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.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. install pads between the spoiler and trunk (1 reports)
1998 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 042001

(reported on)

Accord

  • 52,000 miles

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

The spoiler on the trunk rubs through the paint. To fix it, install spacer pads between the spoiler and trunk lid.

- , Vancouver, BC, Canada

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