2001 Honda Prelude Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Honda Prelude

2001 Honda Prelude Problems

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.

On some models the manual transmission fifth gear can grind on upshift due to a misaligned fifth shift fork. The transmission will have to be removed and disassembled and  the fifth gear, the fifth sleeve set and the fifth gear shift fork will have to be replaced to repair this issue.

A clunk noise can develop from the rear due to upper damper spacers compressing over time. Installing new damper collars is required to stop the noise.

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2001 Honda Prelude Questions

Can I order a new one and replace it myself or should I take it to a dealer. How much does this type of repair cost

rt.handed or lt.handed

In the morning (used to)the brake light stays on until I drive for about 10-15 minutes, now sometimes it stays on or comes on when I step on the brake to stop.

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2001 Honda Prelude Recalls

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.

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