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:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,222 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

Dec 042012

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,222 miles


D lights flashed when I was driving long distance (coincidentally, at the same exact time the fuel cap blew setting off the check engine light). Turns out it wasn't a code, but the light going out to match other dashboard light outages I've had on the car from the beginning. I opted not to spend hundreds of dollars to fix this since I can tell if the car is in drive with my own eyes. The other letters did not go out. I would have had to pay $102.50 for the diagnostic, but that went towards the fuel cap, I guess.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

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