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1999 Honda Accord
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 1999 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure, subframe rust, engine shuts off while driving, & peeling paint. 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.
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.
Engine stalling while driving in the 1999 Accord is typically caused by a defective ignition switch -- inexpensive to repair (under $200) but dangerous.
Peeling paint has also been an issue for these Accords. Most of the complaints are with darker paint colors -- especially green & blue.
Worst 1999 Accord Problems by Category
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- transmission problems115NHTSA complaints: 195
- engine problems110NHTSA complaints: 135
- body / paint problems47NHTSA complaints: 14
- electrical problems20NHTSA complaints: 213
- interior accessories problems18NHTSA complaints: 42
- AC / heater problems5NHTSA complaints: 1
- seat belts / air bags problems5NHTSA complaints: 63
- fuel system problems3NHTSA complaints: 15
- suspension problems3NHTSA complaints: 11
- wheels / hubs problems3NHTSA complaints: 17
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 48
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 29
- lights problems2NHTSA complaints: 10
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 17
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 10
- steering problems1NHTSA complaints: 11
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 14
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 22
- clutch problemsNHTSA: 1
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