really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 092000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


A noise come from the brakes when consumer was not braking or accelerating. Could hear noise at any speed.

- Val Harbour, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 241998


  • miles
May 9, 1998 when the first occurence happened. I was driving at 25-30 mph and when I needed to brake, it didn't work at the first time. I had to pump several times and still it didn't work at all, so I used the emergency hand brakes, and so it stopped. This happened when my mileage was prior to 1479. The next day, I contact paragon Honda to schedule the check-up. May 13, 1998 - I took the car to paragon Honda and relate them my complain. They test drive it and found all ok at that time (I have the invoice no. 85016 dtd. 5/14/98). The weekend (May 17, 1998) when I used the car, the same problem happened again. I feel very very scared because I almost got into accident. I had to pump several times and still it didn't work at all. Same remedy, I used the handbrakes to stop it. May 18, 1998 - this time I talked and insisted with the paragon manager that they should really test and check the car brakes for several days. They roadtested the car for 163 miles, and found everything normal. After couple of months, it happened again. This time I was hesitant to take the car back to Honda dealer because they were not able to solve the problem. I was so busy with my business that I had no time to go to the dealer and fight for my right to have my car fixed. I decided later on to go to a consumer complaint bureau to ask for advise as to what to do, till I tried to check you on the internet. Last month of November, it happened at least once a week when I'm driving at 25-30 mph. This time, I decided to take a serious action on this problem. Please if you have any question, call us at 212-594-2988. I appreciate your immediate action on my complaint. Thank you. Janos papai

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 031998


  • miles
While driving at 45 mph on wet pavement went to apply the brakes and the vehicle rear ended another vehicle. Driver's air bag failed to deploy.

- Alex, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 111998


  • miles
The consumer has experiencing problems with anti-lock brakes. When the consumer was driving during inclement weather, slammed on the brakes and car refused to stop. As a result, car slid across the road. The consumer slid off of the road into a ditch. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Clinton, MD, USA

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