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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 102003

Accord LX 2.3L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


The brakes have been an ongoing problem. Not merely having to do regular maintenance but Ive had to replace three of the rotors more than once. The break pads wear down and the indicator does not always make nose until it is already creating an indentation into the rotor. Luckily I catch it before I lose control of the car. But the scraping will just suddenly start from one day to the next. The car still breaks thank goodness but if not for the fact that I pay attention to how the car feels and then the sudden noise I could have had an accident on several occasions.

- , Edinburg, TX, USA

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