2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

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

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
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900
to $
1,108
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
$
224
to $
877
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
$
1,035
to $
1,664
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
$
381
to $
753
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
$
289
to $
417

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Problems

Problem with the IMA Light on

The IMA light coming on is usually caused by a battery pack that is no longer charging correctly. Replacing the battery pack will turn off the IMA light.

Vibration From Steering Wheel When Brakes Are Applied

A vibration may be felt in the steering wheel upon brake application. Our technicians tell us that this condition is generally caused by warped front brake rotors. Replacement or re-machining of the faulty rotors will be necessary to correct this issue.

Front Struts May Leak Oil

A fluid leak may develop from one or both front suspension struts. Replacing the struts (usually in pairs) will be necessary to take care of the problem.

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Questions

Getting engine light P1600 and IMA light P1449. Need new battery or MCM? (1 answer)

One mechanic states new battery module needed a Dorman 2789 + 241 installation. Another states its faulty connector to Motor Control Module (MCM) or bad MCM. Who do I believe or is it time to scrape this car?

anyone familiar with the engine code P1566, battery light came on ima , reset. (1 answer)

just happened, cleared haven't driven it yet...

I have 2003 Honda civic hybrid and when I Start it the ima light comes on.. (1 answer)

Does anbody know how to get rid of that IMA light without replacing the battery pack?I tried removing to 12volt battery terminals and putting them bk on but that light eventually came bk. Please help thank you

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Recalls

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.

Honda Recalls 2003–2004 Vehicles Due to Defective Ignition Switch

Honda is recalling 2003 Accord and Civic, and 2003–2004 Element models due to a defective interlock lever in the ignition switch. The lever may deform, which will defeat the interlock function on vehicles with an automatic transmission. This may cause a vehicle that has not been shifted into the "Park" position to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will remove the interlock pin and lever and replace them with new components, free of charge.

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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

168,000 miles averaging 49 mpg (mostly highway). Second set of tires about ready for replacement. Original plugs, brakes, etc.; only change the fluids regularly. Last summer replaced the a/c compressor which I run year round. Check engine and IMA lights come on when the temperature drops but go away when it warms up. Dealer can't figure it out! If/when the battery dies, I'll see how long ...
My 2003 Civic Hybrid is great. I get around 42 - 43 MPG. I drive quite fast and don't even try to get high miles on it. Most of my driving is on the highway. The car is great and at 130,000 miles the maintenance has been excellent except for 1 thing. The transmission died just after the warrenty expired. Honda covered 3/4 of the cost. Other than that the car has 0 rust and is in great ov...
best mpg

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