The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.
Alerts
There are 24 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016.
Road Test

The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (160 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (240 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2003 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Some sensor intermittently disables ABS."

Jean B., QC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS light is constantly on and it is obvious that the ABS system is not working. However, the breaks work in the regular way."

Joseph E., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS/TCS module failed and will not communicate with the vehicle's PCM"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Due to rotor and pad wear I was having a slight problem"

Herman K., IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"ABS warning light comes on periodically but can't determine the cause due to computer not retaining cause information"

Robert M., MD (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS modulator was leaking according to the dealer"

Darrell N., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"ABS light came on because sensor from one wheel was no longer working, resulted in some brake issues as well"

R A., MI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS warning indicator light comes on intermittently. Not diagnosed yet as it just happened"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"left rear sensor failed, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The sensor light came on and the problem was fixed quickly and didn't cost too much money"

SUSn M., VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"told by dealer in Florida that it may be a faulty error alert"

Keld A., NH (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

"One back caliper got stuck and wore the rotor out. It started and I got it fixed immediately."

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Ceased rear brake Caliper."

Shannon A., ON (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Right rear caliper held pads against rotor causing premature pad wear. Disassembled and lube inside of piston are of caliper."

Richard M., AB (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers froze"

Douglas D., VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear caliper got stuck and wore down the rotor."

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Caliper froze up on back break. Caused the rotor to need replacement. The other serious problem was a broken axel on the front tire!"

Anne K., NJ (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers have been an issue (same as my 2003 Honda Odyssey). Design can lead to premature wear of the pads (they can wear crooked). Outside pad get very little wear, while the inside pads (against the caliper piston) wear out (this is despite proper installation and lubrication of the pad/caliper slides). Same with front pads"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Frozen caliper passenger side rear wheel"

Frank C., VA (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"rusted up and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Claiper locked and required replacement - parts were $600 with total repair cost at $1100 - sounder fishy"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"oem calipers rusted and seized, requiring replacement"

David R., MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper froze, causing excess brake wear, and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Caliper "fell off""

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Since I have the car I have continually had to replace the brakes, calipers, rotors etc. This has been the biggest problem? Otherwise I have had no major problems. Once the power steering hose broke. The car has served me well. I first leased it"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Switch inside the master cylinder quit operating, causing the brake light and traction control system light to illuminate."

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Cost over $500 to replace entire master cylinder due to a faulty brake fluid sensor causing brake warning light on dash. Level sensor was not a replaceable part by itself. Cylinder was working fine"

Choi W., IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Some sort of sensor failed...same for climate control system...sensor"

G N., TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"sometimes doesn't have power assist until driven a minute or two"

Steve D., CO (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"master cylinder failed had to be replaced. dealer put on faulty unit and had to be replaced again"

Yianni E., GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Bad brake electrical switch indicator. Had to replace master cylinder to get new switch. Master Cylinder was OK"

Bernard B., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"warning light indicating problem came on and master cylinder was replaced"

Sherry H., OR (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"brake level sensor went bad then master cylinder went bad when pedal just went to the floor when applied on"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Brake light sensor not working, have to change master cylinder"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brakes wear out quickly"

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The front brakes ended up with significant wear, which I noticed because metallic noises/rattles were starting to come from the front of the car, mainly the left front wheel. It happened in early/mid January and went on about a week or so, until I took the car in to get the brakes fixed."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pads needed to be replaced."

Roy S., MD (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"FRONT BRAKE PADS REPLACED"

Virginia B., NJ (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front brake pad replacement at 144000 miles - first time replaced. excellent service life from oem pads"

John H., VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake linings and rotors repair and/or replace, expensive"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replace brake pads"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Car had worn brakes and didn't pass inspection. New brakes were installed"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn brake pads"

Louis L., MD (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Great car!! 13 years and going with some body rust unfortunately in Vermont"

Anonymous, VT (2003 Honda Accord LX)

"At a regular interval, it being 3-4 years since the last brake work, the pads wear down. This time, the wear was more significant than we could tell by the sound until the calipers were stuck"

Jonathan B., MD (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the calipers of the rear brakes had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excellent running car with a good dependable maintainers at garage I always use. Had twop ractory recalls - the air bags and wiper motor covers. It is a very dependable car and the reason I keep it is for this reason-why change when it is working"

Eugene R., CA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"grinding noises"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes had started to feel mushy. No stopping power"

Bruce B., BC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front bake pads were replaced due to wear"

Anonymous, OK (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replace rotors and discs all 4 wheels"

Jim B., MA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The brakes wear out too frequently"

Patrick M., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Replace worn parts rotors and pads"

Jim K., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Parking brake

"The cable under the car had rusted away (due to poor design or material choice in manufacturing), and the cost to repair was so high, it was left now to be non-operable (since I never used)"

Charles S., WI (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The right parking brake cable is jammed so that the parking brake was always engaged on that side. The parking brake on the right side would not release. Possibly this is due to rust. I had the cable from the parking brake on the right side disconnected. I assume that if I set the parking brake only the left one will engage"

Joseph E., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake slipping"

Louis L., MD (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes are vulnerable to winter weather, if car is not garaged."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Caused by sticking calipers"

Douglas D., VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes warp too soon"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front and Rear brakes both needed new rotors, calipers and pads"

William R., RI (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Front and rear brakes had to be replaced within 2 years"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Over 1,000 to fix"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads wore out. Had previous brake job in 2009 and did no drive many miles"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have been told repeatedly by "pros" that I drive, brake and stop/start unusually smoothly, so I don't think the brake issues are because of what I do. Although back country roads require more slowing and stopping of a sudden nature than other driv"

Anonymous, VT (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have needed to replace the break pads etc very frequently"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Already made mention about the brakes. I was ready to call Honda and complain about the brakes"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Rotors seem to wear much too quickly"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It happens too frequently"

Patrick M., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"The front right brake was faulty, apparently due to a bad hose. It caused the steering wheel to pulse/shake badly, created bad odor, and resulted in smoke coming from the break. It started about a week ago and I experienced it with every drive, though it gradually got worse until I decided to stop driving and had the car towed to the shop. It was resolved today within one day."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes pulsate terribly when applied, and it feels like a warped disk. The dealer insists that they have done the best they can in repairing it. We plan to get rid of the car because of this."

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"The calipers seem to fail within a year or two of replacement. The pads freeze into the calipers. I have found that removing one or both shims seems to help solve the problem of the freezing pads, however, until Honda uses less corrosive material in the caliper & pistons, the pistons will continue to freeze. I have found that lifting the piston o-ring seal with a very small regular screwdriver and squirting some wd-40 around the piston yearly helps prevent the piston from freezing."

Teresa P., ME (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

"Ever since I bought the car I had to service the rotors to eliminate/control steering vibration when going on slight downhills at 50+ mph, especially if tapping breaks."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I wore the rear brake pads down until they severely scored the rear rotors. For some reason the finger that is supposed to make noise when the pads are thin did NOT make any noise."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Brakes made noise after last installing pads. The mechanic told me the new brakes fine and to ignore the noise. Because of the continuing noise, I failed to notice when the pads did wear out, and I had to replace a couple of rotors"

John R., ID (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Had Honda changing the oil in this car every month. They were keeping tabs on the pad wear and somehow misssd it, so rotors had to be changed as well"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors had to be replaced due to wear"

Herman K., IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Front rotors warped and caused pulsation when braking. Replaced rotors and pads myself"

Paul M., OK (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotor on right front wheel dragging. $400 cost to repair"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced front and rear rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"The front and rear rotors had unusual wear causing a vibration when braking. The rotors were repaired and performed normally"

Bob D., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"3rd set of rotors. Under warranty the dealer said it was the pads and they were replaced. Didn't fix problem and dealer was adamant rotors were good. Independent shop inspected &replaced rotors - problem fixed. But rotors are too thin &warp easily"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"all needed replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors seem to be disposable on the Accord. Can't grind them, just have replace them"

Jeff L., NE (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"have replaced the rotors 3 times"

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had consistent rotor seizure"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"brakes have been problematic since purchased new. too touchy (grab quickly and hard) have had a squeak in right front brake that nobody has been able to fix"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It seems the brakes have to be adjusted often. Squeaks even right after they are changed!"

Anonymous, KY (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"squeaking when in reverse after sitting. squeaking when driving on driver side and when turn to left. unresolved"

Yianni E., GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The squeaking was fixed after replacing the brake pads"

Anonymous, OK (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes squeal when applied"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The entire sound system quit. I have heard this is common in ALL cars. Angers me because the cost of replacement points this being an industry-wide racket."

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"This car has gone through 2 CD players. The CD player is part of the heat/AC control panel so requires replacement of the whole component. The last one would only allow air flow via the dash vents. I could not direct air flow to the defroster or the floor. Then the CD player quit working.and I still can't get my CD's out of it."

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"A few years out of warranty, the radio, cd, etc quit working and I had to pay to have it replace. I considered it premature since we had our Toyota Corolla for 27 years and it was still working when we sold it."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The 2003 Honda Accord came with a 6 disc CD changer. The CD changer stopped working."

Arthur S., PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car as a 5 disc CD player. It was always balky ejecting disc #1 but now it has gotten stuck so the player can't be used at all. The radio still works, however"

L D., VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"stopped playing CDs. radio still worked"

Anonymous, NE (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"cd got stuck & wore out motor"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Particularly during cold weather, CD Player won't do a TOC read and gives an "error" message when a CD is inserted. Takes 45 minutes to an hour for it to work after turning the ignition completely off for roughly 35 seconds"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Funny, I'd had 0 problems with the cd player and after googling probs with Honda Accord and seeing that many people said that 6 disc system stopped working after a few years, mine - with which I'd never had problems previously - stopped the next day!"

Amy P., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A CD got stuck in the mechanism and all it does now is grind. Grrr"

Anonymous, WY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"will not play cds. radio/speakers work fine"

Anthony S., NC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD changer failed. It could not be repaired by Honda. Honda had no replacement for the device forcing me to purchase an alternative at a specialty shop at considerable expense"

Bob D., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace the stereo/cd player because it would eat our cds (not play or eject); plus the radio sometimes would not work and the screen would be jumbled"

Anonymous, KS (2003 Honda Accord EX)

"radio design problem (known widely) which the radio short-circuits due to condensation from climate control system leaking on the Radio/CD"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD would not eject"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Can't eject or insert cd'"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"CD changer quit working. Replace with rebuilt unit from online vendor. Working fine"

Charles R., VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same issue with CD - like a 'short' in the system"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"after eating my CD, it just quit, as if it didn't exist in my car. After several months, it came back, got my CD, worked for a short time, then quit forever"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't handle CD's- going in or coming out. Can't use aftermarket CD palyer because its a custom factory fit"

Rob S., AB (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"went completely blank. could not see temperature controls as well as radio tuning. replaced entire radio/entertainmant system"

Anonymous, NE (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The screen appears blank and dark where the clock, radio station and temperature should be. This happened abruptly. I had Sears auto look at it, thinking it was a burned out bulb March 2017. They called Honda and found the fix will cost $360 which includes a new radio and screen. The radio continues to work, but I don't know the time or temperature settings and I don't change radio stations. Not sure I will do the repair"

Linda L., OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio display went dim"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"back lighting for display screen went out so cannot read unless completely daylight but still hard to see. was going to cost several hundred dollars to fix so didn't fix"

Tonya M., TN (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Backlight died. Will require removal of radio to repair. I think it is a small fuse that needs replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"I have a GPS unit intergrated in the car. The control box (i.e. DVD player in the trunk) had to be sent in because the screen froze up. I wasn't able to change the controls on anything that appears on that screen. What a pain!"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The screen for my radio system went blank. It is a known defect that Honda has never addressed."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Started without incident and now unable to determine any settings on console devices"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen for radio, clock, positions for heater/cooling, is blank, while the radio still works as does heating and cooling. BUT the initial visit for service needed to replace the entire unit, so I elected to not replace and listen to whatever radio came on. The problem was the cost of the entire unit!"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"The light behind the radio display does not work."

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio and console background lights inoperable and the multiplex unit will no longer operate the power door locks"

John M., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen went black and stayed black. I was unable to see clock, temp, and radio station. The local dealer in OH said I needed a new Honda radio that costs $2000 The estimate cost me $82 too. An after market would not fix clock or temp and would cost $600. A local after market owner said Hondas often need a new circuit board. He talked to the dealer and I got it fixed for $382 and all components work on the screen. The local Honda dealer called me to apologise."

Linda L., OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio, clock panel went to blank"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The secondary screen showing the clock, radio station, and temp setting is blank much of the time"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio, clock screen back light out"

Cece O., KY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The whole console display went blank - blew a fuse (of sorts) and I have left it blank as the actual items themselves continue to work without a problem with the exception of the fact of the display being no longer illuminated - would be a very large charge to pull the dash to put in a 'fuse'"

Gregory S., PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda issued a service bulletin on dashboard electronics. They repaired a defective circuit board for the price of labor outside the warranted period"

Gary K., MI (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Went blank and display replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"No clock display or any display at all"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blank screen on audio unit which displays clock, radio, cd player, and hvac settings. Original Honda warranty extension to 7 years on this unit had long expired. Unit had to be removed for two weeks (leaving no heat, AC, radio, etc) and sent away to"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"All radio/cd func. Quit and display went blank. Dealer had to replace equivalent of mother board"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"went blank, had to install a new circuit board"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lighted display (radio, climate control) went blank. This failure was subject of a recall but my failure was after the recall ended. cost to replace the circuit board was about $250"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"display sceen needed replacement of circuit board. Cost of replacement $400!!"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Display screen went blank and radio, cd player, temperature control would not work"

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Screen went out. Found a fix on Google and fixed myself"

Len F., DE (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Display screen (radio, AC, temp., etc) is dark and can't read whatever's there without shining a flashlight on it to illuminate the numbers/letters"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The light failed in Radio/cd screen which includes vehicle climate controls. System was poorly designed anyway, but worse with no back light as now use a flashlight to see heater controls. Very dangerous when sudden changes are needed while driving"

Teresa P., ME (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Our screen that shows time/radio station went out and the cd broke about the same time. It is VERY expensive to repair, they have to replace a sensor & the entire center unit and it would be over 600.00 so we just live with it, but hate it"

Elizabeth N., OR (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Fuse in radio blew which rendered the center screen blank (controls clock, A/C readings and radio/ CD info). I need to replace fuse"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio/AC/clock screen expired without warning in 2013 and was expensive and a hassle to replace (it had to be special-ordered)"

Michael M., TX (2003 Honda Accord LX)

"Common problem with our vintage Honda. In the past, this was recognized as a defect and fixed by Honda up until about 2006. Contacted Honda and told them I have owned many Hondas. They agreed to pay most of the cost of the repair done by dealer"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Would not read CD."

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The navigational system stopped working. This has also affected the radio because the screen is black and you can't see anything including the numbers to reset the radio. Because if the cost to repair, $2,000 I chose not to have it repaired. In the 17 years I've had the car, I don't think I spent $2,000 total for repairs, not counting breaks, tires, oil changes and regular maintenance! Best car I've ever owned!"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to send the Nav unit back to Alpine (through Honda) to be repaired due to an apparent broken wire which caused it to reset frequently. The warranty was good for 90 days, I believe, and JUST after it went out of warranty, it happened again"

Harley T., IN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Intermittent rebooting. Honda won't/can't do a diagnostic. They want to send it out to repair or replace. Over $4K to replace"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Reboots at start, wants password, says to stay parked for 10 minutes, essentially has trouble initializing. After it does it will work. Problem is this is the control screen for other functions"

Jeff L., NE (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"This is the second Honda OEM radio. Constantly blowing fuses."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The fuse for the center console lighting (radio display and HVAC controls) opened up. It is not user replaceable (SMT). Dealer wants $1200 for new radio. I replaced it myself as I have an electronics background."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud intermittent cracking and popping noise from speakers when radio or CD is turned on or running. Would require replacing the whole system to fix."

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Electrical issues. Radio comes on when car off."

Wendy M., ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The backlight on the radio failed. There was a warranty extension in 2007, but it had not failed yet. The radio works and the display works, but is unreadable due to non working backlight."

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"junk"

John C., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio sometimes would work and sometimes didn't. In 10/2016, we replaced with a radio/cd player we had purchased five years earlier for the car the Honda had replaced in 12/2012. (The radio/cd player was removed before we traded the previous car, a 1994 Volvo 940 Turbo with 274000 miles whose airbags deployed in a slow-motion collision with the car immediately in front of it.)"

Michael L., TN (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Backlighting failed. Had to replace the radio"

Jim E., TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Buttons on radio failed. Replaced with aftermarket radio"

Lyle G., WA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Goes in and out, mostly out now. Would cost $1000 to repair!"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittently goes to heavy static or completely silent or loud screech. Then can come back at some indeterminate time good as new"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"worked intermittently and stopped being able to change channel. CD player also stopped. Honda fixed radio with new part but cd player not repaired"

Len S., MA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Periodically (every 10 minutes or so) there was an extremely loud explosive sound; radio stopped and then resumed"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio will "pop" loudly, then go silent. Turning it on/off a couple times usually solves the issue. Happens a couple times per month"

William M., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It will not come on and it is not a fuse issue"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't worjk at all some days"

Ward C., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"radio failed. i had to replace it with a new unit"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio would "cut out" after listening to it for 20-30 minutes. Not sure if it impacted battery, but we had to replace battery at approximately the same time. Replaced radio in Jan 2015. No problem with either since radio replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Short in panel causes radio to turn on and off randomly"

Anonymous, NS (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"radio stopped working, background light of radio failed"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display panel on the radio died. I later found out from the dealer it was a common problem. It was warranties but I was to late to take advantage of the warranty. I had to replace the radio at a cost of $800"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe the wiring in the radio has gone bad. The display/clock sometimes goes blank, the radio works randomly and the speakers will hiss very loudly. It sometimes will turn itself on even though I have pushed the off button"

Shalene S., IL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It just quit. Past any recall period"

Thomas H., WV (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player and speakers on the left side of the car stopped working, and since the radio and the climate control are integrated, it would have been a very expensive repair"

Katie Y., MI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Display works but no sound"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)
Speakers

"the worst speakers in the world"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear speaker rumbles when bass is prevalent, speaker replacement was recommended"

John M., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"junk"

John C., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"For a couple of years now, the speakers work intermittently. So I get radio or CD sound now and then. Sometimes weeks at a time, sometimes not for weeks. Sometimes for a few minutes, sometimes they go out for a few minutes. It's altogether random"

Jeffrey G., OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"Cruise Control stopped working because the throttle cable connection broke - a $600 repair"

Ward C., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Compressor died and the dealer replaced it no big deal"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The air conditioner blows air that is the temperature of the outside air. It sometimes blows cold air for a while then blows uncooled air."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced compressor in 2016 and again in 2017"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor lasted 16 years, blew ice cold to the end. Hope the new one can do as well!"

Timothy H., FL (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"the calling was not good so the car got hot"

James M., SC (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"cold air was intermittent in june 2016. dealership tested ac system with tracer dye and double checked relay not sending power. replaced freon. recommendation to replace compressor 7/5/16 at $948.00. Chose to wait till this spring to replace. not yet scheduled"

Jon P., PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was apparently out of coolant once spring time hit. I bought a self refill kit and successfully refilled coolant. However days later the A'C was no longer cool, so apparently I have a leak. Having got it checked out yet"

Daniel Z., GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c compressor "blow-up" left a hole in the body"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"A/c was not working properly. Second time in 3 months"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Just...died"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire AC system died at 217,000 miles. The cost to repair/replace: over $2300"

Molly M., AZ (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Road damage"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"first time I turned AC on this year it blew warm air. Mechanic said compressor relay had failed, replaced it. Total bill $117"

Susan R., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC would not cool. My shop repaired it"

J H., FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2nd replacement of the compressor. Not getting cold air. Problem resolved"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Went out, but getting ELEVEN years out of an AC compressor is actually outstanding reliability. This is more in the realm of routine maintenance than a mechanical problem"

R M., OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replace compressor"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"According to the dealer, the compressor failed in such a way that it coated the entire ac system with seal residue and repair requires a total replacement at $3k"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Ac blower"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had a noise thought to be failing transmission. Drove car waiting for transmission failure. However, an astute technichian was able to turn the noise off and on with the climate control settings. Did not need the $3000 transmission repair suggested"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"air compressor does not engage when ac is turned on or when in auto mode"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking coolant--unable to fix"

William D., SC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C barely works anymore. When it does, cold air usually only comes out on the passenger's side. Mechanic said there was a leak, and that the compressor would have to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Compressor went out after the condenser had to be replaced due to a rock through the condenser"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to replace this"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After two AC compressor replacements a third compressor and everything associated with the AC was replaced at the same time"

Jim M., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Self-diagnose inoperable A/C clutch"

Thomas H., WV (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Repaired entire system and after a month I attempted to adjust temperature and it stopped working again. AC initially stopped working 3 years after I purchased the car new"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor had a leak on one of the refrigerant connections causing the Honda Dealer to replace the compressor"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Condensor clogged damaging the compressor"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace compressor but A/C is still not very powerful"

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"actuators needed to be replaced. Blower motor relay had to be repllaced"

Dilip P., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Have had repeated minor problems with the AC controls and had it in shop several times. it continues to be a minor problem only"

Bill M., FL (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped cooling. Mechanic replaced the compressor, bu still had problems. Then, he replaced the actuators. A/C is working, but still not in normal condition. Very expensive repair"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Car will periodically blow hot air even when a low temperature is set"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Airflow control issue, intermittent"

Charles R., VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ( dual) temperature control does not regulate temperature properly/accurately"

Fridman F., AB (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both in dual mode and "regular" mode, one side of car vents had med.-warm to hot air coming out and other side had correct or cooler air than temp. at which it was set. Had to turn hot side to "Lo" to try to adjust it. Sometimes that solved it. Tem"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"An inoperable flap prevented cool air from entering cabin. No repair option was available. We would have to replace the entire a/c unit."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right and left air supplies have separate motors for individual temperature control. one of the motors failed so it delivered only cold air, It was replaced"

Louis L., NC (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced blower fan relay"

Kai L., TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower broke and was repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"motor shorted out. climate control system came on but no air was pushed through"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I think it was an electrical relay that stopped working, rendering the fan and cooling inoperable"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"One of the two blower fans failed. Had replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Didn't work"

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Blower fan does not blow onto feet even if set for only feet"

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Needs annual recharging and needs to be replaced every 3 years"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"damaged by road debris, there is no protection for the bottom half of the unit, lack of cooling plugged the lower half of the unit rendering it unable to perform, no leaks"

David G., KS (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"had to be replaced due to pinhole leaks"

Bruce F., CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The condenser was hit by rocks on the road being kicked up and damaged the condenser by putting a hole in the condenser. We had to replace the condenser and replace the Freon"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The condenser sits right in front of the radiator and takes any rocks from the road. Poor design - it needs a grill in front of it for protection"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Condensor clogged damaging the compressor"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Evaporator

"Evaporator developed a leak, needed replacement at a cost of about $900"

Martin S., IL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"poor cooling"

Patricia P., NJ (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The car is now in a warmer climate, so I've elected to not pay for a repair to switch because the car gives me great mileage and runs very well."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"The whole cooling system went out, and it was over 100 degrees. I was amazed that I was charged $1800 to have the whole thing repairs so that the cooling system would work again."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"The heater and front window defroster blow warm air on the passenger side but unheated air on the driver side."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater control unit was replaced because no antifreeze was going to heater core"

Ron R., ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"too expensive to repair stuck valve allowing heat to blow on driver's side while air conditioner is trying to cool"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord LX)
Refrigerant leaks

"AC refrigerant leak too three service visits to locate and fix."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"I refilled my AC coolant when it stopped blowing cold, and it worked for a day or two, before blowing hot again, so I assume there's a leak."

Daniel Z., GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner was not producing cold air. The system was recharged. ( there is probably a small leak)"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I think this might be the same thing related to the cooling system going out."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had a leak there dealer fixed it without replacing any parts to see if we can get one more year out of this car"

James M., SC (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"A/c system has very slow leak. Service shop has been unable to find it for the last year. Refilling refrigerant at start of season seems to work."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Refrigerate needed to be recharged, probably due to a small leak in the system"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I Lost sine refrigerant"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking refrigerant for 3 years; finally gave up the ghost"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"For the last 2 yrs in a row, I have had to have new refrigerant added to my car. I haven't done it for this summer season yet"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Have sent to repair multiple times with dealer but it cannot keep its refridgerant"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"seems i must recharge the refrigerant yearly"

Jeffery S., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"AC was not blowing cold air. Dealer repaired and added refrigerant"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Have being experiencing refrigerant leaks, have refill refrigerant twice & after 2 months wasn't cooling again"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure if this correct, AC went out last week, not repaired yet, temps in the 90's here but after 13 years the AC has been reliable to now. It is probably normal leakage and needs recharged"

Barbara G., OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Rear door plastic guard rail exterior protector came loose and bent."

Shannon A., ON (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"The front ext panel became loose and I had it fixed"

Eugene R., CA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front bumper was separating from the car. We replaced it at a body shop with a post- factory part $825"

Joan S., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of the trim on the R door frame became loose and had to be replaced"

Kenny G., CA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Ceiling fabric hanging and deteriorated."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The gear shift handle separated. It was not a problem but cost a lot of time and money to have it replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"total headliner has become unglued and is hanging by dome light and side trim"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Chrome overlay on door handles has bubbled away from the handle and cracked causing cuts on hands"

Craig J., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim on driver's seat keeps popping off. Dealer replaced once under warranty with no improvement Duct tape solved the problem"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Ceiling fabric has started to collapse like an old 1980's Buick"

Brandon K., OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The outer layer is peeling on the trunk lid it will have to be repainted"

Anonymous, IA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint began peeling on small areas a number of years ago and each section of the car eventually lost most of its paint with the engine hood being the current section with major peeling. It's ruining the good looks of the car and should be something Honda warrantied agajnst."

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint fading and clear coat flaking on many areas"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Mainly on the roof , paint started to fade, in circle like spots, not entirely covering the whole roof- as the whole surface of the roof being faded at the same time. But considering the car is 15 years old, and this was the first time it happened, I am very satisfied with the quality of the original paint."

Juan G., TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading and chipping badly making my car look terrible"

Vasha H., AL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The clear coat is coming off."

Arthur S., PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The color is black and is fading & chalking badly. The car has spent most of it's life garaged and I consider it a major defect in the car."

Thomas L., FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Understandably due to bird droppings and age and sun exposure the paint on this old car needs to be replaced"

Patricia B., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint began peeling on back left roof. It's spreading to other spots in roof. The paint is starting to peel on the trunk. It looks like it will eventually peel on the hood and front fenders. I'm thinking of having the roof and trunk - and maybe more - repainted. Mechanically the car runs very well and the interior looks fine but the paint condition is embarrassing and makes the car look like a piece of junk."

Ronald K., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the hood and roof are pealing and cracking. I have lost a lot of the paint on the hood. I understand that the paint on this year's model was not very good and mine shows it."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading"

Dennis P., FL (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Entire car needed repainting due to failure of the clearcoat."

Robert K., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint on most of the vehicle has been peeling off and the rubber trim has been drying out and coming apart."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint fading and peeling"

Edward M., NC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on trunk lid has spots. The door has a crack in the paint that can't be explained"

Anonymous, IA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint on the score has always been an issue. My car looks like a skunk"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint had faded completely on hood and roof of car. Vehicle is red and now there are white spots on hood and roof"

Chad B., TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Bird poop fell on door handle. When I rinsed it off with a hose approximately 10 minutes after seeing it (and approximately 30 minutes after it occurred), the paint washed off right down to the black primer"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint fading in several areas; hood, trunk, top of vehicle"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The paint started fading after about 6 years. Had to have it repainted"

Terry W., CA (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Large amounts of the paint have chipped and lost the top glossy coat with more areas gradually becoming bad too"

Vasha H., AL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Trim decals are peeling"

Anonymous, KY (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"For several years, the clearcoat finish has been chalking and peeling away, leaving a dull finish in some areas and not in others"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Large patches of clear coat finish have chalked and peeled off"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Our car began to fade and the clear coat peeled about 6 years ago.I looked like it had leprosy. Honda would do nothing to help so we had it repainted for about $3000 dollars. We will no longer buy a Honda"

Anonymous, WY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof top paint (just above the windshield) has cracked and peeled"

Tracy K., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car body has too many scratches; it seems to get worse with every car wash"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Black color faded completely in several areas of hood, roof and trunk"

Bruce F., CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have seen several Honda Accords with the same body type with faded paint on body. I think Honda has done a poor job with paint and this should be a recall item"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Clear coat pealed. Looked so bad that I spent the $ to have the whole car repainted"

John C., VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Chrome peeled off inside door handles. Replaced with aftermarket parts"

Lyle G., WA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior plastic trim faded even after having car painted....roof faded"

Anna W., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"clear coat is coming off all over"

J C., NC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"a large amount of paint has cracked & chipped off the hood. This was professionally repainted a few years back after a minor accident. lots of rust underneath & on lower parts of the doors"

Anonymous, VT (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The clear-coating of the exterior paint is fading in several places on the car and has been doing so for the past several years"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the roof cracked, rusted a little. I think the truck cover and engine cover also rusted. I painted the car"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Serious oxidation issue"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint fading on roof"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The black trim around the windows is slowly peeling off and it looks terrible"

Jamie J., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Fading"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading...some areas of our dark green turning white. Honda Corporate refuses to assist in paint repair, stating the age, although they have been told numerous times it has been occurring for 5 years. Our Honda dealer informed me that Corporate has"

Paul C., FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"On the top of the trunk, the paint is peeling and cracking"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"A defect in Honda paint has caused peeling on all horizontal surfaces of car. Honda will not repair. Cannot be painted over, requires sanding to bare metal. Very expensive to fix Honda's mistake. I'm obviously very angry about this"

Brandon K., OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"the paint on the hood has started to peel away. this is particular to only this part of the car"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint flake and faded -"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"yhe clear coat is peeling on the hood, roof, trunk"

Newton W., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"There is rust around both real wheel wells on the body metal."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It's Wisconsin. Cars rust."

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust around rear wheel wells. Small hole in rear floorboard needed repaired to pass inspection. Before next inspection, rear bumper will need replacing due to rust."

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust over both wheel wells."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have two holes patched in the floorboard. The body shop says the rest of the under carriage looks good. I also had to replace the rear bumper reinforcement bar. Also, I have rust progressing over the past 5 years in the fronts of the rear wheel arches. This is not a big deal to me considering the age, but in my state they are telling me that it will probably fail inspection next year. This is *not* structural rust and doesn't affect safety. It is only 1-2 inches in the wheel arch. I drive in other states with safety inspections, and see vehicles in much worse condition than this 16 year old vehicle. I am frustrated by the letter of the regulation regarding this aspect of the safety inspection."

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stone chips rusted"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"5 body panels have clear coat and paint peeling. Body rust by rear tires wells"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"There is noticeable rust in the right rear tire well possibly from the inside out. There are a few minor rust spots on the car"

Joseph E., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The hood rusted out under the front edge requiring the hood to be replaced"

Becker P., MN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"beginning to rust at the very front of the hood"

Jeffery S., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Lot more prone to rusting in the under-body than my 2001 Camry. Brake components, even when replaced corrode faster than expected"

Abdul W., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted stone chips on the hood"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rust on roof caused the windshield to crack"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"hit spots rusted fast"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"rust under paint on the leading edge of the hood"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust around wheel wells"

Michael A., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"The car constantly drifted to the right, a recurring problem since the car was new. I don't know the cause, but the problem is gone now"

Bob D., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"had a thump thump noise. was diagnosed as an alignment problem"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Ball joints

"I was told that I needed to replace the front axil and the lower ball joints. I replaced the front axil but have not replaced the lower ball joints.(Note that I have only one 2003 Honda Accord.)"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The joint let go and the wheel fell off."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ball boots torn and needed replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose right front ball joint - was not critical, but I had it taken care of"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ball joints were worn and needed to be replaced which is not unexpected in a 161000 mile vehicle"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front upper control arms and ball joints very loose. Replaced control arms"

Charles K., NJ (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ball joint failed and caused the front of the car to collapse. As a result the CV joint was also damaged"

Becker P., MN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"suspension has been failing one piece at a time, unacceptable for only 71000 miles"

Bernie K., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Spent $500 to replace front lower ball joint and install rear sway bar repair kits & bushing for rear suspension"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Ball joints and tie rods and excessive noise. Rough roads and high mileage"

Tom E., MB (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Requires special tool to replace only at Honda dealer. Shortens actual time from 3+ hours labor to 30 min. But Honda still charges for 3+ hr labor. (negotiated a $100 discount)"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Fluid leaking. The dealer replaced a rusted hose and solved the problem."

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering leaked fluid and was making a whining noise. The whining noise was not stopped by fixing the leak. The power steering unit had to be replaced."

Larry K., AR (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering squeals especially in cold weather, need to continually replenish power steering fluid."

Anonymous, MO (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"the leak was costly to repair, approx. $800 CDN"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a stain on my driveway and I took the car in and had it looked at. Turns out it was the power steering."

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking tube/pipe needing replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In the cold wisconsin winter of 2017 the Accord's power steering fluid leaked"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"I have had to change it two times"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced the power steering pump for a third time due to fluid leaks. Also, replaced p s pressure hose"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Did power steering pump o-ring recall and have had leakage since then"

Anonymous, IA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"WHINING NOISE"

W W., QC (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"The Power steering reservoir worked up and off its' mounting post and then fell into the engine belt, chaffing a hole through the tank and leaking. Mounting system seems poorly designed. I now have a hose clamp on it holding it in place"

Teresa P., ME (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Screeches"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Difficulty steering over a 3-year period. Finally convinced mechanic to replace power steering"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering pump and hoses leaks that caused the serpentine belt to rub off and break."

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to have system flushed and pump replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"I am on my 4th power steering pump"

Dilip P., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Pump did not fail, but it started to make a terrible noise. Replaced with aftermarket pump, which also made a terrible noise. Replaced that with OE pump"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"An O-ring was replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Power Steering Pump failed and required replacement"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace power steering"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering pump and related equipment make whirring noise"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"LEAKING PIPE"

W W., QC (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"1hose had a recall that was replaced; power steering return line clamp came loose"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Rigid hose of the power steering pump rusted/busted=no more power steering"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the power steering hose leaked power steering fluid which went all over under the hood causing smoke to enter the car"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Specific problem was left and right front stabilizer links needed replacement."

Anonymous, AB (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"just got old and worn-out"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Car lost all ability to have any spring. It was extremely tight & dipped terribly when going over potholes."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Struts and shocks needed to be replaced after 163000 miles."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace all shocks"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One Front strut leaked and replaced both front struts at 130000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"both front struts leaking->replaced $316, both front lower control arm bushings cracked and leaking ->replaced $263"

Susan R., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front wheel shocks leaked and had them replaced at 120,000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Elected to do this on my own as I felt need for better suspension. Shocks were worn out"

Carol S., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced all shocks and struts - first time these were replaced since I owned the car bought in 2006"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced front and Rear Struts, car aligned"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Unusual noise identified as probable failure of shocks and or struts but could not identify specific problem without total diassembly"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clunking noise from both front and rear suspension areas"

Rob S., AB (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Control Arms need to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Torsion bar broke and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ends and connections were worn"

Carol B., OH (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both rear torsion bars had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"replaced rack & pinion steering"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"just got old ad worn-out"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Rack and pinyon and automatic transmission noise was the most bothersome and expensive."

Anonymous, NV (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The steering rack developed a leak and had to be replaced. This was expensive"

L D., VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Original equipment failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"sway bar linkages rusted through and broke. had to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"One of the rims had a hidden bend, resulting in misdiagnosed steering vibrations. Replaced with a used rim cheap fix $80"

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering is jerky and vibrates at certain speeds. The dealer cannot repair it. We plan to get a new car, probably not an Accord."

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"braking causes vibration"

Greg R., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Yes, this car has been in several accidents through its history, but in the past 12-18 months, I have had the tires replaced, two balances & two alignment services & no one (Honda or independent) can tell me what the problem is"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"dealer said they needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the honda dealership charged about 300 dollars to replace inner left tie rod with a cheaper cost after market tie rod ( my decision). I feel this was about 100 dollars more than it should have cost. I would have done it myself but no free loaner tool"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken rear tie rod caused clunking noises. Was repaired by dealer"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"All four wheels were severely out of balance and caused my 2 year old tires to prematurely wear. Backtracked the issue such that I believe the wheel balance I had done when I bought the new tires was improperly done at the tire shop"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Was told I would need a new bearing soon. Have not replaced this."

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car started vibrating and making a loud grinding noise as the speed increased without any prior indication, it seemed like a major suspension or tire issue but after having it checked by a mechanic one of the rear bearing was worn out and was a cheap fix."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"I broke a plug from an accessory off in the 12V socket. In forcing it out, I deformed the inside of the socket."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had occasional used both the power plugs to charger our cellphone and Tom-Tom GPS system. They both stopped working"

Alan B., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keeps blowing the fuse when trying to use it"

Alan A., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"The factory-installed alarm system occasional goes off for no reason. The local Honda dealer could not identify the root cause"

Victor K., ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I spent $800 in 2012 to replace the Fuse box assembly because Car alarm was constantly going off at various times of the day and night. Problem subsided for a few months but is now back worse than ever. I cannot lock my doors or alarm will randomly"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Body control module

"Passenger power window will not open/close. Electrical components ( switch, motors etc. ) have been replaced three times by the dealer and fails after a few months. Given up on fixing it"

Fridman F., AB (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"The lighting of the center console (stereo, A/C, clock) failed. All those systems continued to function, but are now virtually unreadable."

Michael K., NC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"This started a couple of years ago. The small display that contains HVAC temperature selection indicators, radio station and digital clock display goes on and/off when the car hits a bump. It now pretty much stays off"

Alan B., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"The button that engages the cruise control does not stick"

Anonymous, MO (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed a new switch ($200)"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cruise would not hold speed. Adjusted Clutch Cruise-control cancel switch"

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Tail light went out, took two maintenance trips to resolve. And had difficulty getting it out because previous body work glued in place also turn signal relay replaced"

A W., CA (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"One of the tail lights burnt out; I replaced the bulb myself"

Harris B., OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Electronic switches that affected the dashboard display. Specifically transmission light indicators. Thought there was a problem with the transmission when it was just the switch. This happened twice in one year"

Sally K., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Headlights

"Lights not bright enough. would like to see further ahead. Hard to see road lines in wet weather."

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"One headlight pointed slightly down"

Harold I., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Loose wiring caused flicker. Both headlight assemblies replaced. (Two different issues.)"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Clear plastic headlight covers so foggy light output is dimmed. Had cleaned 3 times"

James M., SC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Can't see worth crap with the lowbeams"

Dean R., NY (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced low bewam bulb"

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"Driver's seat is stuck in the upright position. I can't recline it even a little bit"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Interior lights

"All the interior and dashboard lights & speedometer quit working so I took it to a local mechanic who knew Honda had a recall on something similar. He sent me to the Honda dealer and they fixed it with out cost."

Anonymous, (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights, emergency light was not working inside the car and the seat heaters light the same."

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"This car is old, and the interior lights don't work anymore - its not the bulbs or fuses...."

Anonymous, WY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Air condition and radio lights do not work ."

George S., FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Half of dash lights are out so you cannot read gas gauge"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio, climate control and shift indicator lights have stopped working years ago. Honda refused to include our car in their warranty extension for this issue"

John M., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights on dash only in the area of radio/climate control and time went out. Not easily accessed or repairable. Was fairly known problem back ten years or so and covered by dealer (sometimes). Way past that at 12 years and 180K+ miles"

Alfred P., WV (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Lost the dash screen illumination lights and the lights on the heating and cooling switches. The local Honda dealer does not want to repair these problems"

B W., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Climate control back lights do not come on at night"

Jeffrey S., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dashboard illumination went out"

Geoffrey T., WA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car cieling light works intermitantly"

Stephen S., MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"driver remote door lock/unlock mechanism did not work"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The drivers door would not lock when pushing the button"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"Starter failed and had to be replaced. This is the regular starter. Not sure what remote starter is"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"ABS Light and Passenger Airbag light remain lit on occasion."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air bag light comes on and off randomly."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to get it inspected because warning lights stay on for no reason."

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"driver safety belt warning light come on sporadically"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS light has been on for years, although the ABS system is clearly working"

Anonymous, MO (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air-bag indicator occasional comes on and stays on if I don't wait enough time after putting the ignition in the "on" position but before I start the car. As well, if I have a passenger in the car and they remove their seat-belt and get out of"

Victor K., ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"A recall for the windshield wiper motor was issued in 2008 but I did not have it replaced. The windshield wiper motor stopped working on October 17, 2013 and I brought it to the dealer the next day to have the motor replaced for free. I think a defect let rain water get into the motor."

Joseph E., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broke"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Not much to say. I had to replace it"

Jeffrey G., OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After 12 years the car ran as new but clutch was worn and recently began slipping - replacement advised at a cost of $1,500 Cdn. A Honda mechanic wished to buy the car for a friend and paid a fair price; we recently bought a 2015 Accord ExL with c.v"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Very expensive to repair / fix, particularly at this late stage in the car's life."

Daniel L., ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"This transmission, and the car as a whole was very well maintained (synthetic oil, only driven easily by my wife, etc), and on a more conservative schedule than Honda recommended. When the transmission died, Honda local and national would do nothing about it, even though they have had YEARS of transmission trouble history with the Accord and anything on that or similar platforms, like the Odyssey and some Acuras. I have had multiple Hondas and Acuras, and bought a used Accord for my son that did the same thing. I used to recommend Hondas to everyone, now I do the opposite."

Stephen T., VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission failed, vehicle would not move"

R H., NC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"At around 100k, the transmission computer failed, destroying the transmission. We replaced the computer, Honda was gracious enough to give us a new rebuilt transmission. We paid for the install. Since everything was out of warranty since 36000 miles, we were quite happy with Honda's offer."

Teresa P., ME (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Dear old Jenny (our name for our beloved reliable and faithful 2003 Accord) is on hospice care, bless her soul. Along with apparent multiple sensor outages, her transmission cooling system has worn out from old age, causing her to have problems in hot weather (100+ degree dry weather or 80+ if humidity is over 70%). When she's ahaving trouble, she shifts poorly, goes out of gear while running on the interstate, and makes a horrid burning smell. But she does still run, and she still gets us home... but repairing these transmission problems would cost upwards of $5700, while likely still leaving a host of sensor issues to be addressed (and we just spent about $3500 on tires/serpentine belt/rack-and-pinion earlier this year; its time to quit desperate life prolonging measures), so we continue to use her until her last last last breath. (We plan to replace her in December, if not sooner, but shh... don't tell her. she's a good girl.)"

Elizabeth O., CO (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Finally just wore out so had it rebuilt"

Bryan E., TX (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A spring that assists in the movement of the gear shifter broke. The only way to fix this was to go into the transmission. While there, the mechanic replaced several clutches"

Anonymous, WV (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"in need"

Treva P., TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission just stopped working. It would no shift. It did not move at all"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission was slipping. It was rebuilt"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It took several days. The transmission had not been shifting smoothly"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission slipping, delays or not shifting into next gear, required a full rebuild of transmission"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Honda is fully aware that they had issues with the 2003 Honda transmission it went out and had to replace just out of warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Shifting"

Jerry L., FL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It cost more than $2000 - very disappointing for a Honda even though it was 12 yrs. old. I will not automatically buy a Honda again as I've had multiple big issues over the years"

Amy P., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Quit unexpectedly, stranding me in the country. Third gear clutch disintegrated, clogging filter. Rebuilt with added transmission cooler, $2300"

Dave M., TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"It was from a transmission shop recommended by the Honda dealer. Had to go back for adjustments as it was not set in right"

James M., IN (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"total failure of the unit, common with this year Honda despite having changed the fluid every 30,000 miles, new installed unit is much better then the original, better shifts, etc"

Anonymous, KS (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"this is the second transmission placed in ;this car. Never expected to have this happen with a Honda Difficult to explain the problem with the transmission. The first time it wouldn't shift out of 2nd gear. The second time it was skipping"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Inaccessible filter was clogged requiring a full rebuild of transmission"

Brian K., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The Transmission problem was at 80,000 miles, not the last 12 months"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"At 60000 miles we had total transmission failure. Honda dealership and corporate would not admit any responsibility and treated us like dirt. We had an independent rebuild the transmission at a huge cost to us"

Nancy H., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Slipping"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission needed to be replaced. Very expensive"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"had to have trans rebuilt at 165k miles $3000"

John R., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission started slipping at 90K miles - had to have it replaced with a rebuilt one. Used a private repair shop not the dealer as I trust private repair shops more.Was really unhappy about all this as it's a Honda - but I've since learned this i"

Meredith D., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Car has issues shifting into next gear. Had transmission rebuilt and now problem free"

Jessica B., IL (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission replacement due to bad torque converter"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission complete rebuild"

Michael S., NC (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"We had problems with the transmission since we bought it used form the dealer who kept denying the problem. It should have been a recall as the car would just stop moving forward in the freeway. Acura Leather seats are perforated which is tearing"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Payed $4500 to replace transmission"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Honda Accord)

"transmission would not shift into drive"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"I found through online investigation that the transmission in the Honda 2003 was a known problem this was after I was told by my Honda dealer that it would need replacing. I had them install a brand new Honda transmission not a re-build"

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Recalled and thought to have been repaired but started having problems a couple years later and had to pay half of the price to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Original transmission was replaced at about 88000 miles and failed again at 90500. Transmission was replaced a second time"

Jim M., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission seized, towed to repair shop and rebuilt transmission installed"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It was unclear exactly what was wrong with the transmission, but car would lose power"

Linda I., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Lost second gear. Engine would rev when trying to shift. Complete rebuild cost over $3000"

Jim C., ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"I have a water leak in right front passenger door that leaks into passenger cabin. presumable a water seal issue on window"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"when entering and exiting car, driver's side door does NOT remain in open position but closes on the person entering or exiting"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The handle on the driver's side would not open the door and had to be changed"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Door latches inconsistently working/not working. Trunk only opens with the release lever now"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Front passenger door lock actuator does not function."

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Automatic locks do not work"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power door lock acuators on both passenger car doors have failed. Also I had to replace the power door lock /power window switch module because it was failing."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The door lock on the front passenger door stopped responding to the controls and the key fob. I have to lock and unlock this door manually now. It is a real pain!"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front passenger door lock doesn't work as an automatic lock. It works fine manually. I believe it is just the actuator. I have had no reason to dig into the door panel, so have not bothered to figure out what it would take to fix it. Overall not a big deal to me given the age of the car."

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes the doors lock or unlock by themselves. The remote will unlock all doors, but not lock all of them. It's been very confusing with lots of electronic issues for a long time. The physical lock stem in rear, behind the passenger side) fell all the way down and we can't get it, and can't get a screw on piece to work on the post. Had lots of electronic issues since it was even in warranty, but no one at the dealer could ever find the problems. Very frustrating! I have read on line of others"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Electric door lock stopped working. I replaced the actuator"

Len F., DE (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Rear door actuator had to be replaced. Door locks are currently locking spontaneously when they are supposed to (and used to) remain unlocked, e.g. after unlocking the car and then opening a door"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No longer responds to the button on the key to lock/unlock door. Problem is not in the key, but the sensory in the door"

Kenny G., CA (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"Seat belts do not move or slide as readily as they did before. As originals they probably need to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"light on dash"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Drivers side seat belt latch malfunction causes air bag light to illuminate if seat belt is latched or unlatched after starting engine"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"No longer retract fully without "help""

Craig J., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger safety belt was not retracting properly"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"I can no long adjust the seat up and down."

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Manual seat adjustment that raises the seat failed. Seat cannot be moved from lowest position."

Scott H., FL (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cannot adjust driver's seat back - it's in the very vertical position at all times. O.K. for my wife (she's short), but not for me"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The driver seat does not recline. The control does not respond and this is an added cost to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Sunroof

"Sunroof allows water into channels that drain out the back through tubing. However, if the tube gets full of mud (dirt and then water from rain) the tubing plugs and floods the trunk. Really a poor design."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"will not close"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"junk, will not function"

John C., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"total failure"

John C., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Trunk hatch failed, could not open with key or latch in cat. Had to take to dealer to get latch replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The hood latch was frozen up which caused the cable opening lever to break. The hood latch was replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Driver's window will not always roll back up."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger window would not roll down"

Lawrence F., HI (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The window regulator on the driver's side door is failing and the window will only go down half way. Per the dealer and an independent shop, the recommendation is not to use this window. It needs to be repaired at a cost of approximately $450.00."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Motor doesn't function to shut windows. This is second time this has occurred"

Harold I., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Windows do not work.and the doors need a key to open"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger window would not go down or up. Replaced the motor and regulator myself. Works fine now. Other windows still working"

Anonymous, NE (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Control for driver's side window intermittently does not work, but will begin working again after several attempts"

Tracy K., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Power window failure on passenger side. Third time the power unit has burned out on the window"

Jeffrey S., WA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Window motors failed"

Stephen T., MD (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front driver's window doesn't go up or down. I have had the motor repaired 3 - yes, THREE - times and it has stopped working again. I am totally frustrated by it"

Peggy B., TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"electric motor for the passenger side window is shot and needs replacing"

Joan S., NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Serpentine belt replaced (per recommendation). Expensive repair."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"serpentine belt broke"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Two separate shops strongly recommended replacing timing belts - at more than $1500. No problems at the time, but birth said complete engine failure was possible if belts failed."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Crankshaft pulley (for serpentine belt) outer rim separated from hub, replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Engine computer

"The Check Engine Light came on and stayed on until our Honda repairman replaced a bad sensor associated with the exhaust system."

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Within April and May 2016 two sensors had to be replaced as engine light was on. The knock sensor, harness and sub-wire were replaced at $478 and in May the purge solenoid was stuck open It and the valve had to be replaced at a cost of $576"

Linda L., OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I misplaced the documents so I can not be specif as to what and the cost, but I think that some components had to be replaced"

M P., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"I-vetec oil control solenoid valve screen was plugged with sludge and would not allow engine to operate above 2500 rpm. It required replacing valve. This was a result of previous owner using low grade oil or not changing the oil often enough"

Anonymous, OK (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Sensor needs replacing"

Gary C., BC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine has a small knocking and sound and is burning some oil"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"After 17 years, I expected to have some issues. All corrected."

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Both engine mounts broke"

John C., VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Mount cracked. Had it replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They are hard for the home mechanic to replace and Honda wants more than $1000.00 to replace them"

Marvin T., AZ (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced 2 torn mounts"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"A broken motor mount was found during a routine inspection by our mechanic. Replacement was a necessity. This was Apr 30, 2015"

Ana H., AZ (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"expense of getting it fixed"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Oil has been leaking from the engine for a number of years now. I have had the oil pan replaced and the engine repaired for leaks but new ones have formed or returned and now a gasket is also leaking. It's been frustrating"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Mechanic mention it 10 months ago. It's not fix."

Anonymous, HI (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"With time, the seals in the Honda Accord wear thin, and leaks develop. We used a commercial sealant to stop the leaks, and the problem was resolved."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Leaking oil pump gaskets."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Car is now worth maybe $2000 It would cost that or more to fix it I was told, so they've been doing the least they can get by with for now, one day I expect it will just quit."

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaks continue even after repair and replacement of fuel pump, replacement of oil pan and tune up"

Vasha H., AL (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Oil pump seal leaks. Cost to fix is about $900. Less expensive when replacing timing belt"

Darrell N., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The engine oil keeps depleting. We think it is burning off. But it makes the car run sluggish"

Mark S., MA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Engine oil pan gasket was leaking"

Charles K., NJ (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leak from a seal. Dealer said it was fixed on two occasions, but it continued to leak. Third time it was fixed. Cost was several hundred dollars"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They said it was in front of car & would be expensive"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car used about one quart of oil every 600-700 miles since we purchased it with 185000 miles in 12/2012. Recently a source of the oil leaks was discovered and repaired, resulting in oil usage being nearly cut in half"

Michael L., TN (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaking on top, rear of engine. May be Valve Cover Gasket"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"V-TEC solenoid oil leak Valve cover gasket oil leak"

William J., VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil pan gasket leaking - replaced gasket"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Oil Pan gasket was replaced at the last service. Should help. I was adding a quart every three months / 3000 miles"

William M., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car burns or uses oil. It is not actually an "oil leak""

Richard D., CT (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leakage in seals requiring a very expensive overhaul to repair"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The car "eats oil". Takes approximately 1 quart of oil every 3-4 weeks"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The rear main oil seal is leaking; and, it's expensive to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)