Honda Repair and Maintenance

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

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Honda Problems

Problems Shifting Into 3rd Gear

Some models have shift quality problems when shifting into third gear. A new "third gear set" from Honda will address this issue.

Automatic Transmission Issues

Erratic operation of the transmission, which may or may not be accompanied by illumination of dashboard warning lights, would indicate internal transmission faults. Replacement of the transmission is generally required to correct this issue.

Radio/Climate Control Display May Go Dark

The radio and climate control display can go dark on some models. It will be necessary to replace the affected unit to correct this concern. Some customers have reported receiving help from Honda regarding this repair.

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Honda Questions

My car won't go into 5th gear barely, I mostly have to force it in. (1 answer)

I have a 1991 Honda Civic Dx sedan manual 5 speed. Only 100,700 miles and for about a month now it's been a pain to get in 5th gear. Sometimes it'll feel like it's in and then pops out and goes in neutral, sometimes it'll go right in to 5th no problem, and then mostly it just won&...

How can i fix a grounded out ignition switch (1 answer)

I had to bypass the ignition now i think i grounded out the wire n my car wont start

My radio light is dim, and can't see lights on middle section of car. a/c out (1 answer)

My key won't work electronically. The middle section of the car went dim. I cannot see any of the symbols, where I navigate the Automatic device (put it in reverse, drive, etc). The lights work and the car runs, but the Air Conditioner stopped working. It is just the fan. It's like t...

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Honda Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Fully Deploy In A Crash

The incorrect passenger frontal air bag module may have been installed in the vehicle and may not deploy fully to specifications in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Honda Reviews

Great, tough, car! Have wrecked it twice once in back and once in front and you can hardly tell if at all. Great gas mileage, about 25-30 mpg. Cheap to work on, rarely ever has problems and when and if it does it's usually minor, or just a little kink. Very reliable transportation. Fun to drive, great for learning stick shift if you're a beginner (car I learned on, had no idea how to drive 5 sp...
we love our 2010 CR-V, we bought it new and has 68k miles, so far no mechanical problems, just a dead battery issue once, which was weird, because the were no warnings and we were driving it, then we stopped for gas and after it would not start, needed a jump start, replaced the battery and no problems since.
I have owned my 06 exl with nav for 3 years. It's been a great car. I do make sure to flush transmission fluid every 5k miles just to be on the safe side. It is generally reliable. I have replaced the power steering hose and an o-ring and rear brake rotors as well as front pads/rotors. Nothing major. Will definitely consider buying another Accord.

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