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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2002 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082012

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 165,000 miles


i have two civic ex model cars and both of them have the same issue. the plastic piece that pushes the lock hook out on the trunk lock gets chipped away and then stops locking. Pain the the arse!!!! the only thing besides replacing it was just putting a bunch of tape on the striker to build it up and when you close it it help push it close. but it's definitely annoying! why didn't they make it out of metal or something??

- , Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 162010

Civic EX V-Tec

  • Manual transmission
  • 211,000 miles

What The HeLL - THIS IS so annoying the latch closes sometimes and not others

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012007

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

My trunk lid on my car won't stay closed. I have had a new latch put on (2007) and it started doing the same thing again in 2008. It is annoying to drive around, hit a slight bump in the road and the trunk opens. Sometimes if I hit another bump, it closes itself again. This was a definite pain while on vacation with all our stuff in the trunk. I saw another Civic yesterday with the trunk bungy strapped closed so I figure this is not an isolated incident.

- , Camby, IN, USA

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