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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,068 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 302007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 138,000 miles


Headlights/interior lights began to "flicker", speedometer stopped working properly, check engine light came on. Car stalls/engine cuts off when clutch is depressed. Problem with power management. Caused by a chaffed wire under the intake manifold grounding out.

- South Burlington, VT, USA

problem #1

Jun 222003

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,137 miles
1998 Honda Civic LX wiring harness run under intake manifold shorting out due to wiring insulation being abraded by the intake mainifold. According to Honda service technician every time the car was accelerated the intake manifold would contact the wires. He said he had seen this on other cars as well. This condition caused the car to not shift, shift erratically, or not move at all, and speedometer was not working correctly either.

- West Islip, NY, USA

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