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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,781 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Honda Prelude clutch problems

clutch problem

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2001 Honda Prelude Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 292003

Prelude 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,035 miles


Car did not go into any of the gears freely. The culprit was a poorly designed clutch disc. The springs on the disc popped out of the disc resulting in clutch failure.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #1

May 212003

Prelude 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,527 miles
Spring cages on stock clutch failed, causing clutch to fail to disengage reliably. This prevented shifting out of, and into gear. There was no prior indication of oncoming failure. The other 3 of 4 spring perches around the clutch hub showed signs of eminenent failure as well.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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