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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,645 miles

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 #6

Oct 202004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer battery bad, air bags did not deploy after collision at 40- 50 mph. The motorist that hit the consumer was traveling at 40 -50 mph.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Oct 262004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,845 miles
The consumer was involved in an accident while driving his 2001 Honda Civic. The battery died and lasted for 3 months, the airbag did not deploy and the pollen filter was unadaptable to human breathing.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

May 262004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
2001 Honda Civic SRS light is illuminated. The dealership has inspected and reset three times. The first time they claimed that my purse, which I sometimes put on the seat, must be too heavy. The second time they replaced the battery on a car with less than 8,000 miles. The third time they insisted that I must be putting articles heavier than 10 pounds on the seat. I have been careful about leaving the seat clear. The light came on within a couple of weeks of the last reset.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #3

Feb 102003

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23 miles

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

I purchased a 2001 Honda Civic coupe ex, in November 2000. It has been nothing but problems ever since. Ive been to two different Honda service centers almost 20 times now. The car has 23,000 miles on it and has gone through 3 sets of brakes. The car completely died on two occasions, both needing battery to be boosted. Then all of the dashboard lights were flashing crazy. On one of those occasions, it died right in front of Honda, after they assured me that my car was fine. This has been an ongoing problem with Honda. They fail to find any of the serious problems that are continuing. The car makes all kind of rattling and clicking noises when driving, Honda finds nothing. The windows/windshield fog up, defroster does not work well, Honda finds nothing. All four tires are leaking, Honda at first find nothing wrong, now say I have to replace tires. The driver's seat is loose and rocking, Honda replaced seat track twice, problem continues, took car in again for seat, Honda finds nothing wrong. Seat rocking gets worse, making load noise when driving, afraid for safety. Now the car is getting worse, car brakes without putting foot on brake, car is sluggish, driving funny. I think this is the transmission that is going to go bad. It stalls to start very often, then completely failed twice, needing boost. Im very concerned for my safety at this point. I even reached out to Honda Consumer Affairs in California, they did not help at all, in fact they were rude and even threatened me, while I had the rental, to report the rental stolen because I asked if I could hold the rental until Honda fixed my car (especially since the car had died right in front of Honda, and to make matters worse, my car was dented, twice, while being "fixed" by Honda that day as well) I am completely disgusted with the car and the service ive gotten. There are numerous other problems I didn't list here, too many to list. I would appreciate any help in this matter, thank you.

- Franklin Square, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 232001

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has died on multiple occasions and dealer found that battery failed which was then replaced.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 232001

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has died on multiple occasions and dealer found that battery failed which was then replaced.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

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