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.

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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 112003

Civic

  • 6,000 miles

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

Heating- outside windshield freezes with chunks of ice after defrosting. Inside windshield fogs up all the time meaning you need to keep adjusting knobs and turning defrosters and air conditioner back on and then off to get some heat back. Rear defogger leave chunks of ice on rear back window. Vision safety concerns.

- Asbury, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 122002

Civic

  • miles
While driving at 65 mph, vehicle was involved in a four car collision and airbag did not deploy, then the vehicle's engine went up complete flames. Dealer notified. Please provide additional.

- Valley Village, CA, USA

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