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1997 Honda Accord Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1997 Honda Accord problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1997 Honda Accord repairs by problem area

45% of the 1997 Honda Accord repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 13% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 92 repairs.

1997 Honda Accord repair cost distribution

Of the 1997 Honda Accord repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 53 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1997 Honda Accord

Engine not specified

Honda in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 158000    
159000 0 Replaced radiator. 
162000 0 Replaced front brake rotors. 
167000 550 Starter replacement. 
170000 200 Window regulator driver side. 
177000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 131000    
140000 404 Loose lower ball joint front passenger wheel. Replaced. 
141000 329 Oil leaking out of engine block due to detoriating valve cover gaskets and side cover gaskets. Repair included diagnosis and gasket replacement. 
144000 517 Car initially refused to start. Bad distributor replaced. Problem solved. 
148000 303 Warped front rotors -> replaced rotors and pads. 
151000 286 While in for oil change, mechanic (thankfully) discovered right front wheel wobbled. Wheel bearing replaced. 
151000 98 Replaced passenger-side front fender liner. 
152000 295 Front lower ball joints loose. Replaced with new ball joints. 
155000 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). 
159000 614 Replaced upper control arm w/ ball joint (passenger side) & wheel bearing (driver side wheel bearing). Solved thumping noise. 4 wheel alignment also. 
161700 105 Check engine light on. Mechanic cleaned resurculation port runners to remove carbon buildup. 
163000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 114000    
120000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 139000    
139000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 180000    
182000 250 Radiator was leaking due to corroded core. 
204000 10 Replaced leaky oil pressure switch. 
 
Honda in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 65000    
71000 150 The driver's side front window regulator had worn out. It needed to be replaced OEM. 
86000 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. 
93000 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. 
104000  
Honda in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 156000    
157000 0 Speed sensor replaced, in the shop for one day. Outcome was unsuccessful. 
Honda in Vermont, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 110000    
112000 75 Replace gasket in engine 
122000 200 The automatic transmission is not working correctly and may have to be replaced! 
122000 0 Cooling system overheated. There was combustion within the cooling system. Car is dead! 
Honda in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 81000    
83000 400 needed two new CV axles. 
94000 50 Check engine light on. needed sensor 
117000 120 drivers window regulator and window motor replaced. 
124000 80 Temp gauge not working, bad low temp sensor. 
128000 0 Bad temp sensor,temp gauge was eratic, went half way up then all the way back to cold. Dealer sent wrong part to garage. 
130000 40 Window channel worn on driver front window. Window didn't always close right. 
159000 76 Car was making a low "droning" sound. Replaced cheap muffler shop muffler with a new muffler, problem solved. 
173000 70 replaced ball joint. noticed during yearly inspection. 
173700 7000 leak in gas line 
174000  

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