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. 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?


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
185,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1997 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 272009

Accord LX 4 Cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 240,000 miles


I took my Accord to the Honda dealership because it would stall while driving. The first time I took the car, they kept it a day and said they couldn't find a problem. The next time it stalled, I took it back and they said it was the idle air control valve. I had the valve replaced but the car still stalled on me twice in day.

- , Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 132007

Accord 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

When slowing down or stopping the car just stalls out. It starts right back up but then will stall the next time I have to stop. It will idle all day long even runs good when cruising or accelerating, What makes this even worse I don't have a check engine light on. I have about $2,500 into the car just on this issue alone. I even took it to a Honda dealer and they said they have no Idea what the issue is. If anyone can assist me with this problem please use the Send Comment link below.

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

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