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2003 Honda Accord repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

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2003 Honda Accord transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Honda Accord

Engine not specified

69440 mi

C $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

86000 mi 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. 
69000 mi 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. 
105000 mi

US $198
Automatic transmission began shifting erratically. Took car to dealer for diagnosis. Dealer checked line pressures and computer codes, and recommended transmission replacement! 
84000 mi

US $1590
Transmission Failure 
99000 mi

US $900
Transmission would only operate in one 'gear' 
143000 mi

US $320
PCM throwing error 
175000 mi

US $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

48000 mi

US $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. 
102000 mi

US $2800
Transmission needed to be overhauled due to flair in 2nd and 3rd gear caused by manufacturer defect in the transmission causing decreased life 

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2003 Honda Accord 2dr Coupe

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

141360 mi

C $400
Vibration between 80 and 100 km/hr. Replaced axles with new ones from and the issue disappeared. No boots were ripped, they had simply worn out. 

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2003 Honda Accord Transmission Problems

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