1998 Honda Accord Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1998 Honda Accord as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

On certain models, a transmission solenoid can short-circuit and illuminate the Check Engine Light.

A water leak on the passenger floor can be caused by a clogged AC evaporator drain.

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.

A Check Engine Light can come on because some models may misinterpret the ratio of air and fuel being burned for combustion. The powertrain control module (PCM) can also misinterpret data from the coolant sensor and set a Check Engine Light. For either condition, the PCM will need to be replaced.

A Check Engine Light can come on because some models may misinterpret the ratio of air and fuel being burned for combustion. The powertrain control module (PCM) will need to be replaced to fix the problem.

Some models can have a problem with moisture entering the fuel pressure regulator and affecting the amount of fuel being burned in combustion. This would set a Check Engine Light.

A poor electrical ground can cause the dome light not to work.

The clock light has a tendency to burn out.

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.

Rear sway bar end links are known to break.