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.

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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.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 electrical problems

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 292006

Accord

  • miles

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

Key will not start the car - ignition problem - car dies going down the road and all of the lights start to flash.

- Ardmore, OK, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition coil and ECU failed causing vehicle to stall intermittently. Nlm

- Culver Cit, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PCM failed causing low idle and stalling.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 091999

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles

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

Hesitates/surges - was told is probably computer chip problem with new vtec engine.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 151997

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine will cut out at irregular times and approaching stop signs it cuts out. The dealer was contacted, and states that the manufacturer has not been able to duplicate the problem. Also the computer controls the engine.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 271998

Accord

  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalls and shuts down, giving the owner no indication. The dealer said that the electronic control module is incorrect.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 081998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle will stall. Driver has to put the vehicle in neutral and then the vehicle will start back up. Driver thinks that there is something wrong with the computer.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 061998

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Faulty computer causes vehicle to stall when the weather is cold.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

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