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1997 Honda Accord Repair Histories

116 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1997 Honda Accord. 32 of these members (27.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 93 repairs to 1997 Honda Accords--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 1997 Honda Accord repairs by problem area

Chart based on 93 repairs.

1997 Honda Accord repair cost distribution

Chart based on 54 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1997 Honda Accord

Engine not specified

Honda in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2007 - Feb 2009
Dec 2007   Replaced radiator. 
Mar 2008   Replaced front brake rotors. 
Aug 2008 US $550 Starter replacement. 
Sep 2008   Window regulator driver side. 
Feb 2009   The old war horse died quietly and gracefully. Died in the driveway after safely delivering the family home. Transmission died, completely fried. The cost of the repair is greater than the value of the product. Looking for a new home. 

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1997 Honda Accord 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Honda in New York, United States
Jun 2007 - May 2010
Jan 2008 US $404 Loose lower ball joint front passenger wheel. Replaced. 
Feb 2008   Oil leaking out of engine block due to detoriating valve cover gaskets and side cover gaskets. Repair included diagnosis and gasket replacement. 
Jun 2008   Car initially refused to start. Bad distributor replaced. Problem solved. 
Sep 2008   Warped front rotors -> replaced rotors and pads. 
Dec 2008   While in for oil change, mechanic (thankfully) discovered right front wheel wobbled. Wheel bearing replaced. 
Jan 2009   Replaced passenger-side front fender liner. 
Feb 2009   Front lower ball joints loose. Replaced with new ball joints. 
Apr 2009   Replaced rear pads and rotors, plus caliper free-up. Broken wiper linkage. Replaced. Bad lower ball joints again, both sides. Upper control arm and ball joint assembly replaced (driver side) along with lower ball joints (both sides). 
Jul 2009   Replaced upper control arm w/ ball joint (passenger side) & wheel bearing (driver side wheel bearing). Solved thumping noise. 4 wheel alignment also. 
Oct 2009   Check engine light on. Mechanic cleaned resurculation port runners to remove carbon buildup. 
Dec 2009   Replaced center pipe and muffler. Oil pan gasket was leaking; gasket replaced and engine degreased. Left axle seal was leaking transmission oil. Engine ran unevenly and idled low. Then check engine light came on, and engine ran smoothly. Dealer diagnosed as misfiring cylinder and fouled spark plugs, with arcing across ignition wires. Replaced ignition wires, cap, rotor, and spark plugs. 

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1997 Honda Accord 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Honda in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2007 - Dec 2007
Dec 2007 US $540 It received a 120,000 mile service in which they replaced a bunch of gaskets, etc.; but no repairs per se. 

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1997 Honda Accord 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Honda in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Jul 2008
May 2008 US $594 Exhaust pipe rusted through, final piece of completely replacing exhaust system which was begun at 137,000 miles (also had to do this at 110,000 miles...) 
Honda in Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2010
Aug 2007 US $250 Radiator was leaking due to corroded core. 
Sep 2008   Replaced leaky oil pressure switch. 
Honda in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Sep 2011
Mar 2008 US $150 The driver's side front window regulator had worn out. It needed to be replaced OEM. 
Dec 2009   From leaving my car parked overnight-to-morning, when I'd start it up, my engine would race while idling in park. After it warmed up, the fast idling stops. During the past few weeks, I would notice a puddle of some liquid towards the front right side underneath the block. The techs. said I have a crack in the radiator. 
Aug 2010   I had an emissions warranty extension TSB. Plus a problem code P1457 (EVAP canister shut valve). CEL.  CV boots cracked and repaired the inners and outers. 
Honda in Idaho, United States
Nov 2007 - Feb 2008
Feb 2008   Speed sensor replaced, in the shop for one day. Outcome was unsuccessful. 
Honda in Vermont, United States
Jul 2007 - Oct 2009
Dec 2007 US $75 Replace gasket in engine 
Aug 2009   The automatic transmission is not working correctly and may have to be replaced! 
Oct 2009   Cooling system overheated. There was combustion within the cooling system. Car is dead! 
Honda in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2014
Jul 2007 US $400 needed two new CV axles. 
Oct 2007   Check engine light on. needed sensor 
Aug 2008   drivers window regulator and window motor replaced. 
Dec 2008   Temp gauge not working, bad low temp sensor. 
Jan 2009   Bad temp sensor,temp gauge was eratic, went half way up then all the way back to cold. Dealer sent wrong part to garage. 
Feb 2009   Window channel worn on driver front window. Window didn't always close right. 
Jan 2010   Car was making a low "droning" sound. Replaced cheap muffler shop muffler with a new muffler, problem solved. 
Feb 2012   replaced ball joint. noticed during yearly inspection. 
Aug 2012   leak in gas line 

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