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1997 Honda Accord repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 94 repairs.

1997 Honda Accord repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (20%)

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

159000 mi
Replaced radiator. 
Mar 2008

162000 mi
Replaced front brake rotors. 
Aug 2008

167000 mi

US $550
Starter replacement. 
Sep 2008

170000 mi

US $200
Window regulator driver side. 
Feb 2009

177000 mi
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

140000 mi

US $404
Loose lower ball joint front passenger wheel. Replaced. 
Feb 2008

141000 mi

US $329
Oil leaking out of engine block due to detoriating valve cover gaskets and side cover gaskets. Repair included diagnosis and gasket replacement. 
Jun 2008

144000 mi

US $517
Car initially refused to start. Bad distributor replaced. Problem solved. 
Sep 2008

148000 mi

US $303
Warped front rotors -> replaced rotors and pads. 
Dec 2008

151000 mi

US $286
While in for oil change, mechanic (thankfully) discovered right front wheel wobbled. Wheel bearing replaced. 
Jan 2009

151000 mi

US $98
Replaced passenger-side front fender liner. 
Feb 2009

152000 mi

US $295
Front lower ball joints loose. Replaced with new ball joints. 
Apr 2009

155000 mi

US $650
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

159000 mi

US $614
Replaced upper control arm w/ ball joint (passenger side) & wheel bearing (driver side wheel bearing). Solved thumping noise. 4 wheel alignment also. 
Oct 2009

161700 mi

US $105
Check engine light on. Mechanic cleaned resurculation port runners to remove carbon buildup. 
Dec 2009

163000 mi

US $1177
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

120000 mi

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

139000 mi

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

182000 mi

US $250
Radiator was leaking due to corroded core. 
Sep 2008

204000 mi

US $10
Replaced leaky oil pressure switch. 
Honda in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Sep 2011
Mar 2008

71000 mi

US $150
The driver's side front window regulator had worn out. It needed to be replaced OEM. 
Dec 2009

86000 mi

US $2300
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

93000 mi

US $550
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

157000 mi
Speed sensor replaced, in the shop for one day. Outcome was unsuccessful. 
Honda in Vermont, United States
Jul 2007 - Oct 2009
Dec 2007

112000 mi

US $75
Replace gasket in engine 
Aug 2009

122000 mi

US $200
The automatic transmission is not working correctly and may have to be replaced! 
Oct 2009

122000 mi
Cooling system overheated. There was combustion within the cooling system. Car is dead! 
Honda in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2014
Jul 2007

83000 mi

US $400
needed two new CV axles. 
Oct 2007

94000 mi

US $50
Check engine light on. needed sensor 
Aug 2008

117000 mi

US $120
drivers window regulator and window motor replaced. 
Dec 2008

124000 mi

US $80
Temp gauge not working, bad low temp sensor. 
Jan 2009

128000 mi
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

130000 mi

US $40
Window channel worn on driver front window. Window didn't always close right. 
Jan 2010

159000 mi

US $76
Car was making a low "droning" sound. Replaced cheap muffler shop muffler with a new muffler, problem solved. 
Feb 2012

173000 mi

US $70
replaced ball joint. noticed during yearly inspection. 
Aug 2012

173700 mi

US $7000
leak in gas line 

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1997 Honda Accord Repair Histories

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