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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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
86,992 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 302011

Accord LX 2.3L Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,992 miles


This car stalls when driving and restarts when coasting, drives fine in reverse!! Restarts and runs fine after being parked for a few hours (overnight).For a few hundred kilometers anyway Acts very much like gas problem. Could this be some form of vapour lock?Ignition key/switch seems to be ok. Have changed dis cap & rotor, plugs and wires.Code shows problem with vapour canister.Anyone got any ideas? I had a similar problem with a Civic which turned out to be the ICM getting to hot. Any comments or advice will be very much appreciated.

- , Toronto, ON, canada

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