1st Gen (2003 – 2005) Honda Civic Hybrid Problems

The 1st generation of the Civic Hybrid has a cumulative PainRank™ of 10.74. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2003–2005 Civic Hybrid model years have sent in 94 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (54%) followed by the electrical (17%) and the engine (5%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 20
12.8
2004 30
10.62
2003 44
8.81

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