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:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace throttle body (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 252010

Civic EX 1.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Was going to lunch break and my car broke down out of nowhere. It would start... and then die once the rpm's fell below 1,000. Had to drive the car home while revving/braking at the sametime. What a disappointment considering its a Honda...and only had 85,000 at the time. Now its at 88,000 and my front left strut is toast. Car also makes a lot of clunking noises from front suspension and goes out of alignment. Dangerous to drive and would never buy another Honda again.

- , Buena Park, CA, USA

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