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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
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,500.00
Average Mileage:
108,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Honda Accord suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152012

Accord EX 2.5L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

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

THE BIGGEST ISSUE WHICH HAS PUT MY LIFE AND MY KID'S LIFE AT DANGER:

Continious Breaking of passenger and driver side upper and lower ball joints!!

I have called Honda and they have told me that according to my VIN number my car has not been affected by any recalls. This is complete B.S. because my ball-joints have cracked 4 times in the last 2 years! I keep getting them fixed over and over and still they break at low speeds (35mph) and often while turning or on the highway. The first time it broke it was the driver side and last year the passenger side broke twice! They are only lasting about 6 months then they break. Recently two weeks ago while turning the passenger side breaks while turning causing a near crash with my kids in the car! I beleive this model has SEVERE suspension problems because the Sway links, Tire rods, are always a issue! The 98 Honda Accord rusts faster than usual and I am wandering if my car was a "salvaged" or "flood" car because when I first got it it smelled like mold on the interior. I wanted a "reliable" car to get back and forth to work and school and have been shelling out money left and right and am looking forward to getting rid of this Honda Accord!

- , Springfield, OH, USA

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