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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302007

(reported on)

Civic LX 1.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


I took my car to the shop for a new timing belt, after they had it in the shop they phoned me. They said the valves are tight and need loosening and the valve seals need to be replaced. They tightened the values but no seals in stock. They said they would be finished in 3 hrs but it took six. I was upset because I only budgeted for the belt then they kept adding more things on. They showed me the valves and there were indents in the rubber which they said needed to be replaced before the oil leaks and ruins the spark plug wires. Does that seem right to you.

- , Falkland, BC, Canada

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