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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
61,800 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012009

Civic LX Coupe 1.7L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Trunk release doesn't work from inside the car, kind of annoying to have to shut off the car to get in the trunk, but I'm more worried that the gas tank release will stop working too because its the same lever

- , East Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 032010


  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

trunk door interior door broke

- , Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 052001

(reported on)


  • 400 miles

Trunk latch release lever is inoperable. This car is 3 weeks old and has spent its 4th at the dealer which is where it is now.

- , Lexington Park, MD, USA

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