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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
42,884 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Honda Civic fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

May 272011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,691 miles


This was the second time that my gas release cable broke. The first time was in 2005. They did not charge me to fix it at that time. There is obviously an design problem.

- , Kingston, ON, Canada

problem #2

May 152010

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

The fuel door csble has broken again, in less than 4 years. That and being disabled has made this problem a royal pain in my dupa. I have gotten the run around about this and Have Been told by Honda that this is not a problem..Well to my surprise, it is a problem and it happens to Honda Civics MFG. in 2001 through 2005.

- , Wallinngford, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 062006

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,962 miles

As of 2010, the gas door cable broke again. Honda Mfg,& Honda Dealer told me that there was not a ploblem like this on any other Honda Civics. Found out, through a third party, that there has been this issue on other Honda Civics. The problrm exists on models ranging from 2001 through 2005.

- , Wallinngford, CT, USA

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