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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
25 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
24 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,760 miles

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2003 Honda Civic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #89

Nov 212016

Civic

  • 192,000 miles

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

Air bag light comes on after being fixed by previous recall.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #88

Aug 132016

Civic

  • miles
El carro prende la bolsa de aire. Un sensor de temperatura Y el switch

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #87

Sep 082015

Civic

  • 99,000 miles
SRS light comes on constantly. Code reads seat belt buckle, changed multiple times under seat belt warranty. Now tech line advises replacing wire harness into seat belt...dealer wants over $900. Honda will cover under warranty anything seat belt related but they do not care about air bags...and won't cover it. Please cover this under warranty Honda...it's not even guaranteed this will clear the code. Theory is air bags are disabled if SRS light is on...why have the harness anyway...service has used electrical contact cleaner, re-wired the end of the harness, but only satisfies for a few months and code continues to eliminate SRS light which disables airbags. Why cover seatbelts but not airbag/SRS system?

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #86

Aug 152015

Civic

  • 210,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. While driving at various speeds, the air bag light was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 210,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #85

Oct 032015

Civic

  • 115,000 miles
So, I received the Honda safety recall notice for the airbags and brought my 2003 Civic to be serviced. After it was compete, I noticed that the airbag light was still illuminated on my dash. I went back to speak with the dealership and the woman said that light is not part of the recall! how absurd is that"! there's a diagnostic charge for figuring out what the problem is. Why isn't this part of the recall, Honda?!"!

- North Kingstown, RI, USA

problem #84

Jun 152015

Civic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V370000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #83

Sep 082015

Civic

  • miles

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

Called the dealership for an appointment and was given one over 60 days beyond the days date. The recall is for airbags and is a clear safety risk to drivers. They will sell vehicles but will not repair their mistakes in a reasonable amount of time.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #82

Sep 012015

Civic

  • 141,000 miles
Took car in for airbag failure recall and was told the SRS unit in the airbag system had an internal failure. However, this was not covered under any type of warranty or recall. This is an integral part of a safety system that should not fail under normal wear an tear. The part was on back order and required a deposit of $800 to order. We left the dealership not knowing if our airbags would work or not.

- Long Beach , CA, USA

problem #81

Nov 132014

Civic

  • miles
08/31/2015 I purchased this car from ganley westside imports, 25580 lorain ave., North olmsted, oh 44070, 440-734-2000 in November 2014 with this recall outstanding. I was told they would order the part. I called the service department in January 2015 and was told my name wasn't even in the system but he would order the part. I called again on May 18, 2015, and was told the part was still back ordered.

- Fairview Park, OH, USA

problem #80

Aug 232015

Civic

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle crashed into a curb and the air bags deployed. The air bag warning light illuminated ten to fifteen minutes after the incident. After experiencing the failure, it was discovered that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V37000 (air bags) and 15V320000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the vehicle was included in the recalls. Due to the failure already being experienced, the vehicle was not repaired and the recall remedies were declined. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000. The VIN was not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #79

Aug 012013

Civic

  • 120,000 miles

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

SRS light is always on. I have reset it a number of times but it will go on again after a few days or weeks. The air bags will not deploy when the light is on. I am surprised that this is not a very serious safety issue. From reviewing the complaints, the dealers answers or guesses as to what's wrong are too numerous to list here and the cost just to investigate is just too high. There is something obviously wrong with this system and Honda needs to seriously address this issue.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #78

Jan 012015

Civic 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Honda Civic. Consumer writes in regards to airbag recall replacement part problems. The dealer informed the consumer, the passenger side air bag replacement parts were on back order and they would contact him when the parts arrived. The consumer stated that was back in January 2015 and as of July 11, 2015 the parts are still not available.

- Galveston, TX, USA

problem #77

Jul 102015

Civic 4-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
My daughter was driving our Honda Civic 2003 and rear-ended a vehicle. The air bag did not deploy. The air bags had been serviced by a Honda dealership in 2014 due to the takata recall. This is an issue and I don't know why the air bag did not deploy. I can provide photo evidence, if requested. My daughter did have slight neck injury as a result. Updated 09/15/15

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

problem #76

Apr 012015

Civic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V320000 (air bags), NHTSA campaign number: 12V136000 (exterior lighting), and NHTSA campaign number: 15V370000 (air bags) and felt that they exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the parts needed were not available. The dealer also stated that they would contact the contact back to schedule an appointment. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Huntington Park , CA, USA

problem #75

Jul 102015

Civic

  • 221,200 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 221,200.

- Donna , TX, USA

problem #74

Jul 072015

Civic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #73

Jun 042015

Civic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V349000 (air bags) and 14V351000 (air bags); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Union City , NJ, USA

problem #72

Jun 022015

Civic

  • miles
There was a massive recall on airbags and my car is involved in it. I'm filing a complaint because I don't know how to get the airbags replaced since I am not the original owner.

- Shepherdstown, WV, USA

problem #71

Mar 292012

Civic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 12V136000, 14V349000 and 14V351000 (air bags, exterior lighting); however, the parts to do the repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sierra Madre, CA, USA

problem #70

Jan 152015

Civic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Seatac, WA, USA

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