3rd May 2008, 21:50
I have the same oil consumption problem; about 1 quart for 700 miles. It drives me and the free top off between 3000 miles people crazy..
25th May 2008, 21:32
I also have a 2003 Accord that is consuming 2 quarts of oil every 2000 miles or so. Started happening about 70,000 miles.
9th Jun 2008, 10:54
I have a 2003 EX V6 Coupe with Navigation. It has 90K miles on it. When am I supposed to get my timing belt and water pump replaced? My boyfriend is a mechanic, and he says now. Also, my 6CD changer is jammed, and the light where the time and climate controls are keeps going on and off. Does anyone know if any of this is covered under some manufacturer's recall?
16th Jun 2008, 20:44
I also have a 2003 Honda Accord with an oil consumption problem. 2 quarts every 900 miles. Noticed the problem about 80,000 miles.
25th Jun 2008, 18:15
I have a 2003 Accord LX, and my oil consumption problems appeared at about 60k miles. I had an oil change in TX and drove to CA. 1,500 miles later and the oil light came on. I have been wrestling with the extended warranty people since then. The Acura service says that my piston rings are bad and need replacing (~$2500)! I also replaced the windshield wiper motor last month since it went out.
28th Jun 2008, 19:49
My accord started using oil at 85K at a rate of 1 qt. every 700-800 miles or so. I switched to synthetic oil per the advice of a mechanic, and after the second oil change, its down to burning a qt every 3000 miles. Been this way for the last 100K, which is fine for me as it's not getting any worse! (200K is right around the corner, woo hoo!) One warning, however: car guys say don't change to synthetic on high mileage engines cause it can cause oil leaks, and while I got lucky, I know there are a few people out there that didn't. So, while I suggest switching to synthetic to see what happens, considering it worked for me, be aware the possibility for oil leaks is present.
10th Jul 2008, 13:29
I own an Accord 2003 Sedan, V6 V-TEC Auto. I bought it used when it had 30 000k on it and been driving it for 5 years now and had no problems at all. All I do is oil change every 5000k and I heard from one mechanic that it's very important to change spark plugs every 50 000km. I really don't have any problems at all, I don't know what you guys do with your cars when you have all those problems. :-)
My next car will be Honda again but s2000 which is I heard awesome (no problems).
10th Jul 2008, 16:06
I have an 03 V6 EX. My only issues thus far have been the auto lock motor on the drivers side went out at about 40k.
Haven't noticed it using any oil, but I'm going to check it before leaving work...
To the person only getting 290 per tank; wow I go 450, that's right down to fumes (70 miles after the light comes on).
Anyways, lumber wagon is right and I live in PHX AZ where you'd think the roads are better than most places. Anything we can do before we start to have a trans problem??? Anyone anyone Bueller.
11th Aug 2008, 12:28
These cars probably do have issues. They're now manufactured in the U. S and do not use the same strict quality controls as are used in Japan.
18th Aug 2008, 15:53
I have a 2003 EX 4-cylinder, and I just have started having problems getting the 5-speed automatic transmission to shift out of Park and into either Reverse or Drive. The silver button on the left side of the shifter will not depress all the way into the shifter. I sometimes turn off the engine and start again, and then it will shift. Anyone have a similar problem and know what is causing it?
8th Sep 2008, 15:51
I own a 2003 Accord EX V6 4 door now with 101,000 miles. It usually yields 20 mpg city and over 30 mpg long distance driving. My extended warranty was used several times for replacing motor mounts and the radio/heater control module. At approximately 95,000 miles a chemical reaction appeared within the green paint as a cloudy collection of spots and is spreading across the car. Honda acknowledges the problem but will only provide a small discount on repainting the car if done in their body shop. I figure this problem will cost me at least $4000 in value. Otherwise the car is in very good condition. Others observe such an effect?
29th Sep 2008, 16:55
I own a 2003 V6 Accord that I bought new. Honda just put a rebuilt transmission in it.
I had bought the extended warranty when I bought the car. I am glad I bought it now! I had 98700 miles on a 100000 warranty; too close for comfort.
The radio has been replaced twice, passenger side belt buckle, automatic trunk switch, wiper motor went out right before the recall.
I haven't had the oil and brake problems that other have, but I have owned four Hondas and I am surprised the transmission went out with so low miles, but it has been a good car that is peppy and fun to drive.
11th Oct 2008, 02:24
I have a Honda '03, LX V6, with 47K miles. Dealer told me it was time to change the timing belt, hoses, oil seals for $870. The other dealer in town said $750 and an independent I have used off and on for 25 yrs and trust said $450, with after market, of course. Anyway, can someone suggest a fair price?
I am ready to drive from Tucson to Zion National Park in a month, about 550 miles, and don't want to be stranded. Any suggestions?
And, Tucson has extremely hot, dry weather which dries out rubber and plastic, etc. Thanks and happy driving... Vote early and vote often! :-)
11th Oct 2008, 08:56
Check your owners manual. 47K miles sounds way too soon to change your timing belt no matter where you live. The automakers account for tough conditions in the replacement recommendation.
20th Nov 2008, 10:03
I have a 2003 Accord Coupe 2.4. My oil consumption issues started after the 2nd scheduled maintenance post extended warranty. The dealer knew I didn't have any oil issues before. They couldn't find any leaks, but then gave me the Honda instructions for oil consumption test. I did my first 1 litre test, and I barely broke 1000KM. This is too bad. I almost want to get rid of my car now before it gets any worse.
7th Apr 2009, 09:33
I purchased my 03 Accord V6, fully loaded about a yr ago and it had 76,000 miles on it. I have noticed the issue with the navigation light randomly going off although not often. It had the certified warranty on it, but that has expired and now I need a new transmission. I just found out about the recall and they are telling me it already had the recall service done, so there's nothing I can do besides pay the $3500 for a rebuilt transmission, because they no longer make the transmission for the 03 V6. 2nd gear is what is experiencing the issue, again, so I would think that if there's a recall and the remedy did not fix the issue permanently, then Honda would do what they can to accomodate the consumer and back their product. $3500 is not accommodating...