The car is not overheating, there's plenty of gas in the tank. Since the problem was occurring intermittently, it was very difficult to diagnose and took almost one year. Which means it's also the last model year before problems like widespread transmission failure, subframe rust and peeling paint took over. The contact stated when driving at various speeds, the engine would stall sporadically. The consumer states that there was a small porous crack and developed a special bracket to hold the exhaust manifold away from the engine block because the vibration of the manifold exhaust is against the engine caused the crack.
The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and the motor mount fractured and needed to be replaced. The failure occurred on several occasions. I have been blessed not to be hit by another car when this happens. This happened twice during a 30 minute ride while it was raining. After replacing the ignition switch approximately one year ago, car has never stalled. The consumer stated the re-built motor he purchased, started knocking and then failed. The dealer advised having a diagnostic performed and also replacing the ignition switch.
I've been stranded on the highway more times then I care to admit. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. During the stalling period - I pulled over and came to a stop on the highway. I tried to leave today, and I didn't make it down the street without the car shutting off twice. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred.
Does anyone believe a newer Accord will reach 200,000 miles? The failure recurred numerous times. It sometimes starts right back up, but after a few times, it takes about 20 minutes to be able to start. The failure mileage was 126,500. I have searched this problem just about everywhere, and while I've seen the problem reported in hundreds of Honda owners, I have yet to see a solid solution. That's still not bad, and getting to 200,000+ miles isn't out of the question. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Headlights were working along with the dash lights.
The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. No warning lights would illuminate. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle re-built motor failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was awaiting diagnostic testing and repairs. Some owners say their engine started to cut out around 147,000 miles. Oh, and I can't forget the strong scent of fuel in the air when this happens.
The contact owns a 1997 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the engine lost power. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. They refused to fix or replace the motor. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. The contact stated that while driving approximately 75 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle suddenly stalled.
More recently, I can hardly drive at all. While reversing, there was a loud metallic noise coming from the hood of the vehicle. . The failure mileage was approximately 170,000. Soon there after, the engine came on and I began to drive again. Does the 1997 have problems? As the vehicle speed decelerated the contact switched the shifter into the neutral position and restarted the engine and the vehicle operated shifted into neutral and restarted the vehicle.
The failure mileage was 185,000. Twenty minutes later or so, it starts. At times, it will start right away after cranking the ignition switch, but, some times, required several tries. First my mechanic thought it was caused by defective idling speed control relay, then due to bad ignition related relay, which was replaced, but the fault persisted and stalling became more frequent. Abrupt stopping caused extremely dangerous situation, as the drivers behind had to make very hard stops and narrowly missed hitting rear end of my Honda. Actually, the defect was due to worn or defective ignition switch, which use to shut the engine off while slowing or braking.
The vehicle was able to be restarted and was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact owns a 1997 Honda Accord. On occasion, the vehicle would restart immediately and other times, it would not start. The failure mileage was 200,500. Any car this old will.