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2002 Honda Civic Si Problems

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Most Common 2002 Honda Civic Si Problems

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.
Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.
A faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to stop working, or to work intermittently.
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1 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Brakes Problem

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.

2 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Drive Train Problems

Excessive second clutch wear (automatic transmission) can cause the car not to move and set a Check Engine light (MIL). Replacing the transmission is necessary when this happens.
Certain manual transmissions can cause a clicking noise when turning right due to a reverse gear contacting other gears in the transmission. The transmission needs to be disassembled and new update...

1 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Electrical & Lights Problem

A faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to stop working, or to work intermittently.

4 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Engine Problems

The 1999-2016 Honda Civic Si engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspec...
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 t...
The engine rear main oil seal can leak. The transmission has to be removed to replace the seal to stop the leak.

3 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Exhaust & Emissions Problems

On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterprets coolant temperature data and can turn on the Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is needed to address this issue.
On some models Powertrain Control Module (PCM) response time for idle speed and engine timing can cause the engine to stall. A software update from Honda is required to fix this problem.
On some engines a sticking variable valve timing valve can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the valve and a software update will address this issue.

0 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Maintenance Problems

4 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Miscellaneous Problems

Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.
The sunvisor may come apart or split causing it not to remain in the stowed position. On some models, Honda has extended the warranty on these sunvisors to 7years or 100,000 miles. Please contact y...
On certain models the drivers seat bushings can wear out and the seat can rock back and forth. Replacing the bushings are needed to repair this issue.

3 Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Suspension & Steering Problems

Front compliance bushings may crack and break. Damaged bushing should be replaced before damaged is done to suspension components.
A fluid leak may develop from one or both front suspension struts. Replacing the struts (usually in pairs) will be necessary to take care of the problem.
A worn (front) bushing on the rear lower control arm can cause a noise when going over bumps. Replacing the worn bushing should stop the noise.

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Known 2002 Honda Civic Si Problems & Complaints

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.
On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterprets coolant temperature data and can turn on the Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is needed to address this issue.
On some engines a sticking variable valve timing valve can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the valve and a software update will address this issue.
Excessive second clutch wear (automatic transmission) can cause the car not to move and set a Check Engine light (MIL). Replacing the transmission is necessary when this happens.
A faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to stop working, or to work intermittently.
The 1999-2016 Honda Civic Si engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspec...
The sunvisor may come apart or split causing it not to remain in the stowed position. On some models, Honda has extended the warranty on these sunvisors to 7years or 100,000 miles. Please contact y...
A worn (front) bushing on the rear lower control arm can cause a noise when going over bumps. Replacing the worn bushing should stop the noise.
On some models Powertrain Control Module (PCM) response time for idle speed and engine timing can cause the engine to stall. A software update from Honda is required to fix this problem.
A fluid leak may develop from one or both front suspension struts. Replacing the struts (usually in pairs) will be necessary to take care of the problem.
On certain models the drivers seat bushings can wear out and the seat can rock back and forth. Replacing the bushings are needed to repair this issue.
Certain manual transmissions can cause a clicking noise when turning right due to a reverse gear contacting other gears in the transmission. The transmission needs to be disassembled and new update...
On vehicles that have a sunroof, squeaking can occur. Special anti squeak tape should be applied to stop the noise.
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 t...
Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.
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