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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 071999

(reported on)


  • miles


Cruise control was set at 55 mph. Consumer went to apply the brakes, and they did not disengage cruise control, causing vehicle not stop. Also, brakes were totally inoperative, causing loss of control.

- Clarksville, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 051999


  • miles
Vehicle struck rear of another vehicle, brakes were locked at 40 mph, seat belt did not lock, allowing drivers face to hit steering wheel, air bags did not deploy, Honda contacted, and has shown no interest in investigating or checking the car. Stated to take it to the dealer after it was repaired, and if anything was wrong, they would replace parts.

- Mt Carmel, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 311997


  • miles
Consumer states that when the brakes were applied during an emergency stop, the wheels locked and vehicle tilted to the left. The dealer has been notified.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

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