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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1 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 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152004


  • miles


I own a 2002 Honda Civic LX sedan which I bought new, and I have noticed a problem with the gas gauge being erratic, and I informed lodi Honda, and they said when it acts up to let a technician look at it, but it doesn't always happen. And by the time I drive to Honda they would say there is nothing wrong with it. I only have 22,500 miles on my car. I shouldn't have any problems and now my air conditioner makes a weird noise on occasion when I turn it on. Also, the gas mileage per gallon on the car when new is false it gets about 22-25 miles to the gallon.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 202002

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4 miles
Vibration in steering wheel 14 service repair attempts from new moldy musty moldy smell coming from air conditioner A/C vents makes me cough.1 service repair attempt hazy, film on rear window impairs visibility. 2 service repair attempts (from new). Radio hissing and static when rear window defroster, is on 5 service attempts (from new). Premature wear of seat upholstery loose electrical accessory outlet on dash 1 service repair attempt (from new) original floor mat wore through completely in less than one year noisy drivers seat tear in carpet under driver's seat 1 service repair attempt (from new) paint unercoat hanging from bottom of car 1 service repair attempt (from new) noisy clutch pedal tsb 02002 two service repair attempts resolved at 2nd squeak rattle in dash

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 122002


  • miles
Consumer brought vehicle in for warranty service on the air conditioning system which is not cooling properly, and because of two loose center air conditioning vents. Upon inspection, it was determined that the loose center vents were normal wear and tear. The service was provided to the air conditioning system but it is still not operating properly. The driver's seat was not securely mounted. The consumer was told that Honda is upgradng parts, and until they do so, nothing can be done to the driver's seat.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

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