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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

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1998 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Dec 152001

Accord

  • miles

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

Gas gauge on the vehicle is defective, gauge is not able to properly display correct level of fuel in vehicle.

- Sandemes, CA, USA

problem #24

Sep 031998

Accord

  • miles
#1-7941 miles (gas gauge failed), #2-22960 miles (gas gauge failed-replaced fuel sending unit), #3--34496 miles (gas & temp. Gauges fail-replaced entire meter/gauge set-mileage reset to 0), #4-34996 miles (all gauges failed-replaced loose ground connection), #5-44257 miles (catalytic converter failed, PCV & egr-all replaced) ***this car has been a lemon from day one. The true mileage is unknown because it has failed for miles at a time. Honda has done nothing to compensate me for selling me this lemon. I had attempted to resolve the matter with the BBB, three dealerships, the district office and the corporate office with no compensation. I can't trade the car or sale the car because of the odometer replacement. The car is worthless. And worst of all I am still to this day having problems! right now the check engine light is on and the service department tells me it is due to clogg egr valves that need to be cleaned at my expense, although they just covered it under warranty less that a month ago when they replaced the catalytic converter. Where do I go now" what do I do? should I have to keep continuing paying Honda for a defective car"

- District Heights, MD, USA

problem #23

May 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge failed.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #22

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Fuel gauge reading improperly. Nlm

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #21

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge malfunctions.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 112000

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Hesitates at all speeds, gas gauge does not work.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #19

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Gas gauge malfunctioned.

- Gardena, CA, USA

problem #18

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge shows low gas.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #17

Oct 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge failed.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel indicator failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Gas gauge failed.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 011998

Accord

  • miles
Gasoline gauge failure.

- Solana Beach, CA, USA

problem #13

Nov 011998

Accord

  • miles
Fuel gauge indicator needle.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge failed.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge relay failed twice.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 021998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel guage failed twice.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge failed. Mjs

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 301998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas indicator failed. Nlm

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge inaccurate.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Since purchase of vehicle the gas mileage is not as good as stated in advertised. Mjs

- Placentia, CA, USA

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