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:
34,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. upgrade to knn intake air filter box kit (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 252005

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The engine air filter box the forward bolt retaining nuts for the top cover warp and the nut spins inside the plastic holder or chamber. There is a recall on the air filter box with this problem sine a piece can brake off and jam the T. valve open.. well I had mine replaced and had to have a letter with the recall.. that was at 34k miles at 65k miles the same thing happen.. this time they said since I had it replaced once I would have to pay for the replacement... part + labor + a day w/out my car estimated $300 to $400.....

So I upgrade to a knn in take kit.. problem solve....

- , Orlando, FL, USA

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