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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rear main seal failed. Mjs

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine failed.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 081998

Accord

  • miles
Engine experiences hesitation and surging, replacement of the ignition coil and ECU did not rectify problems.

- Redondo Be, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 091999

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Since 1/99, car will not start sporadically, dealership and regional offfice contacted. Keys and immobilizer replaced. Today, car shut off in third gear. Had to come to full stop and start up again. Dealership contacted again.

- Chester, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 051998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has been experiencing problems with engine. Vehicle constantly stalls. Vehicle has been in the shop three times for the same problem. The defects described comply with investigation number IE98073. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Madesto, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 051998

Accord

  • miles
Engine continually stalls, replacement of the PCM (not failed), did not rectify stalling.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 081998

Accord

  • miles

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

Engine continually bucks and stalls, unable to rectify problems.

- Lecanto, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 121999

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Went to Honda dealership in santa maria ca and they agreed to do a oil consumption test. When oil change was due I took again and they said I have to take it sooner. On the receipt of oil change dealership in deed did write a message that said it wasted to much oil. Will continue to take to dealership for further test. I was just wondering if my car was the only car with this particular problem. Also my steering wheel slightly shakes and makes a light noise, doesn't run as smooth as it use to. Will contact dealership for that matter.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 201998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Loud noise accelerating/at idle.

- Rego Park, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 201997

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has been experiencing ongoing problem with vehicle hesitating when consumer starts to accelerate from a stop position. Dealer notified, and informed consumer to bring vehicle in when condition reoccurs again, or when the engine check light comes on.

- Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When pulling onto the highway and upon depressing the accelerator pedal the vehicle hesitates and cuts off. Vehicle also exhibit a hard shift condition. Consumer contacted dealer, but dealer could not duplicate problem. Dealer repaired vehicle with an unknown part, but problem was still present.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 181998

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Sometimes, after driving vehicle a short distance and coming to complete stop, pressing on the gas, vehicle stalls then completely dies out.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Mar 021998

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Vehicle stalls.

- Sand Sprin, OK, USA

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