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2002 Honda Civic Engine Problems

217 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Honda Civic. 31 of these members (14.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 52 engine repairs to 2002 Honda Civics--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2002 Honda Civic problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 190 repairs.

2002 Honda Civic engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 55 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

109000 mi US $756 Vibration coming from transmission due to bad motor mount Mounting bolts tightened, solved problem 
125000 US $680 replace water pump, timing belt and tensioner 
135000   replace fuel cap that was not sealing properly which caused car to fail smog test 
154000   Car overheated. Radiator cap tested bad. Overheat eventually caused blown head gasket with coolant slowly leaking into 2 cylinders- caused rough idle at start up for ~30 sec. Water pump leaking slightly so also replaced. 
158700   Replaced one bad ignition coil 
168000   Engine warning light on. Identified and replaced Purge Valve Solenoid 

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2002 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

117-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

76260 mi C $1565 Leaking seal on fuel injector.  leaking fuel around injectors, replaced all injector seals and replaced timing belt at the same time 
141000 US $880 Crack in exhaust manifold. Manifold, with integrated catalytic converter, replaced. 

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2002 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

80600 mi C $1500 Front engine mount replaced. 
186000   Oil leak. Cannot determine where it is leaking from. Originally they replaced a seal, but this did not correct the problem. 

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2002 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

140000 mi US $50 Replaced exhaust manifold due to the noise 
174000   Replaced water passage gasket 

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2002 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

138000 mi   However, the shop did notice a small leak in the catalytic converter, not affecting the car. 

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2002 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

40500 mi US $800 Rear Oil Seal 
41000   Also replaced leaking engine seal from last repair visit (no charge for replacing seal) 

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2002 Honda Civic 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

85000 mi US $3000 Timing Belt Tensioner Broke. The Whole Bottom of my engine needed to be rebuilt. Bent Cylinders.  

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