1991 Honda Civic Steering wheel shakes when brake from high

Tiny
DUNC
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  • 1991 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 16,000 MILES
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When I come off of highway and brake (I'm gentleon brakes) the steering wheel shakes/vibrates. There is no noise. Be interested in your diagnosis.

Thanks-Duncan
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 3:36 PM

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Tiny
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Hello Duncan

To better assist you is your model just the Civic or the CRX, CRX HF, CRX Si, DX, or EX, LX or Si and please tell me your engine size in liter
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
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My 1991 honda civic (base model-not dx, ex, lx) has shaking steering wheel when I break from speeds over 40 mph. It has smallest engine, the 1.5 liter. Please help. I beleive rotors and break pads need to be replaced? Please let me know.

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Sunday, October 4th, 2009 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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Yes you are correct. The most likely cause is the rotors are warped therefore when you press the brake you get the wobble.

Many times turning them isn't good enough. So you might consider the brake job and replacing the front rotors.
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Sunday, October 4th, 2009 AT 1:40 PM
Tiny
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Oh one other thing.

Also, it looks like you may have a recall on your vehicle. The dealer may fix this for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on this to see if it applies to you. I have it below.

FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTON CAN BREAK
NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 95V103001
Related Ref Number(s): 95V103001
ARTICLE BEGINNING
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 1986 Acura Integra
1986 Acura Legend
1986 Honda Accord
1986 Honda Civic/CRX
1986 Honda Prelude
1987 Acura Integra
1987 Acura Legend
1987 Honda Accord
1987 Honda Civic/CRX
1987 Honda Prelude
1988 Acura Integra
1988 Acura Legend
1988 Honda Accord
1988 Honda Civic/CRX
1988 Honda Prelude
1989 Acura Integra
1989 Acura Legend
1989 Honda Accord
1989 Honda Civic/CRX
1989 Honda Prelude
1990 Acura Integra
1990 Acura Legend
1990 Honda Accord
1990 Honda Civic/CRX
1990 Honda Prelude
1991 Acura Integra
1991 Acura NSX
1991 Honda Accord
1991 Honda Civic/CRX
1991 Honda Prelude
Campaign No: 95V103001
Number of Affected Vehicles: 3700000
Beginning Date of Manufacture: 1985 MAR
Ending Date of Manufacture: 1991 DEC
2-door, 4-door and 5-door passenger vehicles equipped with safety belts made by Takata Corporation.
SYSTEM
Seat belts; belt buckles.
FAULT
Fastener, Thread failure with safety belts made by Takata Corporation.
DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT
The front safety belt buckle release buttons can break. These red plastic release buttons are marked "PRESS." If a button breaks, pieces can fall into the buckle assembly causing the buckle to operate improperly.
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT
The safety belts would not provide adequate protection to an occupant in a vehicle crash.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Owners should promptly check the condition and operation of both front safety belt buckles. Carefully inspect the red release button for any breaks or cracks. Check that both buckles are operating properly by inserting each latch plate into its buckle, tug on the belt to make sure the latch is securely locked, then press the release button. The latch plate should pop out of the buckle when the button is pressed. If either release button shows any sign of breakage or cracking, or if either buckle fails to operate properly, promptly contact your authorized Honda/Acura dealer to schedule an appointment to have the buckle replaced or repaired, free of charge. The manufacturer is developing a remedy designed to prevent the failure of the buttons that are not currently broken.
NOTE
If your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer at an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided free of charge within a reasonable time, please contact Honda/Acura at 1-800-999-1009. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
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Sunday, October 4th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM

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