7th Gen (2001 – 2005) Honda Civic Problems

The 7th generation of the Civic has a cumulative PainRank™ of 55.76. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2001–2005 Civic model years have sent in 2244 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (61%) followed by the engine (7%) and the interior (5%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 129
32.65
2004 167
30.34
2003 191
36.1
2002 542
73.36
2001 1215
106.32

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