1998 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Honda Accord ProblemsDriver's Door May not Open
The driver's door latch assembly can break internally, which causes the door to stay closed. The interior and exterior door handles do not work to open the door. Our technicians note that the door panel must be removed while the door is closed (likely damage will occur) and the latch assembly must be drilled in a specific spot for the door to open.
Power door locks can activate intermittently due to a faulty door lock actuator in the driver's door.
1998 Honda Accord QuestionsHow to reset check engine light on Honda Accord (2 answers)
check engine light will remain on.
I recently had a rebuilt transmission put in? Fuses have blown and hve been replaced but the shifter won't go out of park?
1998 Honda Accord RecallsHonda Recalls 1998-1999 Vehicles Due to Ignition Cylinder Wear and Shift Interlock Issue
Honda has recalled 1998-1999 Accord and Acura CL, and 1999 Odyssey and Acura TL vehicles because the ignition cylinder body may be worn, which can cause the shift interlock not to function properly. If the vehicle does not securely lock in "Park" due to a worn ignition cylinder, the vehicle may roll, which can cause a safety issue. Dealers will inspect the cylinder body for wear and replace the cylinder body, collar, and latch plate if necessary. If there are no signs of wear and all is operating as designed, dealers will replace the latch plate.
The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.
The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.