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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,820 miles

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1998 Honda Civic miscellaneous problems

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 062016

Civic

  • 156,655 miles

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

Takata recall so I w on my way to work ad S involved in an accident at the time all I knew was after trying to apply the brakes the vehicle did not stop. The car was toed and considered a total loss I was ticketed for careless driving. After paying to get the vehicle back in my possession I was looking threw the car and realized the floor mat was stuck under the peddles I then when and ran the VIN on car facts and found an open recall for this same problem. I was never once notified about a recall on this vehicle I am now having to pay for others car repair and medical bills due to a problem that should never have happened I am at a loss and dont know what to do.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #12

Jun 022000

Civic

  • 15,000 miles
During 2000 (est) I brought my car to Honda dealer to replace the ignition switch.and get a new set of keys I think I paid about $800 I never receive any recall notice until this year my mechanic check and he said my car had recall..I further refer to internet that some car were repaired free in changing ignition switch. In this regard I would like to know if my car is a recall in spite of same problem.with other cars thank you, jaime

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #11

May 152004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
As the consumer was pulling away from the inside of the garage, the vehicle suddenly accelerated with out touching the gas pedal. The brakes were not functional and the vehicle went through the wall. Finally, the vehicle stopped when it hit the wall. The dealer was notified. The consumer stated there was an open recall regarding this issue.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #10

Sep 102002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles

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

While traveling 55-60 mph engine would stall, engine indicator light would flash on. Dealer has been contacted, and technician noticed that oxygen sensor needed to be replaced.

- National City, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 011998

Civic

  • miles
While accelerating the mat jammed on accelerater and got stuck. Consumer had to go under steering whell to release mat. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and they corrected the problem. However, problem has been reoccurring.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 152000

Civic

  • miles
This is an expensive item to fix and dispite the purchase of an extended warrenty it's not covered. Shouldn't this be a safety concern and covered by the manufacturer? no safety defec tlisted within summary.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 062000

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles

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

Recall # 99E015000 Honda/accessory floor mats; the recall required Honda to fasten floor mats to prevent intrusion on the gas pedal, which could cause it to stick in the down position. Consumer writes that a satisfactory solution has been provided by the local dealer, and the issue is now closed.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 121999

Civic

  • miles
Engine check light has been on since April and won't go off. Dealer can't determine the cause of the problem.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #5

Jul 161999

Civic

  • miles
Engine check light is on and won't go off, and the dealer can't determine the problem.

- Heather Falls, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 181998

Civic

  • miles
While approaching a stop sign and applying the brake pedal there was no response due to the floor mat getting caught up under the accelerator, causing vehicle to almost be in an accident. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Brokklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 161999

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles

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

Rcall 99E015000, floormat recall is not "broad" enough for the owner who already replaced the orginial floor mat with an aftermarket floor mat because of a safety defect in the orginial floor mat. Manufacturer will not do the recall for an aftermarket floor mat.

- Fletcher, NC, 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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