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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,401 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 182005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 97,204 miles


1. no summary taken.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 052001


  • miles
Sidewall cracked open after car was parked. Nothing struck. Dealer claims impact damage. Not true! family member had been following the car for a number of miles before incident. Nothing was struck. Full size is; P185/65hr15 bl. I have taken pictures of tire if needed. (tiresize: P185/65 15)( dot number: Tire size: P185/65 15 )

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001


  • miles
Consumer states Firestone tire (no size) experienced a leak in the sidewall on the right front tire, consumer is angry due to getting a run around from Honda dealer and Firestone dealer, consumer ended up having to buy the tire.

- Coarsegold, CA, USA

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