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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. adjust or replace the position throttle sensor (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 252007

Civic LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


I own a 2002 Honda Civic LX. Many complaints here, mention the same year car. Last November, my car's "yellow light" (looks like a gas tank) came on, and at the exact same time my car would not shift into second gear. My car manual says this light could mean a loose gas cap. For a while, it actually helped when I tightened the cap; the light would go off. If not, in order to get my car into second gear, I had to push down on the accelerator to kick it up the next gear--my car is manual transmission. Auto Zone and my own garage said the "light" error meant I needed to have my Throttle Position Sensor adjusted. This adjustment cured the problem and lasted from November to this April. Now my garage is telling me I need to replace this Sensor. It will cost me about $250. I actually haven't had it done yet, because they need to order the part. Anyone else having this problem?

- , Endicott, NY, USA

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