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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.

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,670 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.

2001 Honda Civic fuel system problems

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 242011

Civic

  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated the vehicle is leaking fuel. The leak is coming from the filler cap. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and stated the clamps on the fuel lines had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and current mileages were 105,000.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 242010

Civic

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated there was a crack in the exhausted manifold and smelled gasoline. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a fuel leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was 99,200.

- Moor Park, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 242010

Civic

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving, she noticed a smell of fuel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the fuel pump had fractured which caused a leak. The mechanic advised him that this was not a common issue and that it was a defective part. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 182010

(reported on)

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Honda Civic. Consumer writes to notify NHTSA of events related to recall the consumer stated he requested additional repairs be made to the vehicle which included the trunk latch which failed to latch properly and the fuel door level that was not working. According to the repair invoice, the trunk release cable was replaced and the fuel door level repaired. The consumer stated when he retrieved the vehicle, he noticed the SRS warning light was on, even though that was the main reason for taking the vehicle in to be serviced under the recall. The dealer informed the consumer the issues described were not related to the recall repairs and further testing would require an additional fee of $95. The consumer stated the dealer failed to correct the recall.

- Williston Park, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 142010

Civic 4-cyl

  • 23,050 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated the cord to the fuel door fractured from the vehicle. The dealer replaced the cable. In 2006, while refueling the vehicle, the fuel door chord broke a second time in 2010. The dealer advised the repairs would be at the owner's expense. The vehicle was not been repaired. The failure mileage was 23,050 and the current mileage was 24,000. Updated 08/10/10. Updated 8/25/10 updated 08/27/10 updated 08/30/10

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #6

Feb 132010

Civic

  • miles
The car is Honda Civic 2001. The failure. A crack on top of the fuel pump/fuel gauge sending unit module. The pump is the original part of the car. Consequences. Possible the car can get on fire. Problem I can see is: By the time I noted the gasoline odor, the car was all ready all soaked with gasoline.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Apr 102007

Civic

  • 128,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic purchased brand new in 2001. She stated that the SRS airbag light continued to illuminate on the warning panel. She received a recall letter pertaining to the failure. The dealer stated that the vehicle would be repaired in 5 days. She requested a rental vehicle at no cost; however, the manufacturer denied the request. The brakes had been replaced over four times in a period of 4 years which resulted in the struts being damaged. The transmission was replaced twice. The fuel pump, air conditioning system, alternator have also been repaired and the power locks were inoperable. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 128,000.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #4

Apr 102005

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that fuel would overflow while pumping gas. When refueling, the fuel tank would not shut off the gas. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but they did not know how to remedy the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000 updated 3/19/09 gas continued to overflow. Updated 03/26/09.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 152008

Civic

  • 120,030 miles
I do not have a garage. A friend kept my car while I was on vacation and put it in his garage. Then he smelled gasoline. He took it to my mechanic and the fuel pump top had cracked and there was a lot of gasoline sitting on top of it. My mechanic replaced the fuel pump. Honda said this is not a problem, I believe it is a manufacturing defect and a safety issue. The car has never been in an accident. Fire potential in an accident is huge.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 032005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 39,289 miles
2001 Honda Civic ex 5sp with 39,289 miles stalled when engine is warm. Driving on highway and when shifted RPM's immediately dropped and engine stalled. This created an extremely dangerous situation as no power steering. I was able to restart engine and as long I kept gas peddle depressed the engine wouldn't stall. When the engine was cold the engine wouldn't stall but didn't idle properly. This happened unexpectedly. Car had been running fine. The car was returned to the Honda dealer where purchased and they verified problem. They said they had to reprogram the computer but couldn't identify the root cause of the problem. Description of work they performed was "updated vehicle PCM with him". since they reprogrammed the computer the vehicle has been running good. However, I'm concerned that they can't determine the cause of the problem and that it will happen again.

- Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #1

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

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