Problem Reported: Transmission Failure Common
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
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.
Car Review: 1997 Honda Accord
May 13, 2015, 07:23 PM
1997 HONDA ACCORD LX - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:
Have had numerous major costly repairs with the Honda Accord LX, 4 cylinder, automatic transmission.
Complete transmission failure at 55,000 miles, upper camshaft seal shifted, causing major oil loss, new starter, new radiator, near A/C compressor, new transmission solenoids, new altenator (replaced twice), and replacement of steering rack due to leakage from Honda continuing to use "rubber" instead of "silicone" which lasts much longer.
Would NOT purchase another Honda Accord LX - 4 cylinder, automatic transmission, with so many known issues by Honda Corporation, especially premature automatic transmission failure.
In my opinion, Honda Accord is no longer considered a reliable vehicle or good used car to purchase.
Please review NUMEROUS premature automatic transmission failures for all years of this model before considering purchasing.