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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
38,366 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. glue (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 172008

Civic DX 1.7L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,603 miles


Glue solved the problem. But it has to be taken care of every year or so.

- , Montreal, Quebec, Canada

problem #2

Nov 012006

Civic DX-G 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,496 miles

used glue to patch it up.

it was definitely annoying.

- , Yellowknife, NT, Canada

problem #1

Nov 062006

(reported on)

Civic EX 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Fabric on interior doors coming off. Bought some adhesive made especially for this problem, but this only held for a couple of months. The air bag stickers on the visors are also coming off. It looks like humidity caused it, but I live in about the driest climate there is.

- , Riverton, UT, USA

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