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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 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 #10

Mar 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to issue with airbag inflator the consumer stated he was not satisfied with the recall. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated after the dealer claimed the problem was fixed.

- Lares, PR, USA

problem #9

Feb 012012

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
2001 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to airbag campaign recalls the consumer stated the air bag light illuminated. The consumer contacting contacted the dealer, and was informed no appointment was necessary. When the consumer arrived at the dealer, she was subsequently turned away. The advisor, without looking at the vehicle or checking the computer system indicated that a salvaged title was not covered under the recall campaign and there would be a $100 to have the vehicle inspected. The consumer was then informed an appointment was required. The consumer returned to the dealer for an inspection. After the vehicle was inspected, it was determined there was an air bag recall. The consumer declined the $100 inspection fee once again, stating it was a service for a recall. The consumer stated she noticed the invoice stated "customer declined service or repair; SRS light on declined diagnostic".

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 012007

Civic

  • miles
2001 Honda Civic. Consumer states laceration due to bag inflation the consumer received a recall notice regarding the air bag inflator after the accident occurred. The vehicle was totaled.

- Newport, VT, USA

problem #7

Sep 012011

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Honda Civic. Consumer states air bag did not deploy during an accident the consumer stated she received a recall letter regarding safety problems with the air bag after she was involved in an accident. The consumer suffered a broken leg.

- North Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 172011

Civic 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the SRS warning indicator illuminated as the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V593000 (air bags: Frontal: Driver side inflater module). The technician stated that an additional repair had to be performed for the air bag to function properly, at the owners expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem and was unable to provide assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated08/01/11 updated 09/12/11

- South Berwick, ME, USA

problem #5

Oct 182010

(reported on)

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
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 #4

May 262010

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles

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

2001 Honda Civic. Consumer expresses discontent with recall repair the consumer stated the dealer replaced the airbags, but would not replace the SRS control unit that makes the airbags open and inflate on impact. The consumer believed it was a crucial part of the operation of the air bags and felt it should have been replaced as well. The dealer informed the consumer it would be a cost of $534.

- Malta, IL, USA

problem #3

May 112010

(reported on)

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
2001 Honda Civic. Consumer expresses discontent with dealer response to recall notice regarding a safety airbag defect the consumer stated it has been over two months since he received the first recall notice and the recall still has not been rectified. The first time the consumer inquired about the recall, the dealer informed him the parts would have to be ordered. The second time the consumer inquired about the recall, he was told he would have to bring the vehicle in to determined if there really was a defect with the air bag.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #2

Sep 282009

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
Consumer believes that the recall repair work did not correct the defect with her 2001 Honda Civic. The consumer stated the SRS light is still on. The dealership was unable to explain how or why the light was on. They also stated it maybe a separate defect from the recall.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 272009

Civic

  • miles
2001 Honda Civic LX driver side air bag deployed causing injuries to the driver in which the inflator module ruptured causing metal fragments to protrude through the air bag cushion striking the consumer in her neck as well as her chest. Recall number 09V259000 was referenced. (lawyer wrote in on behalf of client).

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

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