hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles

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2001 Honda Prelude transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Honda Prelude Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 072009


  • Manual transmission
  • 139,000 miles


2001 Honda Prelude sh, had a previous manual transmission overhaul after driving it for 3 days the manual transmission gave out on the vehicle 3 days later, making loud annoying noises.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 022004

Prelude 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,000 miles
My 5-speed tranmission, is always grinding, and this leads to transmission failure. I have lost the reverse gear 2 times now, and the transmission always grinds on upshift into 5th gear. There is a service bulletin on this problem, however Honda will not remedy the problem. Many Honda technicians have told me that these transmissions need to be recalled as this is such a big problem. The problems with this transmission has cost me substantial downtime, and money.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #2

May 172004


  • miles
Transmission broke. Something flew out of transmission, and shot out below cause: Clutch and flywheel came apart. This was all stock, if it had shot up I might have been injured.

- Sun Valley, NV, USA

problem #1

Aug 212002

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brake system is malfunctioning and engaging involuntarily. Front end vibrates. Also, left wheel gets hot and locks up. Vehicle has a manual transmission and should roll back when the foot is taken off of brake pedal on an incline. Instead, the vehicle does not move. Dealer was notified and could not duplicate problem. The vehicle would vibrate to the point where the consumer would have to pull off of the road, for a third time the vehicle would not duplicate the problem. The left front brake caliper and hose have been replaced. Consumer does not know if the problem has been corrected.

- Srurgeon Bay, WI, USA

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