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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 282010

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


Last week on my way to work, my just stopped driving. Come to find out the alternator was charging at 20 volts when it is only supposed to be charging at 12 volts. This caused all of the electrical units in the car to go, because everything was fried. If I have it fixed it will cost an upwards of $5000. This is not what Honda claims about their cars. They are supposed to last. I know people with other make cars that have a lot more miles than mine and they have not had to do half the things I have had to do with my car. SO frustrating!

- , Fairfield, CT, USA

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