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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,708 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 electrical problems

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Sep 182002

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

As part of a safety recall on ignition switches american Honda Motors co. Imposes a flat charge of $75 to reconnect "after market", non-Honda, car alarms. This charge is invalid because it should be considered as incidental to the recall and excessive. Both the service dealer and american Honda Motors have refused to change this policy after we complained to them.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #17

Mar 122003

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Response to request for reimbursement from Honda for expenses incurred relating to reconnection of alarm system when dealership performed corrective action for ignition recall 02V120000.

- Royersford, PA, USA

problem #16

Feb 062003

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Consumer received recall letter for ignition. Dealer was charging to put alarm back on vehicle. Consumer felt she should not be charged. Ph.

- Garde, NY, USA

problem #15

Aug 162001

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My car was repaired on 8/16/2001 for a faulty ignition switch and coil which caused the igniter to short out and my car to suddenly stall on the highway. My car is not listed as a recalled vechile, but other Honda Civics and model are. I would like a representative to review my case for a recall on 1998 Honda Civic ex models for this recall. I have contacted Honda with the same information.

- East Dundee, IL, USA

problem #14

Dec 312002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Consumer is requesting that vehicle alarm be disconnected free of charge in order to replace defective/recalled ignition switch.

- Demarest, NJ, USA

problem #13

Dec 302002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Consumer stated after having the recall work performed done on the ignition switch, the remote starter was no longer working, consumer was informed by the dealership that performed the recall, that they were not responsible if it did not work after fixing the vehicle, consumer was left without a vehicle for 4 hours to have the remote starter reconnected for at a cost of 60 dollars, because the dealership had destroyed all of the wires.

- Union, NJ, USA

problem #12

Nov 272002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles

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

The consumer recieved an ingnition switch recall; NHTSA# 02V120000. There was no charge in the replacement of the ingition switch, but due to the location of the ignition replacement the vehicles burglar alarm had to be disconnected and would have to take the vehicle back to the alarm company to have the alarm re-connected. The consumer had to pay $35 dollars to have the alarm reconnected and feels that Honda should be responsible for this amount, because the alarm was working when the vehicle was brought in. The consumer seeks to be reimbursed for this amount.

- Trumbull, CT, USA

problem #11

Jun 012002

Civic

  • miles
No parts available:::::: the consumer receive a recall notice for a ignition switch pacific Honda 4697 convoy street san diego 858 694 1020 dealer is aware of the problem.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 102002

Civic

  • miles
The consumer recieve a recall for the ignition switch for her vehicle. There are no parts available: Lynch Honda I82 yakima ave yakima wahington 98901 the service manager is dennis 509 575 1090

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #9

Oct 022002

Civic

  • miles
Dealer is charging the consumer to disconnect the wiring in the sunroof in order to repair the recall. Recall#02V120000 ignition switch. Lia Honda 4891 transit rd williamsville, NY 716-632-3323

- Clarence Center, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 022002

Civic

  • miles

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

Consumer states that after recall for the ignition switch was completed, consumer was unable to remove keys from the ignition. Dealer refused to take responsiblilty for the problem.

- Port Reading, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 012002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Consumer states that dealership is charging to remove and replace alarm system that came with vehicle, when purchased. Nlm

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #6

Sep 302002

Civic

  • miles
Mfr# 02-031 & NHTSA# 02 V 120 000/ignition switch: Consumer states that the dealer, dobbs Honda in memphis, tn. Phone# 901/795-5900 want to charge to reconnect the alarm after recall repairs. Feel free to provide any further information. Nlm

- Memhis, TN, USA

problem #5

Sep 272002

Civic

  • miles
Mfr# 02-031 & NHTSA# 02 V 120 000/iginition switch: Consumer states that the dealer, anderson Honda in baltimore, md. Phone# 410/243--7000 want to charge consumer to reconnect the alarm after recall repairs. Nlm

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 192002

Civic

  • miles
Consumer received a recall letter on the ignition switch. Dealer is refusing to remove remote started. Nlm

- Belleville, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 202002

Civic

  • miles
Consumer recieved recall letter called dealer to schedule an appointment. Dealer told consumer would not be able to get an appointment till December 5th 2002. Nlm

- Springfield Gardens, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 272002

Civic

  • miles
Mfr# 02-031 & NHTSA# 02 V 120 000/ignition switch: Consumer states that the dealer, D&C Honda in tenafly, NJ. Phone# 201/569-5515 unable to schedule an appointment until Dec 2002. Recall notice states within 60 days. Nlm

- Westwood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 242002

Civic

  • miles
Consumer called the dealer to get a recall part replaced. Dealer told consumer that there is a waiting list. Consumer feels this is a unsafe condition to drive in.

- Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

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