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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,833 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 #12

Dec 012015

Civic

  • miles

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

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- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #11

Apr 212015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
When I turn right corner on 4-21 2015 at 11 am at 15 to 20 miles a hour my lower a -arm broke fell down and my axel broke. And the tier come out 4 inches and the fender was broke and front bumper cap was torn off the front of the car. And the front hood and fender where damage.the a arm was not welded where it broke and the little bit that was welded broke in the weld causing my damage to my Honda Civic.

- Phx, AZ, USA

problem #10

Apr 232013

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
The right wheel began shaking making it difficult to drive. I took it to a mechanic who said the motor mounts had weakened and the motor was sitting on the axles. Has there been a recall on the motor mounts at any time?

- Leighton Alabama, AL, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Nov 012004

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle gas gauge fluctuated between half a tank and a fourth of a tank within short periods of time and did not really move during long distance trips. The front shock made noises, the front spring was weak, there was a noise coming from the power steering pump, and a ticking noise in the engine.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 092004

Civic 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving steering wheel shook uncontrollably. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to dealer. Mechanic informed consumer that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 152002

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

A/C doesn't get cold, can't get Honda to fix as been this way since new. Brakes went bad with about 15000 miles on them. Were bad before that, still does not stop right, and has a vibraton when stopping transmission has a thumping like noise some times while idling. Had to replace strut on passanager side, couldn't get Honda to pay for all of it. I think one on driver side is bad also. Service manager told me this was a problem with the Honda Civic

- Pedro, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 092003

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
The vehicle failed safety inspection because the the spring torsion and shocks needed to be replaced. These parts were on back order and the consumer was unable to drive the vehicle until the problems were fixed.

- Rumford, RI, USA

problem #4

Mar 232003

Civic

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Car has been nothing but problems since purchased in March 2001. Brakes have been replaced 2 times for vibration problems again 4000 miles later brakes are bad. Tires worn to unsafe tread depth w/ 2500 miles. Front struts both blown, told by dealer that they were on national back-order"?" as to when they will be available. Driver seat rocks, dealer fixed once saying a shim was broke, again 8000 miles later driver seat rocks again. Paint on car has many small rust spots. Clutch must have flat spots on it, as when I release clutch to start moving there is a jumping sensation able to be felt by driver. Again car has been nothing but problems.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 172003

Civic

  • miles
The left rear wheel bearing snapped without warning, caused the tire to wobble and made it difficult for the driver to control the vehicle.

- Big Rapids, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 202002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle vibrates at about 70 mph. The consumer stated that the manufacturer refuses to duplicate or remedy the problem.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 202002

(reported on)

Civic

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle vibrates at about 70 mph. The consumer stated that the manufacturer refuses to duplicate or remedy the problem.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

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