2003 Honda Civic Consumer Review: CVT transmission - Good luck

2003 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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Hybrid Sedan (1.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid 5-speed Manual)

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CVT transmission - Good luck
By Unhappy customer on


2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Transmission died on a busy highway at 34K almost killed myself trying to get off the road. Honda had it for 12 days saying it needed a new trans and then gave it back saying nothing was wrong. Had it in again at 36K 50K 61K 81K and finally at 110k brought it in for a oil change and they finally checked my mileage saw I was over 100k and admitted something was wrong with the slipping transmission. Honda Care could care less and the case manager told me they weren't willing to pay a dime for the $4600 trans the dealership said they would take 10% off for my trouble. This car should have been recalled day one. Please don't buy this car. It is a danger to drive. I have some advice sell it quickly.

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Replace the transmission with one that works.
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