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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1996 Honda Civic

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1996 Honda Civic, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:


    NHTSA Defect Investigation #SQ98012

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: June 30, 1998
    • Date Closed: November 02, 1998
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Equipment:Air Conditioner

    Summary: See resume for details.


    NHTSA Defect Investigation #SQ98017

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Due to the Agency's investigation into this matter, Honda agreed to conduct a safety recall to notify owners of the 1996-1998 Honda Civics and install a positive floor mat retention system on the driver's side (genuine Honda) floor mat.furthermore, Honda will conduct a product improvement campaign to inspect and replace certain model year 1996 Civic throttle cables equipped with cables not having the latest revisions. Since each throttle cable is date coded the subject cables are easily identifiable.this investigation is closed; further use of the Agency resources does not appear warranted.the Agency may take further action on this matter if warranted by future circumstances.see full closing resume for additional details.

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