My second car was a civic and I loved the reliability that Honda is known for. Replenished reservoir, pumped the pedal, and clutch function was restored. I called the Honda Customer Service number and they were no help at all. I pulled over, put er in park and then tried going again. This is a very pricey task, and way out of my price range. I took out for driving time to time. The unit was replaced with a used, low-mileage transmission.
One catches more flies with honey than vinegar. Do a net search, the results speak volumes. I took my life in my hands pushing the car out of the lanes of rush hour traffic. The corrective action per Honda based on this code was to replace the entire transmission. Ask them for help given the high incidence of failure. I had no warning; my check engine light only came on then.
Like all things though, the transmission is susceptible to damage and can occasionally give you trouble. Problem data is gathered from and is based solely on reports received from vehicle owners. If this happens to every 2001 Civic they should do something about it. I am sure we can get it done for less, but I am wondering if it is worth trying to get it done. Along the way, the car's engine continued to rev, and it had a hard time maintaining its speed.
The service light on the dashboard could indicate that the transmission is working too hard and is overheating. The beginning of June I was driving and the car stalled in the middle of the street. It even looked good with the paint and no rust. We had it towed in and were told we needed to replace the transmission. It worsened as I pulled off the highway and the check engine light came on.
Took the car to a Honda dealer and was told I would need a 3000 dollar rebuilt tranny. When I got home I did some research and found out exactly what it was. Warranty because I am over the mileage. Had transmission review and basic checks for car done prior to oil change service no issues found. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153. My other 2 Hondas saw 250000 still running great when I sold them. I had no clue what was going on and I was only relieved that I had already dropped off my 2-yr.
The next morning I towed my car to west broad Honda. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. They told me that there are no recalls that have been made on the Civic only on the Accord and Odyssey even though through my research I have found there have been many complaints regarding the 2001 Honda Civic transmission. Transmission failure in those model years is a widespread issue with the Honda Accord, Civic and Odyssey. I bought this car used less than five months ago at mossey Nissan in escondido and they have not been very helpful in working with me to get this car fixed. I immediately changed my route and decided to take my car directly to a Honda service center.
The dealership and the manufacturer have been contacted. Some people jumped out and helped me to get the vehicle out of the major intersection onto a Jack in the Box parking lot. Since then I have been on the computer and am finding out about 50% of this code is on Honda. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where she was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. Since american Honda claimed and instructed customers not to change transmission oil until 80000 miles, I never thought about transmission problem at that less mileage. I had the mileage that the average breakdown occurs, 104,000 miles. I paid more money on the car than I should of because of deceptive business practices used to sell me the car by mossey of escondido.
The transmission was the last straw. Just a few minutes later, it happened again, and again, and again. There are many complaints I am reading about people with the same problem I am having which is a p0740 fault reading that says torque clutch converter solenoid open and that clutch will not engage when vehicle reaches a speed of between 40-45 mph which is an unsafe condition and can cause a crash and ultimate transmission failure on the highway. The failure and current mileages were 117,000. It's also not much fun to drive. But that would have meant a tow.
No more Hondas for me. Honda stated that the vehicle was old, and since I couldn't produce paperwork confirming that the transmission fluid had been drained and replaced, they couldn't help me. What Owners Should Do Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. The code comes on and they reset it and a few days later it comes back on when I get to higher speeds.