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Honda Civic 2006-2007 Issues



  • medcatmedcat Posts: 9
    Ohh here is my last question, how is the civic's noise level at highway cruising speeds ? Like compared to an 03 camry that my parents have ? I didn't get to test the civic out on the highway, which I should have.
  • kathyc1kathyc1 Posts: 138
    I've had my EX coupe for a little over 2 weeks now and I've driven it at 75 MPH. I really believe it's quieter than my 2002 EX coupe and if it's noisy...well, it hasn't bothered me. It's a small car, not a Cadalac, so it's going to be bumpier and noisier. It's so much fun to drive and so cute. I love it. Try to test drive it at speed if you can before signing on the dotted line. :)
  • kero1kero1 Posts: 154
    I have a 06 LX with a little over 13K on it.

    One thing that has always annoyed me (not to much though) is the pronounced amount of roise noise at most speeds. I believe the civics don't have much sound proofing.

    I also think it depends on the tires. The eagle RS-A's that came with my civic so far have performed and worn very well but on the highway, they are very loud.

    Once they have reached they life span, I will replace them with a lower noise tire such as the bridgestones turanza's that my friends has on his accord. They are great tires and also very quiet
  • targettuningtargettuning Posts: 1,371
    Unless things have changed between 2006 and 07 the wiring harness isn't even factory installed but comes with the XM installation kit. I really, really wanted XM until I researched just how much work (read disassembly/reassembly of interior parts and trim) was required. I don't need half of the interior and dash torn out only to introduce new squeaks rattles and creaks upon reassembly so I passed.
  • drmbbdrmbb Posts: 80
    I think the bus cable is installed in the EX model, but I'm not sure.

    The "process" is described here (it IS a lot of panel clips to remove!):
  • targettuningtargettuning Posts: 1,371
    After skimming the installation instructions for the 07 XM it IS different from the 2006 version. It appears much simplified. In the 2006 kit the XM receiver was installed in the trunk along the right or passenger side with removal of the panel...running the cable (harness) from rear to front along the roof line, down the A pillar, behind the dash etc. All the trim from rear to front needed to be removed/installed, the dash in part also. Just too much margin for introducing problems. By the way the harness is included but NOT factory installed in the 07 version.
  • kenlwkenlw Posts: 190
    noise is very, very dependent on tires and road conditions. Aggressive/performance tread or longer-life/harder tires make more noise.
  • cz75cz75 Posts: 210
    What does automatic climate control do that you can't? I've always hated automatic climate control in every vehicle that isn't GM, as it never seems to do a very good job at actually keeping me comfortable, especially in Winter, when it is either too hot or too cold.
  • kathyc1kathyc1 Posts: 138
    The Bridgestone Turanza tires that came on my EX seem to be comparable to the Michelin Pilot Exalto I'm interested in for Ride and Noise according to Consumer Reports. Not good however in dry and wet braking which to me is reason enough to get new tires. They are however better in ice braking. My 1982 Accord came with Michelins, but it was built in Japan, not Canada or the U.S. Don't know if that made a difference in ride and noise...too long ago.
  • kathyc1kathyc1 Posts: 138
    Looking back at this reply, I must have been drunk when I wrote it. I do know how to spell Cadillac. LOL.
  • will26will26 Posts: 62
    Anyone have this problem? Last night while driving home from work in a very heavy rain storm I noticed that the passenger door had water on the inside. I've taken it through car washes before and never had this happen but I drive 20 miles home and it was pouring the whole way so maybe that was a factor. When I got home by BF took a piece of paper and shut the door on it and the paper slid right out. He did it to the drivers side and it wouldn't budge. He said he could fix it (just a few bolts to loosen and move the door) but I'd rather make Honda do it just in case. So I will be taking it in......................again. And yes, like my Dad asked me. The window was all the way up:)
  • targettuningtargettuning Posts: 1,371
    DO NOT let anyone other than your dealers service personel try to adjust the door. It may look easy but try holding a several hundred pound door while simultainously (sp?) adjusting it...trying fit...and retightening bolts while maintaining fit. Additionally, it may not be the door adjustment (it probably isn't ) but may be an issue with the rubber weather strip.
  • will26will26 Posts: 62
    My Bf and his dad own a body shop so I'm not worried in having him do the work. They have done it before and they could do it after work or on the weekend. I just didn't want to take it to the dealer for the second time in the 1st month that I've owned it. I work so that means making arrangements on getting to my job and back, which is so annoying. I decided though, to take it in to Honda anyway just to have it on record. It's there today so we'll see what happens. I sold my VW and bought this car so I wouldn't have to be in the shop all the time. This better be the last!!! Ugh.
  • editor2editor2 Posts: 64
    I seriously doubt you'll have this or any Honda in the shop
    all the time. This leak sounds specific to your car, not typical at all.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    probably because the door was 'adjusted' before
  • kero1kero1 Posts: 154
    Many Honda civic owners have reported misaligned doors. If your door is misaligned in the right way, it would possibly result in water leaks.
  • will26will26 Posts: 62
    I got my car back and they had to move the front and rear passenger doors in a little bit. Somebody must've been sleeping on that side on the assembly line that day. Haha.
  • kero1kero1 Posts: 154
    Many civic assembled out of Canada have or had misaligned doors.

    My 06 LX sedan, the driver side rear door is just slightly misaligned and when you look in the side mirror from the drivers seat you can see where the door does not line up. Does not result in any leaks, just an annoyance.

    I have seen photos of doors so misaligned you would not believe it.
  • gene2gene2 Posts: 10
    It cost me $95.00, but it was worth every penny - I replaced my Civic headrest with an Accord headrest. The Accord headrest fits perfectly in the Civic seat, and the Accord headrest angle is much less severe than the Civic's. I now have a usable Civic seat.
  • targettuningtargettuning Posts: 1,371
    It may be more comfortable but since the engineers at Honda went to a great deal of time, trouble and testing to devise those Civic active head restraints to help prevent whiplash in a rear ender you negated maybe a few million bucks worth of research for....$95.00?! More importantly those Accord headrests have been designed to work in what? an Accord. I hope you never have the occasion to really see if "they were worth every penny".
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