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.
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1997 Honda Accord
1997 Honda Accord Problems
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.
Power door locks can activate intermittently due to a faulty door lock actuator in the driver's door.
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.
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)
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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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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.
1997 Honda Accord Questions and Answers
Can you unbolt the rotors or do you need to press the rotors to change them?
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...
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?
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...
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.