hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
157,508 miles

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1998 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


While driving, the vehicle needed to make a hard stop. On stopping the vehicle brakes failed and the brake pedal hit the floor. Very lucky that no vehicle or pedestrian were hit. Car was approximately two miles from home. Drove remaining distance at 5 mph with parking brake only. On inspection discovered the two brake lines under the protective plastic were corroded. In addition, the three fuel lines are also severely rusted, and fuel is leaking from the return line. The corroded brake lines are lines 9 and 11 in the 1998 Honda Civic LX brake diagram. Line 11 is currently leaking leaving no brake pressure for the entire system. The fuel lines are pipes 15, 16 and 19 in the fuel line diagram with fuel line 19 leaking. The vehicle is currently awaiting to be serviced. Based on searches online for Honda vehicles, this is a fairly common occurrence especially in areas with high usage of salt such as the mid-West. Vehicle owners need to be notified of the dangerous and potentially deadly symptom. Why is there no recall or notification from Honda? in addition, the repair of all of these lines is very costly to the owners.

- Mount Prospect, IL, USA

problem #1

May 082013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 200,015 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while parked, the brake pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake line was leaking brake fluid from under the plastic housing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200,015.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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