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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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 252010

Accord

  • 140,000 miles

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

Rear door on drivers side will not open from either inside or outside the vehicle.

- Fletcher, NC, USA

problem #6

Dec 022003

Accord 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
When opening the driver's side door the consumer cut his finger. The dealer was notified.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 102001

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door locks fail to lock automatically. Consumer manually locks each door instead of one door locking all. Consumer has yet to contact dealer. Power windows inoperable, only the driver side front would work.

- Hillsdale, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 141998

Accord

  • miles

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

Passenger door failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door and dashboard rattles. Mjs

- Huntington, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 011998

Accord

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On two occasions the driver's side door was "adjusted" by the dealer for being hard to open.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 041998

Accord

  • miles
Interior of vehicle was damaged when delivered from factory (two door panels and back seat covers).

- Henrietta, NY, USA

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