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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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 052010

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles


My 2003 Honda Civic VIN #[xxx] purchased new in 2003., now have 79,449 odometer reading. Since I got it, sometimes when I insert the ignition key to start the car the key would not turn to starting positiion it just stucked in the keyhole. I remove the key and try to shake and turn the steering wheel and/or step on the gas pedal, then reinsert the key to start the car. Somtimes it start, at times it takes 2-4 times then the key turns to start the car. This happens ocassionally but lately more frequently about 80% every time. I read in the October 2010 consumer reports magazine that there is a recall of 2003-04 Honda Accord, Civic and element with the problem that the interlock lever of the ignition switch might deform interfering with the automatic transmission. I called dick hannah Honda where I bought my car and asked them about this recall. They informed me that they do not have the list of recalled 2003 Civics at this time. I would like to file this safety problemto your office that my vehicle have this "ignition switch" problem. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152004


  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the keys would come out of the ignition when the vehicle was not shifted in the park position. The failure also occurred when the vehicle was shifted in drive. The dealer was contacted and advised her that her vehicle was not associated with any recalls. The failure was not diagnosed and no repairs were made. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 180000.

- Middle Town , NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver noticed that the ignition key, becomes hot while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic can not duplicate the problem. The consumer believes it to be a fire hazard. Complaint went with out being documented.

- Tracy, CA, USA

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