my 97 honda accord lx will turn over but will only start if I hold the key forward and shuts right off when I let go of the key

Asked by May 30, 2015 at 06:04 AM about the 1997 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Starts beautifully and runs great as long as I don't let the key go after starting it

1 Answer

2,785

There was a recall on these cars for defective ignition switches, and you need to replace the switch because when you let go of the key and the spring forces the switch back to the run position like it should, the contacts are not making a complete circuit so the car dies.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,910
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,530
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
1,149 Great Deals out of 64,597 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Camry
1,494 Great Deals out of 100,460 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Accord Coupe
241 Great Deals out of 11,583 listings starting at $1,350
Used Nissan Altima
1,104 Great Deals out of 85,891 listings starting at $1,675
Used Nissan Maxima
411 Great Deals out of 25,124 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
1,328 Great Deals out of 67,641 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda CR-V
1,292 Great Deals out of 75,547 listings starting at $1,995
Used Acura TL
326 Great Deals out of 7,090 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
966 Great Deals out of 49,759 listings starting at $700
Used BMW 3 Series
1,778 Great Deals out of 40,586 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Avalon
328 Great Deals out of 15,995 listings starting at $1,195
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,164 Great Deals out of 78,643 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord LX For Sale
6,627 listings starting at $19,499
2016 Honda Accord LX For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 1,365 listings starting at $16,000
2015 Honda Accord LX For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 910 listings starting at $12,695
2014 Honda Accord LX For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 1,680 listings starting at $11,500
2013 Honda Accord LX For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,145 listings starting at $9,575