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7.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
66,818 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace starter (1 reports)
  3. replaced relays (1 reports)
2003 Honda Civic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012014

Civic DX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE IGNITION NOT ACCEPTING MY KEY .THEN THE KEY WOULD STICK IN THE IGNITION. HAD TO LEAVE IT IN AND STARTED USING THE SPARE KEY TO GET IN AND OUT OF CAR . NOW THE IGNITION WON'T ACCEPT THE ORIGINAL KEY OR THE SPARE. HEARD THERE IS A RECALL ON THE IGNITION SWITCH? HAVE TO HAVE IT TOWED TO THE DEALER, NEED TO KNOW IF IT'S UNDER RECALL.

- , Renfrew, Ontario, canada

problem #3

Aug 232007

(reported on)

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I bought my certified used Honda Civic in June of 07. Two months later I go to start it and it won't start. I have to get it jumped and it runs like a champ. I take it to honda and they say there is a problem with the relays in some 2003 honda civics. They replace the relays and it runs smoothly... until I leave it parked for a week. Once again it is dead, and has to get jumped. What is the problem here? They checked the alternator and it came back fine! I don't get it! So now I have to leave it there for a WEEK for them to assess the problem. Any ideas here?

- , Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 232007

(reported on)

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I went to start my CERTIFIED used honda civic one morning and it wouldn't start. I had just bought the car not even two months ago! I took it to honda under my certified warranty and they replaced the relays. Ran good until I had to leave it parked for a week and it did it again.

- , Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 222006

(reported on)

Civic

  • 67,000 miles

Just finished driving back from US to Canada, parked the car and then it wouldn't start. No radio, no clicking, no grrring.... nothing. Had to get the starter replaced due to electrical problem.

Now, 6 months later the same thing is happening. Hope my extended warranty is still valid. Guess I'll be up for starter #3. Funny thing is, they recalled my 1999 Civic for a starter problem right after I gave it back. Wonder if they'll wait to recall AGAIN after leases have expired. Guess they expect everyone to buy the extended warranty.

Looks like it's time to ditch my Honda.....

- , Missisauga, ON, Algeria

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