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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,676 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.

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 262007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,352 miles


I have a 2003 Honda Civic that just failed New Jersey state inspection for a loose seat condition. It appearedthat thiswas a common failure since the New Jersey motor vehicle department has failed 256 Honda for loose seats in the last 24 months. I looked if there were any recalls, but there were none on record. I believed that this was problem that should be covered by Honda under defective parts or workmanship. The seat anchor bolts were secure.itwas the chair rail system that failed somehow andwas loose. The dealer wanted over $500 to repair what looks like poor work manship or defective parts on the part of Honda.

- Saddle Brook , NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 072005

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 39,000 miles
*** this is for a 2003 Honda Civic si *** (1) accident @ 55 mph. Drove too fast through a right curve going up a 10 degree hill on wet pavement. Car spun out of control, and hit a utility pole on the driver's side door immediately aft of the front right tire (and engine compartment). (2) failure was driver's side seat. As I drive aggresively often, I sit with the driver's side seat at a 90 degree angle. During the accident the seat jammed in a completely reclined position. After retrieving my belongings from the vehicle, the seat was not able to be adjusted to my usual 90 degree angle position. (3) nothing done, car was totalled.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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