Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,720 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.

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1998 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Apr 012006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Paint oxidizing on 1998 Honda Accord.

- Lake Zurich, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 012000

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a leak in the trunk area. When it is raining, water drips from the area near the rear speakers, onto the trunk floor. I first noticed this problem a few years ago, but it seems to have gotten worse recently (this may be due to the car no longer being parked in the garage).

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #6

May 012003

Accord

  • miles
I have a 1998 hunter green Honda Accord ex and the paint is fading on the top of the car. Is this a factory defect because I have seen several hunter green Accord with its paint fading in the same area as mine or either on the trunk.

- Harvest, AL, USA

problem #5

Jul 112002

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

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

1998 Honda Accord paint problem: Manufacturer defect on the exterior paint causing it to crack underneath the coating layer.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 272002

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
I have had a stroke. My leg is getting better and my legs are 34". I did't realize that the 1998 car does not have as much room as the19 89(my previos car). I would like NHTSA to approve modififying my car, so I can have enough room to drive. Thank you.

- San Anselmo, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door and dashboard rattles. Mjs

- Huntington, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 011997

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sunvisor malfunctioned.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 301998

Accord

  • miles
Moonroof rattles.

- Mine Hill, NJ, USA

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