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:
173,317 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced shocks (1 reports)
2001 Honda Civic suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012015

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles


was told shocks were leaking then my wheel started hopping

- , New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 272010

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 254,950 miles

The struts are cracked. Need replaced. Can't afford it.

- , Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 152009

Civic EX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

Almost every year in the last 4 has been adding 1000s of $$$ to my annual maintenance.

transmission problem

window motors

srs airbags

and now the front struts are leaking. going to cost me 250$$$

if Honda is not sure of reaching 100k mileage without any issues, am taking my next $$ to other cars

- , Durham, NC, US

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