2003 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2003 Honda Accord

2,219 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 878 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(272 problems).

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 15 years is 2219, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

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

2018

16

2017

42

2016

50

2015

106

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 2,219
while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Honda Accord is 780.

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