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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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
238,599 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1999 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012014

Accord Coupe V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 297,000 miles


This problem was brought to my attention by my mechanic and I had it verified by another mechanic who as advised me that the sub-frame is rusted and I should consider retiring the vehicle. That's a shame given that the body is in decent shape except for the doors that have started to rust and that I was considering to change. I love the style of the vehicle and was hoping to keep it for some time in the future.

- , Orleans, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Dec 012009

Accord LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,198 miles

I was advised by the Honda service people that the subframe was rusted to the point the vehicle is unsafe to drive .It sure smells like a defect to me. I purchased this vehicle new and have had it serviced regularly . Apparently between the last oil change ( 3 mos. ago ) and this one all this rust out happened ??. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I have heard of cars thirty years old that have a gazillion miles on them and are still on the road!! I thought it was only the big three that built crappy cars

- , camlachie, ontario, Canada

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