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:
57,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles


When in haste I parked and got out of my car with the keys in my hand, it began to roll. I quickly entered the vehicle, stopped it, found the gear selector lever still in drive. Previously they key could.... updated 08/19/13

- Suisun City, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 132004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Serveral times while driving car stalls. There is no telling as to when and where car' S engine will cutoff and how fast I might be going. Car has stalled when driving at speeds of 60mph. I lose power steering and I have to coast to come to a stop. No battery light or any other lights display on the dash. Once car is put back into park the car starts with no problem. This is a very serious safety issue and the Honda dealership continues to guess as to what the problem may be. They told me that my keychain is the problem and that I should just use the ignition key by itself. I just don't want to get involved in a serious accident which can cost my life or anyone else's.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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