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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new condensor (1 reports)
2001 Honda Civic AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012007

Civic SE 1.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


A/C stopped working so went to the dealer for a regas.

Worked ok but was hissing and wheezing. After 30 days, packed up so went back to the dealer and had a constructive rant. Turns out the condenser had failed, and this is a known weak point on this model and Honda have extended the warranty (but without telling the owners!). They have not told me how long the warranty was extended for.

48hrs later I have a working a/c system.

It probably helps that the car has always gone to the dealer for servicing so an element of goodwill should be considered in this repair. Free repair on a 6 year old car - good customer service in my book.

- , Colchester, Essex, UK

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