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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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,500.00
Average Mileage:
75,152 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced heads (1 reports)
2001 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152008

Civic Ex/sedan 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

It happen again 6 months later.. Same thing.Had to have it fixed again..$1500

- , Maryville, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 112009

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,304 miles

Not only did my transmission fail at 55,304 miles. But apparently my cylinder head on my camshaft is completely eroded.

- , Miami, FL, USA

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