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:
Average Mileage:
165,852 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace fuel module vent (1 reports)
  2. replace it for $350 (1 reports)
2001 Honda Civic exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082016

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,079 miles


This evap code has came up for years now, off and on. This time I got the fuel module vent replaced, but the code still returns, just less often. The gas cap has also been replaced just in case. Luckily I was able to pass smog by clearing my code and driving it around for awhile without it coming back on till after smog. It's been a pain to deal with. Still isn't really fixed.

- , 95628, US

problem #1

Mar 102013

Civic LX 1.7L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,626 miles

Evaporation control canister and evaporation sensor defective. Original parts, car only has 180k, other wise great condition except for the issues that Honda won't recall. This job is too expensive for me. Really upset that Honda won't stand behind the mistakes they are making.

- , Winooski, VT, USA

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