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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #1

Dec 281998


  • miles


Daughter involved in head-on collision. Attempting to turn left, hit by oncoming car going approximately 45-50 mph. Wearing seatbelt at the time of the accident, but seat belt failed to work properly, was flung into passenger's side of car. Both airbags deployed, neither striking her. Was flung back to drivers side of car. Ambulanced to hospital with a fractured left radius, severely displaced fracture of left clavicle and scrapes and contusions to left knee. 3/25/99 wrist fracture has healed, clavicle still not healed and neither is knee. Car totalled. Would like to know why seatbelt did not work. I am however very grateful that my daughter was not more seriously injured. I would gratefully appreciate some kind of response from my complaint. How can I get a response from Honda?

- Gurnee, IL, USA

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