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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
137,690 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Honda Civic:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 062012

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,690 miles


This is certainly not a problem that I expected, but unfortunately I discovered it when I reached for the door handle to get out of the car and it sliced my skin open. The only possible fix I can think of is duct tape, but I can't bring myself to make it look that ugly. I've scraped off some of the sharper edges so I don't cut myself. And I am in the habit now of being careful. Not bothering to bring up to Honda since they don't stand behind this car.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?