really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,544 miles

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problem #13

Nov 012020


  • 180,000 miles
My car smells strongly of gas. Hunting for the cause I noticed gas coming from a hole under the car about right where the fuel pump is located in the back seat. After removing the back seat I noticed the fuel pump is pretty much sitting in a puddle of gasoline. You can see a slow movement of gasoline coming off the top of the fuel pump. This is a safety concern especially being that we are smokers.

- Brusly, LA, USA

problem #12

Jun 012020

Civic 4-cyl

  • 0 miles
It has a kill switch and caught fire

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #11

Apr 042010


  • miles
While driving and when it parked it smelling fuel it comes near from filler neck, I thought it were the fuel cap but nothing change after replaced for a new cap (no codes and no check engine lights on )and driver seat belt sometimes it stucks and buckle won't clicks easily (2 times while driving seatbelt unclip by it self) I checked my VIN number for any recalls but I didn't find any recalls for this vehicle.

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #10

Oct 072019


  • 165,000 miles
Upon starting out at a red light on a major street, engine went to full-throttle, causing a collision to the car in front. Operator then tried to put car in park, but instead went into to reverse, car started rapid backing up, then went back to drive and hit the car in front a second time. Once the vehicle was in park, ignition was switched off. Vehicle would not come out of park with the ignition key on, so was stuck in traffic. Restarted car remained in full throttle condition. Auto mechanic verified failed throttle, $700 to replace throttle, minor body damage.

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 302017


  • miles
Vehicle manufacturer's fuel hose clamp recall ( #01V182000 ) was inadequately repaired by technicians of a vehicle repair company conducting initial safety inspection of vehicle, prior to registration of vehicle, and there is no known provision requiring a review of any alleged repairs by that vehicle repair company in Accord with the recall itself, whereas a strong odor of fuel continuously fills passenger compartment through air vents when travelling in vehicle, and vehicle repair company refuses to review work of technicians in the interest of safety of vehicle's passengers and other innocent persons in Accord with basis for manufacturer's issuance of recall. Vehicle is only workable means of transportation, and continuous odor of fuel affects passengers personally and substantially, based on there existing no known provision requiring review of work of technicians. Employees of vehicle manufacturer was contacted by phone, and they revealed that there are no known policies or provisions requiring review of technician attempts to repair fuel hose clamp recall upon allegations of strong odor of fuel clouding passenger compartment when vehicle in operation; employees of vehicle manufacturer appear to cover up allegations of inadequate repair of fuel hose clamp recall by reviewing technicians, thus providing for potentially dangerous vehicle (reeking of odor of fuel) to operate on public roadways.

- Dodd City, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 052017


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. While driving, the contact noticed a fuel odor throughout the vehicle. While the accelerator pedal was depressed, the fuel odor became stronger and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to West broad Honda at (804) 672-1111 (7014 w broad St, richmond, va 23294), but the failure could not be replicated. The contact was advised to take the vehicle to West broad collision center at (804) 217-6354 (9001 w broad St, richmond, va 23294) where the mechanic stated that he smelled a strong fuel odor and that the vehicle would need to be taken back to West broad Honda. West broad Honda diagnosed that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the contact was informed that the battery needed to be replaced and the radiator was cracked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 01V182000 (fuel system, gasoline) and NHTSA campaign number: 01V183000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 71,000.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #7

Jan 012017


  • 176,400 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking fuel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 176,400.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 112016


  • miles
While driving the car you could smell strong gasoline on the outside behind the area of the rear driver side tire after reaching a normal engine running temp.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

May 062015


  • 36,006 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Civic. While the vehicle was being inspected by a dealer, it was discovered that fuel leaked on top of the fuel pump and locking cap, which spilled on to the fuel tank. The dealer replaced the fuel pump locking cap. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,006.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 192014


  • 117,772 miles
8/19/14-gas smell bad mileage-repair shop replaced gas cap. Still smelled gas. Brought to Honda dealer for services and stated smell of gas, they couldn't find anything and said we may have overfilled tank, must have spilled gas down side, or the poor gas mileage could be the way we drive the car. 5/11/2015-127,148 miles- check engine light-had charcoal canister & vent solenoid replaced. 5/13/2015-check engine light back on. Apparently know problem with leaking gas/fumes Honda has not recalled models affected with exception of Honda Odyssey. Much of my research effecting 98-2002 models. Tsb's ( technical service bulletin's ) 01-011 ( evap control canister vent shut valve 98-99 models ) and 03-001 ( evap bypass solenoid valve 98-02 since code and diagnosing problem is difficult and basically Honda is aware of this issue they should be recalling these vehicles as leaking gas/fumes is a safety issue.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 132014

Civic 4-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
I'm the original owner of an Civic 2001 LX with 159,000 miles. It started smelling obnoxious gas smell inside the car. The dealer findings were, the fuel filter cracked. Estimated repair of $541, they advised me to not drive the car until it is fixed also, the car was well maintained by them since day one. The service disorder suggested to me to contact Honda headquarters and explain the problem to them since it is a safety issue. I did contact Honda they were not willing to do anything about it. Thanks so much,

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 122012


  • 89,900 miles
Honda Civic gx CNG fuel tank valve failure, causing the car to leave you stranded for hours. Car would not start or run, only after trying it 10+ times.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 112012

Civic 4-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Total transmission failure! while I was stopped at a traffic light it felt like the car would not get in gear. I would press on the gas and the engine would rev up but I was not moving. I was able to let it coast to a side street to get out of traffic. This could have been really ugly if I was on the highway or on a busier street. I had to get it towed to the nearest service station. Apparently the oil pump and torque converter failed which basically caused the rest of the transmission to burn up. I had to do a complete new transmission rebuild. I know my Honda has a few miles but 104K seems too early for a transmission failure.

- Cleveland, OH, USA