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:
65,250 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 142009

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,250 miles


I bought my Civic brand new from a local dealer. They are the only ones to ever touch my car from day one. Went in for a simple oil change and tire rotation and got a call from the service manager that one lug bolt had broke on each side of my front axle and wanted to know if I wanted it fixed. Of course I said yes because I needed to car to get to work. When I got back to the dealership, they showed me the bolts which had been clearly cross-threaded. They ended up charging me $250 to replace the bolts and they were doing me a favor because they gave me a discount. I'm sorry but that is far from a favor!

- , Sparta, TN, USA

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