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Honda Civic 2006-2007 Issues

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  • nealmnealm Posts: 41
    I had excellent brake wear. 60K front, no need for rotor. 90k rear, rotor replaced. 50/50 city/ highway. I have the 5 sp. 12K seems real premature unless you are pounding the brakes.
  • sjetsjet Posts: 6
    Thanks for reply and example. I do know what happens to brake systems when "pounding the brakes" as owner of previous vehicles since 70's so this is why I express this concern.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    Have a clear sticky liquid leaking from the front drivers side area of the front hood? Any suggestions as to what this clear sticky substance could be? Car is over 4 years old but with low miles. Looks almost like a clear sugary liquid but has more substance to it than plain H2O.

    T I A folks for any help. Will take it in 1st thing Monday morning to my mechanic. Luckily I don't need to drive it till then. :(

    The Sandman :( :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • bellagiobellagio Posts: 16
    Just found out that Honda has issued a service bulletin (11-031) extending the warranty on the horrible plastic sun visors that split open and refuse to snap back into place.

    So if you're within 7 years or 100,000 miles of the original date of purchase, you can get them replaced for free. Still can't believe how crappy these things are, but at least Honda is taking some responsibility (finally).
  • wbeattiewbeattie Posts: 9
    I don't believe that it has anything to do with Honda stepping up to the plate to take responsibility for the sun visors. It has more to due with a class action proposed settlement from the Superior Court of The State of California. I sold my Civic because of all the quality issues and serious suspension problems on this car. I did have a visor replaced under warranty when I owned the car.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    edited June 2011
    I also had the drivers side visor break and Honda did replace it. Can I just go in and have the other one replaced even though it hasn't broken yet? It's just a matter of time!

    T I A for an answer to my question. Still love my '06 LX even though I've had a few warranty issues taken care of! With 31.6k on the clock, am hoping it'll last until 2016 at least!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • bellagiobellagio Posts: 16
    wbeattie, you are totally right. My mail today included "important legal materials" from "Rust Consulting," which outlined the terms of the class action settlement. So that's why Honda is suddenly so flexible on the visors.

    The thing is, I don't think the visor design has changed/improved one bit so they will keep on falling apart, though at least you can now get them replaced for free.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    edited June 2011
    This error message pops up each time I start the car and it started yesterday morning. I filled the tank and turned the cap at least 5 times so I know it's on tight now. How many start cycles should it take for this message to finally go away?

    T I A all.

    The Sandman :confuse: :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • sheastersheaster Posts: 6
    My 2006 Civic did the same thing. Did you check the seal on the gas cap? I did a visual on mine and it was obviously bad. It looked shredded. The dealership finally replaced the cap after first trying to convince me that I needed to simply turn the cap a few more clicks.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    Just looked at it and it looks brand new actually...I usually turn it so I hear that clicking noise 4 or 5 times. Isn't there a certain number of start cycles the car must go through to get rid of this code? Also, is the gas cap something that is warrantied for many years? My '06 Civic is 5.5 years old now but the mileage is pretty low, just over 31.6k on the odometer. Not sure if the dealership will swap out the cap as a warranty issue.

    This is the 1st real problem I've had with this car besides some tsb's done. Also, will this affect the car and do some damage in the future?

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    edited July 2011
    Just called and they told me if the warning light doesn't go off, they would charge for a new cap. Hopefully within a week or two, the message will finally cycle off. Worth a shot anyways. If not, I'll just buy the replacement cap.

    The Sandman :confuse: :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • I work with one of the law firms representing the plaintiffs and class members in a case against Honda regarding Honda Civic sun visors. We have reached a settlement with Honda in the case. If you own or lease (or previously owned or leased) a Honda Civic (model years 2006 through 2008, as well as some 2009 models) you might be eligible to receive settlement benefits--including an extended warranty on the visors and reimbursement for what you paid out-of-pocket to repair your sun visor. I can email you the notice that was sent to the class regarding the case and the settlement, if you send a request to BillieMizell@rhdtlaw.com. You may review it to see if your vehicle is covered under the settlement and if you are entitled to benefits. The notice contains information on how to submit a claim for reimbursement if you paid out-of-pocket to repair or replace your Civic sun visor. If you have questions, feel free to call me or attorney Steven Tindall at 415-421-1800, or log onto www.visorsettlement.com.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    It took about 30 new starts to clear the code...finally. Glad this worked out so well. Also glad to hear about the "visor" settlement...my driver's side visor broke about two years ago but the dealer replaced it as a warranty item. According to the settlement, still have two more years if one of them breaks again...good deal!

    Must say, still very happy with my Civic...due to circumstances beyond my control, I hardly drive now and still haven't hit the 32k mark...31,701 now. Not complaining mind you, as I plan to keep this car until it dies! :)

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • windgracewindgrace Posts: 83
    I'm posting this pretty much twice...hopefully will get twice the feedback! (?)

    My sister has been out of the country this summer so I've been driving and maintaining her 06 Civic Coupe (on top of my own 2010 Corolla). Over the past few years of ownership (bought in 08 with 77k miles...routine maintenance was done, etc) I've bought new tires, new spark plugs (currently at about 109k now) etc. I've gotten several alignments done at the dealership, but the car seems to pull to the right. Any thoughts?

    Also, we recently replaced the front brakes/rotors because the cars steering wheel would shake horribly when braking from highway speeds. They also had to replace the brake fluids. This resolved the steering wheel shake, but now I feel like I have to use A LOT of force to pull the emergency/parking brake up. What could that be?
  • My daughter's 2007 Hybrid just had the same problem. Everything works but the screen is dead. Did you find out what is causing it? Looks like its about $1,600 to replace it.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    Just found out my a/c compressor is bad and need some advice about what to do? Car has been out of warranty for about 26 months, it's an '06 LX, but the mileage is at about 32.2k miles, a bit low for the age of the car. Any help would be appreciated on how to proceed with Honda. :)

    The Sandman :( :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • trick18trick18 Posts: 5
    edited September 2011
    My 07 civic with 78,000 just had this issue while my wife was drivig to VT. Gas station mech said he had never seen this before the fluid was pouring out the front of the block. We took it to the dealer and they were not suprised at all. Have to go pick it up this weekend, then it will be traded in. So far it has had the rear bearings replaced, rear suspenion arms, sunvisor and now the engine. Hope nothing goes wrong on the way to anither dealer. The reason I bought it because it was supposed to last for 200,000 miles :mad:
  • Yes, this is the cracked block issue that is well documented on 06-08 Civics. It became a large enough issue that Honda of America issued an extended engine warranty for just this reason. You, as a registered owner, should have received a copy of this, I received one in the January/February 2011 time frame. It basically extends the engine warranty 3 years beyond the expiration of the original engine warranty (60K miles I think) with unlimited mileage. So, with this in hand you should be able to receive a new engine (long block?) at no expense to you. Check this out if you do not already know about it. So, Mr. isellhondas here is another to add to that "small number" you state are afflicted with this.
  • Buyer Beware!!!I have a 08 accord and a 06 civic and nothing but problems, like brakes needing replacing at 30k tires at 35k and thats not including all the problems I have with the civic. The 06 civic has a list of problems and several class action lawsuits. Sunvisor, tire wear, upper control arm just to name a few. The biggest complaint is that Honda doesn't stand behind thier product when it's an obvious engineering flaw in their design. I'LL NEVER BUY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good bye Honda. POS
  • alysanalysan Posts: 1
    Thanks so much for this posting. I was unaware of this extended warantee and thanks to this has changed.
  • Hi,

    I know it's been a few years I was just wondering where you got your information about honda installing bad struts? When I bought my 2005 CRV I noticed a problem with the suspension. The honda mechanic said it was nothing. Finally took the care to my mechanic and he said it was blown and probably always was. I want to take the honda mechanic to court and i'd like more information about faulty parts. Thanks
  • gerigygerigy Posts: 5
    I AM A (WAS) HONDA LOVER, MY 2006 CIVIC WENT DEAD LAST NITE WHILE DRIVING , KIND HELPFUL STRANGERS HELPED GET IT TO THE CURB, I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN, LEARNED FROM REPAIR IT NEEDS A NEW ENGINE, LESS THAN 20K MI, ENGINE BLOCK BOLT BROKE, THEN 2ND TOW TO HONDA WHICH I PAID FOR, GOT TIRED OF WAITING FOR HONDA TO GET BACK TO ME, NOW AT HONDA DEALERS, CAN'T BELIEVE MY BABY IS DEAD/KAPUTIN! WHAT HAPPENED? I HOPE AND PRAY HONDA WILL COVER THIS
  • lakerskobelakerskobe Posts: 31
    Why should Honda pay for a new engine when it's so far out of warranty?

    Remember it's 3 years OR 36k miles.... mileage may be under by it's been 7 years. Therefore they are not obligated to repair it.

    Maybe they may do it anyways due to the low mileage but only if they're feeling generous.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,632
    Absolutely, the warranty on my low mileage 2006 Civic, under 42k, was 3/36 and the problems I had were over the year limit. They wouldn't pay for all of it, only 1/2, which I was happy to get but I expected nothing!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • gerigygerigy Posts: 5
    the bolt is defective , Honda had a recall and I later learned they replaced the bolt in 2010 on my auto, now it went bad again, the bolt is DEFECTIVE and that is the reason for the problem, the bolt didn't go dead just now for the first time ; they did extend the warrantee to possibly cover this, I don't understand your reluctance to understand the material is shoddy and they should cover it, Honda lives by its reputation
  • gerigygerigy Posts: 5
    it happened to me two years ago, I started getting pricing for replacement and accidentally learned that Honda dealer would replace due to recall or law suit
  • gerigygerigy Posts: 5
    I WAS WITHOUT MY CIVIC FOR CLOSE TO A WEEK WHILE THE DEALERSHIP DECIDED THE OUTCOME , SAID THE ENGINE WAS OK, THEY WOULD REPLACE THE BOLT AND OTHER ITEMS, I CALLED THE HEAD OFFICE IN CALIFORNIA AND SUDDENLY DUE TO MY LOW MILEAGE AND STEADY CUSTOMER FOR YEARS AT ARLINGTON,VA DEALERSHIP THE BOLT WAS REPLACED, HONDA COVERED THE COST, AT THE MOMENT I AM HAPPY TO HAVE MY OLD FRIEND CIVIC WORKING AND I ALWAYS LIKED MY CIVIC, HOWEVER, FROM READING BLOGS THE BOLT WAS REPLACED TWICE, ONCE TO RECALL AND LATELY FAILING, I DON'T KNOW WHETHER I WILL KEEP THE CAR
  • My 06 civic recently had a cracked engine block and was subsequently rebuilt by honda (since they issued an 8 year extended warranty due to the frequency of that problem). Now it looks like my transmission is messed up as well. Has anyone else encountered this problem, and are there any secret extended warranties that I don't know about??? Please help!!!
  • vhalevhale Posts: 1
    We are having the very same problem. The engine was rebuild and immediately started showing a code for a transmission. The dealership that replaced the engine said just keep driving the car it would be ok but now the transmission totally went out and is having to be replaced for $4000.00 neither Honda or the dealership will help in any way.
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