Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Yes, the Honda Civic receives a lot of complaints because so many were sold. And sure, car parts only last so long and things eventually break. But it's never good to see this many transmission complaints, especially when the average mileage at failure is just north of 100,000 miles.

Especially when you consider that it's predecessor also has a nasty history with transmission complaints.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
6,725 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Honda Civic AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 112003

Civic LX

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,000 miles


Interior fabric falls out from door panel. Seats material is fuzzing and rough. Honda won't honor paint under warranty or Honda care extended warranty.

- , Asbury, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003

(reported on)


  • 7,450 miles

As the weather gets colder the heater does not warm the floor area of the car to an acceptable temperature. On a drive to work, approximately 25 minutes, my feet freeze. Honda's solution is to put the controls to recirculate, so the air will eventually go to the floor area, however, the windows fog over. Honda suggests constantly changing the controls from heat and dehumidify with air conditioning to recirculate. This can be dangerous, constantly changing controls.

- , Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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