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2003 Honda Accord Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

305 TrueDelta members own a 2003 Honda Accord. 47 of these members (15.4%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 31 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2003 Honda Accords--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 Honda Accord problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 Honda Accord problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 Honda Accord problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2003 Honda Accord repairs by problem area

21% of the 2003 Honda Accord repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 17% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 322 repairs.

2003 Honda Accord transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 Honda Accord transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, 15% between $1000 and $2499, and 13% more than $2500.

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2003 Honda Accord Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Honda Accord

Engine not specified

Honda Accord in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 68200    
69440 2020 Dripping tranny liquid as a result of diff bearing worn. Main case worn at diff bearings. 
 

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2003 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2006 54000    
86000 0 Another transmission problem, this time a seeping transmission seal identifed during oil change. Part not in stock so had to return a week later to have it installed - took 2.5 hours and would have cost $250 without extended warranty. Wear of rubber "boots" on trasnmission seals. Normally would have cost about $250-$300 to repair, but $800 extended warranty orginally purchased covered it. Total repairs under extended warranty add up to $1200, which makes it worth it for this car. 
 
Honda Accord in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 68000    
69000 0 Transmission failure right after taking used car delivery at First Texas Honda in Austin Texas. Apparent that prev single owner traded car for new Accord when the transmission began to fail. Did not notice it until after I drove it off the lot. 
 
Honda Accord in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 72000    
105000 198 Automatic transmission began shifting erratically. Took car to dealer for diagnosis. Dealer checked line pressures and computer codes, and recommended transmission replacement! 
 
Honda Accord in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 83000    
84000 1590 Transmission Failure 
 
Honda Accord in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 97000    
99000 900 Transmission would only operate in one 'gear' 
143000 320 PCM throwing error 
162000  
Honda Accord in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 174000    
175000 2500 This was the third transmission put in vehicle. First was replaced at 60,000. Second replaced at 165,000. 
 

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2003 Honda Accord 2dr Coupe

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 47000    
48000 400 Transmission failure at 47,500, and changed the drivers side upper ball joint. The tranny was changed under the extended warranty I purchased with the car. 
 
Honda Accord in North Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 102000    
102000 2800 Transmission needed to be overhauled due to flair in 2nd and 3rd gear caused by manufacturer defect in the transmission causing decreased life 
129000  

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2003 Honda Accord 2dr Coupe

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Accord in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 112840    
141360 400 Vibration between 80 and 100 km/hr. Replaced axles with new ones from raxles.com and the issue disappeared. No boots were ripped, they had simply worn out. 
 

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