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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
258,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Honda Accord cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 232016

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 258,000 miles

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

first started getting a little oil in coolant, flushed and it came back but more, then ran hot. put new head and head gasket on runs great just keeps getting lots o oil in coolant. im on disability limited income my only car to get anywhere , but do not trust

- , Lize, GA, USA

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