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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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$400.00
Average Mileage:
103,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. re-fit evap hoses and electrical connectors (1 reports)
1998 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 252006

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • 103,000 miles

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

The dealer caused this by not replacing the evap system hoses tightly enough. I checked all the hoses and electrical connectors under the car. I reset the computer. It has stayed off. Honda factory line was no help. The dealer wanted more money, though the problem started while at the dealer.

- , Tiv, RI, USA

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