really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,998 miles

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2003 Honda Civic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102010


  • 121,995 miles


Honda Civic 2003. Brake problem was found. Checked with metro Honda repair center, found no problem; checked with penske Honda repair center, they changed front pads. This car brake then completely did not work on 105 freeway and I almost lost my life. The car was towed to dch Honda repair center. They found the master brake cylinder was down and the brake oil test was failed. Called Honda Corp, the answer is no one to answer my safety question. Who should answer my question?

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 282008


  • 60,000 miles
Several interior controls, such as door handles and the parking brake, are metalized plastics. As the car ages, the metal plating starts to peal off. As it comes off in pieces, it presents a sharp edge that can cut the user. We have had three different instances of hand cuts that could have led to accidents as the driver attempts to keep blood from the cut from getting on clothing, car interior, etc. The dealer replaced a door handle, at my cost, on the first instance. Subsequently we have tried to remove the rest of the plating from the effected parts. Unfortunately, the remaining fragments still adhere well to the parts for now and degrade slowly. I fully expect to sustain similar injuries in the future as the deterioration continues.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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