1996 Honda Accord Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 Honda Accord based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
Leaking gaskets around the tail lights can allow water entry into the tail light assembly. New gaskets should fix this concern.
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 too thin, replaced to correct this issue.
A water leak on the passenger floor can be caused by a clogged AC evaporator drain.
The Check Engine light may illuminate with a transmission fault code. The repair for this concern is to replace the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and flush the transmission.
The temperature control knob may break, requiring replacement.
Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car. The water will usually leak onto the driver's or passenger's head when the car turns a corner.
The ABS modulator valve assembly (hydraulic unit) may develop a brake fluid leak. This can result in illumination of the ABS warning light and in certain cases, loss of braking ability.
The balance shaft seal tends to fall out causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine timing belt maintenance.
The head gaskets are prone to fail if the engine overheats. When the temperature climbs above the normal operating temperature, turn the heater on the hottest setting, pull over, and shut the engine off to allow the engine to cool down.