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. 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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
99,686 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Honda Civic fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 092009

Civic 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,686 miles


The third major defect complaint that I have with this car is that the gas fill up door mechanism will not stay closed. The dealer quotes from daily memory (because it is a common complaint) a figure of $168 Canadian (about the same in US$) for the fix. Thank you Mr. Internet and Auto Beef for directing me to fix it myself with cable ties. What a pain. What's up Honda????

- , Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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