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.

CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,189.00
Average Mileage:
69,085 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head cover gasket (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262009

Civic EX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,085 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I continue to experience problems with the head cover gasket as outlined below:

During schedule maintenance on March 26, 2009, a Honda service technician detected an oil leak. The head cover gasket was replaced.

During schedule maintenance on January 24, 2013, a Honda service technician detected an oil leak. The head cover gasket was replaced.

During schedule maintenance on April 19, 2014, a Honda service technician detected an oil leak. The recommendation was to replace head cover gasket.

- , Capitol Heights, MD, USA

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