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2006 Honda Civic Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2006 Honda Civic based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems
On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterprets data from the coolant sensor and sets a false Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is required for this repair.

The air/fuel sensor, located in the exhaust system, may be damaged by moisture in the exhaust resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacing the damaged air/fuel sensor and updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software should correct this concern.

Some models can misinterpret data from a sensor in the gas tank under high load conditions and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to be illuminated. A software update from Honda is needed for this issue.
On some models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can misinterpret data and set a false Check Engine light (MIL) for catalyst failure. A software update from Honda will address this issue.

A faulty regulator on some models will cause the head lights to change intensity. The alternator needs to be replaced for this issue.

Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.

On some models the bump stop in the strut can cause a noise on turns. Replacement of the bump stop will fix this problem.
The rear main oil seal can leak. The transmission has to be removed to replace the rear main seal on the engine.
On some models the drivers and or the front passenger door glass will come out of it's track. The door glass will have to be replaced to address this issue.