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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 1998 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure, peeling paint, & subframe rust. We recommend avoiding this model year like the plague.

The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 100,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000.

Peeling paint has also been a huge issue for these Accords. Most of the complaints are with darker paint colors -- especially green & blue.

Subframe rust near the front passenger side wheel has become a problem recently, due to the poorly positioned A/C drain hose directly above that area. Repair cost to the subframe is over $2,000.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Honda Accord AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 271999

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 251999

Accord

  • miles
Compressor knocks loudly and seized once

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 251999

Accord

  • miles
Fuel sending unit failed twice causing gauge to read inaccurately

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air conditioner compressor failed.

- Laguna Hil, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner knocks when vehicle is at idle.

- El Centro, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 051999

Accord

  • miles
Electronic climate control module fails when defogger and lights are on. Also, gas gauge did not read over 3/4 full.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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