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:
1,200 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 052002

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles


I suspect the parking brake for the 02 Honda Civic si is defective. With the engine running and my foot off the brakes but with the parking brake fully engaged, the car rolled forward on my driveway and rolled backwards while I was waiting for a traffic light changeover. Since these 2 incidents, I've always keep my foot on the brakes waiting for light changeover and when parked, I put the car in gear and use the parking brake as well. The times the car rolled, I was on a very slight incline. Several people on and forum have reported similar experiences.

- Novi, MI, USA

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