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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,500 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 312012


  • 230,000 miles


Driving at 55 mph a Ford Focus pulled straight out in front of me and came to a stop. I was approximately 1 car length away when they did this so I did not have time to stop and could not pull out around them because I would have been in oncoming traffic. I T-boned this vehicle doing 55 mph and they were stopped. My front end hit directly on their front drivers side. Their front left fender and tire were bent in and both of their front air bags deployed. My whole front end was crushed in and the center of my hood looked like I hit a tree. None of my air bags deployed. If I had not been wearing my seat belt I would have been more seriously injured than I was. Where are the sensors for air bag deployment" shouldn't mine have deployed"

- Exeter, ME, USA

problem #3

May 202011


  • miles
On May 20, 2011, around 5:45 -6:00 in the morning. I was traveling South on I-95 near the rest area in glynn county just a little after exits 42. It appeared that I had ran over a semi-truck tire that was in the far right lane. It was later confirm after getting a little closer to the rest area a semi-truck was on the side of the road getting a tire replace by an towing company. While on my lunch break I notice the left drivers of my vehicle had been damage due the object in the road this morning.

- Townsend, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 011998


  • miles
Defective reaction to sunlight. White "chalky spots" appear on hood/front panels and front roof panels when exposed to sunlight.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 141998

(reported on)


  • miles
White "chalky spots" appear on hood, front panels, and front roof panels when exposed to sunlight.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

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