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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,900 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace starter motor (1 reports)
1996 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 052012

Accord LX 2.2L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,800 miles


The car starts when it wants too , I've spent $1000 on it so far, get in car turn key on , it cranks but won't start, had tune up fuel filter, fuel pump, main relay, new battery new battery cables all replaced. If you turn key on and just sit there after awhile sometimes 5 min. The fuel pump will kick on and it will start the rest of the day as long as I don't let it sit for over an hour.

- , Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 032009

Accord Ex 2.2 Auto 2.2L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Went to the grocery store at 10pm on Friday night and got the weeks supplies and jumped in to go home and f*cked again.....starter all f*cked up and the frozen stuff is melting and all of the service outlets don't open till Monday and its pissing with rain and it didnt get repaired till Monday afternoon and cost $500 its only got 80,000 miles on it and just about everything is starting to down on this car its ridiculous that it needs battery,brakes,starter,radiator 2 timing belts and a complete paint job in 80k miles as well as tires and a major $600 service and a waterpump......What the f*ck about Honda reliability and craftmanship......The leather upholstery on the driver and passenger seats are looking worn and in need or reupholstery work as well......Seems like you should be able to get at least 100,000mls before the damned thing starts to collapse and die on you.

- , Walnut Creek, CA, USA

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