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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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
165,365 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

fuel system problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 302010

Accord 4cyl. vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,365 miles


well bought this car used and its a great car other than i had to replace the ignition stem thing for $500.00 and not long after i paid $200.00 for a shop to replace 2 motor mounts, of course the rough idle at lights was still there about a day later so back to the shop and paid $500.00 + to get the "tricky vacuum" blah blah rear motor mount re-replaced.. and yes a few days later its still runs rough in gear at a stop, i just have accepted it really :(

- , Salem, OR, USA

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