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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Honda Accord

1997 Honda Accord

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1997 Honda Accord Problems

Brakes -- Verified

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 to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Power door locks can activate intermittently due to a faulty door lock actuator in the driver's door.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

1997 Honda Accord Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, May 24, 2000

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, June 14, 2002

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The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

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Electrical & Lights, October 8, 1998

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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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Suspension & Steering, May 17, 1999

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The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.

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1997 Honda Accord Questions and Answers

fernando, 1997 Honda Accord, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Bella Vista, CA

Can you unbolt the rotors or do you need to press the rotors to change them?

Busta, 1997 Honda Accord, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Alameda, CA

I think my brakes are wearing out. There is a high pitch squeak in the front when I put the brakes on. I am thinking about just putting pads on but I don't know what kind of pads to get. Any i...

Renata Surles, 1997 Honda Accord, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Metairie, LA

My battery light comes on when I brake and both my battery and my alternator have been taken to auto zone and have passed the tests. What could be wrong with my car?

honda4life, 1997 Honda Accord, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Lawrenceville, GA

When I start my car cold (meaning parked longer than 11/2 hours) my engine tends to stutter after about 5mins if let to stay idle or if i drive off at the same time it loses power. This happens fo...

Rob Sturtz, 1997 Honda Accord, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Alameda, CA

Is there anything I can do to deal with the paint peeling off the roof? I know the car is old but I don't want to deal with repainting it. Thanks.

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1997 Honda Accord Reviews

good and powerful car

Had the car since new. No issues or problems, just regular maintenance.

Love this car. Very dependable!

Great car! I had to rebuild the transmission at 110,000 and had to replace the brake rotors at 150,000. Other than those two repairs I have not had any major problems. The small repairs have been starting to add up recently, but overall a great car.

Owned my 97 Honda Accord since 2001. Drove it cross country from LA to Philadelphia without a hitch. Been driving it ever since. I've had several problems the last few years with electrics - the driver side window stopped working for a while, once it was fixed, the back passenger side window went dead. Also, the radio has gone funny, and only plays AM dependably, to get FM stations to work, i have to manipulate the lights or other buttons on the dash. Currently, the car is in the shop for distributor repair and its costing me a pretty penny. I do love the car and its been reliable, never breaking down on the road (knock on wood) and only the occasional tire blow. I would definitely buy another Honda.

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