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.

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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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


There is no seatbelt extender available for my Honda Civic--I have been stopped and given a warning--the next is a $150 ticket--I have 5 Honda cars...I need a seatbelt extender--seatbelts are the law in this state and surrounding states.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 142003


  • miles
Front lap seat belts do not retract after releasing buckets. Belts hang loose along side outer seat area door. Dealer notified.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

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