5th Gen (1997 – 2001) Honda Prelude Problems

The 5th generation of the Prelude has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.1. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1997–2001 Prelude model years have sent in 12 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the body (25%) followed by the transmission (25%) and the engine (16%).

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 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2001 3
2.65
2000 0
0.0
1999 2
0.32
1998 4
0.18
1997 3
1.59

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