1990 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Honda Accord


The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Automatic transmission failures are common, Automatic transmission failure on these vehicles will generally require overhaul or replacement of the transmission. In the event of a  failure, it may be worthwhile to check with Honda to see if they may offer assistance for this repair. As these vehicles age, Honda has become less likely to help out with these transmission related repairs.

Power door locks can activate intermittently due to a faulty door lock actuator in the driver's door.

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I was driving my car all day took it home to replace the distributor because it had been gettin oil in the cap causing to sputter, not thinking to jus change the Oring. Took the old distributor off replaced it with the new one, it started up ran fine then it started gettin worse car barley will s...

...problems and ultimately failed. It began slipping when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear (eased off the throttle at shift point to capture gear). Performance continued to degrade, soon slipping also occurred shifting from 2nd to 3rd. A short while later (3-4 wks), after the engine warmed the symp...

It also gets stuck in park but you told me that either adjust or replacing the brake switch will fix that but does that have anything to do with the gears not shifting?

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THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Honda is recalling the seat belts on 1991 Accord models because the rear outside seating position safety belts may lock up at angles that do not meet federal safety standards. This may increase the risk of injury in the event of a sudden stop or crash. Honda will replace the sensor in the rear seat belt retractor.

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Just purchased a 1990 Accord LX coupe with 58k miles. I've had Hondas in the past and find the 1990-93 the best model ever built. Have a small water leak coming from the driver's side automatic seat belt track area. Anyone looking for a GREAT used car, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND a 1990-93 Accord.

Bought new and now has 330,000 miles just put 80,000 mile tires on it. Super car rides smooth and great on gas. Plan to keep till the wheels fall off.

Awesome car! Smooth ride and excellent acceleration. Mine has 300,000 miles and still runs like a champ. Easy to fix and easy on the wallet. Parts are cheap and generally in stock. I dislike the power seat belts, their motor burnt out a while ago and the interior does not hold up to wear and tear well. But they are very dependable cars! I have seen alot of complaints about break vibration...

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