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6.9

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$727.00
Average Mileage:
100,903 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace exhaust manifold (5 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Honda Civic exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012013

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

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

Obvious defect in the vehicle. Honda should recall the vehicle in order to fix it.

- , Dublin, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 012013

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 89,000 miles

This was QUITE early for such a major structural problem.

- , Spokane, WA, USA

problem #5

Nov 102009

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I discovered cracks in exhaust manifold when I heard a hissing sound, exhaust will escape from these cracks.

- , Littlerock, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 062009

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 219,032 miles

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

Another cracked Honda manifold story! This is my sixth Honda, never had the problem before. A friendly mechanic got the combo exhaust manifold/catalytic converter for $582 from Honda, put it on for $100

I probably should have gone aftermarket, you can get them for $329

Definite design flaw Honda - own up!

- , Brunswick, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 092009

Civic DX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,652 miles

2003 civic, 96,00Km, dealer said "you must have hit a puddle". Really. Dealer said it would be $1,300 plus tax to repair. Considering a weld attempt. Will update.

- , White Rock, BC, Canada

problem #2

Sep 062008

Civic 1.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,637 miles

just got an exhaust manifold done on my 01 honda civic.... it was under warranty... left the lot and my oil light was coming on.... so i called my brother who is a mechanic he told me 2 stop and check the oil.... he had changed it the nite before...it was empty... i put 2 quarts and drove 2 his garage and he had 2 add another one 2 it....gonna keep and eye on it and call Honda 2morrow and find out what the heck happened.... want 2 know if they drained the oil and forgot 2 replace it .... i am sure i will never know and they would not tell me the truth anyways..... so i want 2 know do they do anything 2 the oil when they change the exhaust manifold.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

- , Aldouane, NB, Canada

problem #1

Aug 282006

(reported on)

Civic DX

  • 95,000 miles

THIRD HONDA IN A ROW

- , Lancaster, CA, USA

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