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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Honda Civic

2002 Honda Civic

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2002 Honda Civic Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.

Engine -- Verified

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.

2002 Honda Civic Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 26, 2010

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Honda has recalled 2001-2003 Civic, 2002-2003 Civic SI, 2001-2002 Accord, 2002 CR-V, 2002 Odyssey, 2003 Pilot, 2002-2003 Acura TL, and 2003 Acura CL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure. This could cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 31, 2009

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Honda has recalled 2001-2002 Civic, Civic SI, and Accord vehicles and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure. This may cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.

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Electrical & Lights, April 5, 2004

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Honda recalled certain 2000-2002 Civic and Insight vehicles due to a low beam headlight issue. On affected models, the low beam terminal on the headlight switch wiring harness could overheat, causing the loss of low beam headlight function. Low beam head lamps that fail to operate can lead to a higher risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the headlight switch and wiring connector for signs of heat damage. If damage is present, the dealer will replace the switch and wiring connector. If no damage is present, the dealer will replace the headlight switch and one of the terminal pins in the wiring connector.

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Engine, October 25, 2001

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Honda recalled certain 2001-2002 Civic vehicles for a concern with the air cleaner box. During the assembly process, the air cleaner box cover could have been damaged, potentially sending plastic debris into the intake chamber. This may cause the throttle to stick in the partially open position, which can cause a loss of throttle control while driving. Dealers will inspect the air cleaner box for damage, remove any broken pieces found, and replace the air cleaner box lid.

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Engine, November 15, 2007

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Honda recalled certain compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic vehicles to add insulation to the rear seat back. In the event of an interior fire, the CNG tank could become compromised due to uneven heating, preventing the pressure relief safety device from functioning as designed. If the tank heats and does not vent the contents, the tank could rupture and explode. Dealers will install the insulation to help protect the tank from uneven heating.

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2002 Honda Civic Questions and Answers

Fred T., 2002 Honda Civic, 1.7L 4 Cylinder, Denver, CO

I had the tranni replaced with a used one. I returned the car three times to the shop thinking the tranni was bad, and it felt like brakes were being applied. I have replaced both rotors and brake ...

Jay110sleds, 2002 Honda Civic, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Detroit, MI

When i ground out my motor it only works on high speed regardless of the selector fan speed i know this is more than likley caused by the resistor and i know its in behind the glove box and when i ...

mrw02, 2002 Honda Civic, Greencastle, PA

I just replaced my front calipers for my car and brakes as well. My problem is that when I get up in speed, sometimes I don't have to be going too fast, I get a bad vibration to where I have t...

cshell, 2002 Honda Civic, 1.7L 4 Cylinder, Rock Island, IL

Whenever it rains water comes into the passenger side and pools on the floor. The dealer says that a body seem on the front wall is to blame and to repair it the fender has to be removed. Is there...

Leonjay, 2002 Honda Civic, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Sherman Oaks, CA

My wife has 65000 on her 2002 Civic...when I drive over the speed bumps (at 20-25 MPH) the car really takes a jarring. When do you replace the shocks on this car?

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2002 Honda Civic Reviews

Very comfortable car, I have driven cross country twice in this vehicle and I am planning a third trip.

Drives great, very reliable, good daily driver.

Had no problems up until about 90k miles. My AC started binding up, which froze the drive belt and fried the alternator, which took out the battery. All told the damage came up to $2000 in one go. I live in Phoenix, but I tried to use the AC sparingly and just open up the windows so the AC dying was a surprise. Not the most pleasant, but overall it has been a great little car.

This care is awesome bought it used it is awesome shade of bubble gum pink. It now has 200,000 miles on it. of course routine break tire and suspension replacement. I noticed some people said that their steering wheel shakes REPLACE BREAKS! Your car does need love and care as with any car does, replace your breaks people! I just replaced mine for the first time this year I let them get too bad. I put 600 miles a week on it...little trooper. The hood mount just broke the latch shattered this week, I hit a seagull last summer and it finally gave way. The stock stereo has awesome base and all, my friends love it, it has a cassette player and cd player too!!!! I have the LX model. When I buy a new car one day years from now I will only buy Honda. THis car still gets 35-40 miles a gallon! (with a good tail wind or drafting 40! lol).

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