1st Generation (2003—2005) Civic Hybrid Problems

Civic Hybrid owners with a 2003—2005 model year have the most problems with the transmission (54%), electrical (17%), and the engine (5%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Will Not Engage 8 complaints at an average of 122,366 miles in the 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid.
  2. Transmission Stopped Working 11 complaints at an average of 120,815 miles in the 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid.
  3. Ima Warning Light On 5 complaints at an average of 107,313 miles in the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid.

What Civic Hybrid Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2005 20 3 43 12.8
2004 30 3 45 10.62
2003 44 3 65 8.81

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