The Air Cleaner Housing May Crack on Honda Civic

The air cleaner case is prone to cracking. This can make it difficult to remove the screws securing the cover, making it difficult to replace the air filter. Replacing the case is often necessary to address this issue.

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Average mileage: 133,333 (46,000–200,000)
Engine affected: 1.7L 4 Cylinder
2 model years affected: 2002, 2003
10 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2002 Honda Civic- 1.7L 4 Cylinder46,000
Noticed broken at fwd middle fastener when starting to change filter.
2002 Honda Civic- 1.7L 4 Cylinder185,000
Plastic cracked around screws.
2002 Honda Civic- 1.7L 4 Cylinder100,000
As described, cover impossible to take off to change filter, bottom and top cracked at screw areas. replace with new set
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