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2003 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Honda Accord

2,172 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 874 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (249 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 Honda Accord

small car iamge 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 14 years is 2172, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 2172 / 428,812 / 14 * 1000 = 0.36.

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
  2003
7
  2004
182
  2005
61
  2006
87
  2007
83
  2008
147
  2009
207
  2010
277
  2011
250
  2012
144
  2013
130
  2014
108
  2015
100
  2016
47
  2017
26

small car iamge 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 2,172 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Honda Accord is 763.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Accord
52
  2016 Accord
129
  2015 Accord
176
  2014 Accord
345
  2013 Accord
714
  2012 Accord
296
  2011 Accord
259
  2010 Accord
548
  2009 Accord
683
  2008 Accord
1,609
  2007 Accord
469
  2006 Accord
394
  2005 Accord
673
  2004 Accord
1,127
  2003 Accord
2,172
  2002 Accord
1,076
  2001 Accord
1,029
  2000 Accord
1,348
  1999 Accord
1,260
  1998 Accord
1,355
  1997 Accord
527
  1996 Accord
560


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