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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
163,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282015

Civic Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles


This is the second time this has happened with my car where it accelerates and I am unable to stop pushing all way on the brakes. This time I almost ran into a line of cars at a four way stop. I had to turn really hard onto a side street and force the car into park while running because it would not stop. When I turn off the car and wait a few moments, everything's back to normal. Does anyone have an answer for this? I'm feeling pretty scared to drive this thing!!

- , Edina, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 142009

Civic Hybrid Hybrid 1.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,000 miles

This car is dangerous. The car automatically accelerates during high speed cruising.

I was cruising around 75 miles per Hr on the freeway. Next thing I knew the accelerator started pressing on to the floor by itself. I can feel the pedal leaving my right foot and can see the speed increasing. I went as high as 90 Mi The only solution I have is stepping on the brake and shifting to low gears. My best guess is the cruise control is acting weird even though it's off.

- , Rowland Hts, CA, USA

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