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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 152005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


The passenger side door and window mechanism is not working properly. The door can not be unlocked with a key, with keyless entry remote or from unlock handle on the inside of the car. The door will not stay unlocked even after turning key in key slot. The only way to open passenger side door is to insert key in key slot, turn key and pull door handle at the same time. The passenger can not open door from the inside. When opening or closing window, the window would get stuck. The window switch would have to be switched between open or close several times before window will continue moving. Both of these malfunctions are potential safety issues. What if the passenger(s) need to get out during an emergency?

- Orrville, OH, USA

problem #1

May 112004

(reported on)


  • miles
Driver side door is inoperative, and is unable to open the door from the outside or inside.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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