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1996 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Honda Accord

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1996 Honda Accord
$
393
to $
751
1996 Honda Accord
$
262
to $
1,178
1996 Honda Accord
$
939
to $
2,210
1996 Honda Accord
$
434
to $
832
1996 Honda Accord
$
700
to $
1,270

1996 Honda Accord Problems

Check Engine and D4 Lights Flashing

The 1998-2016 Honda Accord may develop issues with the automatic transmission.

Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin to blink. The check engine light will also illuminate, and OBD trouble codes P0700, P0730, P0740, P0780, P1768 and/or P1768 will be stored in the computer.

If the transmission shifts roughly, the failure is very likely mechanical failure of the transmission. If the transmission performs normally, a faulty sensor, or dirty transmission fluid may be the case.

In most cases, it is necessary to use professional diagnostic equipment to provide a diagnosis, and complete the repair.

The longevity of the transmission is dependent on strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendation for ATF replacement intervals and procedure.

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

Ignition switch failure may cause the car to stall or fail to start. Honda issued a recall to replace the ignition switch. For more information on this recall please click here»

Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem

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 too thin, replaced to correct this issue.

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1996 Honda Accord Questions

loud rattling suddenly started while driving when in park it has a rough idle (1 answer)

could timing belt cause the engine to sound bad

My back parking light stay on with out turning it on and it's killing my battery (1 answer)

My front lights are not on, just the back lights.

Why might there be a cut red and black wire, an switch that appears to lead to nothing, and another random wire hanging from a black and white wire but not conected to anything? (1 answer)

The car started having trouble starting, i cleaned the distributor cap, seemed better but then..the fans stopped working, checked switches and fan it self and they're working fine. Temp gauge is not reading, and ac is not working, the power locks only work when they feel like it, and im at a ...

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1996 Honda Accord Recalls

Honda Recalls Certain Passenger Vehicles Due to Rough Feeling Accelerator Pedal

Honda is recalling certain passenger vehicles because the accelerator pedal may feel rough or notchy when depressed, causing the vehicle not to respond properly when traveling at low speeds. Dealers will replace the throttle cable.

Honda Recalls Certain Vehicles Due to Short Circuit in AC Wire Harness

Honda is recalling sedans, coupes, and wagon passenger vehicles (except DX models and models with V6 engines) because the factory installed AC wire harness was improperly routed, which can cause a short circuit. The may cause the under-hood wiring to overheat and smoke, possibly causing a fire in the engine compartment. It can also lead to a blown fuse or dead battery. Dealers will inspect and repair the harness.

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1996 Honda Accord Reviews

Rated
based on 8 customer reviews
Bought new in 1996. I'm the only driver. Just turned 80K miles. Damn good car. Scheduled maintenance only, for the most part.
The cost of owning and repairing my Accord is considerably more than any of my preceeding 8 Ford cars that I've owned. For those who swear by Honda, ask them how much they spend on "required/periodic maintenance" and you'll be shocked. Quality of the interior, exterior body, electrical systems, and AC are much lower than anything else I've owned. I'm not saying it's a piece of junk, but it i...
129k. Could have bought a brand new Accord after totalling up the cost of all the repairs. Had a 1989 Civic, too, that only made it to 100K, despite being well-maintained. Towards the end of it's life, the Accord developed a rear engine seal leak, that I deemed too costly to repair considering how much the car had already cost me. Brakes, battery, tires, radiator, axles, ball joints...Ver...

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