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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Honda Civic windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 132014

Civic LX 2.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 165,000 miles


both windshields are held in place only by glue. trim gone

the trim has all broken off around the windshields. I literally have gorilla tape on my front windshield just as a safety precaution,( i know, but it makes me feel better..) Absolutely the worst car ever made.

- , Cairo, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 052008

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Since the car was new, the rubber gasket that runs along the edge of the window and door keeps dropping below the frame. I can pull it back up, but it eventually comes back down. I didn't notice it right away. Rain comes in and the noise is terrlble. Any suggestions?

- , Boca Raton, FL, USA

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