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.
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There are 24 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)

"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

"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 Unsure 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

"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)
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 Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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 Unsure 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 Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace worn parts rotors and pads"

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

"Worn brake pads"

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

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

Anonymous, VT (2003 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"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)

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

"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 Unsure 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 Unsure)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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

"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 Unsure)

"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)

"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)

"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

"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

"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)

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

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord EX 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)
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)

"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 Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord Unsure 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)

"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 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)

"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 Unsure)

"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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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 Unsure Unsure)

"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 Unsure 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

"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 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)

"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 Unsure 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 Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"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 Unsure 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 Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)
Springs or torsion bars

"Ends and connections were worn"

Carol B., OH (2003 Honda Accord Unsure 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 wheel vibration

"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)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"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)

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

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord LX 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)

"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 Unsure 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)

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

"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)
Clock

"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)
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

"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 Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced low bewam bulb"

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

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

"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)

"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

"Broke"

Anonymous, SC (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)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"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 has a small knocking and sound and is burning some oil"

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

"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)
Oil leaks

"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 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)

"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)

"They said it was in front of car & would be expensive"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Accord Unsure 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)

"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)

"seals are leaking and need replacing"

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

"Leaks were so bad , I needed to have the engine rebuilt"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Accessory belts or pulleys

"Crankshaft pulley (for serpentine belt) outer rim separated from hub, replaced"

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

"expense of getting it fixed"

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

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Dealer said check engine light was due to bad catalytic converter even though the light would go away after a few days. If converter is bad, why would the check engine light go away by itself. No problem with check engine light during the past 6 months of cold weather"

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

"VTech pressure switch failed. Variable valve timing solenoid failed"

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

"Catalytic converter replaced"

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

"Catalytic converter #2 (engine has 3 catalytic converters) is failing"

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

"replaced catalytic converter"

Van S., GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter needed to be replaced for second time"

John W., NY (2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"catalytic converter has quit"

Peggy B., TX (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The valve inside the egr stuck and caused the car to run irractically with lots of stalling when trying to park. $225.00 to repair"

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

"Hose on fuel pump (which can be accessed from the trunk) cracked and leaked fuel onto the top of the gas tank"

Bernard R., CT (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Low whining noise when engine was cold; engine light came on intermittently; dealer diagnosed fuel pump problem and replaced it. Noise has gone away"

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

"the catalytic converter and O2 sensor was replaced twice"

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

"Had to replace sensor on exhaust pipe"

Bernard R., CT (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"both oxygen sensors replaced due to check engine light"

C T., TX (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor 2nd bank is either dead or has broken electrical connection"

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

"Engine light comes on for a while (weeks) and then goes off for weeks. Off and on over the last 6 months. Light not on when emissions tested and car passed"

Douglas S., GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"both sensors failed within 2 months of each other along with the catalytic perverter"

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

"oxygen sensor bank failure caused some rough engine performance on startup"

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

"expensive to diagnose and repair"

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

"I'm told there are five of them and I've replaced three. The $400 dealer replacement cost/each is way, way to high"

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

"My son while researching problem found there was a fix trouble with the 4 cyl model, I think it was gas cap leaking, water coming in, causing filter issue leading to sensor problem, but not noted with 6cyl. My son fixed problem, he works for Honda"

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

"Replaced sensors a few times but check engine light still comes on"

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

"caused check engine light to come on"

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

"Engine light went on"

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

"Seems to require constant expensive replacement. Should not be needed every other year to pass inspection"

Keld A., NH (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Spark plug coil failed. Replacement coil failed the next day"

Darrell N., CA (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

"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)

"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)

"light on dash"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord Unsure 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

"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)

"total failure"

John C., WA (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)

"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 Unsure Unsure)

"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)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator failed after 11 years just over two years ago and the replacement failed less than two years later. And a Honda replacement only provides one year's warranty. It is quite frustrating"

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

"It stopped charging and needed to be replaced"

Jon W., PA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"It would not keep a charge. Last replaced it about 1 1/2 treat ago"

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

"Battery failed - required replacement. Normal maintenance"

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

"Engine started missing at a traffic light.limped way to dealer who replaced 4 ignition coils (engine has 1 per sparkplug). Aslo rebooted the control module. Engine now runs fine"

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

"Some how, my ignition key broke down and replaced by a new one, repogrammed to the same specification"

M P., CA (2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Replacement of all spark plugs"

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

"Car cranked well but would not start. Dealership was not sure what error code meant. Replaced spark plugs and cleaned injectors .Problem corrected. Car has had all required maintenance routinely done at dealership"

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

"Got 250 miles from home and would not start. Had towed to dealership and replaced for $600"

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

"The engine had problems starting. The starter was replaced"

James S., OH (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter failed. Replaced it with factory rebuilt unit myself"

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

"I had been having apparent battery drain and starting problems for over a year even after buying a new battery until the car would not start at all. Since replacing the starter these problems have disappeared"

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

"Starter died around 108,000 miles, replaced with remanufactured unit"

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

"Car would not start. Had to replace starter"

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

"Needed replacement"

Donald R., CA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Gear stripped"

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

"Starter malfunctioned intermittantly, then failed completely. It would not start, then start minutes later, therefore was difficult to diagnose"

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

"Intermittent non-start issue which resulted in complete starter failure (cause was reported to be the windings)"

Darcy M., AB (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"There are various water leaks and the dealer could never find them, yet I have read on line of others having the same issues. The most prominent is the floorboard on the driver side, by the door at the seat and going to about the middle of the car gets very wet after a rain. I have had the dealer check it in the past (not recent) and complained, but no one ever found where the leak comes from. I have to keep a towel on the floorboard by the door and seat to soak up the water, in case it rains"

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

"Windshield leak"

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

"Ceiling liner bubbles and droops when rainy or damp weather. Value from heater gets stuck allowing heat to blow in on driver's side while air conditioner is trying to cool car. Too expensive to repair"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"Roof trim on driver's side is loose at the rear and flaps in a cross wind"

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

"From an inspection, the engine mounts for the Accord were cracked. They were worn out from normal wear and tear of the V6 engine. Shopping around for the best price replacement was done before replacing the engine mounts"

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

"Catalytic converter heat shields had to be replaced, about $1000"

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

"squealing coming from the front right side of the car. a hard to describe pa pa pa sound from back of car"

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

"It's 12-13 years old with the expected quantity of squeaks and rattles. It's bothersome when I start listening to them"

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

"squeaks in both front doors"

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

"Squeaks in the roof due to the sun roof"

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

"When I accelerate from a stop, it rattles until I get it to speed. Had it fixed a month ago, still makes the same noise"

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

"sometimes makes a metal to metal like noise just for a couple of seconds and it's gone. Also, makes an airplane noise when I first start driving it then it goes away after a few minutes"

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

"Whenever the humidity is above 40% the power steering pump pulley squeals. The pump itself works fine, and no problems with power steering. This has been an ongoing issue for several years, and according to my own research is a common problem"

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

"Wind noise excessive from day car was purchased"

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

"Wind noise from a passenger side window or door; unsure front or back"

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

"I only started experiencing problems in the past year. However, the car is parked in a garage when I'm home"

Forrest M., GA (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converted failed and needed to be replaced at a cost of about $1k"

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

"change converter"

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

"Condenser failure followed some need to change the CC. Pep Boys refereed us to another shop which welded on the new CC which had to be cut out to replace the condensers which went out about 4 months later"

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

"Engine light code indicates problem. Mechanic recommends replacement"

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

"failure...needed replacement"

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

"MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON . BROUGHT IT TO MACHINIC AND HE PUT THE METER ON . AND IT READ CODE FOR CATALYTIC CONVERTER"

Irvin B., NY (2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"catalyst efficiency code"

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

"Needed new catalytic converter because check engine light came on. Replaced converter but light came back on a couple months later"

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

"complete exhaust system has been replaced due to numerous leaks"

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

"Both mufflers rusted out on the top of the mufflers causing insufficient exhaust flow thru the entire mufflers sufficient to evaporate all of the moisture that is initially generated from running the engine. This, in turn, caused the mufflers to furt"

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

"the replacement for the exhaust manifold was expensive.The car is 12 years old and in very good repair and worth fixing"

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

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Used oil ... about 150 miles/quart. Then the oil pump chain tensioner failed. Repaired the chains. Then the VTEC solenoid failed due to plugged screens. Then then the oil pressure light came on ...engine has no oil pressure. Time to replace engine"

William H., IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Multiple trips to Honda and 2 other repair shops, all said there was no problem yet the car burned 1 quart of oil a week"

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

"Timing chain stretched damaging valves and pistons causing engine replacement"

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

"cylinders are apparently scored and the engine is burning a quart of oil every 3-500 miles; consistent with other 03's with excessive oil consumption"

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

"Very expensive quote from the Honda Dealership"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing chain noise and codes. Found cause to be failed oil pump drive chain tensioner. Replaced both timing chains and all tensioners guides and sprockets"

William H., IL (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Cylinder head

"Burned / leaked oil"

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

"required maintenance on vehicle after 12 years of use"

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

"One of the cylinders (of the 6) was not working and caused the engine light to come on. It had to be replaced. An expense unexpected, but the car is 15 years old so it was probably overdue for some things"

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

"Replaced the timing belt which was well overdue to be changed based on the number of years on car"

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

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"The clutch going was likely understandable, considering where I purchased it, however the slave and master cylinder were replaced 3x before I found a mechanic I could trust. He also informed me that the slave and master cylinders almost never need replacing, hence one mechanic didn't know what he was doing and the other was trying to milk more from the repair than was actually needed. Dealerships need regulation and there should be independent diagnostic services available, particularly for wo"

Janet O., ON (2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problems manually shifting gears"

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

"Squeaky clutch. Master cylinder needs to be replaced again"

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

"My manual transmission is shifting rough and needs work. I haven't done anything yet"

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

"There's an infrequent, sporadic, loss of engagement between the engine and transmission. Stepping in the accelerator raises the engine speed, but power doesn't reach the wheels"

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

"Slips going from 2nd to 3rd"

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

"It would just skip or hiccup while moving to the next gear"

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

"Car will alllow you to remove the key in any gear. The car will roll if the handbreak is not used"

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

"Slipping transmission gave me a heads up that something was wrong. Thank goodness I was on a residential street, drove it home and called a tow truck to take it to the shop. The car had less than 100K miles on it. Surprise - surprise!!"

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

"Honda service manual says you do not have to change the transmission oil until 100,000 miles. But when you change the oil then the seals leak because of the fresh transmission fluid. They should recommend changing way sooner"

Marvin T., AZ (2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Transaxle broke into while driving"

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

"TCS warning light on dash not related to TCS button"

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

"replaced starter"

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

"A pack rat crawled into engine from underneath the car and chewed through the electric wiring to the starter. Cost $400 to repair. It happened twice. Another problem happened a year later. The starter would not work consistently so after several uns"

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

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 10 2019
If the accelerator pedal binds, the engine may not quickly return to idle after the pedal is no longer pressed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain Accelerator Pedal Assemblies part numbers 699-114 and 825-5029-1, sold as replacement parts for 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2004-2008 Acura TL and TSX, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2007-2011 Honda Element, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The rotating portion of the accelerator pedal assembly may bind. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and qualified service facilities will replace the affected accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by December 2019. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, using option 5. Dorman's number for this recall is AS1019XXXX.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19E068000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3744
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are E5D and X5C.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V501000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657752
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Q5A and Y58.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V499000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3947
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Mar 30 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Honda Accord Coupe vehicles, equipped with a four-cylinder engine. If the passenger frontal air bag module has been replaced, such as after a crash necessitating frontal air bag deployment, the replacement air bag module may include a Takata air bag inflator. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any Takata inflator used in the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KF0.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V220000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 37421
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 15 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21, 2000, to January 20, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14, 2000, to August 19, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24, 2002, to January 18, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured February 21, 2002, to August 28, 2007, 2002-2004 Honda CR-V vehicles, 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured June 19, 2001, to July 12, 2003, 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 19, 2002, to June 19, 2003, 2003 Honda Element vehicles manufactured June 25, 2002, to July 31, 2003, and 2003 Honda Pilot vehicles manufactured November 26, 2001, to August 21, 2003. The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JS1 and JS2. Note: Vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 14V353 or 14V700 (Honda recall numbers S95, JH6, JH7, JH8, JH9, JJ0, JJ1, JJ2, JJ6, JM5 and JM6) are not included in this recall. However, this recall does supersede 13V132 and 14V349. Note: On December 18, 2015 Honda informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2004 Honda CR-V vehicles in addition to additional model year 2003 CR-V vehicles.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V370000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3498481
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
May 28 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V320000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6281043
AIR BAGS
Nov 04 2014
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger¿s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.Note: This recall supersedes safety recall 14V-353, with the exception of vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in California.Those vehicles will continue to be addressed, and a free remedy provided, under that safety recall campaign.This recall also includes vehicles in the specific geographic areas listed above that were included within safety recalls 13V-132 and 14V-349.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V700000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 0
AIR BAGS
Jun 20 2014
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger¿s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.'s (Honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Acura MDX, model year 2003-2004 Odyssey and Element, and model year 2005 Acura RL, and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in California, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during August 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V353000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133207
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
May 17 2012
If this occurs, power steering fluid can leak onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to smoke and possibly an under-hood fire.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2008 Acura TL and model year 2003-2007 Accord V6 vehicles. In May 2012, Honda filed a defect report to recall certain model year 2007 and 2008 Acura TL vehicles. In September 2012, Honda informed the agency that it was including an additional 573,147 vehicles including certain model year 2003 through 2007 Accord V6 vehicles. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 625,762. Prolonged under-hood and power steering fluid temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely, resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose, free of charge. The original recall began in June 2012, and owners of those vehicles may obtain the free remedy. Sufficient parts are not yet available for owners of the vehicles covered by the September 2012 expansion, but are expected to be available in early 2013. Honda will notify owners of these vehicles beginning on October 26, 2012, and will notify these owners again when parts are available so those vehicles can be brought to dealers for applications of the free remedy. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Honda's recall campaign number for the original recall is S39.Honda's recall numbers for the additional vehicles are S59 (Inspection) and S60 (Remedy).Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V222000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 625762
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Aug 05 2010
REMOVAL OF THE IGNITION KEY WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS NOT BEEN SHIFTED TO THE PARK POSITION CAN ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 HONDA ACCORD, CIVIC TWO AND FOUR DOOR, AND MODEL YEAR 2003-2004 HONDA ELEMENT VEHICLES. THE INTERLOCK LEVER OF THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY UNEXPECTEDLY DEFORM, WHICH CAN ALLOW THE INTERLOCK FUNCTION OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO BE DEFEATED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE ORIGINAL INTERLOCK PIN AND LEVER WITHIN THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND REPLACE THEM WITH NEW, DESIGNED COMPONENTS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 7, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA SAFETY RECALL NO. R44.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V364000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 551498
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Aug 11 2008
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1921
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Apr 11 2008
IF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FAILS, IT WILL CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR TO BECOME INOPERATIVE, WHICH CAN INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF A CRASH IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 351,000 MY 2003 ACCORD VEHICLES. IF WATER ENTERS THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR BREATHER PORT, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO ALLOW THE MOTOR TO VENT WARM AIR DURING NORMAL OPERATION, IT CAN RESULT IN CORROSION INSIDE THE MOTOR HOUSING. THIS CAN CAUSE A FAILURE OF THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BREAKER INSIDE THE MOTOR HOUSING.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FOR SIGNS OF CORROSION. IF NO SIGNS OF CORROSION ARE PRESENT, A COVER WILL BE INSTALLED OVER THE WIPER MOTOR TO PREVENT WATER FROM ENTERING THE WIPER MOTOR HOUSING. IF SIGNS OF CORROSION DAMAGE ARE OBSERVED ON THE WIPER MOTOR, THE MOTOR WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NO. Q78.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V169000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 351000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 17 2007
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN MAXZONE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES, DEPO BRAND, P/NOS. 317-1131L-AS, 317-1131R-AS, 317-1131L-US, AND 317-1131R-US, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING PRODUCTION A SLIGHT DISTORTION OF THE BEZEL CHANGED THE LUMINOUS INTENSITY OF THE TURN SIGNAL. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
MAXZONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 17, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAXZONE AT 909-822-3288.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E031000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 848
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Jan 16 2007
MISALIGNMENT OF THE LIGHTS DEMINISHES FRONTAL ILLUMINATION WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TYC HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES P/NS 20-6361-00 AND 20-6362-00 SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR 2003-2006 HONDA ACCORD PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE PHOTMETRIC WERE MISALIGNED WHICH DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
GENERA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 26, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT GENERA AT 714-522-6688.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E004000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14089
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TRADESONIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRADESONIC AT 626-934-8884.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4029
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 08 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN ALFAOTTO COMBINATION HEADLAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
ALFAOTTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALFAOTTO AT 626-656-2992 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.ALFAOTTO.COM.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E038000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 724
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 18 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN EAGLE EYES AND SONAR HEADLIGHTS AND CORNER LIGHTS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON 1988-2005 HONDA CIVIC, 1990-2005 HONDA ACCORD, AND 1990-2001 ACURA INTEGRA PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. HEADLIGHTS AND CORNER LIGHTS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TOM MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF NONCOMPLIANT LIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN APRIL 17, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOM MOTORSPORT AT 626-968-4007.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET LIGHTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON ANY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E032000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 845
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 21 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN POLI-AUTO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES, P/NOS. 11-728, 11-728D, 11-710, 11-419, 11-713, 11-703, 11-704, 11-708P, 11-735, 11-725, 11-726, 11-716 (P&C), 11-721-1, 11-733, 11-729, 11-730, AND 11-732, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
POLI-AUTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE HEADLAMPS AT ITS ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT POLI-AUTO AT 305-477-1356.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1450
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 13 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
ANZO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ANZO USA AT 909-468-3688.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292000
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Apr 15 2004
GEAR FAILURE COULD RESULT IN TRANSMISSION LOCKUP, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
ON SOME MINI VANS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES, CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN HEAT BUILD-UP BETWEEN THE COUNTERSHAFT AND SECONDARY SHAFT SECOND GEARS IN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, EVENTUALLY LEADING TO GEAR TOOTH CHIPPING OR GEAR BREAKAGE.
What should you do:
ON VEHICLES WITH 15,000 MILES OR LESS, THE DEALER WILL UPDATE THE TRANSMISSION WITH A SIMPLE REVISION TO THE OIL COOLER RETURN LINE TO INCREASE LUBRICATION TO THE SECOND GEAR. ON VEHICLES WITH MORE THAN 15,000 MILES, THE DEALER WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION TO IDENTIFY GEARS THAT HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED DISCOLORATION DUE TO OVERHEATING. IF DISCOLORATION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION WILL BE REPLACED IF DISCOLORATION IS NOT PRESENT, THE DEALER WILL PERFORM THE REVISION TO THE OIL COOLER RETURN LINE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 21, 2004, FOR PILOT, ODYSSEY, AND MDX OWNERS. OWNERS OF THE ACCORD VEHICLES WILL START RECEIVING LETTERS ON JUNE 28, 2004, AND ON JUNE 29, 2004, FOR OWNERS OF THE TL AND CL VEHICLES. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NOS. P30 (ODYSSEY AND PILOT),P31 (MDX), P38 (ACCORD) AND P39 (ACURA).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V176000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1099796
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