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Honda Civic 2005 and earlier



  • heyqaqaheyqaqa Posts: 3
    Recall #1:

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V182000
    Manufacturer: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 120649

    Year: 2001
    Make: HONDA
    Model: CIVIC
    Manufactured From: JUN 2000 To: JAN 2001
    Year of Recall: '01
    Type of Report: Vehicle
    Vehicle Description: Sedan and coupe model vehicles. The hose clamps on the filler neck tube have insufficient clamping force.

    In a severe collision, the tube could disconnect from the fuel tank, resulting in fuel leakage. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

    Dealers will check the hose clamps for proper torque and tighten them correctly, if necessary. Owner notification is expected to begin during June 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

    Recall #2:

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V183000
    Component: FUEL:FUEL PUMP
    Manufacturer: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 56269

    Year: 2001
    Make: HONDA
    Model: CIVIC
    Manufactured From: AUG 2000 To: FEB 2001
    Year of Recall: '01
    Type of Report: Vehicle
    Vehicle Description: Sedan model vehicles. A small amount of water may have been left in the fuel pump electrical connector after testing. This residual water could cause the fuel pump to fail due to corrosion.

    If the pump stops working, the engine will stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Dealers will inspect the fuel pump. If corrosion is found, the fuel pump will be replaced. Owner notification is expected to begin during June 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
  • s852s852 Posts: 1,051
    The new Corolla is not coming this fall. It will be a 2003 model. A new Camry is coming the fall.
  • bordsourcebordsource Posts: 95
    I did not say that a new Corolla was coming this fall. I just said that this fall inches us closer to the introduction of the Corolla, which implies that while it won't be in the fall, it will be shortly thereafter.

    Isell, do you think it wise to wait until we have been notified by mail on this recall, or do you believe that we should just take them in there before the rush hits?
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    Just looking for information for a friend about her Civic. I noticed the other day that the AC took forever to blow cold air. I asked her about it and she said she was told by her service people at her dealership that this is normal for the Civic. Is this true?

    I believe it is a 1999 model.

    We got to where we were going and barely cold air was blowing by then.

  • mpgmanmpgman Posts: 723
    Congratulations! I went through the same process and bought the new Elantra GT 5 door hatch. This is one solid car! Will post more soon. Have 600 miles already. I decided to do this after renting an Elantra from Hertz for 2 weeks. If Hertz is confident enough to put these in their fleets, that is good enough for me.
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    you have to let a/c to recirculate the air, it is r134 system, and all of r134 systems are not as fast to cool the air as the older r12 systems. if you have bought a new a/c unit for home you would have noticed that it takes a while to cool the air. if you are concerned that a/s is not working, have it checked whether the is a leak, which i doubt. honda has a pressure sensor which disengages the a/c pump when the refrigerant pressure is low.
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    i hate to say that but i got out of my cute little civic and got into a shiny new cr-v se. first impressions are -- it feels like a civic, drives like a civic, it is a civic with bigger tires and 4WD, and bigger engine (i think it is from the previous generation prelude, the block and head looks the same as my sister's 88 prelude si)the only difference is that i can see over the cabbies now, and predict whether they will stop in the middle of the road to pick up the fare. :-) i guess i will be in the cr-v forum from now on.
    take care
  • What I believe Honda should do to boost sales for the 2002 Civic sedans.
    EX gets 2.0 DOHC i-VTEC from Stream
    LX and DX gets 1.7 SOHC VTEC (used on 2001 EX
  • mpgmanmpgman Posts: 723
    Start with making side air bags and ABS standard, so that in the case of ABS, you don't have to eat the moonroof to get it. Then redesign the totally useless center console area to incorporate real storage and an elbow level center arm rest, not the Hyundai Accent-like tack on that they currently put on the driver's seat of the EX. I'd leave the engine alone and use the more powerful one for the Si for those who want it. But I would seriously consider offering a 5 door hatch...perhaps turn the HX into that.
  • bdesaibdesai Posts: 24
    Agree with you civic cx 92. They also need some brainstorming to do to jazz it up with a more creative interior (seats colors, more aluminium accents) and please change the ugly tail lights. Also could firm up the ride.
  • bdesaibdesai Posts: 24
    Don't tell me I am the only one who does not like the rear end of the new civic. Personally, I like muscular butts on cars like BMW's. Hate sloping butts like in my 98 Camry and the new Civic.
  • scrap Prelude, new model to replace Prelude, hybrid-power Civic sedans in the USA about next March.

    Okay I'll agree with mpgman regarding making ABS and side airbags standard for 2002 civics. The 5 door hatch sold in Europe may hurt the sedan and Odyssey sales IMHO as I'd buy it over the sedan.
  • soberssobers Posts: 496
    Why ? The sales are VERY good right now also!
    If they sale average 30K per month, even then they get to 360K which is atleast 20K better than they predicted !

    Yes but LX should get ABS optional, also Civic EX should get allo wheels as a bit cheaper option(than purchasing it from dealer/aftermarket)

    AND FOR THE GOD'S SAKE, MAKE CHERRY RED/FIREPEPPER RED available on the 4 door Civic !
  • jsylvesterjsylvester Posts: 572
    Try making air conditioning available on the DX or HX as a factory option. A basic car with air and cassette is all one needs for commuting.

    Don't care for side airbags, would not pay for them.

    The styling on the 01's stinks, makes the car look cheap to me.

    Bring back the hatchback version of the Si. We'll see what the one from Britain will cost.
  • mdrivermdriver Posts: 385
    You are all dreaming if you think Honda will make the kind of changes you are asking for. You're lucky if you get an additional colour when the 02s come out. iVTEC engine? alloys? factory A/C on HX/DX? No way. 02s will simply have fixes that have plagued the 01s like the fuel guage, rear suspension and radio code problem.
  • markd7markd7 Posts: 8
    The 5 door hatchback, a little more engine displacement - why not 1800cc for a bit more torque and quieter 65 mph cruising without killing gas mileage, an option for 4 wheel discs w/abs without having to get the moonroof, and bring back the front double wishbone suspension. The last two may have nothing to do with actual braking or steering performance but I for one would welcome them on an emotional level. I'm not dissatisfied with my 2001LX sedan, but I'd gladly have paid $1 to $1.5K more to get exactly what I want.
  • Incentives offered for Portland, Oregon area.

    2001 Toyota Corolla, $500 cash, low 2.9~4.9% loan

    2001 Ford Focus, $500 cash, low 2.9~6.9% loan

    2001 Sentra, low 3.9~5.9% loan

    2000/2001 Protégé, $500 cash, low 1.9~4.9% loan

    2001 Dodge Neon, $1000 cash, low 0.9~3.9% loan

    2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS, $500 cash

    none offered for VW or Civic models.

    Expected strong sales numbers buoyed by incentives
  • scooter62scooter62 Posts: 18
    Back on the problems board people are whining again about the JDP initial quality survey. INITIAL quality! Not PROVEN long term reliability! I tested the Civic, Corolla and Sentra and bought the Civic cuz I LIKED the ride better than the others and it felt good to me. I havent had any problems (except for maybe the dumb gas gauge - piddly stuff). For proven long term reliability any one of those three will suffice. I like what I got.
  • patrick45patrick45 Posts: 20
    I test drove a 2002 Honda Civic LX on Sunday and and also test drove a 2002 Toyota Corolla. The Civic is so far superior to the Corolla it's ridiculous. The ride, handling, and steering is excellent compared to the Corolla. The interior is way, way, way more inviting and seems of a better quality than the Corolla and the Civic seems to have more amenities. The Civic is extremely solid. It seems like most people are expecting the Civic to feel and drive like a way more expensive car. The Civic is simply an economy car. For an economy car, it's a damn good one! Don't expect an Acura or Lexus for $15,000 or $16,000. You want Acura/Lexus type performance/quality/amenities, be ready to cough up $35,000 minimum. By the way, Acura and Lexus aren't perfect either. What is, anyway? Lexus has TSB's also.
  • alexs95alexs95 Posts: 12
    I purchased a 2001 Civic EX this year. Can anyone tell me if all Civics come with Clear Coat Paint?
  • britton2britton2 Posts: 305
    I read somewhere that most cars (like 90%) built after 1990 have a clearcoat -
  • funkywufunkywu Posts: 4
    Hi Everyone. I'll be buying a new 2001 Civic LX with Automatic Transmission. Can someone give me an idea of what would be good price? Please specify whether the amount you list includes taxes. Thanks
  • rgarbacciorgarbaccio Posts: 42
    You should use edmunds, kelly and at least cars direct to get a fair price. I'm assuming you want the sedan, and that you want no options.

    Civic LX 14,400 (edmunds TMV)
    Destination 440
    Local Taxes (depends on state) from 700 to 1200
    Title, Registration, Fees under 200

    So..I'd say near 16,000 out the door is a great price. There should not be any ADM, prep fees or ad fees.

    Warranty will run around 800 if you choose to get it.
  • newcivnewciv Posts: 22
    Just received my Recall notice regarding potentially defective fuel pump wiring which could corrode and stall the vehicle. Will have it corrected on the next dealer visit.

  • superegosuperego Posts: 6
    Can you tell the details of your car?
    Where is it made? in Japan?
    Please tell the first number of VIN.
    I want to know that this recall will affect
    all the new civics or only part of them.
  • mdrivermdriver Posts: 385
    If initial quality is not necessarily linked to long term relability as some have suggested, then maybe I should buy a Kia Sportage and maybe the Lexus LS430 will fall apart after 3 years. Although you cannot draw any conclusions between results that are close to each other, the fact that the LS430 was at the top and the Sportage was last does indicate that the survey is somewhat accurate.
  • otis12otis12 Posts: 169
    there's a dealer in NJ who sells consistently LXs for under $13,000, plus tax and tags.
  • rgarbacciorgarbaccio Posts: 42
    Over $1000 under invoice for an LX 2 door coupe. Looks good initially, but he probably adds its 13, about 4-500 under invoice. Still an excellent deal as long as he doesn't add anything else such as ADM, prep etc. Now add title and tax and you get into the 14,700 range. Those screamer ads can be a little misleading.
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