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.


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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 #1

Apr 062007

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


I am the original buyer of Honda Civic 2001 4dr and SRS light goes on frequently. As long as the car was under warranty dealer used to fix it without any charge. Last time in 2004 I got it fixed by the dealer. At that time car was out of warranty, but as the problem existed before the expiration of warranty they fixed it. SRS light problem reappeared in March 2007, and when I took the car to the dealer, he said that problem was not the same. He stated that something was wrong in seat back sensor. Dealer is aware of the recall on SRS from Honda...and now he is not willing to help me. I never had any accident. There is some inherent problem with SRS in this car. Dealer wants me to pay $600 to fix it. This the 6th time SRS light is on.

- Autin, TX, USA

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