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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,803 miles

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1998 Honda Accord electrical problems

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 6 of 8)

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problem #42

Oct 042002

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles

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

The consumer had received safety recall notice 02V120000 concerning ignition switch failure. Consumer had taken vehicle to get repairs when he was told that it would cost $70. Honda would not reimburse any dealer for wiring costs required for such remote keyless entry units..

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #41

Oct 222002

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states having the same problem as recall#02V119 ignition switch. Dealer will not repair because VIN is not included.

- Bardonia, NY, USA

problem #40

Oct 242002

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states that dealership is refusing to reconnect their alarm system after disconnecting it to do recall. And the parts are not available for recall.

- Crownville, MD, USA

problem #39

Sep 262002

Accord

  • miles

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

Consumer states that they had to make several attempts to make appointment to have recall done. Part are not available, and by the mean time the defect stated in recall is happening to vehicle.

- Fort Smith, AK, USA

problem #38

Oct 222002

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states that has receive a safety recall three months ago for the ignition swich and they still have not fixed.

- Mountin View, CA, USA

problem #37

Sep 012002

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states has been in constant contact regarding recall. Dealer advised a limited amount of parts came in and now ignition switch is on back order. Dealer is not able to provide a recall remedy date.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #36

Oct 082002

Accord

  • miles

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

No parts available.recall#02V120000 ignition switch. Holler Honda hwy 1792 winter park, fl 32789 407-645-2282

- Orlnado, FL, USA

problem #35

Oct 032002

Accord

  • miles
No parts available recall#02V120000ignition switch. Thilhugaes Honda 1800-969-0347 aspen, ga 30606

- Lavonia, GA, USA

problem #34

Sep 252002

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states that unable to get an appointment to have vehicle serviced for over a month, and the dealership is telling her she has to wait for another month to get an appointment.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #33

Oct 102002

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states: Dealer has been scheduled three times for changing the ignition switch and three time has been cancelled the appointment, saying they don't have the part.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #32

Oct 042002

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles

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

Consumer states that the dealership is charging them to reconnect the alarm system after disconnecting it to do recall.

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #31

Oct 042002

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states concerned about recall.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #30

Aug 162002

Accord

  • miles
No parts available recall#02V120000ignition switch. Brewster Honda 250 East Maine St brewster, NY 10509. (845) 278-4100. Nlm

- Patterson, NY, USA

problem #29

Aug 272002

Accord

  • miles
Consumer received recall notification (02V120000) regarding the ignition switch, however consumer was informed that the recall could be performed but the cosnumer would have to pay to have the alarm reinstalled, consumer states he should not have to pay to have the alarm reinstalled because the ignition switch is defective.

- Robinsville, NJ, USA

problem #28

Sep 162002

Accord

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at any speed and without warning the air bag light comes on. Dealer notified. The consumer states that the vehicle had recall work done (02V-120 for the ignition switch), but when the consumer had gotten into the vehicle and started the engine, the SRS light had come on. The dealer states that the two are unrelated, but they said thaey had to unplug the SRS unit to work on the ingnition switch. The vehicle needs a new airbag, the consumer believes the air bag failure is related tho the recalled ignition switch since they are located in the steering column, where the original recall work was performed.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #27

Sep 232002

Accord

  • miles
Consumer states that dealer is charging consumer for the removal of an alarm system. Consumer feels that there should not be a charge for any part of recall. Please provide any further informatiion.

- Wakefield, MA, USA

problem #26

Sep 252002

Accord

  • miles
Mfr# 02 & 02 V 120 00 / ignition switch: Dealer wants to charge consumer to reconnect the car alarm after recall repairs are complete. Honda of princeton in princeton, NJ. Phone# 609/683-0722. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #25

Sep 232002

Accord

  • miles
Mfr3 02-031 & NHTSA# 99 V 120 000/ignition switch: Consumer states that the dealer, baron Honda in patchoque, NY. Phone # 631/475-85000 is refusing to reconnect the alarm after recall repairs are complete. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Holtsville, NY, USA

problem #24

Sep 212002

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Mfr# 02-031 & NHTSA# 02 V 120 000/ignition switch: Consumer states that the dealer, braiman Honda in miami, fl. Phone# 305/266-9900.is charging consumer to reconnect the alarm after the recall. Consumer want to know does the dealer have that right.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #23

Sep 122002

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that dealer is charging for the removal of an alarm to get to a recalled part. Consumer feels there should not be a charge. The alarm was uninstalled in order to perform the recall work. Consumer doesnt feel a charge should incurred. Consumer feels the mechanic should reinstall the alarm since it was a part of the vehicle at time of purchase.

- Envield, CT, USA

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