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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
46,650 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace strut (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 232009

Civic EX V-Tech

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,106 miles


41,106 miles and the right strut is leaking. Had it repaired and hope it doesn't reappear. I had read on other sites that the right one seems to need constant repair, if so why doesn't honda take care of this issue?!

- , Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Apr 022009

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,195 miles

This should be covered under the Honda Warranty as the car has done only 85000KMS

- , Toronto, ON, Canada

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