Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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.

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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #8

May 052006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2001 Honda Civic ex SRS light came up last week. This car had lot of issues since I bought in 2000 December 1. radio replaced 1 month after purchase. 2. right front side wheel bearing was replaced within 6 months under warranty. It failed again in 2005. I had it replaced again in 2005 for $500. 3. side airbag light reset within 2 years. It came back again in 2000. The dealer doesn't know what is causing the problem. Its going to cost me $600 to replace the sensor. 4. front side windows get stuck and don't roll up properly in cold weather. In 2003 dealer replaced the motor for $600 but still doesn't work. 5. replaced front struts in 2006 6. power steering pump failed in 2006 will cost me $500 to replace. 7. SRS light came up and stays on in 2006. Don't know what it will take to get this repaired. Overall I think 2001 Civic is a piece of junk.

- Springfield, NJ, USA

problem #7

Nov 122003

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Problems with vehicle's radio and SRS light. (nar)

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 012001

Civic

  • miles
Wind noise can be heard inside the vehicle, the dealer resealed the windshield molding, noise while braking, faulty ECM fuse caused the vehicle to stall while stopped, rattle in dash, dealer replaced the felt tape between the air ducts and vents, cd player skips and was replaced, faulty front spring caused noise in the front end, both left doors leak, the drivers seat is loose at the track, a ripped seal caused the sunroof to leak, steering wheel not centered.

- Wise , VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 232001

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Radio does not hold time or preset, cd player failed causing damage to the cd.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 232001

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Radio does not hold time or preset, cd player failed causing damage to the cd.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 212001

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Consumer states radio is inoperative.

- Charles Town, WV, USA

problem #2

Jul 242001

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling approximately 25 to 30 mph and making a turn, engine stalled and caused steering column to lock up. This problem did not result in a crash or injuries. Dealership examined vehicle for engine stalling, but has failed to remedy the problem. While driving, consumer heard a metal to metal sound coming from right wheel well. Consumer was told computer was not set properly according to the VIN code, this was a service bulletin, dealer stated this could be why stalling was occurring, 4 fuses blew and now dealer replaced fuse box, dealer thinks this may be a reason why the vehicle stalled also, dealer also states that he does not know why the fuses blew to begin with, the blown fuse caused moonroof to be inoperable. Vents loose. Trunk release inoperable. Springs squeak and were replaced. Defective weld in the passenger side door rusted. Vehicle experiences rough idle. Driver side tweeter cracking. Driver side mud flap loose. Passenger kick panel uneven. Fuel gauge erratic.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 172001

Civic

  • miles
Radio needs to be recoded frequently in order to operate. Dealer promised replacement in two to four weeks. After 5 weeks I called dealer to learn they would not honor their promise. Dealer said Honda informed the dealer that more research was being done and no there is no solution.

- Sanford, FL, USA

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