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7.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,429 miles

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1998 Honda Civic electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 182015

Civic

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Knoxville , TN, USA

problem #6

Aug 192003

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer replaced the ignition switch under recall. Also the alternator replaced. But the intermittent problem to start the vehicle continued. There was intermittent grinding noise when the vehicle was started. Since the noise didn't occur when the consumer bought it to the dealer, they refused to do anything about it. Also the oxygen sensor was replaced.

- Wallingford, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 232002

(reported on)

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated vehicle has stalled on several occasions, the alternator was replaced due to lack of charging on electrical system.

- Altadena, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 011998

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Alternator failed causing head lights to fail.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Alternator failed.

- Castaic, CA, USA

problem #2

May 011999

Civic

  • miles
Intermittent problems, with centeral computer contorl, battery sometimes completely drains, sometimes does not, transmission does not engage sometimes, dealer uncooperative.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

May 011999

Civic

  • miles
Intermittent problems, with centeral computer contorl, battery sometimes completely drains, sometimes does not, transmission does not engage sometimes, dealer uncooperative.

- Washington, DC, USA

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