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2003 Honda Civic Transmission Problems

202 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Honda Civic. 14 of these members (6.9%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 16 transmission repairs to 2003 Honda Civics--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2003 Honda Civic problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2003 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

Chart based on 192 repairs.

2003 Honda Civic transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 43 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 Civic repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2003 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

93-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

57000 mi US $150 CVT Transmission shudders upon initial acceleration. Dealer said the "Transmission Fluid has failed and needs to be replaced three times. Not covered by the 100K warranty purchased at same dealer. Still shudders (although less than before) upon initial 
69000   Honda TSB regarding replacing CVT Fluid in Hybrid transmission due to Judder - replaced with "New" fluid that significantly reduced "judder". 
198000   The transmission is about to fail. I decided not to get a new transmission and will buy a new car. The mechanic did not recommend that any work be done to the car at this point. 
115700   CVT chattering. Mechanic says common at this age, and not as bad as others. Fix is to flush transmission with additive. Haven't done this yet. 

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2003 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

127-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

168000 mi   Automatic transmission began slipping in December at 166000 miles-mechanic checked it and said it is in early stages of failure. 
172000   Transmission slipping barely, whining with CEL going on and off. Repair estimate was $2000 for remanufactured transmission. Mechanic recommended against repair due to other issues with engine, CV joints, wheel. 

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2003 Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

95000 mi US $185 Right Axle Seal replaced. 

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2003 Honda Civic 4-door

4-cylinder hybrid CVT 2WD

94300 mi   CVT was slipping. Transmission was replaced under extended manufacturer warranty 

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2003 Honda Civic 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

183000 mi US $150 Inboard joint of right drive axle was old and worn. 

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2003 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe

115-horsepower 1.7L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

70060 mi C $100 Transmission was making noises and clunking 

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2002.5 Honda Civic 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

57000 mi US $352 New clutch master cylinder. It did not fail, it just felt bad, light with clicking/grinding sounds. 
147700 US $400 Front axle/driveshaft sheared in garage rendering car completely immobile. 

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