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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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 #2

May 142004

(reported on)


  • 40,000 miles


While applying the brakes vehicle vibrated. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the rotors needed to be replaced due to worn parts, and replaced them four times. However, problem recurred.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 262004


  • miles
While driving 60 mph driver applied the brakes and vehicle stalled. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that rotors needed to be replaced due to corrosion.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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