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?


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
158,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112007

(reported on)

Accord EX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles


Accord EX 2.4L, Automatic transmission, with 158,000 miles, Check Engine Light came on. I went to the Honda Dealer and they replaced a O2 Sensor cost me 400.00. Light came on again after driving for a few days, returned to Honda they said have to replace the EGR valve -$330 +$100. I did not have work done. Went to independent mechanic (diagnosis lean fuel mixture) so he replaced the fuel filter and checked vacuum-cost $250. Light went on again after a few days again report is lean fuel. Told that there was another O2 sensor (after the catalytic converter) that can do this. What should I do next. Should I live with this light?

- , Andover, MA, USA

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