8th Generation (2006—2011) Civic Problems

This generations ranks 60th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and will be a constant headache to anyone who owns one. Owners have the most complaints about the body (26%), interior (18%), and the engine (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cracked Engine Block 294 complaints at an average of 105,190 miles in the 2006 Honda Civic.
  2. Clearcoat and Paint Problems 153 complaints at an average of 83,083 miles in the 2006 Honda Civic.
  3. Excessive/uneven Tire Wear 169 complaints at an average of 48,468 miles in the 2007 Honda Civic.

What Civic Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 91 7 40 12.08
2010 273 6 43 30.16
2009 398 6 58 56.54
2008 609 5 69 59.32
2007 719 7 80 60.6
2006 795 13 97 86.63

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