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:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. get a new starter (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 112007

(reported on)

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


I bought this car used. Shortly after the transmission decided to go, twice I may add, so did the starter. I cannot stand this car!!!!!! I thought Honda's were good cars!!! Apparently I was wrong or I really got a bad one. My old 1998 Cavalier never had this many problems!!!!! NEVER BUY A USED CAR!!!!! I have somebody else's headache.

- , Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

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