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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
105,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Honda Civic engine problems

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012009

Civic LX 1.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 115,000 miles


Well I have been really happy with my car until recently. It's getting older and up there is miles (130,000+) so I expect things to start going bad, and they sure have started pretty quick. First, the seal around the windshield is screwy which has always been like that. So the car leaks pretty good when it rains. This is the third car in a row that has done that but the other two had sunroofs!!! Being an LX there is no sunroof. I was SO looking forward to a car that didn't leak on my head. ARGH!!! But I got used to it, so no biggie. Then the alternator went. And it's been starting slowly downhill since then. I decided I better hurry up and replace my timing belt along with the other belts. No problems there. But now I'm getting this error P0171 System Too Lean in Bank 1. Experts say it's most likely the fuel pump. :-( Also, when I went to clean my K&N filter I found out that the air intake cover has broken around the upper left screw, making it a big pain in the butt to get on and off. That cover has not been screwed with since I put the filter in a few years ago and I did not break it then! Almost forgot...that stupid gas tank door does nto release anymore. Apparently that's such a common problem that there is a company that has made a little plastic thing you put on the end of the calbe that fixes the problem so you don't have to go spending hundreds on a new cable assembly. I have had a real lack of power lately that is really bothering me too. Sometimes I have to use my e-brake to make it up a hill if I had to come to a stop. I still plan on driving this car into it's grave though.

- , Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #1

May 112009

Civic LX 1.7L Sohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

Not sure what is wrong with the hole for the screw, but the screw wont go in to the back left slot in the Air Filter box. I have seen this problem once or twice, so figured I would mention it too.

- , Milton, FL, USA

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