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Honda Problems

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Automatic transmission failures are common, Automatic transmission failure on these vehicles will generally require overhaul or replacement of the transmission. In the event of a  failure, it may be worthwhile to check with Honda to see if they may offer assistance for this repair. As these vehicles age, Honda has become less likely to help out with these transmission related repairs.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

On certain models a faulty windshield wiper motor can cause the wipers not to turn off or not park properly. The wiper motor needs to be replaced to address this issue.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Front compliance (lower control arm ) bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.

Honda Recalls (Recent)

Honda and Acura Recall Various 2001–2004 Vehicles Due to an Internal Transmission Fault

Drive Train, April 27, 2004
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

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Honda Recall 98V018000

Drive Train, February 12, 1998

Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES (HONDA ACCORD SEDANS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 18, 1997 TO JANUARY 10, 1998; COUPES MANUFACTURED DECEMBER 11, DECEMBER 15, 1997, AND JANUARY 5, 1998; ACURA 2.3CL MANUFACTURED OCTOBER 22, 1997 THROUGH JANUARY 7, 1998). DURING MANUFACTURING, THE CASTING DIE CAUSED AN IRREGULARITY IN THE RIGHT-SIDE TRANSMISSION COVER. THIS IRREGULARITY CAN LIMIT THE MOVEMENT OF THE PARKING PAWL ACTUATION LEVEL AND PREVENT ADEQUATE ENGAGEMENT OF THE PARKING GEAR PAWL. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION."

The Ignition Switch May Fail

Electrical & Lights, June 14, 2002
RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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Honda Recalls 1998-1999 Vehicles Due to Ignition Cylinder Wear and Shift Interlock Issue

Electrical & Lights, December 8, 2003
RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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Premature Ball Joint Wear

Suspension & Steering, May 17, 1999
RepairPal Expert Overview:

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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Honda Questions and Answers

spotfin, 1990 Honda Accord, Clayton, CA

When I turn my passenger side tire area makes a loud squeaky sound. this occurs when driving or when still. It also squeaks when I push up and down on the car. Can it only be a front strut beari...

harrisdj87, 1990 Honda Accord, Victorville, CA

i need a book where should i go online?

harrisdj87, 1990 Honda Accord, Victorville, CA

honda dealership they said the fuse blow when they start the car i need to re Wire the electric system

tipple_1999, 1990 Honda Accord, Wooster, OH

I have a 90 Accord LX 5 speed, 2.2 motor. It has 300,xxxmiles and recently it started spraying oil up onto my hood while driveing. It is in the general area of the distributer and this site menti...

4Wolfman, 1990 Honda Accord, Mebane, NC

1st of all this is a 1986 Accord LXI 2.0 fuel injected. I was having speeedometer noises and erratic speeds, sounded like something loose on left side of car. I replaced the cable and noise went aw...

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Honda Owners' Reviews

everything on the HONDA hybrid is Japan's revenenge for the A bomb.
Nothing on this HONDA hybrid is right. The parts are very expensive
and its a classic lemon. After 80,000 its a bucket of wasted money
and the pitful fuel savings are down the drain. HONDA are you listening to your A bomb revenenge. I am out thousands of dollars for
Japan's HONDA rise bowl, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MADE IN JAPAN IS STILL A JOKE.

I've had three CR-v's wrecked one owned five total but it still drove good. Took it in for warranty service repairs but the service manger said it was AOK. I don't trust the Honda mechanics they don.t know much about troubling shooting and repair they think the test equipment is good. I just found out a recall is no my CR*v trans problems recall R89 in Aug 11 2011 here it is 2014 .

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid with 245,000 miles. I was lucky and have had no warranty work in the warranty period. This car has been the easiest car to keep than any I have every owned. The only none schedule maintenance was a inoperative noise canceling system that occurred at about 110,000 miles. The car when running on 3 cylinders ECON Mode would make a annoying hum. Because of my engineering back ground I perform all of my own maintenance on my vehicles. After following Honda's well documented service manual troubleshooting, I replace the noise canceling control module at the cost of about $180.00. Unfortunately, I have not had a positive experience with other Honda's at the dealership with warranty work. I believe than technology has past the skill level of many technician employed by manufacture dealerships. This simple guess and replace parts approach does not work on these more complexed cars. The technician are not accustom to referring to service manuals and following manufacture recommendations for troubleshooting. So, if there is a problem with a car that the technician is unsuccessful in correcting the first time, combine with the frustration of unnecessary additional expense replacing parts, leaves us the customer with a bad taste in our mouth.

Hi i have a 2005 honda pilot with 103k and everytime i hit the left turn signal and brake pedal my radio and dash light with the lights off but works normal when lights on,i replaced all the bulbs...any ideas what it might be

I bought a high mile 1995 Accord EX in 2012 after an accident totaled my 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was not financially prepared at the time to buy another car so I needed something very affordable and reliable to get me to work for a while. I knew this meant I would be looking for an older high mileage car. I found the Accord for sale by a private seller for $1200. The speedometer hadn't worked for some time (the only thing that didn't work), but he estimated the mileage was around 250k. The car had been meticulously maintained with records to prove it. I took it for a drive- it ran like a champ and I bought it on the spot. For the price I paid I couldn't be happier. The biggest downside for me was the car's appearance. I live in Minnesota, where years of winter road salt had rusted parts of the body pretty severely. Particularly over the rear wheel wells (a common area for rust on this car) and the bottoms of the doors. A year and a half later, after repairing the body rust damage myself, replacing the resonator (exhaust) pipe, and continuing to change the oil ahead of schedule- it's still running great and I am happily continuing to put off a car payment for as long as this car will keep on going. I am truly impressed with its reliability.

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