2002 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Honda Civic

2002 Honda Civic Problems

Airbag Light Due to Failed Occupant Position Sensor

The airbag warning light (SRS) may illuminate due to a defective occupant position sensor. Honda has a recall campaign to replace defective sensors on affected cars.

Door Lock May be Sticky and Not Work Due to Worn Door Lock Tumblers

Worn door locks (tumblers) can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock and replacing the worn parts (tumblers) is needed to get the lock working again.

Low rumbling sound when in Reverse = Bad Engine Mounts

Worn engine mounts can lead to unwanted engine vibrations being transmitted to the body, most commonly with the engine idling and the transmission in reverse. Replacing the worn mount(s) should correct this concern.

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2002 Honda Civic Questions

Vehicle has recently (6 months ago) replaced radiator, radiator cap (1 month ago), coolant and level is above safe level, yet guage rises to High. Why? (1 answer)

Is it possible that the guage is failing and would need replacement? What is the cost of replacement? Every other day.

Broke only key off in ignition Can I just replace Ignition lock cylinder (1 answer)

Shows ignition lock cylinder is like 30 dollar fix or do I need the whole modular which costs 350 buck

WHEN THERE ARE BUBBLES ON THE TOP OF THE COOLANT EVEN I HAD PUT A NEW COOLANT? (1 answer)

I HAVE CHANGED NEW RADIATOR, TIMING BELT AND WATER PUMP FEW WEEKS AGO BUT CAR STILL GETTING OVERHEATED. I HAVE THROWN SOME COOLANT AND SAW SOME BUBBLES ON THE TOP OF THE RADIATOR. SO I TRIED TO TAKE OFF THE AIR AND THEN AGAIN DROVE A CAR FOR A WEEK. YESTERDAY AGAIN IT GOT OVERHEATED AND AGAIN I H...

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2002 Honda Civic Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

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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...

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