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
Typical Repair Cost:
$4,000.00
Average Mileage:
80,778 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace with used engine (1 reports)
1998 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122007

(reported on)

Accord LX 2.4 VTEC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,778 miles

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

Total Engine Failure , out of warranty , had to replace with low mileage used engine from Japan.

Have run 100,000 km on the used engine still going strong .

Now the automatic transmission is packing it in with 240,000 km on the car.

- , Whitby, Ontari, Canada

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