1997 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Honda Civic
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1997 Honda Civic ProblemsPower Window Switch May Fail
On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
The shift control solenoid externally mounted on the automatic transmission (non CVT) can fail and causes a harsh 1-2 shift. Replacing the shift solenoid and flushing the transmission with genuine Honda automatic transmission fluid may eliminate harsh shifting characteristics. A broken internal spring can cause the same issue. If the shift control solenoid does not repair the problem, the transmission will have to be replaced.
On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.
1997 Honda Civic QuestionsOver heated out of nowhere and heat isn't working (1 answer)
1997 Honda Civic RecallsHonda 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 has recalled certain 1996-1998 Civic accessory floor mats because they could become mispositioned on the floor, causing interference with the accelerator pedal. This could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Dealers will install a positive floor mat retention system to secure proper fitment of the mats.
Honda recalled certain 1997-1995 Civics due to improper assembly of the cloth flaps that cover the folded air bag. The cloth flaps were found to be tucked in too far, which could prevent proper deployment of the air bag. This could result in an injury in the event of a collision. Dealers will repair the front passenger air bag module.