2003 Honda Accord Reviews
2003 Honda Accord Reviews and Owner Comments
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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 drive, it won't push in after you start the car. Either you keep onturning off and restart to try to make it work or keep on pumping the break and let it go to see if you can push the bottom in to shift the gear. Find these two options works or push the bottom next to the shift gear down to shift the gear to neutral and then start the car in order shift the stick. Really suck this car. The front bumper falls off easily due to the cheap bumper was put on the car after few grinds on the cement during parking. All the connection between the bumper to the car where so cheap. I have to screw new screws on new place places to make it tight to hold. The electric window always fail, either the left or the right. Mine is the right. Seen the motor too week to open and close the window.
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
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 cars from a manufacturer who lies and steals.
i bought my used in 07 but feels new the transmission does slip at times but still going at 112,000 miles replaced the steering pump it gave out and 1000 dollors at the dealer for the timing belt what a gip that was the last time i take it there they rip people off.other than the the car is great recomended to all good on gas and reliable..
Transmission sucks had to replace twice
My 2003 Honda Accord EX 4cyl. has been very reliable other than the brake & rotor problems experienced on all '03 models. The dealer readjusted the distance between rotors and pads and problem solved. Never use the plastic visor extender, once you do it will rattle forever. The power blower resistor in the dash had to be replaced when the ac/heater fan simply quit. Other than that it's been a very good car and I would buy another Honda. I have over 87,000 miles on it now.
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!