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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
106,045 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace with new transmission (1 reports)
2003 Honda Civic transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 082016

Civic LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,090 miles


I started my car up after letting it sit for some time. Pulled onto the road and immediately realized my car wasn't shifting gears. Everything's fine, it's just my car won't go out of second gear (or first, whatever it starts in). I have no idea what to do next.

- , Blumenort, MB, Canada

problem #1

Aug 022006

(reported on)

Civic LX

  • 99,000 miles

I'm driving home from work and then all of sudden my car is getting stuck in gears. It won't go faster than 20mph. This is a really big pain. Especially since the warranty has run out. How convenient.

- , Galveston, TX, USA

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