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1997 Honda Accord Problems

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Most Common 1997 Honda Accord Problems

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»
Honda Accord models may develop shifting issues with the automatic transmission accompanied by warning lights. Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin...
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. You will feel vibrations in the brake pedal and the steering wheel. The rotors should be replaced to correct this issue. Using hi...
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3 Known 1997 Honda Accord Brakes Problems

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. You will feel vibrations in the brake pedal and the steering wheel. The rotors should be replaced to correct this issue. Using hi...
If the brake pedal feels hard the first time it is pressed in the morning, it could be due to a problem with the vacuum supply hose for the brake booster. A revised brake booster hose is available ...
Occasionally, the anti-lock brake (ABS) warning light may illuminate. This could be due to a faulty rear wheel speed sensor. The sensor design has been updated and revised parts are available to co...

3 Known 1997 Honda Accord Drive Train Problems

Honda Accord models may develop shifting issues with the automatic transmission accompanied by warning lights. Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin...
The front axles are prone to failure on the 1990-2002 Honda Accord 4-Cylinder. This will be evident as fast clicking or popping sounds will be audible while driving, most commonly when the steering...
Some models with the manual transmission can grind while shifting up into fifth gear due to the misalignment of the fifth gear shift fork. The transmission will need to be removed, and fifth gear, ...

4 Known 1997 Honda Accord Electrical & Lights Problems

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»
Several symptoms can occur due to the power door lock actuators failing. These can include doors that don't lock, doors that lock themselves and doors that won't unlock. Often times these problems ...
On certain models the fuel gauge will not read full due to excessive resistance in the sending unit. Replacing the sending unit in the fuel tank will commonly repair this issue.

12 Known 1997 Honda Accord Engine Problems

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 the...
The Honda Accord has a known issue with engine oil leaking from the ignition distributor shaft seal. Leakage from the shaft seal coats the electrical components of the distributor with engine oil ...
Excessive oil consumption can cause a low oil level condition, which can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

4 Known 1997 Honda Accord Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1990-2007 Honda Accord V6 may fail, causing: Illumination of thecheck engine light OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491 Rough idle Reduced fuel economy...
The 1997-2017 Honda Accord May have problems with the EVAP canister vent solenoid. It stops responding to commands to open and close, and the following occurs: Illumination of the check engine lig...
The Check Engine light may illuminate with a transmission fault code. The repair for this concern is to replace the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and flush the transmission.

5 Known 1997 Honda Accord Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The Air Conditioning Condensers can fail due to damage from road debris due to a lack of protection for the condenser.
The temperature control knob may break, requiring replacement.
A water leak on the passenger floor can be caused by a clogged AC evaporator drain.

1 Known 1997 Honda Accord Maintenance Problem

The starter motor used on the 1990-1997 Honda Accord V6 frequently fails on vehicles around 125,000 miles. It may help prolong the life of the starter to service the starter to ensure the connecti...

3 Known 1997 Honda Accord Miscellaneous Problems

The driver's door latch assembly can break internally, which causes the door to stay closed. The interior and exterior door handles do not work to open the door. Our technicians note that the door ...
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.

2 Known 1997 Honda Accord Suspension & Steering Problems

It's very common for the front compliance bushings to crack and require replacement. You will most often be notified after an inspection while your Honda is in the shop for general maintenance. Som...
On some models moisture could make its way into the rear wheel bearing, which would lead to noise. Rear wheel bearing and dust cap replacement will be needed for this repair.

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Known 1997 Honda Accord Problems & Complaints

The Air Conditioning Condensers can fail due to damage from road debris due to a lack of protection for the condenser.
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»
Honda Accord models may develop shifting issues with the automatic transmission accompanied by warning lights. Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin...
Several symptoms can occur due to the power door lock actuators failing. These can include doors that don't lock, doors that lock themselves and doors that won't unlock. Often times these problems ...
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. You will feel vibrations in the brake pedal and the steering wheel. The rotors should be replaced to correct this issue. Using hi...
It's very common for the front compliance bushings to crack and require replacement. You will most often be notified after an inspection while your Honda is in the shop for general maintenance. Som...
The balance shaft seal tends to fall out causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine timing belt m...
The 1997-2017 Honda Accord May have problems with the EVAP canister vent solenoid. It stops responding to commands to open and close, and the following occurs: Illumination of the check engine lig...
A water leak on the passenger floor can be caused by a clogged AC evaporator drain.
The 1990-2016 Honda Accord engine oil pressure sensor may leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspected, prope...
The temperature control knob may break, requiring replacement.
Excessive oil consumption can cause a low oil level condition, which can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
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.
The 1990-1997 Honda Accord V6 is well known for issues with the fuel pump and fuel injection relays. These relays send power to the fuel pump and fuel injectors when the key is turned to the &ldqu...
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