5th Gen (1994 – 1997) Honda Accord Problems

The 5th generation of the Accord has a cumulative PainRank™ of 8.78. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1994–1997 Accord model years have sent in 188 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (22%) followed by the transmission (17%) and the body (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 1996 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1997 67
8.37
1996 48
13.76
1995 28
4.51
1994 45
8.49

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