Lining Around Windshield Whistles

2001 Honda Civic

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer. Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
255 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace or patch the lining (1 reports)
2001 Honda Civic windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 092001

(reported on)


  • 360 miles


mostly expletives

- , Rourkela, Orissa, India

problem #1

Nov 022001

(reported on)


  • 150 miles

the black lining along the windshield was deformed and anytime you went over 50 mph it made this excruciating whistling noise. I tried to avoid the freeway so i didnt have to listen to it. when i did go on the freeway, i had to turn the radio up so i couldnt hear it. it was extremelty distracting and a huge pain in the ass!!!!!!

- , Artesia, CA, USA

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