2006 Honda Civic Consumer Review: It's a Lemon - Many Parts Have

2006 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic w/Navigation System)

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It's a Lemon - Many Parts Have Failed
By JohnnyM on


2006 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Many parts failed: rear wheel bearings- 28K; rear shocks-38K; A/C compressor- 15K; now, front strut-55K; horn-56K; Nav system--stopped working for 1 day, came back the next (54K); visors, break-3X (told they weren't made for Arizona)-15K,34K, 51K; cruise control- often won't engage (told that brake pedal part fails, so "just push down hard on brake" - 39K); ft. brake calibers-defect (22K); recall-starter- fire danger-40K. Honda North America will not stand behind product -says " "...it's too bad...not our problem, it's yours." This is our 3rd Honda, 2nd Civic - never had any real problems until this. Car REALLY slow from start, but then ok; 4-wheel disk brakes shudder and under-responsive.

Best Features

Navigation; Handling; 5-speed automatic gets great mileage; steering wheel controls* (except for the cruise "set" that frequently doesn't work). LOVE the gauge design - esp. numerical speedometer!!! (now it's hard to drive anything else!).

Worst Features

Honda Motors needs to stand behind their workmanship (or, in this case, problems with 1st generation vehicle); 'quicken' the '0 to 40' speed; tighten up brakes.
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