Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

CarComplaints.com Notes: 1997 is the last model year in the 5th generation of Accord. Which means it's also the last model year before problems like widespread transmission failure, subframe rust and peeling paint took over.

Does the 1997 have problems? Sure it does. Any car this old will. Some owners say their engine started to cut out around 147,000 miles. That's still not bad, and getting to 200,000+ miles isn't out of the question.

Does anyone believe a newer Accord will reach 200,000 miles?

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
180,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1997 Honda Accord:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1997 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012009

Accord Limited Edition

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I noticed a foul smell coming through my AC one day when it was on the outside air setting. I took it to a mechanic and they said there was a huge crack in my engine block which causes my car to leak SIGNIFICANTLY, like a quart and a half of oil between oil changes at 3000 miles. The oil drops onto the hot engine and burns creating this horrible smell and smoke coming up from my hood. I hear this is a pretty common problem with this make and model of accord.

- , Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?