really awful
Crashes / Fires:
38 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
36 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,217 miles

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problem #52

Jun 012009


  • 55,000 miles
The SRS light is always on and the driver's seatbelt fails to engage properly. This is ongoing for at least 6 months. It often takes 6 to 8 tries to engage the seatbelt, then it becomes disengaged sometimes.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #51

May 012009


  • miles
My husband and I own a 2002 Honda Civic si. Due to the recent noticed I realized we may have the same airbag and seat belt problem. Our SRS light has been permanently on for at least 6 months and our drivers side seat belt is sticking and not always locking in place. I would like to know if my complaint will be addressed, and if my car will be put on the recall list. I have contacted a Honda dealer and they have told me my car is not on the list.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #50

Jan 062010

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer is looking for a recall on 2002 Honda Civic related to SRS system. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated and wants to know what might be the cause.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #49

Dec 022009


  • 103,000 miles
I rearended someone and the passenger airbag deployed but not the driver side. My car is totaled and I went to the hospital because I couldn't breath.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #48

Sep 152009


  • 72,600 miles
The SRS light is always on. The light used to only come on when the car was started, but now the light does not shut off. The seat belts work fine, so I know that the light is not coming on because of a seat belt malfunction. I worry that it is an airbag problem.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #47

Jul 232009


  • 30,000 miles
Whenever the contact drives the vehicle he noticed that the SRS light had appeared on the dashboard. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and the contact did not notice any differences beforehand. The current and failure mileage was at 30000. Bml

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #46

Jan 202009


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda Civic. While driving at any speed, the SRS light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 32,000.

- Vzallejo, CA, USA

problem #45

Apr 242004


  • 60,000 miles
The SRS sensor light for my 2002 Honda Civic has been on in my car since I purchased it in 2004. I taken the car to the dealership who told me that they do not know what the problem is. The SRS indicator light shows airbag.

- West Columbia, SC, USA

problem #44

Apr 052009


  • 89,005 miles
I have a 2002 Honda Civic and the SRS light just turned on for no reason. Not sure what is causing the problem but it is a big concern for me that this problem has to do with the my personal safety since this affects the seat belt functioning and the vehicle air bags.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #43

May 112009


  • miles
My SRS airbag light is on and according to the Honda dealership it is something with my seat belt. This seems to be a pretty common problem among the 2002 Honda Civics. Honda should recall the cars and repair it for free. The seatbelt repair is free but the test to determine the reason my light is on is $70. This is safety related and should be brought to everyone's attention and Honda needs to fix the situation without charging the consumers the $70 diagnostic fee.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #42

Jun 162008


  • 77,500 miles
I have a 2002 Honda Civic and the SRS light came on. The car was diagnosed and it was reported to be an airbag malfunction. I was told by the dealer and then through my own research via the internet this is a common problem. Honda reports that the have a lifetime guarantee on all seatbelts, but not the air bags. This is dangerous and I am very disappointed.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #41

Apr 012006


  • miles
Our Honda Civic 2002 also is having the same problem as described by others, in that the SRS light is on and for seemingly no reason (according to the mechanic). The mechanic reset the light, but it came back on within 2 weeks. I wouldn't care if there truly isn't anything wrong, like the mechanic states, however, in order for the car to pass state inspection, it can not be on. Thus, it will be costly for me to take it to the local Honda dealer which already has charged an arm and a leg for a transmission that had to be replaced after only having the car for less than 4 years. I was the one that pushed my husband buy a Honda for the reliability factor, but between the transmission and now the SRS issue that needs to be resolved, it's looking like my husbands 2000 Jeep Cherokee is fairing better in repairs than my Honda?? sad!!!!! very sad!!!

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #40

Dec 012008


  • 62,000 miles
Was researching recalls for 2002 Honda Civics and found other car complaint resources website stating over a dozen similar complaints on SRS restraint system failure lights coming on at similar mileages for this car and has not been recalled by the manufacturer to fix this problem which is costly and seems to be a constant problem with said car model and year.

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

problem #39

Nov 052008


  • 100,000 miles
2002 Honda Civic LX with si front seats. Previous owner had seats changed out and reports that SRS light came on two weeks ago. Light was reset. I purchased car for my son a week ago and now the light is back on again. From what I have read, I have no faith that it can be fixed. My VIN number is outside the range of the Honda export service bulletin 02-904 where it states the opds system was faulty. I am concerned that this is not a safe vehicle for my children to be driving/riding in. I will be taking it to a dealer, but I am sure the results will be expensive and no better than anybody else's repairs that have failed repeatedly. Honda needs to determine why so many systems are failing and perform proper repairs that leave a working airbag system.

- Barboursville, VA, USA

problem #38

Jan 152008


  • 70,000 miles
The SRS airbag light came on out of the blue and is on since then. I tried to contact Honda about this problem but did not get any answers. I took the car to a Honda dealer and the mechanic told me this is a common problem with this 2002 models, and that he's seen a lot of cars coming to the dealer with this problem. He told me he could change some kind of cable that might make the light turn off, but it's not 100% guaranteed. I want Honda to make a recall about this because that's a safety issue!

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #37

Jun 122008


  • 65,100 miles
SRS light came on today for no reason. Car has never been in an accident. In doing research noticed that this seems to be a common problem. It appears that Honda is ignoring the problem and stating that air bags are not a safety issue (why are they mandated by law then?). responses from other owners reveal that this costly repair may not fix the problem (estimates from $300-$1,000 or more). I can pay to have this problem fixed, however I don't want to continually have to repair the same problem. How many of these complaints must be filed before NHTSA acts" does it require actual death of an owner because of a failed airbag to cause action to take place" I've read complaints here that date back to 2002.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #36

Sep 072007


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Airbags failed to deploy. 2 impact car collission. Problem with air bag light coming on about a year ago. Took it to a dealer and said that they had fixed the problem.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #35

Feb 162007


  • 50,000 miles
I drive a 2002 Honda Civic ex. Around 50,000 miles my SRS light came on. I first went to the dealer on 10/6/06 where they did a scan on my car and was told it was a unit failure and I would have to replace my SRS unit ($530.09). I was unable to afford the repair, so I had to take the risk and drive around (average 60 miles a day for commute) with no air bags to save my life in an accident. I was told to call the american Honda company to see if they would cover the cost. They told me airbags are not an important safety feature, they are more of a bonus. They said if it was my seat belt they would help me, but they do not feel air bags are important enough to fix. They also said they don't really save lives. Soon after my driver side seat belt was not clicking in place, and I again took my car to Honda on 2/16/07. They thought that might fix my SRS light also. But it remained on after they replaced my drivers side seat belt. Again, they did a scan and said I need to replace my SRS system. I am very frustrated at the lack of concern Honda has for their customers. They are not interested in saving lives....only saving money!!

- Mayfield Hts, OH, USA

problem #34

Jan 262007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
2002 Honda Civic - 52,000 miles. SRS light remains on. Reset by dealer one year ago and is now back on. Dealer now cannot reset light and wants to replace the SRS control unit for $550 us. I have received the opds warranty extension - dealer says it is not the problem. I suggest that all components of the SRS system receive the extended warranty coverage. I no longer trust the SRS system at all. Please force Honda to fix.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #33

Jan 182007


  • 68,775 miles
Merging on to a freeway, hit black ice, losing control of the car. I came to rest two lanes over and was broadsided by a fully loaded semi tractor trailer. No airbags deployed though the car was totaled.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

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