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:
No data
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 292002

(reported on)

Accord Special Edition

  • 54,000 miles


My horn starts blowing while I am driving, this happens without me pushing the horn button(s). When this happens it deprograms the alarm system and the keyless remote entries for the alarm. Once I was driving and the door locks, locked and I had to push the locks up manually. I never know when the horn will sound or have long it will last. This car has 54,000 miles and runs fairly well. I brought the car new, from a Honda Dealer and has taken this car to the same Honda dealer for each and every maintenance and servicing. The dealer doesn't know what the problem is. Aside from the horn being annoying, I am worried about the care not starting since this may be related to the alarm system which is part of the electrical system. It is a factory feature of the Honda Accord Special Edition models.

- , San Pablo, CA, USA

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