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

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1998 Honda Civic steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

May 181999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


In the first incident the steering hose and rack were leaking (at 10,000 miles). I was told at my appt. For an oil change and steering inspection that they didn't have time to do both, so they wanted to change the oil and look at the steering later. I insisted they do the opposite and half an hour later I was told that I could not safely drive my car home. Currently, my transmission computer was found to be faulty after I reported a severe vibration accompanied by a constant sound. This too was shrugged off over the phone as being typical of the cvt automobiles. Twenty minutes after I had picked the car up after it was "repaired" I returned it to the dealer as it was shuddering and idling down to 0 RPM's, almost dying at stoplights. This has yet to be resolved as they don't seem to know what to do in regard to these transmissions.

- Stanford, IL, USA

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