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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
122,599 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1998 Honda Civic steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 302014

Civic EX 1.6L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 187,796 miles


I've noticed my car pulling slightly to the right now. I'm heading in to get an alignment soon because its in need of when, hopefully that will solve this problem.

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 222009

Civic EX 1.6L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I will firstly say that when I bought my Honda Civic I thought I was getting the reliability Honda always talks about. I quickly had to drop money into the exhaust system due to a broken part the dealer should have replaced but didn't. I had it for two years and I'm well over $1000 already in repairs...not so reliable.

But my complaint on here is the steering system!!! It seems like no matter how many alignments I get, the car still seems to want to pull to the right. Now the steering wheel is doing it badly and it makes driving a straight line hard...I'm afraid the police will think I'm drunk once time. It also started making some strange popping-like noise. This noise is at it's worse in cold weather and when I'm taking left turns. This is no doubt going to be costly to fix, and in this bad economy even a $150 repair bill hurts...

- , Napoleon, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 242008

Civic EX 1.6L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

What is up with the shotty wheel alignment jobs on the Honda civics? Maybe it's just me, but it seems like I'm always pulling to the right of the road. I just got an alignment done last year and after a few bumps it seems like it's in need of another one. Maybe it's just cheap parts...I don't know. It's just a coat of ownership I think comes too often.

- , Napoleon, OH, USA

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