1996 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Honda Accord

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1996 Honda Accord
$
934
to $
1,920
1996 Honda Accord
$
261
to $
1,119
1996 Honda Accord
$
270
to $
769
1996 Honda Accord
$
431
to $
760
1996 Honda Accord
$
390
to $
771

1996 Honda Accord Problems

Transmission Failure Common

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.

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

Ignition switch failure may cause the car to stall or fail to start. Honda issued a recall to replace the ignition switch. For more information on this recall please click here»

Soundless Radio

My radio went out mid-2009 about the same time that my co-worker's '03 Accord EX's radio went out. Honda's only solution is to buy a replacement unit which costs around $800. I took the car to a local car audio shop that told me it may be the internal amp inside the radio that went bad and would cost me about $250 to repair or I could install an aftermarket radio underneath the existing radio where the cubby is located for about $160 or I coul...

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1996 Honda Accord Questions

My back parking light stay on with out turning it on and it's killing my battery (1 answer)

My front lights are not on, just the back lights.

Why might there be a cut red and black wire, an switch that appears to lead to nothing, and another random wire hanging from a black and white wire but not conected to anything? (1 answer)

The car started having trouble starting, i cleaned the distributor cap, seemed better but then..the fans stopped working, checked switches and fan it self and they're working fine. Temp gauge is not reading, and ac is not working, the power locks only work when they feel like it, and im at a ...

I changed the spark plugs and wires and it is still back firing could it be the cylinder cord (1 answer)

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1996 Honda Accord Recalls

Honda Recalls Certain Passenger Vehicles Due to Rough Feeling Accelerator Pedal

Honda is recalling certain passenger vehicles because the accelerator pedal may feel rough or notchy when depressed, causing the vehicle not to respond properly when traveling at low speeds. Dealers will replace the throttle cable.

Honda Recalls Certain Vehicles Due to Short Circuit in AC Wire Harness

Honda is recalling sedans, coupes, and wagon passenger vehicles (except DX models and models with V6 engines) because the factory installed AC wire harness was improperly routed, which can cause a short circuit. The may cause the under-hood wiring to overheat and smoke, possibly causing a fire in the engine compartment. It can also lead to a blown fuse or dead battery. Dealers will inspect and repair the harness.

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1996 Honda Accord Reviews

Rated
based on 8 customer reviews
Bought new in 1996. I'm the only driver. Just turned 80K miles. Damn good car. Scheduled maintenance only, for the most part.
The cost of owning and repairing my Accord is considerably more than any of my preceeding 8 Ford cars that I've owned. For those who swear by Honda, ask them how much they spend on "required/periodic maintenance" and you'll be shocked. Quality of the interior, exterior body, electrical systems, and AC are much lower than anything else I've owned. I'm not saying it's a piece of junk, but it i...
129k. Could have bought a brand new Accord after totalling up the cost of all the repairs. Had a 1989 Civic, too, that only made it to 100K, despite being well-maintained. Towards the end of it's life, the Accord developed a rear engine seal leak, that I deemed too costly to repair considering how much the car had already cost me. Brakes, battery, tires, radiator, axles, ball joints...Ver...

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