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2001 Honda Civic
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2001 Civic has transmission problems, transmission problems & more transmission problems. Did we mention transmission problems? And a dangerous defect with the front airbag that didn't get recalled for 10 years.
Although eventually the defective 2001 Civic airbag inflators were fixed under recalls in 2011 & 2013, that meant for 10 to 12 years airbags were activating with excessive force where metal fragments went shooting into passengers when the airbag deployed.
As for the 2001 Civic's transmission woes? Honda conducted a major transmission recall in 2004 & settled a class action lawsuit for defective transmissions in 2006. But, neither the recall or the lawsuit included the 2001 Civic.
Last thing to consider - the 2001 Civic is the most-recalled car ever, closely followed by the 2002 Civic & the 2001 Accord. The 2001 Civic is the 4th most-recalled vehicle overall, only a Ford truck & two Ford vans have more.
Worst 2001 Civic Problems by Category
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- transmission problems886NHTSA complaints: 317
- interior accessories problems91NHTSA complaints: 22
- engine problems91NHTSA complaints: 97
- seat belts / air bags problems36NHTSA complaints: 313
- suspension problems20NHTSA complaints: 54
- body / paint problems15NHTSA complaints: 26
- windows / windshield problems9NHTSA complaints: 24
- AC / heater problems8NHTSA complaints: 3
- electrical problems7NHTSA complaints: 52
- steering problems7NHTSA complaints: 19
- cooling system problems6NHTSA complaints: 2
- lights problems6NHTSA complaints: 59
- fuel system problems4NHTSA complaints: 62
- brakes problems3NHTSA complaints: 47
- clutch problems3NHTSA complaints: 2
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 15
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 87
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 8
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 24
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 13
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