Honda Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Honda 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
A long cranking time before the engine starts might require a PCM software update and replacement of the fuel pressure regulator.
A faulty computer in the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) can cause a false "Side Airbag Off" light to illuminate. The SRS computer will need to be replaced for this issue.

On certain models with rear disc brakes, a grinding noise can be caused by corrosion between the rear brake caliper bracket and the brake pad retainers. Cleaning and lubricating the caliper bracket and pad retainers should correct this concern.

Excessive oil consumption can cause a low oil level condition, which can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

A broken hatch button can cause the rear hatch not to open when you push the release button. Replacing the button should repair this issue.

Some vehicles with an automatic transmission can have an issue with a harsh shift from first to second gear. Honda has released a service bulletin suggesting to flush the transmission using Honda ATF-Z1 and replace the linear solenoid. If that does not cure the problem the fault is internal and the transmission will require replacement or overhaul.

The rear trailing arm bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement of the bushings.

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

Varnish build up in the engine can cause one or more hydraulic lash adjusters to stick and cause a ticking noise in the engine. The noisy hydraulic lifter will need to be located and cleaned to stop the noise.

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

The distributors on higher mileage vehicles can leak oil onto the heater hose causing the hose to soften and break. Heater hose breakage will cause a coolant leak.

An oil leak inside the distributor can cause the engine to misfire resulting in a loss of power. It is common for the distributor to be replaced to correct this concern.

One or both front door armrests may crack. Our technicians tell us a revised door panel is available to correct this issue.