2003 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

🔎 Common problems of the 2003 Honda Accord

2,278 problems have been reported for the 2003 Honda Accord. The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for 2003 Honda Accord. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 888 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (299 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 Honda Accord

📈 PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2003 Honda Accord in the United States are 428,812 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Honda Accord owners in the last 17 years is 2278, and the age of the vehicle is 17, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 2278 / 428,812 / 17 * 1000 = 0.31.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Honda Accord model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2003 Honda Accord in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2020
2
  2019
38
  2018
29
  2017
45
  2016
51
  2015
108
  2014
108
  2013
130
  2012
144
  2011
250
  2010
277
  2009
207
  2008
147
  2007
83
  2006
91
  2005
61
  2004
182
  2003
7

📊 Compare the 2003 Honda Accord with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Honda Accord, the following table can be used to compare the 2003 Honda Accord with the Honda Accord from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 Accord is 2,278 while the average number of problems reported for the 25 model years of the Honda Accord is 803.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Honda Accord with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2020 Accord
1
  2019 Accord
72
  2018 Accord
467
  2017 Accord
236
  2016 Accord
370
  2015 Accord
410
  2014 Accord
726
  2013 Accord
1,075
  2012 Accord
395
  2011 Accord
312
  2010 Accord
681
  2009 Accord
778
  2008 Accord
1,757
  2007 Accord
579
  2006 Accord
467
  2005 Accord
786
  2004 Accord
1,220
  2003 Accord
2,278
  2002 Accord
1,203
  2001 Accord
1,106
  2000 Accord
1,400
  1999 Accord
1,292
  1998 Accord
1,383
  1997 Accord
532
  1996 Accord
568


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