really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,203 miles

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problem #6

Feb 222021


  • 85,000 miles
Request for issuance of recall. 2006 Civic: Engine does not start, and the immobilizer system makes car inoperable, especially if the battery recently went dead and the engine was jump-started. The dome light in my car, 2006 Civic ex sedan, was left on the and battery was dead, and then car was jump started. After that the immobilizer system prevented the car from starting. 1. this is a well-known design defect (Honda defect code: 03217) reported in many, many postings and comments on the internet, over many years, from 2006 until recently, both here in the U.S. and in the uk. See extracts from numerous internet reports in attachment (internet reports - problem.docx). 2. there is no warning about this problem or information in the owner's manual for this car, or any notification from Honda, on the correct way to jump start the car to avoid the problem. See jump starting section in attachment (2006 ex owner's manual.pdf) 3. Honda has issued: "service bulletin - August 2, 2006 06-036 - immobilizer indicator is blinking, engine won't start symptom the engine does not start, and the immobilizer indicator is blinking (especially if the battery recently went dead and the engine was jump-started). Probable cause the immobilizer imoes code has been erased. Vehicles affected: 2006 Civic 4-door LX and ex (usa-produced) ' from VIN 1hgfa1...6L000001 thru 1hgfa1...6L118712 corrective action replace the under-dash fuse/relay box (micu - multiplex integrated control unit) 2006 Civic ex 4-door A/T ' P/N 38200-sna-A32, H/C 8356198" see the complete Honda service bulletin 2009-08-23_151940_immob.pdf in attachment (service bulletin 06-036.pdf) cost of repair to customer - approx. $700-$800. An expensive repair should not be needed simply for jump starting a car with a dead battery - a normal procedure that any car can sometimes need. A recall should be issued.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #5

Mar 152020


  • 150,000 miles
Gas tank straps rusted and the fuel tank fell onto the ground wearing a hole and expelled its fuel content.


problem #4

Aug 122011


  • miles
Fuel gauge operates intermittently. Gauge may show as 'full' when empty; or indicate 'empty' when full. At times, gauge lighting is off and will not reflect either 'full' or 'empty' fuel tank. Has also indicated as containing fuel in tank, when in reality is near empty, which may cause driver to run out of fuel without sufficient warning.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 102015


  • 133,220 miles
A female ran a red light speeding at 55 mph in a 30 mph zone ripping off my entire bumper putting a dent on the top of my hood on the driver side and my airbag never came out! before I seen on the news about the recalls, my airbag warning signals always come on and stay on for long periods of time before they go off and this had happen several times!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 052014


  • 100,000 miles
Fuel pumps are leaking from the top of pump housing and are filling up the cubby hole that they sit in, with gas. This pump has a access hole under the rear seat and fumes can be smelled inside and outside of the cars, with some leaking on the ground. It also is know to be on some Odyssey as well. If parked in the garage overnight the fumes could fill the area and be ignited by a water heater or some other source. I have replaced many of these pumps over the years and Honda dealers are doing the same with no concern that they are a defect and could cause a potential safety risk.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 042013


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that there was a strong gasoline fuel odor. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V512000 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Coatesville, PA, USA