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2003 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Honda Accord

2,192 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 876 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (259 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 15 years is 2192, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 2192 / 428,812 / 15 * 1000 = 0.34.

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
90
  2007
83
  2008
147
  2009
207
  2010
277
  2011
250
  2012
144
  2013
130
  2014
108
  2015
105
  2016
49
  2017
34
  2018
0

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 2,192 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Honda Accord is 753.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Accord
6
  2017 Accord
72
  2016 Accord
163
  2015 Accord
203
  2014 Accord
395
  2013 Accord
795
  2012 Accord
321
  2011 Accord
276
  2010 Accord
582
  2009 Accord
707
  2008 Accord
1,638
  2007 Accord
489
  2006 Accord
410
  2005 Accord
691
  2004 Accord
1,145
  2003 Accord
2,192
  2002 Accord
1,109
  2001 Accord
1,062
  2000 Accord
1,363
  1999 Accord
1,268
  1998 Accord
1,359
  1997 Accord
528
  1996 Accord
564


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