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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,012 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 062005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


After turning on heater/defroster to remove frost, followed by windshield wiper to remove slush, windshield suddenly began to crack. The crack began on the passenger side at the vertical windshield frame and went continuously across the outer layer of the windshield to about 4" from the vertical frame on the driver side.

- W. Covina, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,050 miles
The windshield developed a crack starting at the post on the drivers side of the vehicle. The dealer insisted that a rock must have caused it and so it was not covered by the warranty. However, as the only dirver of the vehicle I believe I would have noticed a rock hitting the windshield.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152001

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicles windshield kept breaking with out warning. The dealer was notified. Scc

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 032002


  • miles
Windshield cracked for no apparent reason less than 1 month after purchase. My other complaint is that Honda (according to the dealer) has no repair parts available. It has been 2 1/2 months now!

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

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