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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,000 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202009


  • 99,000 miles


While driving, the hood to my 2003 Honda Civic ex came unlatched and hit the windshield, shattering the windshield and otherwise damaging the vehicle. Upon investigation, the hood latch mechanism was defective. It had nothing but two bolts connecting it to the tierod and the metal that attached the latch to the hood was not soldered to the vehicle. As a result, the car requires $2700 worth of repairs covered by insurance with the deductible of $1000 that I have to pay plus between $500 to $1000 to replace the hood and the latch. I have pictures and the parts are still available. The car has yet to be prepared. The driver suffers from heightened anxiety as a result of the incident. Thank you.

- Mullica Hill, NJ, USA

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