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:
Average Mileage:
83,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace cylinder (2 reports)
2002 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 282011

Civic LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


2002 bad year for Honda's. I have owned a 1976, 1981, 1997, 2002 and 2015 Honda's, will never purchase another Honda or recommend to friends/family. I am so discussed with how Honda does not care about their customers. I believe they know that they should have some responsibility but tell you sorry, car out of warranty.

- , Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142009

Civic EX 1.7lt Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

Must have been caused by something being kicked up on the road, but the rear brake cylinder was leaking fluid. When I took it into the shop I almost had below the minimum amount of brake fluid necessary for the system to operate. The cylinder had to be replaced.

- , Acworth, GA, USA

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