hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,500 miles

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1998 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172015


  • 153,000 miles


On Saturday, 01/17/2015, while driving at approximately 25 mph on busy street car stalled while driving. I had to pull over to middle median lane, and then received help to push car out of busy street/traffic to safety on sidestreet curb. The car would not start, it cranked and tried to turn over but would not start. I had to be pushed home by neighbor. After taking it to mechanic, I have had the coil replaced, distributor replaced, spark plugs and wires replaced as well as a sensor. The car still will not start. I have learned of the recall of the faulty ignition, and would like for this to be replaced by dealer under recall process. Nothing is working so far. Please assist, need car to take child to school and to able to work, take care of business.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 272011

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
Just recently purchased my 1998 Honda Civic cx hatchback about 2 months ago, it had 112,608 miles, while reversing out of the dealership it stalled. First sign, I did not no it had a recall the car and just thought it was a fluke. It started right back up.2nd sign, while entering the highway it just quietly stopped running.. this was in February...on April 26, 2011 Tuesday, needed to crank the car two times to get it to started in the mourning, in the afternoon after work at 1:30 pm it needed to be started two times to start. At 5:00 pm car started up fine, six houses down to the stop sign and the car stopped again, parked the car and started the car right up. April 27 2011. Wednesday. 4:30 am car started right up. Stopped at sheetz gas station before work, motor stopped running but all the lights and radio were still on, parked and started it once.went to work. 1:30 pm started car up and was heading home. On the highway driving about 60 - 65 miles an hour car motor stops. First time it ever died while driving at highway speeds..put hazards on and parked on the side.parked and then started it once. Drove home...it is getting scary, I've put new spark plugs, ignition wires, to correct the problem of the motor stopping before I knew about the recalls on this year Civics. Went to Honda web sight and typed in my VIN number. This car had a recall. It said it was fixed. There has been three owners of this car. 1st. The person who bought it. 2nd. The cleveland Honda dealership. 3rd.me. Does a Honda dealership have to fix the recall in order for it to say fixed ? cause it wasn't in the car fax that they gave me..I would really like to know who fixed the ignition problem because it seems like this car is having the same symptoms again...electrical part of the ignition switch...

- Akron, OH, USA

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