1998 Honda Prelude Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Honda Prelude

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1998 Honda Prelude
$
175
to $
403
1998 Honda Prelude
$
879
to $
1,438
1998 Honda Prelude
$
111
to $
309
1998 Honda Prelude
$
128
to $
296
1998 Honda Prelude
$
671
to $
1,004

1998 Honda Prelude Problems

Brake Light On Due to Faulty Master Cylinder Resevoir Filter

A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.

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 to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Check engine light due to oxygen senosr heater fault
On certain models the primary heated Oxygen sensor heater can fail and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the Oxygen Sensor is will fix this problem.

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1998 Honda Prelude Recalls

Honda Recalls 1997-2002 Due to Ignition Switch Interlock Failure

Honda has recalled 1997-2001 Prelude, 1999-2002 Accord, and 1999-2000 Acura TL models because the ignition switch interlock may fail. If this happens, the key will be removable before the engine is in the "Park" position, which could cause the vehicle to roll and crash. Dealers will confirm interlock function and vehicles will receive an updated interlock lever free of charge.

The Ignition Switch May Fail

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.

Premature Ball Joint Wear

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.

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1998 Honda Prelude Reviews

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based on 2 customer reviews
Engine could have been the 3.2l vtec
Obviously, I love my 98 Prelude SH since I bought it new and put over 200K miles on it. It's fast and handles very well. That said, I've experience the majority of the "common problems" listed by RepairPal... could be because I've had the car for over a decade though.

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