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:
No data
Average Mileage:
84,506 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuild engine or replace (1 reports)
1998 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012008

Accord LX 2.3L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,506 miles

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

I was told my engine has a piston problem. The car has 2 failed cylinders and is running off of 2 good ones. It barely runs. Will cost over $3000 for a rebuild or my other option is to replace with another engine. I will definitely not be replacing it with a 98 engine.

- , Prince George, BC, Canada

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