hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,500 miles

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2003 Honda Civic clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

May 052008


  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic hybrid. The contact stated when attempting to accelerate from a complete stop, the vehicle would sporadically lunge forward. The dealer burnished the clutch and the failure was resolved. Approximately one year later, the failure recurred. The dealer made the exact same repair to the vehicle. The failure recurred and the dealer then advised replacing the clutch. The manufacturer advised they would take the liability for a percentage of the repair costs but the contact declined. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000 and the current mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 092008


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Civic hybrid. The contact stated the vehicle was exhibiting transmission failures. The dealer was unable to duplicate or locate any failures within the transmission and advised the contact the vehicle was operable. The vehicle continued exhibiting signs of transmission slippage and was taken back to the dealer. The dealer advised the clutch was defective and causing the failure of the transmission. The clutch was replaced. The failure recurred within two years. The vehicle was not further repaired. The VIN was not accepted. The failure mileage was 83,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 312007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
My 2003 Honda hybrid has vibrations when movement first begins and when climbing hills and after reading some of the statements of others on this blog it seems my problems are the same as theirs. Service manager informed me my problem is starter clutch, same problems the other folks complained of on this blog. Others seemed to get temporary satisfaction with burnishing clutch and a change of transmission fluid both of which I plan to do because that is much cheaper than the price of repairs I was quoted by service tech.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 232003

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
Drivers side seat rocks back and forth, first gear lunges out to neutral, shifting gears is not smooth and has rough grinding feel, clutch doesnt engage and disc engage properly.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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