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Honda Civic 2006-2007 Issues



  • kathyc1kathyc1 Posts: 138
    My car had half that mileage when mine broke at almost 2 years. I called the dealer, they said they'd order it and let me know when it came, they did and I had it replaced. I've read a lot of reports here about this problem. I never had a single problem with either of the visors in my 2002 Civic.
  • kathyc1kathyc1 Posts: 138
    Has anyone received the recall notice about defective air bags?
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,179
    Had my drivers side visor replaced free by the's a safety issue and they even said they would replace the other side/same side if they broke is a safety issue so go back to your dealer and see what he'll do. You'll be happy!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • I have at least four large spots on the roof where the paint is missing and the primer and metal are exposed. The dealership told me that it was probably due to the acid in bird droppings. (Never mind that I wash my car at least once a week. Droppings have always rinsed right off with cold water.) Anyway, my husband has an older VW that sits next to mine. No paint problems with his car. Since I have 39,000 miles on my 2007, you guessed it, too bad/so sad. Apparently I'm not supposed to drive/keep my vehicle outdoors. This is my first Honda; I'm very disappointed that the Honda hype was just hype. If you're thinking about getting a Civic, make sure you don't drive under any birds. And please, call Honda Corp if you're having the same problem. They could have gotten bad paint.
  • Has anyone had problems with their cv joints? I hear a very small clicking sound when I trurn the wheels to the left sharp. I called the dealer service dept. and they said that no one has had any problems with their cv joints and Honda re-engineered the boots back in 2001 so that they would not split out. My car is a 2007 Honda Civic LX with 55,000 miles on it.
  • targettuningtargettuning Posts: 1,371
    While we have not had CV joint problems per se (e.g. a replacement), I have heard some light clunking noise since new (2006 EX sedan currently @ 22K miles) when making a hard or maximum right turn from a stop or at low speed (less than 20 mph). I did then and I continue to believe this is not normal but decided not to persue the matter and now that the warranty is done and it still didn't get any worse AND since I intend to sell or trade it next model year I probably won't worry about it.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,179
    No such problems either...great little car for my purposes actually. Would have loved the features of the LX-S model but couldn't see spending the extra $ to do the swap. The way I see it, I've still got another 6 to 7 years left with this puppy so I'm just banking the extra $ until that day arrives. But the way my spinal issues are progressing, driving in that many years may become an impossibility so would have no need for this 2nd car anyways.
    All in all, still love my little Civic!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • i have a honda civic aerodeck 1.6 it overheats i took to the mechanic he said because the top hose on the radiator is hot and the bottom is cold the problem lies with the thermoswitch . is it true ? how do know if it is cylinderhead gasket does the oil be leeking were the gasket ly or is it white smoke? also plz tell me how to replace thermoswitch thanks
  • jamar2jamar2 Posts: 2
    2006 Civic LX purchased spring 2006, traded summer 2009 and driven 70,000km (43,000 miles). Problems experienced - replaced driver side front strut at 8,000 km, engine mount clunk in front never fixed, noisy intermittent rattle in speedometer quit after 1 year, paint on front bumper started peeling after two years, both windshield visors split open during hot weather in third summer, tires replaced at 50,000 km. Car was replaced with a domestic model for less money and so far has been a better experience.
  • mphs68mphs68 Posts: 1
    I have a 2006 Honda civic I noticed sometimes when I start it I hear a little sizzle sound sometimes as I turn the key to start it is this the starter going bad?
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,179
    Have had the same issue with my '06 LX on numerous occasions since new. What is it and where does it come from? It's the one thing that has really pissed me off with my car. And it happens every so often with no rhyme or reason. Help!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • i changed thrmostat and it seems ok now
  • I think I know the sound you're talking about. Just happens occasionally. Thought maybe I was accidentally pressing the lock/unlock buttons on my key-ring while starting car. But actually I think it happens if you try to start the car before all of the appropriate dashboard lights illuminate. Let me know if you notice the same thing.
  • my car was overheating i changed thermostat now the temperature does not reach half through i traveled for 20 miles PLZ HELP WILLIT ENDANGERMY ENGINE
  • bearcrkrdbearcrkrd Posts: 167
    I just had that msg start today on my '08. The tank is almost empty, and I always shut the cap until it clicks, so do not know why it came on now? I have gone through two "drive cycles", starting - driving - turn off engine, and it's still on. Just called the dealer, and they said a couple drive cycles should do it. Owners manual says it could take a few days or even a week. I hope not.
    Here's to searching old posts. Thanks for posting!
  • my gf was driving her 2007 civic lx with ~40,000 miles on it. she heard a screeching noise and felt as if her car was off the ground. she turned off the radio and the car was riding normally (slight shaking due to uneven tire wear). she got home minutes later and when she tried to park there was a loud noise. she looked at her car and it looks like the rear axle broke. upon reviewing some websites and this forum i have found that this is most likely a broken rear control arm. it literally looks like the tire is about to fly off. another poster said this happened to a friend. my girlfriend did not hit anything. how much will this cost to repair? will honda replace/ fix the problems?
  • I do not believe the rear control arm replacement (per the TSB) was for the possibility of the control arm actually breaking BUT there was a TSB for potential rear wheel bearing failures due to a misplaced/missing grease seal. This may be the problem here.
  • Hi all,

    I recently bought a 2007 Civic LX 5-spd. I went into the garage today around 10 minutes after my wife drove it home. I heard a swishing/gurgling noise that was coming from the engine area (sounded like water running through a pipe). It wasn't loud, but obviously noticeable from outside the car. My wife was using the A/C while she was driving, so I'm thinking it might be refrigerant-related. Any ideas? Is this normal? The car runs fantastic otherwise.

    By the way, since there are only 25K miles on the car, is it still under factory warranty even if I'm the second owner?

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,907
    Check the in-service date. A 2007 Civic could have been originally sold more than 3 years ago, and if so the bumper-to-bumper warranty is gone. Your dealer or Honda Customer Service can tell you for sure.

    I have heard "gurgling" noises before on cars, that were AC related. It could be normal, but noises like that that I've heard were pretty faint when they were normal.
  • I had my driver's side visor replaced after 10,000 miles and a hot summer with no problem. Honda said they knew of complaints with it and knew they were faulty. When it broke again just after 30,000 miles I went back and they wouldn't fix it again unless I paid them 94 dollars "Its out of waranty."
  • I have heard the same thing but figured I had the wheels cut too hard-as if thats possible. Thanks, I will let service department know!
  • The more I read this forum the more regrets I have about my Honda. I just replaced my tires on an 07 Civic after 40,000 miles. They were completely worn down and very uneven. Mind you I brought the car brand new. It's being serviced now for a BROKEN ENGINE MOUNT when three weeks ago I told them there was something wrong and they said to fix my clutch (on a 2 year old Honda). Come to find out its not the clutch but the engine mount.....*Shaking my head...
  • I have a 06 civic lx and my cv joints started popping at 70,000 miles. The bad thing is that Honda has not released the parts to the parts house and I couldn't purchase them. Honda's parts would sell them for $389.00 a side. Honda is a rip off.
  • I am researching these visors. Can you please send me an e-mail to if you are willing to help me with the visor issue. I will only need a couple of minutes of your time. Happy Holidays!

    Ajay Kwatra
  • I am doing some research on the visors. Can you please contact me at, or (858) 539-1820. I will only take a few mintues of your time. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

    Ajay Kwatra
  • Last year, on my 2004 Civic, after 4 years in use, I had my wiper blades replaced because the OEM blades began to squawk, had dried out and showed a carbon-black residue. The replacement blades were popped in by a reliable local garage. And now, after less than a year, the squawk is back, even though the blades are in good shape physically. Is there something I can do about this besides spending another 30+ Bucks on a new set? The windshield outer surface appears to be clean as a whistle. Should I put a stronger detergent solution into the spray reservoir? :mad:
    And also...A squeal in what I thought was the engine at start-up, turned out to be
    a low level of power steering fluid in the reservoir. This problem was a head-scratcher for both my local garage and the local Honda dealer, and it took a $9 inquiry to an online guy to point out the problem to me. :)
  • Hi,

    I know nothing about cars and was hoping someone could help me here. I don't have a lot of money but I need to get my car fixed. A few months ago a black piece from underneath my car fell off under the engine, it was dragging for a long time and a few times my husband was able to put it back up with some ties, but then it fell completely off. So, recently some 2 pieces above the tire shredded and both fell off and now the bumper is lose. I am wondering if this is something I can buy myself and fix by just screwing theses pieces back in or if I need to go to an autobody shop. If I need to go to an autobody shop can someone give me an estimate of what I should be paying... I seem to get taken advantage of when I go to the auto shops so I'd like to go in prepared. I also do not have my husband around to help me with this. Thanks.
  • bottgersbottgers Posts: 2,030
    I currently have a '99 Corolla and I'm seriously considering an '06 or newer Civic.

    The 5 speed manual Corolla's been a fantastic car; unbelievably reliable, still gets 38 MPG with 201K miles on it, everything still works and the car runs and drives fine, and it's reasonably comfortable. However, I'm getting older and while driving a stick at times is still enjoyable for me, it's a real pain in the a$$ in heavy traffic, so I want my next car equipped with an automatic.

    While I like '03 and newer Corollas, I like the '06 and newer Civics better. Not only are they better looking, they just seem to be a better car all around. I absolutely love the Civic's 5 speed automatic. However, I have heard some things about the latest gen Civics that leaves a little cautious about buying one.

    Some have said they're reliability isn't up to the levels of the previous gens.

    Some have said the 5 speed auto is problematic.

    Some have said to stay away from the '06 model because since that was the first model year of the current gen, they were still working out some bugs so it had more problems that later year models.

    Is there any truth to any of these statements? Is there anything else about this car I should consider before buying one?
  • kathyc1kathyc1 Posts: 138
    Bottgers, I have an '07 Civic EX coupe, have had no real problems with it except the broken visor. Had a couple of recalls corrected, but just because they were out there. Gets around 25/35. I think the interior is not great, but I've not had trouble with it. I enjoy driving it. If I were buying something new I'd get a new later year, not a used one. I'm thinking about a Corolla next time or maybe even a Ford. I've had 4 Hondas, major trouble with the '82 Accord and what I think was major with an '02 Civic. Keep reading and choose wisely.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,179
    Have an '06 and have also had a visor replaced along with some of the recalls done. Car gives probably 30/36, though I probably do 90% city in suburbia. Car is like the Eveready keeps going...& get the drift. I did break my rule on never buying a 1st year model here but love this car. Just hit 25k on Monday and plan to keep this puppy around for another 6 or 7 years G-d willing.

    Personally, I love the two-tier dash as I find it easier to see the speed while still looking straight ahead...a safe design eventhough the jury is split 50/50 on this design. I've had them all in the past, Toyota, Nissan & currently have a Mazda and Hyundai also in the stable and I like my Civic the best. All great econoboxes really and we're all very happy!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

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