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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. expensive repair! (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda Civic AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 022012

Civic DX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


Really ridiculous that a car with less than 80k miles had this problem especially bc I never abuse my vehicle - it abuses me!

- , Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012010

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

My air conditioner cools very good while driving. Unfortunately when you stop at a red light it only blows warm air. Since my fans are both working I have to assume it is my compressor going bad. There are a lot of people having the same problem I am. I thought honda made a good car but this one is proving me wrong!!! It will be my last honda!!!

- , Hendersonville, TN, US

problem #2

Aug 202010

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

I fixed the transmission for $2,000 4 months ago & now my A/C has stopped working. I'm guessing this will be another expensive repair but is it worth fixing? At this rate the whole car will fall apart. I am the original owner of this car & have dealt with power windows not functioning, paint chipping, interior tapestry falling off, rusting, broken parts, transmission failure & now the A/C. Do not buy Honda!

- , Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152005

Civic EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

My air conditioner stopped blowing cold air. I took it to the dealership and they told me it was a wiring problem and wanted way too much money to find it. It worked when they jumpered power to it. I think it may be a relay, but haven't looked into it further.

- , Fairhaven, MA, USA

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