Perennially one of the best small cars, the 2001 Civic was improved in an evolutionary way. It's well designed and economical, handles well, meets Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle standards, and has good crash-test results.
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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 Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"Big piece fell off bottom of car"

Nancy N., PA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Molding on front of car fell off"

Christine R., MA (2003 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"By the beginning of 2014, the rubber trim on the front bumper sagged down to the street level. This trim was completely replaced in Feb. 2014. It looked nice for about 10 months before it started sagging again"

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Civic EX Unsure)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Upholstery came loose, but this is a 14 yr old car"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"cloth interior on front side doors came loose. Glued them back in place"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"the chrome paint is peeling on door handles and sharp edges have cut our fingers"

Suzy N., NM (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic trim on the windshield supports vibrate"

Kathy D., IA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint on front bumper below headlights peeled and hood seal coat and paint developed spider cracks. Cost $1200 to repair/repaint. Dealer had "cleaned" foggy lens on headlights a few years earlier and wonder if chemical used damaged paint on front bumper"

Jeffrey B., SC (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint job oxidized and created a very worn out look. The other attributes of the car were great"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Clearcoat is bubbling and needs repainting"

Alan H., NC (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"My car had the common Honda clearcoat paint failure problem. I had the entire car repainted by Maaco, which they said would remove the clearcoat. The car paint job looks new again"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint is very faded and cracking"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint near a mirror peeling and cracking. Chrome pealing from inside door handle passenger side cut finger"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I do not have a garage and must park outside. the car has major paint peeling and touches of rust. but the car is old- I rarely have kept a car this long so nit sure if this is typical or not"

Dan S., MD (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both front and back bumpers have areas of paint peeling that are getting larger. This problem started approximately 3 months ago"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"the paint on hood, roof and trunk is faded badly. the deanship un willing to accept any responsibility the failure of the paint"

Jane E., PA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Major failure of the clear coat. Peeling off, looks terrible"

Jeff W., CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the roof by the front windshield has faded, and worn away and also cracking in other areas of the car"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem with clear coat peeling in area of trunk"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"clear coat problem, mainly on hood and top. Looks very ugly in these areas"

Bill K., CA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat started to come off"

Randy R., CA (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"There are several hand prints (presumably mine) embedded in the paint. I don't know why it is happening but there are several hand prints on my car. It is a champagne / gold color"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Most of the rust occurs near body repairs form former collisions"

Chris M., NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Because of all the winter driving I do the are rust bubbles at the bottom of the drivers door. This will need to be sanded off and repainted. Overall the body is in good condition for the miles on the car"

George B., OH (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust developed on the rear quarter panel of the passenger side of the car, as well as the sedan model we own of the same year. In fact, our 1989 Accord, which was replaced by these 2003s, suffered the same affliction!"

Gary R., NY (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust developed on the rear quarter panel of the passenger side of the car, as well as the sedan model we own of the same year. In fact, our 1989 Accord, which was replaced by these 2003s, suffered the same affliction!"

Gary R., NY (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"One spot on each side in the identical place where the rear wheel well starts"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rust in left rear quarter, may be from previous repairs"

Anonymous, ND (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear wheel wells have serious rust issues because of the collection of dirt on the top of the metal shelf/lip body panel over the wheels. The debris was not washed away even after using undercarriage cleaning cycle at the carwash"

Vincent D., MA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Road salt, I live in Iowa, has rusted thru my rear wheel fenders. Estimate to fix $900 to remove metal, weld in new and paint"

Kathy D., IA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Passenger side under door is rusting on the exterior"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"rust on rocker panels, doors and fuel cover"

John S., ON (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rust on the trunk, on the doors (rear doors, on the bottom)"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

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

"After replacing the struts the car needed to be aligned"

Benjamin B., OH (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Major components of front end had to be replaced: brakes, ball joints, bushings, etc"

Robert I., CT (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Ball joint failed, axle fell apart in an intersection"

Cynthia E., CO (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Work required due to poor road conditions. Replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The Front lower control arm bushings were borken. They were both replaced. In addition the Front lower Ball joint and transmission mount were also replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Shocks or struts

"Shocks seals failed causing leaks required replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"My struts were worn out and I had to replace them"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"hydraulic fluid leaks"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is very light, suspension doesn't help the situation - potholes or large bumps in the road, or even sharp turns, can cause fishtailing and suspension work only helped partially"

David H., VA (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace/repair strut"

Anonymous, KY (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"one right side strut top failed. strut top or entire strut must be replaced. approx cost to replace both local mechanic $1200"

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"All four shocks/ struts need to be replaced. All four were replaced UNDER WARRANTY at 35,000 miles there new ones only gave 62K miles of service. I think all Honda brake parts and struts are of lesser quality.Will replace with after- market parts"

Edward L., IL (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking struts Bad swaybar links Ball joints replaced in 2013"

Keith C., OH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Impressively lasted about 180000 miles before needing to be replaced. Only rear struts were needed; original front ones are still on there!"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced Front struts"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced front struts due to age"

Steven B., OH (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"mount and struts need to replace"

Anonymous, UT (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks were worn and leaking. Not that surprising as car is 13 years old with 111000 miles, but repair will is costly compaired to blue book value of the vehicle"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"They were totally shot but I'm pretty sure they were original and it had ~170000 miles"

Benjamin B., OH (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Just needed replaced. Original and the car is from 2003"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"I have been informed that one of my struts is cracked. It is very expensive to fix and I haven't yet done so. I don't notice any issues. I tried the test where you lean on the car and see if it bounces but it didn't bounce"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front suspension bar broke"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Broke due to road conditions"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Brakes were pulsating with some squeeling. Ultimately major components needed to be replaced in front end"

Robert I., CT (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Front passenger side bearing, replaced myself for about $50"

Anonymous, OK (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Understandably needed replacement for a car with as many miles as we put on it"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace front driver side wheel bearing"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump needed replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"we had to change the hoses - there was a leak in the hose so we lost all the liquid for the power steering"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Civic DX Unsure)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

"My compressor clutch broke so I had to replace the whole compressor. It happened while driving from CA to Las Vegas on a hot summer day a couple of years ago and I just finally got around to replacing it last June 2016"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"After 14 years of ownership, I needed to repair the compressor because it was not functioning. I don't consider this a big problem because of the age of the car"

John D., MI (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"died have not repaired or replaced"

Paul R., MD (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Quit performing its function"

Thomas G., IN (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor seized up causing engine to stall. Engine could not be restarted. Car had to be towed to repair shop. Compressor replaced along with several minor components. Cost was $980 total. Car has otherwise been very reliable"

James M., WI (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor failed and needing to be replaced"

Judith L., OR (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It died. Had to be replaced"

Sarah W., MD (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"a/c compressor would need to be replaced for a/c to work"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed. Too expensive to replace"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor failed. Had to replace. Bower fan also failed, had to have a wire replecaed"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced compressor"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"We had to replace it"

Kayla G., AL (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"All major A/C items replaced: Compressor, condensor, evaporator. A/C still not working adequately. Many -- not all -- of these problems may originate in the garage I used for the work"

Elizabeth C., FL (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a simple part replacement which once detected was easy to rectify"

Tara P., ON (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"electrical harness has shorted out. No AC, no fan"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower motor has developed a dead spot. Once or twice a month it will stop working. Tapping on the housing below the glove compartment causes it to start working again, but that's not something I can do safely while the car is moving. Replacing the blower motor is an easy job that I can do myself. They only cost $100 and it's on my to-do list"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"fan/blower stopped brought it in to Honda service told it was a $400 electrical harness meltdown"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"it died and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater/AC fan moduel defective"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"AC was not cold. Honda dealer charged me $350 to check the system and couldn't find a problem. System still does not work"

Joel S., GA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"This year we experienced the second occasion of leaking refrigerant"

A G., CT (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"leak in the system..involved also changing the timing belt"

Joan P., WI (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-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)

"Clogged EGR Passages causing misfires. Difficult to diagnose"

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"will not pass an Ontario emissions test due to check engine light being on constantly"

Dave T., ON (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

""check engine" light indicates the failure of the catalytic converter to mix O2 at the appropriate level"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Engine light causes you to fail emission tests - regardless of actual emissions. Problems with hybrid battery pack trigger engine light even when the car is running fine and getting 45 mpg"

John H., WI (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The fuel pump physically cracked, because it is plastic and the cost to replace it was over $600.00"

Edward B., CA (2003 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

"The Fuel Pump Module / Locking Nut was leaking gas. Dealer told me it was a problem that they new happened often so was replaced with an new upgraded unit that is supposed to be stronger and wont crack"

Greg P., AZ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Failed cat indicator fixed by replacing o2 and air fuel sensor"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"My mileage was bad replaced the O2 sensor my mileage went back up"

Howard S., TX (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs to be changed ever year"

Dave T., ON (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light/lo2 sensor the reason needed replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Check engine light on, dealer replaced the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We have had the check engine/ima lights coming on for the past 3 years. Everything the dealership supposedly fixes the problem but it always comes back"

Donna S., SC (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"had to replace emissions control devices, including O2 sensors, at 240000 miles. O2 sensors previously replaced at around 120000"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The catalytic converter will need to be replaced soon"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced the O2 sensor twice and then the dealer told us to just live with the check-engine light on, since they could not fix the problem"

Douglas W., WA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Caused car to stall on freeway"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Received emission contol codes P0301, P0302, P0303, P0300, P1457"

John W., ON (2003 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"For ~8 years, my engine warning light will stay lit for the full time the car is in operation. OBD-!II analysis gives code P0122 "Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low Input." This is apparently a fairly common problem with my model y"

Paul S., CO (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"The fuel door would not open due to the cable breaking near spot where you pull level inside driver side door"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"I did not notice the problem, but trusted my mechanic who told me it was hesitating"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Original to vehicle, finally gave out after over 100K miles"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"After failure of the radiator cap, the engine overheated and the head gasket failed"

Joshua O., CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"We foolishly purchased an extended warranty from the dealer. The head warped, oil was leaking but the warranty did not cover the damage, as the "warp" was not large enough. $1,800 down the drain on the repair, I forget how much the warranty cost"

Jeffrey H., OH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Car had overheating and loss of coolant. Overheating was erratic, gage read hot then cooled off. After several misdiagnoses, head gasket was the culprit"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The head gasket failed in a way that caused overheating problems at odd times, such as on a trip after driving 400 miles with no problem. The problem manifested itself in little ways for a couple of years before the gasket finally blew"

Bob D., CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Lost all antifreeze which was because of blown head gasket. Had to do a major repair which costs $1300"

Anonymous, AR (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Problem found during routine maintenance"

Alicia S., PA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"During wintertime,the heater wasn't working...i was told by Honda that the head gasket was "leaking" and had to be replaced asap"

Anthony V., NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Unexpected expense and downtime"

Gregory H., NC (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"After having timing belt and water pump replaced, the head gasket failed, stranding us on a remote freeway in 110 degree heat"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Evidently head gasket leaking into combustion chamber as one spark plug discolored orange, same color as antifreeze. engine running very rough. could be coils"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a problem with the thermostat. Dealership said was normal. Turned out engine was not cooling properly and resulted in a blown head gasket"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"Purchased the car cheap previous owner had owned the car for 8 years and didn't remember changing the timing belt. Did complete service correcting several issues. Vetec system did not work right valves had to be adjusted. Thermostat was stuck open and engine would not reach proper operating temp. Replaced water pump when doing the timing belt per recommended specs"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal maintenance"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"small oil leak, my son drove it without oil and the engine sized. Engine rebuild or engine replacement the only options"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has been exceedingly expensive to own and maintain. The engine required being rebuilt after 1600000 miles, totally unsatisfactory"

Anonymous, RI (2003 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)

"Timing belt covers are fragile and I had to replace the lower half during the otherwise ordinary timing belt replacement I did at home. Also replaced the water pump even though there was no problem at this time"

Anonymous, OK (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"tthis is not nece4ssary on many cars. 'Why this one?"

R W., MB (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

"passenger side caliper seized up warping rotor"

Paul R., MD (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"master cylinder repair and all brake lines had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NB (2003 Honda Civic)

"Brake pas worn unevenly and had to be replaced after 15K"

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"A slightly warped rotor was the trigger for the vibration problem I described before. A rusted caliper didn't quite fully retract a brake pad, and repeated contact with the pad heated the rotor, making the warping and vibration worse. Not knowing the cause of the shimmy at the time, I had the car towed to a repair shop"

Richard A., VT (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"std brake job"

Anonymous, ME (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pads had worn away, rotors were scored and needed to be re-machined"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"They just needed to be replaced due to wear"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"There was no audible or visual (instruments) indication that the brake pads were low enough to score the rotors - expensive!"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Regardless of the quality of brake rotor I chose, as well as my driving habits, the rotors suffer from more rust and corrosion than any car I've owned"

Gary R., NY (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving at highway speed, the car jerks when the brake is applied. Not sure if its warped rotors or the brakes. Am about to take it to Honda for a check"

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced due to wear"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brake pads were replaced and brakes are working fine"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads were worn (front or rear, not both)"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacement of breaks with a part not made by Honda and it made a tapping sound at 30 MPH. Problem solved when part was replaced by a Honda part"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Upon state safety inspection, one rear wheel was not locked with parking brake on. Brake adjustment was not working, and had to be repaired"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

"Leaking fumes. Had to replace"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Was told that code scan showed converter out of specs. Found a facility that could install a used converter (certified by DOT). That is now out of specs and must be replaced - am told (by dealer) with an O2 sensor - total $1300"

James L., OH (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"needing replacing. very expensive"

Judith L., OR (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Warning light comes on even though catalytic converter is working fine"

Andrew G., GA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"need to replace Catalytic converter"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"error code P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1). Spent $550 on new catalytic converter, code came back on a year later"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"The muffler rusted out and has become detached"

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler/pipes were replaced due to rusting. They fell apart"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Changed due to age"

Burton H., PA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"sounds like the A pipe is now cracked, a honda specialist said that it used to happen to old integras. Being double-walled, the inner pipe rattles against the outer one when accelerating above 2000 rpms"

Laurence F., CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"I needed them replaced du to age of the car"

Burton H., PA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust manifold cracked with less than 100, 000km. Since catalytic converter and exhaust manifold are one, had to replace both"

Anonymous, MB (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Somehow got a crack in the manifold. started affecting mpg"

Anonymous, MO (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked manifold. Needed to be replaced. Replacement part include catlytic converter, thus expensive"

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

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

"Water was coming in when it rained around the windshield. The windshield had to be removed and re installed"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side floor leaks water every time it rains"

Diane G., MO (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leak was from the moon roof drains. Water was draining into the trunk. Leak wasn't discovered until the trunk was opened after a heavy rain and found full of water"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"Leaks from antenna fixture at top center of roof just behind windshield"

Nicholas C., NH (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Water comes in from somewhere on passenger side. Has been to body shop twice but still leaks"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"hood latch assembly had to be replaced because it was having metal fatigue"

Joseph P., CA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I have no idea what causes the noise, but it seems to come from under the left side of the engine. The brakes make a terrible noise. I know they need to be repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Irritating rattle in passenger side dashboard vent"

Sarah W., MD (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"factory installed moon roof now rattling but seals seem intact"

Sue H., MI (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear anti-roll bar links"

Nicholas C., NH (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front & rear inner & outer stabilizer links & bushings had to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"door window seals seem to allow wind noise inside cabin now where it never did before"

Sue H., MI (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer sealed under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

"Bearings were worn out"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator shorted out killed battery replaced battery killed new one when I realized it was alternator. Was still charging when vehicle was running so didn't notice it at first"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Original alternator replaced in 2008,also replaced in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2010 went to a local garage and in 2012 and 2014 replaced free under warranty"

Diane G., MO (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"second alternator failure since new"

Anonymous, NB (2003 Honda Civic)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery drained, possibly due to peripherals not being turned off/unplugged. AAA recharged and it's been working OK for more than six months"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Ignition cylinder had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"spark plug comes loose and the engine developes a smell"

Jane E., PA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"getting lots of misfire codes and random misfire codes. do not know why"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Hybrid battery died June 2011; cannot afford to fix ($4,000) so the car sits in the driveway"

Daniel O., CT (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"Battery has been out of specs for at least the past 2-3 years (after out of warranty). Mileage has been affected little, and I'm certain that if tested vehicle would easily pass the EPA standards; however, testing center states emission levels are ir"

James L., OH (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Gas engine runs very rough after warm and when idling. System to shut down gas engine does not shut down when idling for long period. Car hesitates for 1 - 2 secs when moving from stop to go. Car "lurches" when moving at low speed, like in a parking"

Walter R., IL (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Starter

"I had problems getting the starter to work properly. O couldn't get the repairs done to my satisfaction until I had a former student look at it (not a licensed mechanic. He not only fixed this problem but also a problem I had with the MIV and body re"

Robert H., AZ (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"problem was quickly diagnosed by mechanic. required replacement of idler pulley, tensioner and serpentine belt. $317 parts and $159 labor"

Andrew K., PA (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"After moving from FL to CT in Nov, cold start had squealing noise at the point the starter released. The diagnosis related to the a/c clutch and the serpentine belt and pulley"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Has been burning oil, spent over 1000 dollars trying to fix. I have had numerous sensors replaced"

Timothy T., TX (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Carbon buildup on the rings in two Cylinders caused excessive oil use. Carbon buildup was due to misfires caused by EGR passages being clogged"

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Car started hesitating at high speeds on highway. Wouldn't go over 40. Engine light on. Oil was nearly empty. Never found out why but adjusted enough so it is manageable"

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"vtech solenoid gasket failed at top rear passenger side of engine"

Anonymous, MS (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Constant oil leakage and usage. Even after the rebuild"

Jeffrey H., OH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"I lose about a quart a month"

Laurence F., CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"gasket leak. nothing major"

Roger T., OH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Bolt holding valve cover breather rusted, causing oil leak. Tech advised bolt head could shear off if try to remove it due to condition & location, which could result in costly need to remove entire engine to fix; using glue to hold cover in place"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"oil leak requiring 2000$ repair"

Nancy N., PA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"gasket leaking oil"

Anonymous, UT (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"I had the clutch replaced about a year and a half ago at an independent shop specializing in transmissions. The clutch squeaked thereafter and I brought it back to them. They said the clutch needed to break in, but it has been doing it nonstop since they worked on it. They somehow screwed up an easy rebuild job and did not want to fix it. Also, the clutch is more difficult to get into gear. It is now out of warranty (one year), but that doesn't matter when the shop refuses to stand behind their"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Jugger when accelerating from stop, fixed under warranty by adjustment and fluid changes. But horror stories of out of warranty failures abound"

John H., WI (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I live in Arizona so lots of the rubber parts like CV Boot, Engine mounts etc end up breaking and leaking"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"ERG Vale was stuck. $600 to replace. Had to update computer, another $200"

Shawn N., WA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Gear selector or linkage

"It has always been hard to get into 1st gear, especially when rolling, for the 11 years I've owned this car. Double-clutching, even from stop, helps a bit. My brother has a 2001 Civic LX with the same problem"

Paul S., CO (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"repair of the transmission reverse idler gear and 1/2 hub gear set"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Started slipping infrequently at about 90,000 miles. Internet says this is very common. I'm not sure how serious a safety issue this is"

Anonymous, LA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Was told to replace the transmission because of slippage but was able to limp by with a better transmission fluid and can't drive it on interstate anymore or at high speeds. Have to baby it during shifting"

Anonymous, AR (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"replaced transmission at 70K miles after many flushes. 2d transmission started same problems at 80K miles and I'm told it should be replaced. Will donate the car soon in view of all the other problems"

Michael V., VA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"This car has had a "slipping transmission" for the past 5 years. The dealership flushed the transmission and it helped for a couple of months but it always comes back"

Donna S., SC (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the stick shift jiggles sometimes while driving"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"Computer needed to be updated"

Shawn N., WA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

Locks and latches

"Driver side front and rear electric controls to windows and locks failed. Passenger side rear door handle manual opening hardware inside door panel failed"

Jeffrey B., SC (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Door lock cylinders on both driver and passenger eventually wore to where a key wouldn't turn it. Replaced cylinder twice on driver's side, once on passenger. I won't buy another Honda without remote door locks"

Shane M., GA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's side lock has problems with lock pins being bent preventing the key from being engaged"

George B., OH (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"locks don't work"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Locks keep breaking internally. Keys no longer work. driver side lock broken 3 times @ $200 each repair. Ignition lock broken too! Cost of repair and replacement keys $900. Keys for car and house key only keys on ring. I have never found anyone else"

Edward L., IL (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Front seat belts don't roll back into taught position upon release when exiting car. This is causing the belt's metal insert to get closed in door jam--sometimes breaking the light switch. Been like this since 8 years of ownership"

Shane M., GA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"SRS failure light came on and stayed on. Repaired by dealer as a silent recall"

Jeff W., CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"All of the windows work properly. The drivers switch to control the passengers side front seat window does not work"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"front passenger power window has had a few problems rolling up and down. the local dealer repair shop is very, very good and they have fixed it but it is still a little difficult"

Dan S., MD (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Power window in back won't go up or down"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"One touch automatic roll down on driver side gets stuck"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

"Cruise control stopped working. In process of checking for blown fuse"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver door will not lock/unlock"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake light switch has a plastic bushing that fails with age that causes the break lights to stay on continuously, even when the car is turned off. If not noticed (like during the day), it could lead to draining your battery. The replacement part was cheap, but relatively difficult to install"

Anonymous, MS (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"door switch / buzzer to warn you of headlights on isn't working"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Warning lights come on for no reason. Airbag light has been on for some time, even after Dealer completed recall service for airbags"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The passenger side airbag comes on and off periodically, and now stays on longer and longer. I only have a passenger in the car about 2x a month. The only "heavy" object I place on the passenger seat is my purse, which weighs up to 5 lbs"

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

"The airbag light won't go off"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Headlights

"Headlight bulb burned out. Had mechanic replace"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"They would not turn on in cold weather"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"HIGH MOUNT BREAK LIGHT IN REAR WINDOW HAD TO BE REPLACED"

Robert M., QC (2003 Honda Civic LX Unsure)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"Warped flywheel resulted in jerky takeoff from first. Close to $2000 to replace"

David K., VA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The vehicle automatic transmission had a tendency to hunt gears, making a knocking noise. The start clutch was replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Automatic transmission had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"needed a NEW transmission"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed..replaced with a trains from a newer(29000 miles),wrecked Civic"

Anthony V., NJ (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda replaced at about 100k miles. No charge to us"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The transmission started failing at 168000 kilometres. It was replaced with a rebuilt transmission (automatic). Total cost was $4000 Canadian"

Tim M., SK (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The car is making a grinding sound. My trusted mechanic tested it and said the transmission will fail in the next 6-12 months"

Siobhan S., CA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"the transmission went right after the warranty wore out. honda did nothing. took it to a shop replaced the transmission and clutch. never a problem since. best car ever!!!"

Warren M., ON (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"One of the two fans (not sure if for the A/C condenser or radiator) seized. Replacement was approximately $800 by dealer"

David K., VA (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Unexpectedly overheated when I turned the heater on. Got into the red once and it now slowly loses coolant. Suspect head gasket, but have not had that replaced. Doesn't overheat regularly but have to keep an eye on it"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

"crack at the top of the radiator. Radiator leaking. I removed the radiator and installed a new one"

Anonymous, HI (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator developed a small leak at the top seam. Wasn't going to run out of coolant any time soon, but with summer coming I thought it best to replace the radiator. Plus I was getting tired of the maple-syrup anti-freeze smell in the garage"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

"portion of radiator has failed. car overheats at low speeds in summer"

Anonymous, ME (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Car ran rough and died. Thermostat needed replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Civic EX Unsure)

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

Electrical failure

"Had to replace the battery. Cost $3000"

Rhodes S., WA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"IMA Battery Failed"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Hybrid battery failure. First failure 5 years ago was covered by warranty. I paid $2900 for this replacement battery set"

Keith P., CA (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"We discovered the issue only happened with me when I had a key chain with multiple keys but was not a problem for my husband and mechanic who only used one key to start the car. The car would just cut off as I was driving off the road--I would hear a"

Margaret B., MI (2003 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)
Differential

"Wear and tear partially due to driving style"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
CV joint

"I had repairs of over $2000 which is a lot. On the other hand, considering the age of the car and how reliable it has run this far, it wasn't surprising"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Honda Civic Unsure 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

"Radio cannot pull in close-by radio station without noise. Radio has poor reception overall, a separate problem from the speakers that rattle"

Walter R., IL (2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Left front speaker no longer functioning well"

Tony G., WA (2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"player ate a cd and we can not get it out. Makes a noise on starting the car like its trying to eject"

Suzy N., NM (2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
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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
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
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
Mar 30 2012
IF THE TERMINAL ENDS MELT WITHIN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR, THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE, REDUCING DRIVER VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 THROUGH 2004 CR-V; MODEL YEAR 2003 THROUGH 2005 PILOT; AND MODEL YEAR 2002 AND 2003 CIVIC VEHICLES. IN MARCH 2012, HONDA FILED A DEFECT REPORT TO RECALL CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 THROUGH 2004 CR-V AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 PILOT VEHICLES. IN AUGUST 2012, HONDA INFORMED THE AGENCY THAT IT WAS INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 820,789 VEHICLES INCLUDING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AND 2005 PILOTS AND MODEL YEAR 2002 AND 2003 CIVICS. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VEHICLES BEING RECALLED IS NOW 1,375,217. DUE TO TENSION FROM THE COMBINATION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS, WEAR ON THE SURFACE OF THE ELECTRICAL TERMINAL CAN OCCUR, YIELDING COPPER OXIDE, WHICH INCREASES ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE. INCREASED ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE MAY CAUSE THE TERMINAL ENDS TO MELT WITHIN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE LOW BEAM TERMINAL HARNESS OR REPLACE THE LIGHTING SWITCH AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE ORIGINAL RECALL BEGAN IN APRIL 2012. OWNERS OF VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 2012 EXPANSION WILL BE NOTIFIED IN SEPTEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THE ORIGINAL RECALL IS S34.HONDA'S RECALL NUMBER FOR THE ADDITIONAL VEHICLES IS S51.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: 12V136000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1375217
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:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
Dec 11 2007
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT(S) MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHATTERED GLASS.
Summary:
CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS LTD AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., IDENTIFIED AS DOT-430, AND SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VEHICLES MAY NOT BREAK INTO SMALL PIECES AS EXPECTED OF TEMPERED GLASS AND FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 205, "GLAZING MATERIALS."
What should you do:
SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS RETAIL CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. RETAIL CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE TOLL FREE AT 1-888-843-2906. SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS AND REIMBURSE WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS FOR CURRENT INVENTORY AND AT A SPECIFIED RATE FOR REPLACING THEIR CUSTOMER'S GLASS. WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE'S WHOLESALE DIVISION, SERVICE AUTOGLASS TOLL FREE AT 1-888-246-6298. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 15, 2008.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS, LTD. (DOT-430) AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. 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: 07E104000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Nov 01 2007
THIS COULD RESULT IN A TANK RUPTURE, EXPLOSION, AND EJECTION OF THE TANK FROM THE VEHICLE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) VEHICLES, IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE INTERIOR FIRE IN THE AREA OF THE REAR SEAT, THE CNG TANK MAY BE HEATED UNEVENLY, PREVENTING THE PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE FROM VENTING THE CONTENTS OF THE TANK AS DESIGNED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A HEAT INSULATOR MATERIAL TO THE REAR SEAT BACK. AN INTERIM OWNER LETTER WAS MAILED TO OWNERS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 26, 2007. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE RENOTIFIED ASKING THEM TO BRING IN THEIR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NO. Q63.CUSTOMERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V512000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6545
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
Jun 29 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 AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST 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:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AAI MOTORSPORTS 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: 06E060000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87745
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 22 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES 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:
J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE HEADLAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES AT 310-327-4981.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES 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: 06E044000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1215
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 15 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN E SPEED RACING COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. 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:
E SPEED RACING WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT E SPEED RACING 909-923-3636.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO E SPEED RACING AFTERMARKET COMBINATION 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: 06E040000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1648
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
Mar 23 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. 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:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS 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: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
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
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