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:
Average Mileage:
121,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1999 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 122010

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles


On occasion, in wet weather the car would not start. The engine would turn over but the starter and gas were out of sync. It would take a lot of patience and repetition to ignite the engine so to speak. Other times I resorted to squirting the system with WD 40. I took it to two repair shops more than once each at different times over the next couple years. Of course dry inside a shop they could not reproduce the problem. Eventually I had the plugs and wires replaced ($450). But after a year of no problems, three times in the past 10 days the problem reoccurred. #$%^&*()

- , Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

Jan 172007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I have paid over $500 since 12/24/06 to find out what is wrong with my 1999 Honda Accord. It doesn't start when it is rainy/wet/damp; I had a tune up, new points/plugs and a new cap/wires and removed the car starter and nothing has worked; It is like the ignition is locking my key as to say you are stealing the car. There is a flashing green light that shows a key.

- , Troy, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 232006

(reported on)

Accord LX

  • 93,000 miles

I have a 1999 Honda Accord LX coupe. I just got a remote car starter and all was okay UNTIL a rainy morning last week when the car would not turn over. I got a jump and it worked later that afternoon. A check was run on the computer with my battery, starter and alternator and they were fine. It has been fine until this morning, a 25 degree and snowy morning, when it took me 15 minutes to start it. Then it stalled and puttered, but I got it again.

I noticed that with the remote starter the temperature sits at the C until I start it regularly.

Is it the moisture? Is it the cold? Is it the remote starter? Is it in need of new wires? Please tell me why this is happening???

- , Auburn, NY, USA

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