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2004 Honda Accord Problems

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Most Common 2004 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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5 Known 2004 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 ...
The ABS modulator (hydraulic unit) can leak air into the brake system and cause a low brake pedal. A new ABS modulator will be needed if it is diagnosed to be the source of the leak.

3 Known 2004 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...
Some models have shift quality problems when shifting into third gear. A new "third gear set" from Honda will address this issue.
Owners have reported a number of prematurely worn rear wheel bearings. As the bearing fails, a rotational humming or grinding noise may be noted from the rear as vehicle speed increases. Replacemen...

6 Known 2004 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 ...
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 r...

7 Known 2004 Honda Accord Engine Problems

The engine may develop and oil leak due to a porous engine block casting. The repair procedure is dependent on where the leak is located. Honda has released a service bulletin covering model years...
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 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...

10 Known 2004 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...
Issues with the air fuel sensor (oxygen sensor) can set a Check Engine Light. A failed sensor will need to be replaced for this repair.
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...

1 Known 2004 Honda Accord Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The Air Conditioning Condensers can fail due to damage from road debris due to a lack of protection for the condenser.

0 Known 2004 Honda Accord Maintenance Problems

6 Known 2004 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.

3 Known 2004 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...
One or both of the rear sway bar end links may break resulting in a knocking noise from the rear of the vehicle.
The car may drift to the right because the camber (alignment setting) is set unevenly. A 4-wheel alignment will be needed to reset the camber angle.

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Known 2004 Honda Accord Problems & Complaints

Issues with the air fuel sensor (oxygen sensor) can set a Check Engine Light. A failed sensor will need to be replaced for this repair.
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.
Some models have shift quality problems when shifting into third gear. A new "third gear set" from Honda will address this issue.
The ABS modulator (hydraulic unit) can leak air into the brake system and cause a low brake pedal. A new ABS modulator will be needed if it is diagnosed to be the source of the leak.
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 ...
The moon roof may not close all the way because of a faulty limit switch. The headliner must be removed to replace the limit switch.
The Honda Accord may have issues with the idle air control system, causing: Erratic/bouncing idle Poor fuel mileage Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble code P0505 Engine s...
If the idle is higher than normal when the engine is cold and the Check Engine Light is on, the powertrain control module (PCM) may need a software update to fix the concern.
The computer can misinterpret a low battery voltage and can cause a false Check Engine (MIL) light to come on. Updating the PCM can correct this issue.
The PCM can misinterpret data from the air fuel sensor and set a false Check Engine (MIL) light requiring a PCM update to repair.
The PCM can misinterpret misfire data and set a false Check Engine (MIL) light requiring a PCM update to repair.
A faulty Electric Load Detector (ELD) can cause the head lights to dim and/or illuminate the Check Engine Light. A failed ELD will require replacement.
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...
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...
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...
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