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.

CarComplaints.com 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.

3.3

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$328.00
Average Mileage:
86,375 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace window regulator (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 022011

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,125 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Was driving home and suddenly there was a loud sound as if someone had hit my car and shattered a window. Turns out, the power window regulator just decided to self-destruct in my driver side door. Window was then stuck down. Fortunately, I live in San Diego so it was not terribly inconvenient from a weather perspective, but certainly not a great security feature. Cost me $305 to get the new part and installation at the dealer near my office and they were able to do it within a few hours. My usual dealer told me they had to order the part and it would be an overnight job = $$$$. Other dealer then tried to sell me a $1000 strut job, though. Can't win with Honda. This is about the 5th lemon part in this car.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152006

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I bought this 2002 Honda Civic brand new and at 50,000 miles it began to have an electrical issue with the drivers side & back windows not rolling down with the power locks.

I was told it would cost $95 to diagnose & $250-400 to repair.

- , Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 042009

Civic EX 1.7lt Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

One day the window just stopped working. Never had it fixed, because I rarely roll down the windows anyway, but I'm guessing the power window motor failed.

- , Acworth, GA, USA

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