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 1990 Honda Civic, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: STALLING

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93082

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 23, 1993
    • Date Closed: January 31, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: SEAT BELT BUCKLE FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94035

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Buckle Assembly

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: SEAT BELT BUCKLE FAILS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE94052

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 11, 1994
    • Date Closed: October 27, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Buckle Assembly

    Summary: There is no summary currently available