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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace clutch (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic clutch problems

clutch problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Honda Civic:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022010


  • Manual transmission
  • 89,000 miles


This is the fourth time I've had to have Clutch work done on this car. I've always followed the recommended maintenance with the dealer so car has NOT been neglected. Yet, in the nearly 8 years I've owned it, the master/slave cylinder had to be replaced, 1 and 2nd gear set had to be replaced, clutch disc and pressure plate had to be replaced, and now master and slave cylinders again. I have spent over $5000 on keeping this clutch working in this car, so I am definitely getting rid of it.

- , Portland, OR, USA

Not what you are looking for?