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:
83,885 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. take it to body shop and have them sand/bondo/paint (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 112012

Civic Coupe 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,885 miles


rusty quarter panels are a common issue on 1996-2000 Honda Civics, not as common in the 1999 to 2000 Civics just yet...but more so on the earlier years it seems like...don't let it become a rusty hole because that's a safety issue in Ontario anddd it will cost your more-in that case you should have the body weld new pieces in and cut out the rusty ones instead. Total cost approx under $700.

- , Niagara Falls, Ontario, canada

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