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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
320,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

transmission problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 202015

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Manual transmission
  • 320,000 miles

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

When I put it in gear it bogs down and tries to shut off, but it will go in neutral. Took it apart and clutch still looks good. I don't see the problem.

- , Mindenmines, MO, USA

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