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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,800 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

Jan 152011


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. The contact was driving 45 mph when the windshield wipers failed. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic advised the contact that the motor for the wipers needed to replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 132012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Both low beams failed at the same time. High beams unaffected. Inspected combination switch and connector, switch is failing and low beam wire and connector is discolored indicating overheating. It is obvious that NHTSA recall 04V086000 / Honda service bulletin 04-015 applies to this vehicle even though the Honda service bulletin and dealer claims it is out of range... updated 02/06/12.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 252009


  • 104,200 miles
Have 2002 Honda Civic hatchback. Low-beam headlights both failed at same time.

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012003

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Windshield is cracked with no evident of debris from hwy. Dealer would not fix per the warranty! this is a 4 months old car. Also when apply brake. Loud noise from some kind of brake linkage system underneath the car. Dealer said it is normal for Honda..."?"

- Camarillo, CA, USA

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