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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Honda Prelude engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda Prelude Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 042005

Prelude 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


I have been having more problems with my engine stalling suddenly. The past few times, I was on the highway in busy rush hour traffic. The heater, radio, and other electrical components would continue to work but the tachometer would just drop to zero. Twice, I had to put the car in neutral, turn the car back on, and put it back in drive, all while on the highway.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 042003


  • miles
Check engine light comes on and off since 70,000 miles. Despite passing E-check I see that this a frequent problem with other Honda models.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

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