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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,872 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 272006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,744 miles


On 3 occasions over past 3 years we have had key/ lock/ ignition switch problems. Result: 1. inability to start engine; 2. unable to unlock driver side door; 3. unable to open trunk. Latest repair on 3-28-06 consisted of replacing trunk lock tumbler and driver side door lock tumbler. Repair advisor verbally stated trunk lock tumblers were badly worn; door lock tumblers needed lubrication. We consider consequences of failure could be serious given circumstances at time of failure.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #1

May 012003


  • miles
Complaints with 2003 Honda Civic alarm system. The alarm would not shut when using the valet key, the door did not lock properly. The remote was replaced and the problem remained the same. The vehicle did not possess and open door indicator. The consumer seeked a request for arbitration and reimbursement.

- Inwood , NY, USA

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