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:
269,015 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace brake pedal switch and rubber boot (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 092014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 269,015 miles


It just had to happen right at dusk. It was parked and someone noticed the taillight brake lights were on for no apparent reason. My friend's brother suggested in might be the brake pedal switch. When my friend went to the parts store to get the switch they told him (correctly) that the boot was probably bad too. This switch was not easy to get to. My friend ( who is over 6') had just about stand on his head in the dark to get under the dash to take stuff apart to get to it. I really would have thought it would have lasted more the 269,000 miles before it wore out or at least give me some sign it was bad.

- , Savannah, TN, USA

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