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.

8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$767.00
Average Mileage:
135,236 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. has new thermostat, radiator, water pump still overheat (1 reports)
2001 Honda Civic cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

May 232012

Civic DX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

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

Car has new radiator, new water pump, new thermostat, new cat converter but it still over heats.

- , Kearns, UT, USA

problem #3

Dec 122012

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,300 miles

I BOUGHT A LEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE REPLACED SO MANY PARTS ON THIS CAR AND STILL LOSING WATER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAVE TO PUT WATER IN EVERY MORNING BEFORE I LEAVE FOR WORK AND THEN AGAIN AFTER I GET HOME BEFORE I CAN GO ANYWHERE ELSE.

- , Griffin, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122012

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

So this site wants me to list each compliant about this car as a new one. I would be here all day if I did that. 2 transmissions (both under 100,000 miles...the first not even being at 50,000), several radiators & thermostats, axle/cv boots, head gaskets, cracked manifold, constant overheating, it's final straw is it now needs a new engine.

Unnecessary repairs for vehicle operation I chose to forgo include: power locks not working on certain doors. headliner falling down, rubber steering wheel falling apart, power windows slipping off tracks,, the cd player broke so long ago I don't even remember it working.

Honda did not make me a fan or friend, even though all I ever wanted was a Honda Civic. :/

- , Montrose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122011

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,644 miles

Since the summer of 2010 the 01 civic is a hot mess.over heating change the water pump change the thermostat got a new Radiators new fan switch new temp censer.after oct 2010 i got something i saw on amazon call Kseal put it inside the coolant box was good for 3 months till 2day 1/12/11 the overheating is back im selling this car had enough.It must be the head gasket then...

- , Bronx, NY, USA

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