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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,772 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the starter (1 reports)
2003 Honda Civic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012010

Civic EX 1.7L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,772 miles


At 86k the starter failed on this 2003 Honda Civic EX, I thought Honda's were supposed to last longer and not have as many problems. This seems fairly early for a starter to fail, not very happy with Honda. At first my car would have a little trouble starting and some days when it was cold it wouldn't start very well at all, so I figured it might be the battery, so took it to have the battery checked and it ended up being a failing starter that was using way more amps than it should. Also just as a suggestion to people that get their Honda serviced, do NOT service it at the actual Honda, they will charge sometimes as much as double for the same work as a trusted auto shop can do it for and its the same if not higher quality.

- , Schofield, WI, USA

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