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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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 152010

Accord LX 2.3L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,000 miles

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

Power door locks just stop working and power windows on RH side cannot be controlled from driver seat.

- , Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012007

(reported on)

Accord V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

The Power door locks just stopped working. Also the power windows for the right front and right rear can't be controlled from the drivers side. They work when you try to put them up or down from the actual door but not by using the drivers side.

- , Pembroke, MA, USA

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