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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. gently turned key with pliers and it came out (1 reports)
2003 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 092012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles


The trouble with the driver's side door key began in spring 2009, rough inserting it until about September 2009 the key would insert but would no longer open the lock. Occasionally I have tried the key, and about 5% of the time the door opened until today. Today, I inserted the key and the door unlocked but then the key became stuck in the door and it took me hours before I finally gently used a pliers to turn the key and remove it. The driver's side key lock has been broken for over 2 years, I will now have to always enter the car through the passenger side door or bring it in to get the driver's side fixed but I cannot really afford that.

- , Vernon, CT, USA

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