Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 2003 Honda Civic not moving in reverse

asked by on

My car is not moving in reverse when I shift into reverse.

A: Unfortunately there could be several reason...

Unfortunately there could be several reasons as to why your Honda Civic is unable to engage reverse gear when you shift the transmission into reverse. Knowing if your Civic is equipped with a manual or automatic transmission can greatly assist in determining what the root cause may be. Therefore I highly recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic to come by and have a look at your Honda. Once there they will be able to determine exactly why your Civic is not engaging reverse when you shift it and they will also be able to assist with the repairs necessary to get your Honda driving in both forward and reverse so you don’t have to push your car out of its parking spot.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Ford Ranger won't go into gear brand new slave cylinder installed

You may have air in the clutch hydraulic system and need to bleed out the air. When you jacked up the rear of your truck an air bubble must have gone down to the clutch slave cylinder and caused the...

Q: After oil change informed that engine was leaking from valve gasket cover.

Valve cover gasket leaks are located by visual inspection and are usually one of the easier leaks to confirm the source of, since they are high up on the engine. It would't hurt to wash it off, especially if it's...

Q: Should I start my car, what do I do next?

Hello there. Quite often when you experience a flooding issue like you have described, it will damage electrical components within the ignition system. The best solution is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.