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.


hardly worth mentioning
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

lights problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 262007

(reported on)

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I bought a new 2002 Honda Civic from a Honda dealer in 2002 and added the spoiler option since the 2 door looked a little funny from the side. They added the spoiler afterwards so I don't know if it was an "authentic" Honda spoiler but I think the issue is worth mentioning. After about a year the brake light stopped working. I put off looking at for several years until one day I felt motivated enough to see what the problem was. I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada so the cold weather is somewhat harsh and salt is put on the roads whether it is needed or not. So I tried to remove the screws but they were corroded beyond recognition. I had to drill out the screws just to get the light off. After I got the light off I could stuff rattling loose inside. I checked to see how to open the plastic light but it had been heat sealed all around. Determined to get into the light I took a rotary tool and cut the light open. All the LEDs fell out of the housing and the PCB holding the lights had corroded so much that the trace had come off the PCB. I called a Honda dealership and they wanted $300.00 for a replacement. I found an aftermarket part on the internet for $100.00 in the US but I couldn't be bothered with International shipping with taxes and tariffs. Therefore I did nothing and have a black hole where the light was.

- , Markham, ON, Canada

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