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10.0

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

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1998 Honda Civic transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 212003

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission replaced in 2003 and again 2005. O2 sinsor & catalyst convertor, also replaced. I think there is a default with this transmission. I have a 1998 Honda Accord LX coupe

- New Iberia, LA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission is slipping. I did an internet search and this problem appears to be widespread on this model and year.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #4

Jul 282002

Civic

  • miles
Consumer states that the transmission does not shift properly. Took to dealer and dealer stated there is a defect in transmission.

- Winthrop, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 072002

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Clutch slipped, causing 2nd gear to grind.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

Civic 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle has a manufacturing defect with the transmission. Honda admits that there is no fix for saftey problem.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

Civic

  • miles
When the vehicle is parked on an incline, it rolls to the bottom of the incline.

- Wilton, NH, USA

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