hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,000 miles

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2003 Honda Civic engine problems

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 042007

Civic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 78,000 miles


While driving my 2003 Civic hybrid using cruise control, the accel/decel feature on the steering wheel malfunctions. I am driving on the highway, engage the cruise control, using the steering wheel buttons, and then press the accel button and the cars begins to decelerate. I have paid extra careful attention to be sure that I am not pressing the incorrect button in error, and I am in fact pressing the accel button, yet the car continues to decelerate. At three different times, I have tested this failure and it is an intermittent problem. This could be a serious safety hazard as the first time I discovered this malfunction, I was getting onto the highway attempting to accelerate to merge into traffic and the car began decelerating. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #1

May 022006

Civic 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
When disengaging the cruise control it disengaged on the panel but kept going. Repeated attempts to disengage met with failure. The speed accelerated up to 70+ mph. Shifted into neutral, it red lined out to 7,000 RPM, shut it down. Restarted, cruise control locked in. Shut down, restarted and it finally disengaged. Have not used since that date.

- Delta Jct., AK, USA

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