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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202002

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4 miles


Vibration in steering wheel 14 service repair attempts from new moldy musty moldy smell coming from air conditioner A/C vents makes me cough.1 service repair attempt hazy, film on rear window impairs visibility. 2 service repair attempts (from new). Radio hissing and static when rear window defroster, is on 5 service attempts (from new). Premature wear of seat upholstery loose electrical accessory outlet on dash 1 service repair attempt (from new) original floor mat wore through completely in less than one year noisy drivers seat tear in carpet under driver's seat 1 service repair attempt (from new) paint unercoat hanging from bottom of car 1 service repair attempt (from new) noisy clutch pedal tsb 02002 two service repair attempts resolved at 2nd squeak rattle in dash

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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