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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Honda Civic wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 142008


  • 59,900 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The vehicle has tech international, model TR418 valve stems. The contact stated that she had two valve stem failures on two of her tires. The first failure was noticed while driving approximately 50 mph. She noticed that the rear driver's side tire was flat when her vehcile started to lean. Someone assisted her with placing a spare tire on the vehicle. The following day, she took the vehicle to a tire shop and they placed air in the tires and stated that she must have driven over a pothole. The contact purchased another tire at the cost of $161, but later had the tire company rectify the issue. Two days later, she heard a thumping sound while driving and pulled the vehicle over. The front passenger side tire was flat and she noticed that the valve stem appeared to be cut. She called aaa and they changed the tire. The contact asked the tire shop if they purchased their valve stems from dill and they stated that they did not. The contact called the tire manufacturer and they refuted that their valve stems were from china. The purchase date, serial number, and part number were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 59,900.

- Lincoln, RI, USA

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