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:
28,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace visors (1 reports)
2001 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012009

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Both sun visors started falling apart in my car last year (2008). The driver side started ripping and the plastic thing that closes over the mirror won't close anymore and it blocks my view when I'm trying to drive. I put it down to cover the sun from my eyes and the visor is flopping and obstructing my line of sight to other cars. How is this not a safety concern? Why is there no recall? Not enough accidents have happened to mandate a recall? The passenger side had the mirror slip out from the plastic piece. I guess the cheap glue won't hold it in? I bought new mirrors on ebay for 80.00 dollars. Now I have to find someone to install them or pay an independent car place to install them. Since the driver's side mirror flopped down, I had to remove the the plastic piece because I don't need an accident.

Update from Nov 10, 2009: I have updated this with pics.

- , Torrance, CA, US

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