pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
38,534 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. honda dealer replaced bushings (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Honda Civic accessories - interior problems

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 082006

Civic EX 1.7L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


This is annoying with the seat rocking, I only notice it once in awhile but when I do I just keep rocking it back and forth for awhile and its really annoying. Usualccelerating fast, going up a steep hill, haven't had it looked at or anything yet, doesn't seem bad enough to get it fixed yet.ly noticeable when a

Update from Oct 18, 2010: When I had my car in for an oil change they looked at it for free and they said it wasn't the seat bushings, they said it was the track that was wearing out and not holding the seat in place very well anymore. They said there isn't much you can do besides replacing it or they said they could shimmy the track and add a few more washers so it didn't rock (but this is not permanent, but they said it should last a few years). It helped a lot, it will only rock if I really force it, so I'm happy that they found a easy fix and didn't even charge me for it!

Update from Nov 21, 2010: Let my local shop know about it at one of my oil changes and they said that the track is wearing out and that the bushings are just fine, they added some washers and shimmied the track down for a temporary fix (long enough until I sell it anyways). What they did seemed to have reduced the rocking a little but it is still there of course, they didn't charge me a dime for what they did.

Update from Aug 25, 2011: Well I finally broke down and took my car to the local Honda Dealer because the seat was still rocking. My local shop kept saying that the seat itself was just wearing out and there isn't much they can do about it. Well the Honda dealer had a different story, they told me that the bushings were completely worn out and need to be replaced. Hmm, I guess the local shop didn't know what they were doing, so I am breaking down and paying the Honda dealer to fix the seat the right way.

- , Schofield, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012005

Civic LX 1.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,069 miles

The issue is pretty simple, although it seems not to be progressing. The whole driver's seat rocks a little back and forth - the seat and the backrest. I have read that only earlier models of Civics had this problem, but this 2003 Civic also does. Passenger seat is OK. I have been driving like this for 3 years or so, since it started to rock, and it does not seem to become worse.

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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