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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,050 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,100 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. While driving approximately 30mph he noticed that the engine warning light illuminated. The local dealer stated that the catalytic converter malfunctioned; however, they were unable to determine the cause of failure. Honda also mailed him a notice requesting to randomly test his vehicle to measure the emission control systems performance. He has filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. He has not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 82,100.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 152007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic hybrid. While attempting to accelerate from idle at a stop light the vehicle began to vibrate and then shut off. The check engine light illuminated intermittently prior to this failure. The dealer replaced the catalytic converter. Presently, the vehicle will start, but was not drivable. The vehicle was towed to a Honda dealer, and diagnosed as needing a new transmission. The dealer found a salvaged transmission. The current and failure mileage were 158,000.

- Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

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