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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
63 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
38 / 1
Average Mileage:
13,743 miles

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1998 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #56

Jul 262002

Civic

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a rear end collision while sitting at light. Also, consumer's vehicle was rear ended. Upon impact, none of the airbags deployed.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #55

Jul 202002

Civic

  • miles
In a frontal collision none of the air bags deployed on impact.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #54

Jul 141998

Civic

  • miles
While driving, consumer was cut off by another vehicle which sped up to pass her in the high speed lane of the highway, leaving only 10 to 15 feet cleareance, and then slammed on brakes as the vehicle soon passed the consumer, she then swerved to avoid colliding with the vehicle, and lost control, striking the center guard rail head-on in which the airbags failed to deploy.(attorney on behalf of client)

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #53

Oct 272001

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Within three to four minutes my airbags deployed for no apparent reason, causing me to pull to the side of the freeway, not realizing what had happened the car was full of smoke from the release of the airbags. Resulted in burning of the face.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #52

Feb 052002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
While driving 60-65 an as a result of crash air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Wellton, AZ, USA

problem #51

Dec 052001

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopping at red light vehicle was rearended and pushed into a vehicle in front. Driver's airbag did not deploy, consumer hit head on rearview mirror. Vehicle was totalled.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #50

Oct 242001

Civic

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of approximately 40-60 mph, and both air bags did not deploy. Manufacturer was notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #49

Jul 141998

Civic

  • miles
While driving, consumer was cut off by another vehicle which sped up to pass her in the high speed lane of the highway, leaving only 10 to 15 feet cleareance, and then slammed on brakes as the vehicle soon passed the consumer, she then swerved to avoid colliding with the vehicle, and lost control, striking the center guard rail head-on in which the airbags failed to deploy.(attorney on behalf of client)

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #48

Sep 132001

Civic

  • miles
Consumer was in a head-on collision with another vehicle, and airbags did not deploy. Had not contacted dealer yet.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #47

Jul 052001

Civic

  • miles
Oncoming vehicle made U-turn right in front of me, causing me to crash into them @ 30mph. No airbags deployed despite heavy damage to front of car.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #46

Jun 122001

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles

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

While traveling at highway speed, and in an attempt to avoid a crash consumer ran into wall. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries.

- Huston, TX, USA

problem #45

Dec 312000

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Front impact crash, neither airbag deployed.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #44

Dec 312000

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph consumer had a front impact accident, neither airbag deployed.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #43

Jan 292001

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
While traveling at 15-20 mph consumer's vehicle rear ended a another vehicle.upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #42

Jan 162001

Civic

  • miles
Driver's airbag didn't deploy after hitting head-on another vehicle on driver's side door. Consumer is contacting dealer to have an investigator look at reason.

- Brookhaven, MS, USA

problem #41

Jan 032001

Civic

  • miles
This car struck a tree and the air bags did not deploy. Damage to the front of the car is substantial.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #40

Jul 272000

Civic

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 50mph on highway, and there was a stalled car in front of her. There were no lights or anyything showing. Consumer's vehicle hit other vehicle from behind. Upon impact, driver's airbag didn't deploy, and driver sustained injuries.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #39

Jul 122000

Civic

  • miles
Consumer was traveling 30mph & another vehicle was on the wrong side of the road and hit head-on. Airbags didn't deploy. Manufacturer said that they don't know why it happened. Also, manufacturer doesn't seem to be assisting with the problem.

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #38

Mar 292000

Civic

  • miles
Stopped at red light and was rearended by another vehicle. Pushed into pickup in front, and neither airbag deployed. The impact was so severe that it left an imprint of the license plate from the another vehicle. Didn't contact dealer.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #37

Mar 262000

Civic

  • miles
Air bags did not deploy at a 40mph crash. Could not find any information on a recall on this problem.

- Mcintyre, GA, USA

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