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2006 Honda Civic

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2006 Honda Civic Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.

Engine -- Verified

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.

Engine -- Verified

Worn engine mounts can lead to unwanted engine vibrations being transmitted to the body, most commonly with the engine idling and the transmission in reverse. Replacing the worn mount(s) should correct this concern.

2006 Honda Civic Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 16, 2006

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Honda recalled certain 2006 model Civic vehicles for a potential failure of the front passenger occupant detection system. In certain cases, the detection system will not suppress front passenger air bag deployment when there is a small child or infant in the front passenger seat. If deployment occurs with a small child or infant in the front passenger seat, the risk of injury could increase. Dealers will replace the occupant detection system unit free of charge.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2006

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Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.

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Brakes, September 25, 2007

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Honda recalled certain 2006-2007 Civic vehicles for a mounting problem of a sealing O-ring on the rear anti-lock brake system speed sensors. If installed incorrectly, the O-ring will not seal properly, allowing contamination past it and possibly damaging the rear wheel bearings. There is potential for a rear wheel to come off the vehicle if the bearing is worn severely enough. Dealers will inspect the rear anti-lock brake system sensors for proper installation and the rear wheel bearings for damaged parts. Repairs will be made to prevent contamination entry, and to replace any damaged components.

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Drive Train, November 14, 2005

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Honda recalled certain 2006 Civic models for improper installation and mounting of the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal may become detached from its mounting, causing the throttle to stick, which can create a potential safety hazard. Dealers will reset the accelerator pedal or replace the whole assembly free of charge.

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Engine, November 15, 2007

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Honda recalled certain compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic vehicles to add insulation to the rear seat back. In the event of an interior fire, the CNG tank could become compromised due to uneven heating, preventing the pressure relief safety device from functioning as designed. If the tank heats and does not vent the contents, the tank could rupture and explode. Dealers will install the insulation to help protect the tank from uneven heating.

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2006 Honda Civic Questions and Answers

Odin, 2006 Honda Civic, Phoenix, AZ

how do I change my automatic transmission fluid?

DanK5, 2006 Honda Civic, Whittier, CA

You mention in an oil change article:

"We recommend using a high-quality engine oil filter. Cheap filters wear more quickly and may not properly keep contaminants out of the engine."


DanK5, 2006 Honda Civic, Whittier, CA

Thanks, Pat. The variable quality of oil filters has bothered me. At the oil change places, it's like Forrest Gump said about a box of chocolates..."You never know what you're gonn...

DanK5, 2006 Honda Civic, Whittier, CA

Thanks for another great answer, Pat. I see both sides of the argument. Based on what you wrote, it seems to be that if you change your transmission fluid regularly (well, let's say every 20K ...

rjbwell, 2006 Honda Civic, Glendale, AZ

My Civic will blow hot air under any type of acceleration. It's like the a/c shuts off and the heater gets turned on full. This lasts for about 5 - 6 seconds, then the a/c will come back on ...

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2006 Honda Civic Reviews

Bought brand new in 10/2005 as new 2006 Civic LX, manual tran.
Yesterday, 3/01/13, gave car to my adult son...this morning
the clutch started to go...How bad does THAT make me feel??
How much is dealer replacement clutch going to cost?
Mileage: 103k....I sure expected more!

Had manual tran Saab for 15 years...original clutch... :-(

my questions is this..I have a 1996 honda civic ex with 69,000 miles that I inherited. IT is a Michigan car, and a mechnic where i live in colorado just discovered that the front subframe needed replacement due to severe rust. My question is...at what point will i need a timing belt replacement and will it be a belt that needs replacement or a chain?

I bought this car used and, so far, am very pleased. GPM? On the hiway, if I don't go over 57mph I get 42/43 mpg, at 65 I get 36mpg, at 75 I get 32 mpg. I stay in the right hand lane a don't get any sas from the truckers. I have 46K miles on the car.
Bill Kirk

I honestly have had very few problems with my car - the only gripe I have is that it didn't take long for some lights to burn out. Difficult ones to replace (of course) - the first was the gearshift light, then the mph/km and mileage reset button. I was able to replace the gearshift light (it was a blown fuse) but not sure how to replace the mph/km light and today (my car is nearly five years old, the left headlight (regular beam) went out. Now I am facing the challenge of replacing the light myself (which seems very difficult) or paying Honda a couple hundred to do both headlights at the same time! I love my car, don't get me wrong, but it is not easy to replace anything on whereas the Ford I had before was never a big deal. It is almost like they make so difficult that you have to take it to the dealer. Maybe that is their strategy? I just don't like waiting hours for one tiny thing to be replaced.

Fluid like in the rake and pinion steering at 73K miles, very disappointing to have this expensive repair.

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