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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,665 miles

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2003 Honda Civic AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

May 262006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The air conditioner unit does not blow cold air. In May 2006, the dealer replaced the condenser. In May 2007, the condenser failed again. The dealer will repair the vehicle at the owners expense. The air conditioner still does not operate normally. The current mileage is 65000 and the original failure mileage was 45000. Updated 01/11/08. The consumer stated there is lack of protection offered behind the vents at the bottom of the front bumper to protect the ac condenser from being damaged by road debris. Updated

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #2

May 262007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
A/C condenser leaked due to design flaw that allows road debris to hit condenser directly and cause damage, leak, and failure for cold A/C flow.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 132003

Civic 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,995 miles
My vehicle (2003 Honda Civic si) caught on fire on Sept 13th night around 9:45pm. While I was driving to home from a movie theater, somebody from another vehicle spotted the fire and stopped me. I got out of the vehicle, looked under the car, there was a fire between two front tires. I called 911, police and fire responded and put off the fire from inside the passenger compartment. My insurance company investigated and blamed on jiffy lube, who changed the oil on the same day evening around 6:30. Jiffy lube went with some independent investigation and concluded that changing the oil didn't cause the fire and blamed on manufacturer problem. Both investigation conclusions are similar. Conclusion from insurance party ( mde engineers Inc) origin of fire was at the exhaust pipe near the flange. Cause of fire was the air conditioner (A/C) drain tube from the ventilation box contacting the exhaust pipe. Conclusion from jiffy lube party (schaefer enginerring) cause of fire was an A/C condensate drain hose coming in contact with the vehicle exhaust pipe. Hose was probably not properly mounted during the manufacturing and allowed the hose to move and contact the exhaust pipe.

- Redmond, WA, USA

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