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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,667 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 Prelude suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Honda Prelude Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 152009


  • 98,000 miles


Vehicle: 1998 Honda Prelude sh (98000 miles) -vehicle was inspected by professional mechanic -mechanic found that components: Suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joints had estimated 1/4 inch of play (movement) when there should be no movement -NHTSA campaign id number: 99V069000 is a recall for this component for 1998 Honda Prelude -Honda motor co. States that my vehicle does not apply -the worse case, the ball joint would separate causing the front suspension to collapse. Consequence: This condition would result in vehicle deceleration and a sudden loss of power. Also steering controllability would be reduced.

- Morton, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 242005

(reported on)


  • miles
'recall campaign' 1998 Honda Prelude sh lower ball joint replacement. The consumer recently became aware of a lower ball joint recall 99V-069000. The consumer contacted the dealer who informed the consumer that the service was already done. The manufacturer refused to replace the ball joint again free of charge.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 011999


  • miles
Recall repair refused due to lack of parts (99V-069). Mjs

- Unk, UN, USA

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