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.

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:
32 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,727 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Jan 112000

Accord

  • miles

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

While driving 10mph and making right turn on the railroad track ran over a pothole, driver's/ passenger's airbag deployed unexpectedly, causing injuries and crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #12

Jan 112000

Accord

  • miles
While driving 10mph and making right turn on the railroad track ran over a pothole, driver's/ passenger's airbag deployed unexpectedly, causing injuries and crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #11

Sep 291999

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 50 mph frontal and side collision in which the passenger's air bag deployed, but the driver's air bag did not deploy.

- Bloomfiled, MI, USA

problem #10

Sep 091999

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision in which the driver's and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 091999

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision in which the driver's and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 251998

Accord 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling into the driveway the vehicle suddenly accelerated. Hit another vehicle and ran onto the stairs of a house, knocked down a fence, and ran into a chipping machine that stopped it. The airbags never deployed. The manufacturer is currently looking into this.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #7

Oct 251998

Accord 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While pulling into the driveway the vehicle suddenly accelerated. Hit another vehicle and ran onto the stairs of a house, knocked down a fence, and ran into a chipping machine that stopped it. The airbags never deployed. The manufacturer is currently looking into this.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #6

Mar 141999

Accord

  • miles
All of a sudden while driver had foot on brake vehicle accelerated to a very high speed, causing owner to crash into a tree. There was no deployment of air bags. The problem was reported to the manufacturer. The vehicle was towed to a body shop.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 141999

Accord

  • miles
All of a sudden while driver had foot on brake vehicle accelerated to a very high speed, causing owner to crash into a tree. There was no deployment of air bags. The problem was reported to the manufacturer. The vehicle was towed to a body shop.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 041998

Accord

  • miles
Consumer was driving approximately 5-10 mph when she began to park the vehicle, experienced sudden acceleration. The vehicle plunged 4 ft. Forward, resulting in a crash. This is a daily problem. The air bags did not deploy.

- Falls Ch, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 041998

Accord

  • miles

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

Consumer was driving approximately 5-10 mph when she began to park the vehicle, experienced sudden acceleration. The vehicle plunged 4 ft. Forward, resulting in a crash. This is a daily problem. The air bags did not deploy.

- Falls Ch, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 071998

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
While in an accident the air bags did not deploy. Dealer has been contacted.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #1

Apr 071998

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
While in an accident the air bags did not deploy. Dealer has been contacted.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

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