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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,667 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 - interior problems

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


After being rear ended at approximately 50 mph, the consumer struck the vehicle in front of his vehicle and the driver seat back broke. The air bag did not deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 012002

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The driver's side seat latch mechanism fails to lock the seat in position. The seat will lock from going forward or backwards along the floor, although it will not lock when tilting to lean back or lean forward causing a very dangerous driving situation.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 131999


  • miles
After letting someone in rear seat. The front goes to reclining postion, not the upright, driving position.

- Walkersville, MD, USA

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