Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
63 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
38 / 1
Average Mileage:
13,743 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Honda Civic:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #16

May 171999

Civic

  • miles

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

While driving 60 mph vehicle changed lane, and for some reason it went out of control and spinned around, hitting a tree at a frontal impact. Upon impact, driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants in the crash. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #15

Apr 211999

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
This vehicle was in a rollover accident which occurred at 55-60 mph, and the air bags did not deploy after hitting a highway rail. Manufacturer has been contacted.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 051999

Civic

  • miles
Vehicle struck rear of another vehicle, brakes were locked at 40 mph, seat belt did not lock, allowing drivers face to hit steering wheel, air bags did not deploy, Honda contacted, and has shown no interest in investigating or checking the car. Stated to take it to the dealer after it was repaired, and if anything was wrong, they would replace parts.

- Mt Carmel, TN, USA

problem #13

Jan 051999

Civic

  • miles

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

Vehicle struck rear of another vehicle, brakes were locked at 40 mph, seat belt did not lock, allowing drivers face to hit steering wheel, air bags did not deploy, Honda contacted, and has shown no interest in investigating or checking the car. Stated to take it to the dealer after it was repaired, and if anything was wrong, they would replace parts.

- Mt Carmel, TN, USA

problem #12

Nov 211998

Civic

  • miles
The consumer has experienced problems wiith driver's and passenger's side air bags. Vehicle was involved in a front end collision in which air bags failed to deploy. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted.

- Wilder, KY, USA

problem #11

Nov 211998

Civic

  • miles
The consumer has experienced problems wiith driver's and passenger's side air bags. Vehicle was involved in a front end collision in which air bags failed to deploy. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted.

- Wilder, KY, USA

problem #10

Nov 031998

Civic

  • miles

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

While driving at 45 mph on wet pavement went to apply the brakes and the vehicle rear ended another vehicle. Driver's air bag failed to deploy.

- Alex, VA, USA

problem #9

Aug 241998

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was at an exit when a truck rear ended the vehicle, throwing the car 69 feet into another vehicle. Airbag did not deploy, and the front seat broke. Dealer contacted. One person was injured in accident.

- Hackberry, LA, USA

problem #8

Sep 031998

Civic

  • miles
Both airbags deployed without hard braking or a collision. Driver lost control and was injured.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 311998

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Vioent deployment of passenger's side air bag prior to recall.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Jul 151998

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving in a parking space, vehicle accelerated and went over concrete in space and hit a wall. Repairs done, both airbags deployed. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 151998

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in a parking space, vehicle accelerated and went over concrete in space and hit a wall. Repairs done, both airbags deployed. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 291998

Civic

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at about 70 mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. The passenger, who was restrained was knocked unto the rear behind the driver. Driver and passenger sustained minor injuries. The dealer has been notified.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 291998

Civic

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at about 70 mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. The passenger, who was restrained was knocked unto the rear behind the driver. Driver and passenger sustained minor injuries. The dealer has been notified.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 031998

Civic

  • miles
While in a car accident the air bags did not deploy.

- Coral Gables, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 031998

Civic

  • miles
While in a car accident the air bags did not deploy.

- Coral Gables, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?