2006 Honda Civic Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2006 Honda Civic as reported by 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
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.

In some cases drive belt noise can be heard from the passenger compartment. Installing a new updated belt from Honda and rerouting the belt is needed will commonly correct this noise 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.
On certain models the engine RPM does not drop immediately and can cause a surge when driving in first gear. A software update is required for this repair.
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.