1997 Honda Civic Problem Reports

Most Reported 1997 Honda Civic Problem Reports

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The evaporative emission control solenoid can fail in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during winter. The solenoid needs to be replaced to correct this issue.

Some Honda Civics have seat belt issues that may be covered under Honda's Lifetime Seat Belt Limited Warranty. Please contact your local Honda dealer to see if your seat belt problem is covered.

On certain models the upper windshield molding vibrates at a higher speed causing a noise. Back filling the molding with silicone sealer will eliminate the noise.

On certain models the ignition switch binds. The ignition switch needs to be replaced to repair this issue.

A faulty regulator on some models will cause the head lights to change intensity. The alternator needs to be replaced for this issue.

Some models have an issue where a faulty thermostat does not allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature and because of that the computer will not allow the torque converter to operate in the lock-up mode. Replacing the thermostat will repair this issue.
Primary oxygen sensor heater failures can cause a Check Engine light. Replacing the sensor is required to repair this issue.

Impact damage to the front of the vehicle can cause the primary oxygen sensor to blow fuse 15 and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to come on. In most cases the primary oxygen sensor needs replacing and a new fuse installed to repair the issue.

On certain models poor igniter connections can cause misfires and catalyst deterioration. Cleaning and securing the connections will correct the problem.

Engine oil mixing with coolent due to headgasket leaking oil into coolent. First time was at 128000 miles. I removed the head & had machine shop rework the head about $300.00 . While i had the head off i pulled the engine (d16y8 v-tech)& trans.from my 1997 civic ex coupe.I replaced both axles along with engine mounts,clutch,heater hoses.vac. lines,cam & crank seals,pan gasket,belts rad hoses,plugs & wires, I was planing on no repairs for a lon...