the paint problem, if only to offer a part payment from a recommended paint shop."

David C., NJ (2006 Honda Civic EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The outer layer of paint is badly eroded, leaving white blotches. This is caused by the sun as evidenced by the sides of the car being alright."

Harold H., MA (2006 Honda Civic Si 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Several areas around the body have paint deterioration. Parts of the car have been repainted, those areas are still OK. The original paint is where the problems occur."

Marc S., WA (2006 Honda Civic 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint started peeling from the roof of the car, and has now spread to the sides. I suspect it's the result of being in the AZ sun."

Kathleen A., AZ (2006 Honda Civic)

"Had bad chalking issues. I almost decided to trade in. Thankfully honda had a recall and fixed the paint. except for a door, because they didnt notice the issue then. Few years later, that door started to have the chalk like issues"

Libin M., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the roof of the car has faded and peeled"

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

"It has been a problem for several years and has got worse. There was a recall for fading paint on the roof and trunk about 6 years ago. I had those sections repainted by Honda under the recall. After a couple of years, that paint job turned to a matte finish. The rest of the paint on the car meanwhile continued to fade and peel. I have called Honda corporate to complain but was dismissed and told that the recall had expired. My complaint was that the recall paint job which Honda did, has not held up and looks a mess."

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

"Gloss coating cracking and peeling"

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

"It's fairly bad. On one spot there is no paint and bare metal is exposed. I garage my car outdoors so it gets more sunlight than most."

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

"Totally takes away from the car’s appearance as the clear coat is almost completely peeled off the hood."

Kathy T., SC (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint problem was, I gather, common among 2006 Civics. My car is blue and the paint began going chalky and then peeling, first on the hood and then everywhere. Honda refuses to accept responsibility. While the problem has been widespread and known to Honda, and while I am the original car owner, no notice was ever given to me that the paint could have been repaired. I gather Honda at first denied responsibility, then quibbled, then repainted some cars, then ended the program. May I also add here that both visors broke -- split open under some kind of internal stress -- and Honda also declines to replace them. This was my second Honda Civic and I bought it for the reliability I experienced with the first one. I am now in the market for a new car, and I'll not make the mistake of buying another Honda.."

Lawrence N., VA (2006 Honda Civic)

"Terrible paint job. Some models were recalled, but not mine!"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 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)

"the clear coat is coming loose on one door"

William W., NY (2006 Honda Civic LX)

"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 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)

"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 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 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)

"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 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)

"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)

"People ran into me and rust occurred"

Anne G., MD (2006 Honda Civic)

"Rust is developing around both rear wheel wells."

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

"Rust around rear left edge of wheel well. Rust streaks from under all four doors and trunk lid. Rust around the inside of the fuel filler area and fuel filler door."

Anonymous, NY (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

A/C compressor

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

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Civic EX)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

Brenda B., NC (2006 Honda Civic 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)

"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)

"Air conditioner stops working after 10 minutes or so of use."

Diana R., PA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cost about $3K to repair AC units"

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

"replaced AC clutch and field coil"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Civic)

"AC stopped working after 11 years. We replaced the compressor summer 2017 and it has worked great since."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Honda Civic)

"car didn,t cool down"

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

"On max air conditioning car is inadequately cooled at ambient temperatures above 80 F."

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

"A/C started working intermittently then wasn't working at all. A/C compressor was dead and replaced it for... I think $1600 canadian. (could be off on that) It was replaced. Only had one other problem with the car since I bought it new in 2006. It's been a good car."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic)

"Freon (??) contamination cause failure of entire system."

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

"it stopped working"

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

"the compressor kicks on and there is no collant leak but no a/c is produced"

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

"Blowing hot air at times. Other times a/c okay"

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

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

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic)

"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)

"not cooling"

Jane C., TX (2006 Honda Civic EX)

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

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Civic EX)

"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)

"It failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Civic DX)

"Broke completely must be replCed. Very pricey"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Civic LX)

"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)
Automatic climate control

"A/C failure with freon recharge"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Civic DX 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)
Blower (fan) motor

"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)

"fan stopped working I ordered a replacement and installed with in a week to clear the issue"

Anonymous, CA (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)
Condenser

"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)

"Problem involved replacing all a/c components."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Civic EX 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)
Electrical failure

"AC sensor/relay intermittent malfunction"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX)

"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 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 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)
Refrigerant leaks

"Had a problem with inadequate cooling due to low refrigerant."

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

"Not sure if it's the refrigerant, but I am going to try a booster can to see if it fixes the A/C problem. Also, there is nowhere to point out that the most significant problem with the 2006 Honda Civic is the visors. I have replaced them 5 times. They should've been re-engineered, not just replaced with the same inferior part each time."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic)

"Car wouldn't cool."

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

"refrigerant needed replacing each spring for several years"

Anne F., NY (2006 Honda Civic)

"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)

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

Alignment

"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)

"Seems frequently out of alignment"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic)

"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

"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)

"Compliance bushings on control arm were cracked. I was told that if I planned on keeping the car longer than one year, I should replace them. I had them replaced for about $800."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Honda Civic LX 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)
Power steering leaks

"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)

"The main tubing for the power steering fluid had to be replaced. The cost of the part was over $100.00 plus labor. Repair bill was almost $300.00."

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

"Power steering pump is leaking and needs to be replaced or rebuilt."

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

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

Anonymous, NJ (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)
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)

"My garage reported that the rear strut on one side is bad and to replace it the other side strut must also be replaced. The cost is estimated to be about 800 to 1000$. My mechanic said that driving the car is not dangerous so I have not replaced the struts."

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

"My engine block was coming loose from the bolts that kept it anchored to the car, resulting in a very loud noise when I started or idled. (I'm not sure that it was shocks or struts)"

Kathleen A., AZ (2006 Honda Civic)

"these items just wore out so I had front shocks/struts, don't remember which one, replaced. rear items probably need replacing too but it's not a safety issue, or so I am told."

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

"I had a broken passenger spring, I replaced both front struts with Monroe Quick Struts. The cost for the replacement is much higher than most, about $350 per quick strut. I am sure that this has something to do with it being a Honda. I did the same thing with my Mercury and the quick strut was about $100 per quick strut. I might consider this early or failure when it should not have broken, this is the first broken spring I have had in about 40 years of driving. The roads in Illinois are pretty bad. There are two seasons in Illinois, winter and road construction. In defense of Honda, it could be related to the road conditions."

Michael B., IL (2006 Honda Civic LX 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)
Springs or torsion bars

"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)
Tie rods

"tie rods were out of alignment and required special adjustments"

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

"After having the car aligned, the dealership told me that my tie rods needed to be replaced immediately. I was told that there was a risk of the steering failing while I was driving if I did not have the tie rods replaced. I paid about $200."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Honda Civic LX 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)
Wheel balance

"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)

"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)

"Noticed noise from the rear. The mechanic inspected it and determined it was because of ball bearings and he recommended it to be fixed as soon as possible. Therefore it was fixed."

G K., MD (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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Noise during breaking alerted us that something was wrong. The mechanic identified the problem as the ABS. It was caught and repaired before it became a major safety issue."

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

"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)

"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)

"Had 2 calipers so far freeze on me. One was driving all the way back from Virginia, luckily the car had plenty of power to go even when one is locked up but its dangerous and should be replaced immediately. Calipers aren't expensive, replaced myself in a half hour for $30."

Cody G., PA (2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"hearing noise and mechanic checked and had tp replace a caliper and rear brake pads"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Civic)

"Replaced because were worn"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic)

"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)
Normal routine brake wear

"I had to have the brake rotors replaced at about 98000 miles."

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

"replace front brakes pads and rotors"

John G., NH (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"after 75000 miles the front brake pads needed replacement for the first time. The garage said my rear brakes would need to be replaced for the first time around 100000 miles."

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

"Just having to replace the brake shoes, and all assorted parts. Brake cylinder, drum, and hardware. The Honda is 13 years old, I had to do the same thing with the front brakes a few years ago, 70 % of the breaking power comes from the front brakes, so I would expect them to wear out a little sooner."

Michael B., IL (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"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)
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)

"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)

"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)
Regular brake failure

"Excessively costly brake repairs"

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

"just routine brake maintenance pads, rotors"

Philip G., NE (2006 Honda Civic EX 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)

"Sorry the rotor problem occurred in the second year of operation. Cost 800 dollars to fix. I think it was rotors."

Gail F., AB (2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Because of the ABS the rotors absorbed excess heat build up. The excess heat caused it to warp requiring it to be replaced. I was told that grinding to flatness would cause the warping to return because of the heat damage in the metal of the rotor."

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

"Noticed brake noise & dysfunction on downhill slopes"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Civic)

"Normal wear - just needed to replace two."

Anonymous, IN (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)

"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)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

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

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Civic 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)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"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)

"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)

"There was a recall on the engine of the Honda Civic, however, the engine had to quit before Honda would replace it, and since it happen after the car was 10 years old, Honda would not cover the cost to replace the faulty engine. Due to the low mileage on the car, the issue didn't present itself until then. If you google this you will find lots of complaints from consumers who have had the same problem. Very dissatisfied with the lack of service Honda provided, this wasn't the first Honda we had purchased, but it will be our last."

Marcia M., GA (2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine block had a crack, leaking antifreeze. But it was covered by warranty (apparently Honda had extended warranty - 10 years from purchase regardless of milage) Engine was replaced free. Dealership gave replacement car while being repaired."

Karim F., ON (2006 Honda Civic DX 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)

"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)

"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 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 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)
Head gasket

"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

"Engine Performance dropped to almost nothing because timing chain needed replaced."

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

"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)

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

12V power plug

"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)

"the alarm kept going off without anyone around the car. took it back to dealer and had it fixed and about 6 months later it happened again."

Anonymous, RI (2006 Honda Civic)

"Alarm sounds occasionally for no reason"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Civic EX)
Body control module

"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)
Clock

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

Sally W., IN (2006 Honda Civic EX)
Cruise control

"Main cruise control switch failed"

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

"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)