Honda Repair and Maintenance

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

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Honda 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.

AC Not Blowing Cold

The AC compressor may seize resulting in loss of cold air from the AC vents. Often when the compressor fails in the fashion, debris is spread through out the entire air conditioning system resulting in very expensive repairs.

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.

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Honda Questions

Dash lights become dim when I use headlights and my a/c and heat stopped working (1 answer)

In August I had a/c compressor repaired because my a/c was going on and off and would blow hot and cold air. Just had starter replaced two days ago because had trouble starting car and the heat and a/c stopped working. Do you think it's an electrical problem?

The alternator and battery both work but battery is still not being charged. (2 answers)

This past week my wife's car battery light came on while I was driving it. After parking it soon afterwards, it would not start. I was able to boost it and get it home. The next day I went and had both the battery and alternator tested at a local AutoZone. They both passed the test. It appear...

my battery is ok but engine won't start I don't hear any noise (1 answer)

when I turn my key I don't hear any clicking the car won't start but the battery is ok the lights come on in the house

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Honda Recalls

Second Row Outboard Seats Release Lever Remains Unlocked

The locking mechanism for the second row seats that secures them after accessing the third row may stick in the unlocked position. Dealers will install an additional bracket and spring to both second row outboard seats free of charge to resolve the concern.

Second Row Center Seat Adjuster Sticks In Unlocked Position

The second row center seat adjuster may stick in the unlocked position, allowing the seat to slide unexpectedly. Dealers will inspect the slide function and replace the horizontal position adjustment bar as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Vehicle Stability Assist System Activates Unexpectredly

The vehicle stability control system may activate unexpectedly due to an issue where water enters vehicle wiring harnesses, corroding terminals. Dealers will inspect the rear wiring harness and related components, replacing them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Honda Reviews

This was my first & LAST Honda I will ever purchase. I always heard how great Honda was. I am truly dissapointed! Of course, all the defaults are operator error and NOT Honda's! I NEVER had issues with my Toyota or Acura. The Civic is junk! Engine siezed, windows don't work, then the locks, new motor mounts and constantly getting new tires! Ridiculous!!! Never again!
I love my 2000 Honda odyssey. It has 292,754 miles and still running. Only have one issue and it's with the dash lights staying on followed by total loss of power. Hoping it's just the alternator. My odyssey has been a life saver and for it being 16 years old with high mileage and only having this one issue IM SOLD ON THE HONDA ODYSSEY!! My family wont own any other mini van.
I purchased the 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring in 2005 and have averaged $12,00.00 per year for maintenance. I have 153,400 miles and I have replaced the PAX tires three times at $1,300.00 each time. I think I am about to replace the tires again. I just finished doing a maintenance summary with Excel and I was surprised how much money I have spent on the Honda van.

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