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.

2001 Honda Civic fuel system problems

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 132001

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I purchased this car because it was advertised as a fuel efficent vehical. They advertised 31 mpg in city driving 38-42 highway. I have had the car for 4 months. Never used the air conditioner. Drove moderately and am getting 19 mpg. I guaged it by the number of gal. Pumped not from gas guage in car. I have reciepts and a log of all miles and gallons put into the car. The dealer tested it and said it was getting 26.3 driving 10-30 mph. I am unable to get even that which is a substancial amount different than the amount advertised. I am dissapointed and frustrated with the performance and would like to notify Honda.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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