Recall List for the 1988 Honda Civic

Official recalls have been issued for the 1988 Honda Civic by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Honda service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Honda customer service.

  1. 1988 Honda Civic EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #09E025000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 42,540

    Summary: Dope, Inc. Is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dope, Inc. Will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on July 28, 2009. Owners may contact dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E025000 »

  2. 1988 Honda Civic EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  3. 1988 Honda Civic EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E049000

    • Date Announced: MAY 24, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,176

    Summary: Certain ck motorsports combination headlights, clear corner, bumper, and side marker lights sold as replacement lamps for use on the passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Ck motorsport will notify owners and replace the noncompliant lamps free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2006. Owners may contact ck motorsport at 1-909-610-7211. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E049000 »

  4. 1988 Honda Civic EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E032000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 18, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 845

    Summary: Certain Eagle eyes and sonar headlights and corner lights sold as aftermarket for use on 1988-2005 Honda Civic, 1990-2005 Honda Accord, and 1990-2001 Acura integra passenger vehicles listed above. Headlights and corner lights that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Tom motorsport will notify owners and offer reimbursement for the purchase of noncompliant lights. The recall began April 17, 2006. Owners may contact tom motorsport at 626-968-4007. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E032000 »

  5. 1988 Honda Civic EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E026000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 61,944

    Summary: Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. The recall began on April 3, 2006. Owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E026000 »

  6. 1988 Honda Civic SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #95V103001

    • Date Announced: MAY 24, 1995
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,700,000

    Summary: The front safety belt buckle release buttons can break. These red plastic release buttons are marked "press." If a button breaks, pieces can fall into the buckle assembly causing the buckle to operate improperly.

    Consequence: The safety belts would not provide adequate protection to an occupant in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Owners should promptly check the condition and operation of both front safety belt buckles. Carefully inspect the red release button for any breaks or cracks. Check that both buckles are operating properly by inserting each latch plate into its buckle, tug on the belt to make sure the latch is securely locked, then press the release button. The latch plate should pop out of the buckle when the button is pressed. If either release button shows any sign of breakage or cracking, or if either buckle fails to operate properly, promptly contact your authorized Honda/Acura dealer to schedule an appointment to have the buckle replaced or repaired, free of charge. The manufacturer is developing a remedy designed to prevent the failure of the buttons that are not currently broken. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #95V103001 »

  7. 1988 Honda Civic VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #87V173000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13, 1987
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,514

    Summary: Electronic fuel injection control unit may cause idle speed to increase by about 550 RPM while car is stopped in gear.

    Consequence: Higher than normal idle could create potential for lossof vehicle control.

    Actions: Replace electronic fuel injection control unit. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #87V173000 »

  8. 1988 Honda Civic EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL NHTSA Campaign #87V171000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 29, 1987
    • Vehicles Affected: 99,088

    Summary: Owners manual information required by FMVSS 210, sections 6A and 6B was omitted from the manual.

    Consequence: Vehicles manual information does not comply with fmvss210.

    Actions: Upgrade existing manuals by inserting adhesive backed correction pages. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #87V171000 »

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