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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 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.

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1998 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #9

May 082006

Civic

  • miles

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

O 2 sensor/ exhaust check engine light problem on my 1998 Honda Civic LX.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #8

Oct 082002

Civic

  • miles
While traveling about 30 mph on the highway. Without prior warning the vehicle shut down and hit the curb and another vehicle. The dealership is aware of the problem.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 222002

Civic

  • miles
While driving vehicle just stalled, almost causing an accident. Consumer purchased vehicle in 06/02, and vehicle did not have any oil signifying a major oil leak.

- Kelowna, 00, USA

problem #6

Jul 202002

Civic

  • miles

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

While drivng vehcile stalled out/ lost all power, was unable to steer, resulting in an accident.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 112002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Vehicle would sometimes start up and sometimes not. When vehicle does start it sounds rough. Had vehicle towed to dealer, but dealer refused to diagnose or even look at vehicle after starting up. Please add VIN.

- Mashpee, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152001

Civic

  • miles
Rear main oil seal failed causing oil leak. Problem was immediately repaired at a cost of $650 by the dealer. Dealer also claimed the oil pan gasket needed to be replaced at an additional cost of $250 this repair was declined. Oil pan gasket does not leak.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 251998

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rear main seal failed causing oil leak. Mjs

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

May 171999

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Engine wont start on hot days

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 011998

Civic

  • miles
Vehicle makes strange pinging/rattling noises while accelerating. Only found when engine is warm and vehicle is moving(in gear). Noise most prevailant just prior to reaching recommended shift point for 5 speed transmission. Honda factory troubleshooter calls this strange noise normal.

- Brighton, MA, USA

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