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Old 10-14-2007, 12:52 AM
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Icon13 consumer guide 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Reliability

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Dashboard lights: The malfunction indicator light comes on because the transmission-control module is damaged by electrical spikes from the ignition switch. (1997)
Dashboard lights: The active torque transfer system (ATTS) light may come on and the system will shut down. A revised control unit is available to replace the original one. (1997)
Manual transmission: Because of a manufacturing defect in the shift fork, the transmission may grind going into fifth gear. (1997)
Oil leak: Sudden oil loss and resultant severe engine damage could be the result of front balance shaft oil plug popping out. (1997)
Seatbelts/safety: The button on the seatbelt that prevents the male half of the buckle breaks, and the buckle slides down to the floor. (1997-9
Transmission problems: Failure of manual and automatic transmissions may be covered under extended warranty up to 7/100,000. (2000-03)
Vehicle noise: The rear corners of the headliner rub against the rear window causing a rattle, especially on rough roads. (1997)
Vehicle noise: Rattles or buzzing from under the car may result from the heat shield being too close to the active torque transfer system (ATTS). (1997)

Consumer GuideĀ® Estimated Repair Costs
This table lists costs of likely repairs for comparison with other vehicles. The dollar amount includes the cost of the part(s) and labor (based on $50 per hour) for the typical repair without extras or add-ons. Like the pricing information, replacement costs can vary widely depending on region. Expect charges at a new-car dealership to be slightly higher.

Item NameRepair Cost
A/C Compressor$390
Alternator$425
Automatic Transmission or Transaxle$1,035
Brakes$270
Clutch, Pressure Plate, Bearing$540
Constant Velocity Joints$680
Exhaust System$685
Radiator$505
Shocks and/or Struts$855
Timing Chain or Belt$250

NHTSA Recall History
1997-01: Ignition-switch interlock may not function properly, making it possible to turn key to "off" position and remove it, without shifting transmission to "Park."
1997-98: Certain ball joints can wear out prematurely and, in worst case, would separate, causing front suspension to collapse.
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Ouch,
but good find!
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sucks cuz we have 97's the trouble years like i love my car but my atts goes on if i hit a bump 2 hard on the right side fukin sensors forget what mom sayd i wish i was on lsd all the time
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yeah, i like how my year of the car shows up in almost all of those categories haha. oh well. i know what i was getting into when i bought the FIRST year of the 5th generation,

Our cars laid the foundation for those 00's and 01's Without our problematic 97's there would be no less problematic 01's

See everyone can be proud of any year
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yeah, i like how my year of the car shows up in almost all of those categories haha. oh well. i know what i was getting into when i bought the FIRST year of the 5th generation,

Our cars laid the foundation for those 00's and 01's Without our problematic 97's there would be no less problematic 01's

See everyone can be proud of any year

i declare the 97's the founder edition :)
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good find. I'm glad mine is a 99 base 5sp lol
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i declare the 97's the founder edition :)
So going in my sig haha
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by the way how many people go on prelude power ?
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every car has **** like that in their first year, thats why i bought an 01, theres no problems mentioned for the 01
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I think my 98 is problem free?! right-- I saw like, 1 thing. lol
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althought, i just re read and 5th gear does grind for me when i shift into it fast... =\
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this is an estimate, sometimes with anything you can get a good one out of 100 bad ones, my car is a 97 and other the the lady not replacing filters my car runs excellent. many people say this and it couldn't mean more.

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Only thing out of that list that is wrong with mine is that rubbing noise... it's more like a squeek though, but only sometimes. Mine is a 97 SH also
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