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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
111,300 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092016

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 221,000 miles


Car just stops running. Have to crank over and over until it fired up again. Had check /low fuel pressure. How do I fix this?


problem #1

Dec 122007

Accord V6 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles

I have sourced a replacement of the pump from local stores to no avail. Local auto mechanics have tried five pumps, but none worked. I have tried the Honda website and there is no help in sight. It is frustrating. - Imaga

- , Asokoro, Abuja/FCT, Nigeria

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