2008 Honda CIVIC Visibility problems & defects.

2008 Honda CIVIC Visibility problems & defects.
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Free information about the most common 2008 Honda CIVIC problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Honda CIVIC, driving a 2008 Honda CIVIC, or if you are planning to purchase one, review reported Visibility problems and defects. Total Honda reports: 107.

Both Sun Visors On My 2008 honda civic Ex Sedan Swing Down Suddenly And Unexpectedly. This Abrupt Malfunction Blocks View Of Both The Road And The Rear View Mirror, Creating An Extremely Hazardous Driving Situation. When They Swing Down, Efforts To Return Them To The ?up? (never Have Been Deployed) Position Are Completely Useless. Both Swing Down Again And Refuse To Remain Up And Out Of The Way. The Visors Are Made Up Of Several Plastic Panels. At Least One Of The Panels In Each Visor Seems To Have Warped Due To Normal Summer Temperatures. It Appears That Deformation Is What Prevents The Visor From Working Normally. It Is Just A Matter Of Time Before This Causes A Serious Accident. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFA15878H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Sept 29, 2008

Sun Visors On 2008 honda civic Exl Malfunction. Within A Couple Of Months After Purchasing The Car- The Sun Visors Started To Malfunction. Seemed To Be Caused By Interior Heat In The Vehicle. They (both Left And Right) Finally Failed To Where Once They Were In The Down Position You Could Not Putt Them Back In The Stow Position With Out Using Two Hands – Need Not Say Much About The Safety Hazard Here And With Following. Also, From Stow Position They Keep Falling Down On Their Own Accord. Contacted The Dealer – Since The Car Was Under Warranty They Replaced Them. I Told The Dealer That It Was A Design Flaw Probably Caused By Expanding Plastic Parts Due To Heat. Told The Dealer That The New Replacement Would Probably Do The Same Thing With Time And honda Corp Should Be Notified. Not Sure They Notified honda Of The Potential Problem Or Safety Concern. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFG12948H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in BELTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 23, 2008

Drivers Sun Visor On 2008 civic Ex Coupe Suddenly Swings Down Creating Hazard Especially At Night. This Visor Is Useless And Refuse To Remain Up. It Appears Several Plastic Pieces Inside The Visor Are Popped Out Making Impossible To Function Correctly. This Seems To Be A Consistent Problem With 2008 civics. At My Scheduled Service I Plan On Talking To The Dealer About Problem And Correction. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in BOULDER CITY, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 15, 2008

There Has Been No Wreck Or Fire—this Is A Complaint For Your Tsb Compilations….we Have An 08 civic Lx: The Transmission Shifts Roughly, And With Delays. Slowing Down And Then Re Accelerating Lightly Causes A Delay—-as If The Transmission/control Module Can’t Figure Out Which Gear To Get Into— And Then A Rough Engagement. From D To Reverse, There Is A Harder Engagement Than Should Be. It’s As If There Is A Problem With The Control Module Or The Torque Converter. My Dealer Says All These Things Are Normal In A civic Auto Transmission. We Have An 07 Accord Exl And It Has None Of These Problems, Nor Did Any Other Vehicles I’ve Had In The Past With A.t. It Seems There Should Be Some Control Module Reprogramming Or Software Patch For This Transmission. Also, As A Safety Problem, It Is Harder To See Out Of This Windshield During Rain, Esp. At Night, Than Any Car I’ve Driven. Possibly The Extreme Slant Of The Glass? As A Safety Problem, As Well, The Brakes Have A Soft Pedal, As Well, And Require More Force Than Our Accord(much Much More)or Than Any Car I Am Used To, Except One With Air In The Lines….dealer Says This Soft Pedal Is Normal, As Well. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 353 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CARRBORO, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 27, 2008

I Have Had 3 Previous Sun Visors Replaced, When They Brake They Split And Then Fall And Hang In Your Viewing Area. This Time (#4) It Was The Drivers Side. When It Split (broke) This Time It Fell And Hit Me In The Head While I Was On The Free Way, Causing Me To Swerve Slightly Into The Next Lane. *tr

Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFG11858H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

May 22, 2009

The Failure Occurs When The Car Is Parked Outside And The Temperature Will Rise Inside The Car Causing The Sun Visor To Split Apart. When This Happens The Sun Visor Will Not Stay Up Anymore Causing The Driver To Be Distracted With The Sun Visor Moving Around. It Has Happened To My Driver Side First Then 500 Miles Later The Passenger Side Broke From The Same Hot Weather Conditions. Luckily My Car Was Still Under Warranty And It Was Fixed But Other civic Owners Not In Warranty Have Not Been So Lucky. *tr

Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFA55538H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 17, 2009

Visor On Driver Side Split Open And Now Just Hands. Its Hard To See Out With It Just Hanging honda civic Ex 08. *tr

Mileage was 53000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2009

1.)both Sunvisors On My 2008 honda civic Si Have Had To Be Replaced Twice In Under One Year. The Clips Break And Cause The Sunvisors To Drop Down And Not Be Able To Placed Back In The Up Position. 2.) The Failure Has Occurred 2x In One Year. Once Broken The Visors Have To Be Taken Off In Order To See To Drive. 3.) Both Sunvisors Replaced Twice In Under One Year And Covered Under Warranty. *tr

Mileage was 290000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFG21558H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 14, 2009

This Is The Second Time In The Last Several Months That I Have Needed To Replace My Sun Visors. The First Time In June Of 2009, My Driver Side Sun Visor Was Melted By The Heat, Cracked Open And Would No Longer Remain In The “up Closed Position,” Instead, It Would Hang In My Face, Impeding My Vision. Suffice To Say I Was Not Pleased. Just Yesterday, (9/06/09) The Same Thing Happened But To My Passenger Side. I Have Not Folded Down My Driver Side For Fear Of It Melting And Hanging In My Face But Yesterday A Passenger Used The Passenger Visor And Left It In The Down Position, And The Next Day It Was Melted. I Am Afraid That It Will Happen Again On The Driver Side So I Do Not Use My Sun Visor At All For Fear Of Having To Spend Time Taking It To The Dealer To Have It Repeatedly Replaced. *tr

Mileage was 16825 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFG21568H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in LEAGUE CITY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 06, 2009

2008 honda civic And Have Had 3 Sun Visors Replaced. They Crack And Then Flop Down Into The Drivers Field Of View. This Hasn’t Caused And Accident But Certainly Has The Potential To Do So. Dealer Claims honda Isn’t Interested In Fixing This Problem; They Will Only Replace Them As They Break. Last Visor Lasted 2 Months. *tr

Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFG21578H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in GILBERT, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Sept 05, 2009

2008 honda civic Broken Sunvisor All Most Cause An Accedent. *tr

Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA165X8L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in MISSION VIEJO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Sept 22, 2009

2008 honda civic Sunvisor Split, Causing Visibility Problems. *tr

Mileage was 19659 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in WOONSOCKET, RI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 17, 2009

Sunvisor Defect Which Causes The Sunvisor To Obstruct The Drivers View. *tr

Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA16518L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in GAFFNEY, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 17, 2010

I Have A 2008 honda civic & Within 6 Months Of Having The Car The Visors Split & Do Not Stay Up. They Are In The Way Of Visibility. They Are Useless. Contacted honda Who Said They Have Had Many Complaints But No Recall Has Been Made At This Point. *tr

HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 01, 2009

2008 Driver Visor Broke. This Is The Second Broken Driver Side Visor, I Consider This A Driving Hazard Since It Impaired Vision. The Visors Should Be Recalled By honda. I Have Research Online And Appears This Problem Has Been Going On Since 2006. *tr

Mileage was 54000 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in HUNTSVILLE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 49 mph.

May 15, 2010

The Sunvisors Bind And Split In Warm Weather, Resulting In The Visors Swinging Freely Directly In The Driver’s Line Of Sight. This Failure Occurs Approximately Once Per Year. While Under Warranty, The Dealership Acknowledges This Is A Common Issue And Replaces The Visors. I’ve Had Three Driver’s Side Visors Replaced In Under 36k Miles. Several Other People I Know With Similar Model honda civics (2006-2009, Lx, Ex, Si) Experience The Same Issue At The Same Frequency. *tr

Mileage was 35500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFG21558H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 22, 2010

The Sun Visor Has Split Apart In A 08 honda civic, And It Flops Down And Stays Down, In Front Of My Vision Out The Windshield. It Won’t Stay Up, Or Even Pushed Toward The Windshield; Stays Down At Its Lowest Point. Split Apart Where The Rod Goes In The Visor. I Have Seen This Complaint In Many civic Forums. It Is A Safety Problem As It Interferes With Seeing Out The Windshield. *tr

Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFA16578H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CARRBORO, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 08, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2008 honda civic. While Driving 25 Mph The Contact Noticed That The Sun Visor Suddenly Fell Into Her View Without Warning. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Three Times Where The Driver Side Sun Visor Was Replaced Each Time; However, The Contact Continued To Experience The Failure. There Were No Prior Warnings. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 25000.

Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA16848L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in LANCASTER, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Nov 12, 2009

The Visors On My 2008 honda civic Lx Have Split Along The Top Seam Which Results In Both The Driver And Passenger Visors Unable To Be Put All The Way Up Or All The Way Back. They Just Hang Straight Down. This Is Inconvenient And Possibly Hazardous Since The Only Way The Visors Can Be Put Up Requires Both Hands. A Coworker With A 2006 civic Lx Says Her Visors Do The Same Thing. *tr

Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA16528L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CROSSVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 24, 2010

Passenger Side Visor Did Not Stay Up Almost Causing An Accident Due To Blocking My View. Without An Attentive Driver In The Other Car, I Would Have Hit Them Going Freeway Speed. Upon Checking On The Itnernet, This Is A Common Problem With Homda civics. *tr

Mileage was 19887 miles. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in CASTLE ROCK, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 02, 2010

honda civic 2008: Driver Side’s Sun Visor Failure In 7/21/07, 10/6/08, 8/10/09, & 7/5/10. Passenger Side’s Sun Visor Failure In 4/27/09 And 8/2/10. Sun Visor Failures Interferes With Visibility. *tr

Mileage was 2972 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA16868L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in DIAMOND BAR, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 21, 2007

The Contact Owns A 2008 honda civic. While Entering The Vehicle The Contact Noticed That The Driver Side Sun Visor Was Damaged. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Drivers Side Sun Visor Was Replaced On Jun 5, 2009; However, Within A Year The Sun Visor Was Damaged Again. The Failure Mileage Was 10000. The Current Mileage Is 29000. Updated 11/05/10. *lj The Consumer Stated The Passenger Side Sun Visor Was Replaced On July 29, 2009 And The Drivers Side Was Replaced Again On October 26,2010. Updated 11/08/10

Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFA15558H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. HONDA CIVIC 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. HONDA CIVIC 2008 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: HOWDY HONDA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 512-443-4300 . DEALER’S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78744 .

June 05, 2009

I Haven’t Had A Crash Or Incident (yet) But My 2008 honda civic Sun Visor Just Came Apart And Now It Hangs Down In My Field Of View. It Won’t Stay Retracted Because It Is Too Thick (since The Seam Popped). This Is Definitely A Safety Issue. *tr

Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA16518L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 11, 2010

I Own A 2008 honda civic. At Around 42,000 Miles, My Drivers Side Visor Cracked On The Top And Dropped Down Into My Line Of Vision. The Visor Could Not Be Placed Back Up Out Of My Line Of Sight. I Took My Car To The Dealer, Who Replaced The Visor At A Cost To Me (about $100.) Because This Is An Obvious Safety Issue (obstructing Line Of Sight For Drivers), I Believe That This Problem Should Be An Automotive Recall, And That honda Should Replace Visors That Fail Free Of Charge. This Problem Is Widespread As There Are Many Complaints About This On The Internet. Frankly, I Was Quite Surprised That This Safety Issue Was Not Fixed At No Cost To The Consumer, Regardless Of Warranty. *tr

Mileage was 41987 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA168X8L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in THONOTOSASSA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 12, 2010

Both The Sun Visors Have Split Open And Now Just Hang Down. They Will Not Stay Up And Are Always In The Drivers Line Of Sight!! Also The Road Noise In This Car Is Almost Unbearable!! *tr

Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGFA16858L. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in WYLIE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 12, 2009

Both Sun Visors Split Open. The Drivers’ Side Visor Broke First When Car Was Under Warranty. The Passenger Side Visor Broke Recently While The Car Just Went Off Warranty. The Visor Broke From Just Normal Use. *tr

Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGFA16578H. HONDA CIVIC 2008 problem was reported in WILDOMAR, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 18, 2010

Driver And Passenger Sun Visors Split Open. The Driver

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