Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,000 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.

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1998 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 182007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 109,000 miles


I completely lost by brakes on my 98 Honda Civic with no warning. I lost my front brakes and rear brakes at the same time and my foot completely went to the floor without any resistance. I down shifted and used my hand brake to get to the Honda dealer. The Honda dealer cleaned and repaired the brakes (they did not replace the brakes). The mechanic told me that my car only has one master cylinder. When one of the pistons in my rear brake popped out, I lost all 4 brakes.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

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