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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$80.00
Average Mileage:
74,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace sway bar links (1 reports)
1998 Honda Accord suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 302006

(reported on)

Accord LX

  • 74,500 miles

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

The sway bar link on driver side broke. I found the part on-line and purchased it for 79.95. replaced it at home , although almost any mechanic should be able to do it reasonably.

- , Parma, OH, USA

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