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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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

fuel system problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Honda 2001 LX Civic, the fuel gage does not work properly, when consumer goes to fill fuel tank the gas nozzle shuts off after each gallon of gasoline is put in. Consumer keeps taking it to the dealership to be repaired, dealership keeps telling consumer there is nothing wrong with the vehicle, consumer still has problem, nothing has been fixed.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle gas gauge fluctuated between half a tank and a fourth of a tank within short periods of time and did not really move during long distance trips. The front shock made noises, the front spring was weak, there was a noise coming from the power steering pump, and a ticking noise in the engine.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 222003

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles
My gas gauge reads improperly. I will leave my car showing over 1/4 of a tank, not use the car after that and the next day the gas gauge will show it is on E. I have only been averaging 18-21 mpg for city and 25 for highway.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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