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:
96,388 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042012

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,388 miles


2001 Honda civic lx. when i press on brake sometimes it makes the car accelerate for a second before it slows down. very scary when there is a concrete wall in front of you. In traffic I have to stay way behind the car infront of me just in case. Dealer could not recreate the problem so they are keeping it for a few days to road test. bought the car in august. by november had to replace transmission at over $1500. They did not give me a loaner car either. Now this. Honda is not living up to its hype. Greedy bums should have recalled this car!

- , River Edge, NJ, USA

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