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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
73,574 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. allow car a minimum of 5 minutes to warm up (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Honda Civic engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012006

Civic EX

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,000 miles


Car had acceleration problems from the day I drove it, brand new, off the lot. Within two years, the car would slow down while accelerating. I'd have to pull over to the side of the road and restart. I've had the car "repaired" by three Honda Dealers and several independent mechanics. After spending thousands of dollars on oxygen sensors/pipes/converters, I just decided to allow the car to warm up before each drive.

- , Syracuse, NY, canada

problem #1

Jul 042010

Civic EX 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,148 miles

RPM goes very low at start up when the engine is warm and reverts to it is standard level (700), some times the engine went off, and i had to turn it on again.

- , Amman, Amman, Jordan

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