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:
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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 - interior problems

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032013

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


2002 Honda Civic LX. Consumer writes in regards to problem with low beam lights recall notice. The consumer stated his complaint, was with the extent of the recall by Honda. The left side low beam had already been replaced earlier in the year. When he inspected the light, the end socket which attached to the light bulb had melted on the low beam side. He cleaned the melted plastic from the inside of the freely swinging low beam terminal and from around the ground terminal and re-attached the socket. The low beam worked again. The consumer then checked on buying a replacement socket from Honda, but he discovered Honda only offered the entire wiring harness. The consumer was hoping, the recall addressed the socket, but he stated the main problem was at another connection. Also, the air bag light illuminated at the beginning of the year. A recall had been issued for the air bag and the consumer had the procedure done on 03/15/12. The air light went off for about a week, and then came back on. The maintenance required light also illuminated. The consumer stated it would not turn off, because the knob on the odometer had bad contacts.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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