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Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2003 Honda Civic engine problems

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012005

Civic EX 1.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Bought this car new in 2003 and transmission has always had issues starting around 45,000 miles with reving RPMS and issues shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Dealership has always said "it's fine" or "it's not a problem". Now my transmission has problems shifting from 3rd to 4th and it loses acceleration when driving which really is NOT safe. The check engine light is always coming one when you're driving the car for 30 min or more at a time at speeds over 55 mph. My mechanic says the engine light is coming on as a default because the transmission is failing. I'm really pissed because this transmission has been an issue since I bought the car and I've gotten the run around from Honda for years. Now the car is becoming too unsafe to drive. Unfortunately the value of the car is less than the cost to replace the transmission.

- , Minnapolis, MN, USA

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