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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,567 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.

2003 Honda Civic exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 232010


  • 155,700 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. While the vehicle was being serviced at an authorized dealer, the contact was advised by the mechanic that the catalytic converter was fractured and leaking exhaust into the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The mechanic advised her to drive with the windows down to help keep out the exhaust fumes. She then called the manufacturer and was advised that her vehicle was no longer under warranty and no assistance would be provided. The failure mileage was 155,700 and the current mileage was 162,000.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005


  • miles
Obd code 1240 recurs despite replacement of catalytic converter and reprogramming of computer. It seems to be triggered by extended high speed driving.

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #1

May 082009


  • 80,000 miles
Catalytic converter issues had to replace it twice in the last year.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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