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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,234 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 162014


  • 96,702 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Honda Civic. While driving 10 mph, the engine stalled and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,702.

- West Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 251999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle keeps pulling to the right, causing steering wheel to become very difficult to manage. Dealer cannot correct defect.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 211999

(reported on)


  • 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

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