really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,726 miles

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2003 Honda Civic body / paint problems

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 192007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,450 miles


Front air spoiler on our 2003 Honda Civic hybrid will detach from vehicle while driving. Spoiler, at best, loosely connects to car. Further, the design of the spoiler is so low that it will scrape curb stops and ordinary driveways further exacerbating the problem.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 092002

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
I was struck on my front bumper by a driver directly in front of me. He was making a 3-point turn and didn't know that I was behind him. He accelerated into me and even though my car sustained minimal damage, my neck received all of the crash energy. I have hard-copy evidence of my neck from mris and cat scans taken 1 year before the accident; I had a healthy neck. I now have 3 disintergrating discs and constant pain. The treatments will be open-ended, I am told. Through my research, I found that Honda changed their head-restraint design on the Civic hybrid 2003 (my car). Before that year, the regular Civic had excellent ratings. This model had a 'minimal passing' rating. I feel that the lack of neck support was the reason that my body sustained such injuries.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

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