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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,375 miles

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1998 Honda Prelude electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Honda Prelude Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 182010

Prelude

  • 89,000 miles

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

1. driving under normal conditions. 2. car stalled at stop light (3 times). Was able to restart car without disrupting traffic. Car stalled at freeway speed (1 time). Was able to safely maneuver to shoulder of road. Car restarted. 3. replaced part after inspection and determined abnormal wear on switch contacts. Also plastic body of switch melted in one area. Old part is available. Part number 35130-S30-305 note: This was a part previously replaced under the "Prelude ignition switch" recall issued in summer 2002.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 102010

Prelude

  • 150,000 miles
Ignition switch will not allow car to start on some occasions, sometimes car will suddenly want to stall, only to be stopped by engaging the clutch to prevent it. The stall has occurred twice now. Honda had issues with the ignition switch in the 1997-99 Prelude, but only 3/10ths actually experienced problems.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 302009

Prelude

  • 50,125 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Prelude. While driving various speeds, the motor shuts off without warning two to three times per day. There was a recall on May 17, 2002 and the ignition switch was replaced in October of 2002; however, there were no failures at the time of the recall repair. Currently, the vehicle is shutting off and the dealer stated that they would not repair it under recall again. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 50,125.

- North Bend, OR, USA

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