fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,850 miles
Total Complaints:
59 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (32 reports)
  2. replace sun visors (27 reports)
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problem #59

May 152012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I've had the sun visors repaired once and have the same problem again. I don't know why there is no recall for this and now I have to pay a defect out of my own pocket.

- calma, Monrovia, US

problem #58

Aug 112015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

There was a recall for sun visors for Honda civics however my car was not included although I have the SAME EXACT issue. It's very annoying that HONDA does not want to replace or fix it, especially when they've settled a lawsuit to fix it for most of them. A representative informed me that Honda uses an algorithm to decide which cars to include in the recall. It seems a way for them to not be held responsible to fix every single one that has the same issue.

- Leyla N., Los Angeles, US

problem #57

Jun 282017

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,134 miles

Both sun visors broke on the same day. No previous problems, then I came back to my car after work and neither would stay up. Luckily the passenger side one popped back into place but I guess I'll be replacing the drivers side. I was hoping there would be a quick cheap fix but after an internet search I can see this is a known problem that Honda has chosen not to fix for over a decade.

In addition, all my exterior trim has rotted. This will be my last Honda.

- J P., Stillwater, US

problem #56

Jun 252016

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Even though I rarely use my sun visor, it split up the other day. It happened when the car was not in use, perhaps due to plastic pieces in the visor melting in the heat. This was the reason why the visors in the 2006-2009 models were covered in a lawsuit settlement. However, even though the 2010 models have the same issue, for some reason, they are not covered by this settlement?

- Kelly D., Fairview, TX, US

problem #55

Aug 182016

Civic LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

This is the only foreign car I ever owned. From 1970 to Oct. 2009, I had all American cars on which all, except the one leased in 1970 and later bought, had well over a 100.000 when I sold or traded them and bought a new one. This Honda exterior is the most vulnerable to any little bump like getting too close to a curb and then the sun visor rotten and fell apart and I rarely park in the sun. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED since I always keep my cars for ten years except the 1970 Cutlass with the lousy paint, but I still chose to keep it 89,000 I expected everything on it to be superior to my American made cars and it is inferior!!

I am supposed to fill out a different for each problem. I have about three more to report. I bought a new, 2010 Honda Civic Lx lemon in early Oct., 2009 that started breaking down on the outside way, way too soon! I am mentioning another problem on the exterior. One day a bumped the curb in my parking space and low and behold the bumper came lose and later had to be snapped back together again except not all the way or not to stay put. I have to do it repetitively nearly after every time I drive someplace or on some errand. The eyelet tore out where it curves and ends at the front side of the car.the bumper comes apart and I snap it back but it does not stay. now the mud guard (?) and the vinyl or rubber attached somehow behind the bumper and to the curved area of the car over the wheels comes loose and some has rotted;. Part of the mud guard under the car fell down and a man right off the interstate at Murfreesboro, TN said it was rotten and said he would cut it off so it would not drag. So, I agreed and he did. No telling how much that will cost to replace it. Also, I had no more than 85,000 just recently when I had to have a eleven hundred and fifty-four dollar air conditioner compressor job.

I have given up on the Honda service centers. They do not keep good records on their computer and when I go to have an oil and oil filter change and the free inspection they give everyone at certain times, mine every six months whether I need it or not, they suggest all kinds of work which I have no symptoms or no warnings on the maintenance minder. They could look on their computer and see if I have had such and such instead of expecting me to look at a half dozen invoices myself or just trust them ( they would like) to always play it straight with me when I have evidence that they have not always!

- Barbara D., Chattanooga, TN, US

problem #54

Jun 132013

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles

Both sides (driver and passenger) sun visors split and hang in my line of vision. I can not pull them down and put them back up. Cannot see signal light at intersection nor have a clear view in my rear view mirror.

- Bee M., Columbus, OH, US

problem #53

Jan 262017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

This is the third time the left sun visor has to be replaced! It is a driving hazard!

- jcopley, Devon, US

problem #52

Apr 272017

Civic Coupe 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,500 miles

This just totally blew apart. I went to pull it down to cover the sun in my eyes and it just fell apart.

- Shelli M., She, US

problem #51

Mar 152017

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,700 miles

Sun visor cracked on passenger side. Unable to put back together or fix. It was literally fine in the AM and went out to the car after working 8 hours and the whole thing was cracked and falling apart.

- Stephanie Z., TUCSON, AZ, US

problem #50

Jul 132016

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

Hot weather makes the sun visors break apart in a way they cannot be put back together. This has been a problem on previous Honda Civic models and it looks like they still have not fixed the problem.

- salexis, Leander, TX, US

problem #49

Oct 032016

Civic EX-L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I'll never buy another Honda. Have had nothing but problems with this car including vanishing paint, a/c stopped working, premature tire wear, and now sun visors cracking. It now only has 50000 miles on it!

- Denise A., Erlanger, KY, US

problem #48

Jan 302016

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

It is extremely inconvenient to have the visor issue in the summer in the desert. The visor is actually opened up and revealing the inside workings. It's not even covered by Honda for repairs since it is a 2010 Civic. I've had the car only a few years as I bought it certified used from the dealer. I have owned 4 other Honda cars bought in the '70's & '80's and never had any problems before. (Other issues exist.)

- hondagotcheap, Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #47

Sep 052016

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

Now the passenger side visor has done the same thing as the driver's side visor did. I will need to get it replaced as I drive grandchildren and children almost every day. The visor will not stay up!

- susanboden, Rainbow City, AL, US

problem #46

Jun 062016

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

Hondas are supposed to be better built than this! The visor started by being stiff when I tried to lower it and after a couple weeks of this, it finally froze and I had to resort to the binder clip.

- pengland-moore, Castle Rock, US

problem #45

May 022016

Civic DX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,400 miles

This problem occurred with 2009 Honda Civics which were covered by a class action settlement. The problem seems at least as common with the 2010 model, but Honda will not cover it.

- Barry P., Santa Ana, CA, US

problem #44

Oct 012016

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

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cracked sun visors cracked sun visors

Very annoying. It's always in the down position, I don't need it at night. If I try to put it all the way forward, it just falls back down.

- Luis P., Anaheim, CA, US

problem #43

Oct 032016

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I own a honda Civic 2010, I really like driving it, it's still in very good condition except for the sun visor on the driver side, it split and cracked and it really pisses me off and its very annoying when it keeps on coming down that I can not see the signal light , sad to say that this is the second time and I have to replace it again. Hope that Honda Company takes care of this matter.

- gody, Fairfield, CA, US

problem #42

Sep 052016

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Driver side visor broke all of a sudden and is a problem while driving. 2009 honda civic had this same issue and was recalled, then why not 2010

- ksfl, Tampa, FL, US

problem #41

Sep 012016

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

Aloha! I am going to have to replace my driver's side visor for the third time. My son tried to fix the current one and it is not fixable, only replaceable. I think this is ridiculous and I wish I knew then what I know now about Honda's warranty and how they do their best to get out of it, I would not have bought a Honda!

- Donnie W., Waianae, HI, US

problem #40

Sep 142016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Recently, my driver side sun visor cracked which is not related to car damage . It has been in good condition all these years.Upon further review, it appears this has been a common problem with Honda Civic and I paid a replacement of $72 today at the Honda car shop. You can contact me by email : rrjaitly@yahoo.com . Let me know if you want me to send you a picture of the damaged sun visor.

Rama Jaitly

Update from Oct 18, 2016: Hi,

I reported my car complaint in regards my sun visor being cracked. I haven't received a response over a month. Please email me back at : rrjaitly@yahoo.com. Thank you.

- Rama J., Bethesda, MD, US

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