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2001 Honda Civic Electrical Problems and Repair Histories

2001 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (5%)

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2001 Honda Civic electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Honda Civic

Engine not specified

159340 mi Headlight bulb. 
161200 mi The air conditioning sprung a leak several years prior and required a new condensor. 
82460 mi SRS AirBag computer module needs to be replaced. Approximate cost to fix: $600 part+$150 labour. 

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2001 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

190000 mi Car stalled on roadway. Towed to local shop, they diagnosed immobilizer and advised I have it towed to dealer. 
207000 mi

US $301
Starter turned slowly and ultimately failed, replaced starter assembly. Push-started the vehicle to get to shop (not a tow, but almost). Clutch pedal safety switch was replaced after failure. Push-started vehicle to get to repair shop. 
225000 mi Low beam headlights are intermittent, both sides. 2001 Civic was been recalled for faulty switch. Replaced in 2007. Problem appears to have recurred. 
228000 mi 2006 or 2007 Dealer recall repair of turn signal stalk failed at wire crimp. Owner disassembled steering column cover and resoldered the connection. NHTSA 10006745 / TSB 022404 
232000 mi

US $625
Compressor failure, replaced and recharged system. 
239000 mi

US $500
Compressor replacement 
124000 mi

US $350
Battery indicator light came on steady. Bad alternator. Replaced with an aftermarket unit and now battery indicator light flashes intermittently. Installed a second aftermarket alternator, same issue persists. 
181000 mi

US $250
3rd atlernator I've replaced on this car. Under 2yr warranty - that's why the cost is so low. Voltage regulator went. Killed the battery. 

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2001 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

178500 mi

US $11
Replaced driver's side headlight. 
185000 mi

US $1018
AC compressor was making a noise and about to fail. 
187000 mi

US $118
Headlights were intermittently turning off or taking a few seconds to turn on. Blower motor resistor failed. A/C and heater fan would not work when turned on. Front passenger window could not be lowered using driver or passenger window controls. 
120000 mi

US $50
one headlight was out. I replaced both. 
45300 mi

US $667
Alternator went bad. 
53000 mi

US $84
AC blowing hot air. dealer cleaned system and recharged. 

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2001 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

117-horsepower 1.7L I4 CVT FWD

99700 mi

US $230
Alternator was making clacking sound, diagnosed to be from alternator. Replaced alternator, and everything is good again. It was like the car was having a diffAlternator was OEM from when the car was new, which is an impressive achieveme 

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2001 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

117-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

130300 mi

US $60
AC/Heater fan would not work. 
170000 mi

US $900
Firestone repaired the car citing electrical shutdown due to low oil. Car does not even have this capability. A week later, car died again. It was the alternator as I had suspected and asked them to test originally. 

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2001 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

57040 mi

C $4000
Needed an entire new AC system and due to the other elements that needed to be repaired. I decided to sell the car as it is rather than invest more money into it. 

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2001 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

144000 mi

US $200
Alternator had a break in the positive battery cable. Wouldn't charge battery. New cable installed from alternator to positive battery terminal. 
157000 mi

US $50
Recharge 
168000 mi

US $120
Leaking AC Valve - repaired / replaced & recharged 
154500 mi

US $800
Replaced air conditioning compressor, some other A/C system parts, and refilled. 
156000 mi

US $370
Alternator belt had been sqeaking when car was cold for a while. Alternator failed; noticed because battery kept getting run down. 
192000 mi SRS light came on. Honda dealer diagnosed problem as seat belt sensor. Covered under lifetime warranty. 
218000 mi

US $110
The car is 13 years old- the AC was no longer cold and was blowing out luke warm air. An AC check up and AC refill did the trick. Hopefully will last the life of the car. 
143500 mi

US $2000
Master power window switch failed - would not roll passenger window down 
96000 mi

US $90
Replaced driver's door switch (headlight warning buzzer wasn't working) 
100000 mi

US $200
Loose wire causing intermittent problems with tail and dash lights. 

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2001 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

106000 mi

US $449
Was experiencing problem with dimming headlights and low voltage. Turn Signal light would turn on and stay on. Replaced alternator and battery. Didn't fix. Took car to dealer. Turns out problem was turn signal bulb (corroded). Took car to dealer. Turns out problem door was lock actuator. 
165000 mi

US $407
Alternator bearing was seizing. Alternator replaced with a rebuilt unit. 

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2001 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

117-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

130500 mi

US $123
2001 model year of the Civic, Honda cheapened the car. Cheap plastic lock actuators always fail, bad window motors and elec. contacts. Passenger door will not function with power lock, pas. window is very slow and int lights don't come on. 
157300 mi

US $1400
Replaced bad AC compressor. 
168300 mi Bad supplemental restraint system sensor in the drivers side belt buckle. 

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2001 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

145000 mi Drive seatbelt buckle broke, causing srs light to come on, covered under warranty. 
161000 mi

US $1025
Driver side door lock not working, actuator bad, replaced 
113700 mi The seatbelt buckle was replaced after the warning light came on. The seatbelt is under lifetime warranty. 
125000 mi

US $50
The regulator for the driver side window failed and was stuck open. The mechanic permanently closed the window. I intend to have it repaired later when I have more time.  
129000 mi

US $214
mechanic replaced bad window regulator assembly on the driver's side. 

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2001 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

83000 mi AC not working...fan works fine, but no cooling... 
83000 mi

US $128
They put dye in to diagnose the problem, immediately found a split o-ring and replaced it. Total cost for repair, including recharge was $128. 

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2001 Honda Civic 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

97000 mi

US $120
Replaced door lock actuator on drivers side. 
98000 mi

US $280
Horn replaced after no longer sounding. 

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2001 Honda Civic 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

121000 mi

US $350
AC failure - replaced pressure cut-off valve 

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2001 Honda Civic Electrical Problems

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