2003 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance

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

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn too thin, replaced to correct this issue.

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.

Front compliance (lower control arm ) bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement.

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When i turn on my car it will start then died and then it will turn on. Then my check engine and TCS light is always on and my car kinda jumps sometimes and it doesnt go over 3000 rpm no matter what.

replaced ign relay same problem

car will sit and idle but will not reach rpm needed to drive

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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.

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.

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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Second gear design flaw was "fixed" with the kit in 2004. In 2006, the car experienced a catastrophic transmission failure. Honda said they would pay for a replacement transmission but not the $700 labor. Then they refused to honor the free replacement of the defective radio controls and lighting module. Then they charged me $1000 for a timing belt change that actually costs $350. No more ...

I bought this car new, and drove it for work, averaging about 30,000 miles a year. I now have retired and the car has 170,000 miles and still runs like new. The only problems I had were brakes wearing fast and a serious transmission problem which was replaced under warranty. It has been a gem!

Transmission sucks had to replace twice

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