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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,072 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 seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

May 042001


  • miles


The SRS indicator appeared in the dash panel of vehicle, consumer took vehicle to dealer and informed conumer that there was a faulty airbag system, it took two failed control units to determine that the problem was the two sensors in the system and that the problem was resolved.

- Balch Springs, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was driving when SRS light came on & did not blink. Took to dealership. First time it was their for 2 weeks. 2nd time light was off 1 day, but came back on.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 142000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger airbag light has come on for 4th time. Taken to dealer for repairs. Every time dealer said problem was remedied, but light continued to come on. The consumer says clock can not be set because the light keeps flashing as air bag light stays on.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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