What's Wrong with the Honda Prelude?

Prelude owners have made 55 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (21%), followed by the electrical (17%) and the body (13%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Prelude.

Comparing Prelude Generations

Watch out for the 4th generation's (1992–1996) 1.52 PainRank™, which is the worst of 3 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
5th Gen Prelude 1997–2001
12 1.1
4th Gen Prelude 1992–1996
31 1.52
3rd Gen Prelude 1989–1991
8 0.9

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The Worst Prelude Years

This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 1995 (2), 1989 (2), 1999 (2), 1994 (1), 2000 (0), and 1996 (0).