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.

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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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 012003

Accord

  • miles

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

Nar 1/29/2003. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for stalling and sputtering issues. Honda issued a recall on the ignition switch, but the consumer has taken the vehicle in to the dealer 3 times and the problem has not been resolved. The passenger side power window would not work when the control panel was used on the drivers side.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #7

Nov 252002

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
The power windows would lock up. Have taken to dealer. Informed by mechanic repair not done until problem has happened. Have an extended warranty of 7 yrs from date of purchase.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 102001

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door locks fail to lock automatically. Consumer manually locks each door instead of one door locking all. Consumer has yet to contact dealer. Power windows inoperable, only the driver side front would work.

- Hillsdale, NJ, USA

problem #5

May 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Window motor failed.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 011997

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power window opener failed.

- Thousand O, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 081998

Accord

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driver's side power window failed.

- Venice, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 081998

Accord

  • miles
Passenger windows do not operate at either the passenger side or from the driver's control.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #1

May 011998

Accord

  • miles
Both front windows make whistling and craking noise when the vehicle is drive 50mph. I suspect the seal is not tight enough. The dealer, with only visual inspection, says its only normal..

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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