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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 12
Average Mileage:
12,946 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Honda Civic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 262006

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,893 miles


The car flipped.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #1

Apr 242002

(reported on)


  • miles
When coming to a slow stop, with brake lightly applied, the vehicle is designed to turn off the engine and disengage the transmission while the vehicle is still moving. Due to use of the engine as a generator to charge the propulsion battery at this point, the friction is substantial and contributes greatly to braking. When the engine shuts off and the transmission disengages simultaneously, the sudden decrease in friction will cause the vehicle to suddenly stop slowing down unless more brake pressure is immediately applied. This can cause a low-speed rear end crash with a stopped vehicle ahead. There is no warning that I could find in the owner's manual regarding this.

- Austin, TX, USA

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