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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window motor (2 reports)
2002 Honda Civic windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 052008

Civic EX 1.7lt Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Driver side power window constantly gets stuck and is very slow. This problem occurs especially when it's raining. Really annoying, especially when it's raining and you try to put the window up, have to reach over and physically grip the window and help it up.

- , Acworth, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

At first the passenger window started making a bit of noise. I decided to try to not use it as much until I brought it in to have it looked at. I then noticed some "gunk" on the window that when I tried to remove it, removed my tint as well.

I found out later when I brought it in that the heat in Phoenix causes excess glue in the door to melt onto the power window motor.

I still have the problem after 30,000 miles because I did not get it repaired. However the window does still work, however slowly. It does make less noise now however.

- , Tempe, AZ, USA

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