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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 problems845NHTSA complaints: 317
- interior accessories problems84NHTSA complaints: 20
- exhaust system problems41NHTSA complaints: 8
- engine problems40NHTSA complaints: 85
- electrical problems28NHTSA complaints: 49
- seat belts / air bags problems25NHTSA complaints: 269
- suspension problems17NHTSA complaints: 52
- body / paint problems11NHTSA complaints: 23
- AC / heater problems8NHTSA complaints: 3
- exterior accessories problems7NHTSA complaints: 15
- cooling system problems6NHTSA complaints: 2
- steering problems5NHTSA complaints: 15
- lights problems4NHTSA complaints: 51
- windows / windshield problems4NHTSA complaints: 24
- brakes problems3NHTSA complaints: 45
- clutch problems3NHTSA complaints: 2
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 65
- fuel system problems2NHTSA complaints: 57
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 14
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 23
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