2003 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Honda Accord

2003 Honda Accord Problems

Remote door lock/unlock failure.

The relay motor for the driver-side front door failed, making remote entry inoperable. Repair is costly: ~$40 part + $200 labor). Service writer at dealership says this is a common problem. Most opt to just live without remote entry (i.e., use a key).

Transmission Failure Common

Automatic transmission failures are common, Automatic transmission failure on these vehicles will generally require overhaul or replacement of the transmission. In the event of a  failure, it may be worthwhile to check with Honda to see if they may offer assistance for this repair. As these vehicles age, Honda has become less likely to help out with these transmission related repairs.

Soundless Radio

My radio went out mid-2009 about the same time that my co-worker's '03 Accord EX's radio went out. Honda's only solution is to buy a replacement unit which costs around $800. I took the car to a local car audio shop that told me it may be the internal amp inside the radio that went bad and would cost me about $250 to repair or I could install an aftermarket radio underneath the existing radio where the cubby is located for about $160 or I coul...

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2003 Honda Accord Questions

dash board EPS light is on.when checked with computer it say fault code 03-01 can you pls sdvise me what this problem is and should i replace eps unit and also need to find out if all serial numbers should match with alternate part? many thanks (1 answer)

My radio stop working (2 answers)

First car. Which to choose? (1 answer)

I'm a student looking for my first car. I've been looking on craiglist on come
across several. However, as my knowledge about cars is at a minimum I
would like to ask, which of the following you would recommend:
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2009, 60,000 miles, $3,450
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2007...

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2003 Honda Accord Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

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2003 Honda Accord Reviews

Accord Ex four door 4cyl, the airbag lights keep coming on once in a while after you start then stays on. Don't know when it turn itself off. Happens 4-5 times a month. And the engine light keep come on every few months after you shut it down or after it has been mantainced. Second thing issue, the bottom on the gear shift where you pust the bottom in, in order to shift to reverse or dr...
At 90,000 the ABS goes then the Master Cyl, now it missfires. The car has been babied and all maintence was performed on time it just starts to fall apart.
brakes really bad

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