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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,975 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 082008


  • 51,000 miles


Windshield wipers suddenly stopped working and it was raining at the time and I had to pull over. Manually moved the wipers and they went until I got home. Which was only a few blocks away. Motor for washers were replaced next day for a cost of $450. Car 2001 Honda had only 50,0000 km on it.

- Peterborough, Ontario. Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Dec 012006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,950 miles
: the contact stated the turn signals did not function properly. The right signal only functioned while the windshield wipers were turned on, while the left signal did not function at all. Also, the intermittent feature on the windshield wipers did not function at all. The wipers only functioned in low or high mode. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, who was unable to determine the cause of the problems.

- Portland, ME, USA

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