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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Honda Civic suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

May 092002


  • miles


When on the freeway going 70mph over a series of evenly spaced road bumps between the sections of the roadway, the car bounced higher with each bump until it seemed as if it would lift off the road, like a trampoline effect. This is a brand-new model, so others may eventually report the problem too. I am afraid to drive on the freeway for fear that the car would leave the road if it went over an even longer series of bumps. When I brought this problem to the dealer on May 10, they test drove the car but could not duplicate the problem because they could not find a series of road bumps equidistant from each other. I tried to call Honda, but was disconnected in the middle of talking to a representative. I am hearing impaired and use a relay operator. It appeared I was hung up on because of using a tdd.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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