Answer to: Why does my engine shut down while driving?The 1998 Accord was recalled by Honda for this problem. The contacts inside the ignition switch wear out and causes the engine ignition system to be shut off. It can usually restart the engine immediately by putting the car in Neutral and turning the key off and on but to be safe pull over to the side of the road and restart the car. Recalls are good forever. Call any Honda dealer and they will replace the ignition switch on your car at no charge.