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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 lights problems

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2002 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

May 212008


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 40 mph, the low beam headlights began flickering and then shut off. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. The high beam headlights are working properly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who discovered a defective pin and switch in the junction box. The low beam lights have not been repaired at this time. The current and failure mileages were 60,000.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall campaign 04V086000 concerning low beam lighting. Consumer had recall repairs performed less the 4 month ago, but problem recurred, the low beam lights failed without warning.

- Coventry, CT, USA

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