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.

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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,678 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 022014

Civic

  • 107,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to respond without warning. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the all the brake lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 052013

Civic 4-cyl

  • 35 miles
Driver attempted to stop for a stopped vehicle by putting on brake. Brake did not engage. Driver slammed brake, still did not work. Driver ran into stopped car at approximately 30 mph. Airbag did not deploy. Driver suffered head, rib and leg injury from hitting steering wheel.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 052011

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. The contact stated that whenever the brakes were engaged, the vehicle would shake violently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the front calipers and rotors were defective and as a result, the front braking system needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 120,000....updated 05/08/13 updated 05/23/2013

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

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