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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
65,355 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 312011

Civic LX Coupe 1.7L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


Even when the passenger seat is locked it still wiggles around not bad or annnoying just enough to be worrying

- , East Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 012009

Civic VI 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,710 miles

The drivers seat on my piece of crap civic rocks back and fourth as though its not held down properly, its most noticeable when braking hard and seems to be getting worse. Ive looked at it and all the bolts are tight so i dont know what to do now. My seat belts also dont retract properly!!!!!! i hate this car

- , Sydney, NSW, Australia

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