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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
78,340 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace door handle (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 222013

Civic LS 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,020 miles


The chrome paint apparently started peeling. I wasn't aware of it and my 4 yr old granddaughter cut her finger on it!

Is this covered by a warranty?

- , Catskill, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 092010

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Chrome eventually peeled off all door handles in the car. Cheap Honda parts!

- , Littlerock, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012009

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The chrome paint on all four door handles of my 2003 civic has peeled off the handle. The drivers door was the worst shape and I had cut myself two separate times before I had them all replaced. To make matters worse the same exact thing happened a few months later on my 2003 Honda Pilot. Honda really should step up and replace these parts as it's an obvious craftsmanship defect.

- , Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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