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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.

8.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$150.00
Average Mileage:
134,600 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace vtec solenoid switch (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 032014

Accord ES 3.2lv.6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

My vehicle has always been well maintained however over the past 6 weeks, I have experienced a loss of power intermittently while driving, it feels like the car does not increase to the acceleration , this happens for a maybe 10 seconds before it quickly picks up speed again. The other evening the car started bucking for a few minutes and then resumed normal speed just fine. The car has not yet stalled out on me and no dash board indicators have been observed. I brought the car to my mechanic and to date, he has not been able to identify the problem, feeling it needs to get worse before he can experience what I am experiencing and fix it as all the testing instruments he used have not identified the cause, he also took the car home 2 evenings after work.

- , North Bergen, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 152013

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,000 miles

I purchased a used 1999 Honda Accord thinking that Honda made reliable and good running cars. (first mistake) I drive more than 120 miles a day to and from work. Usually on congested Los Angeles freeways. About a month after I bought the car I had issues with it randomly losing power while driving on the freeway. It would just die, and quickly re-engage. It would only happen once in a great while. The problem starting getting worse last month. then a couple weeks ago it stalled as i was traveling approx. 75 miles per hour in the middle of "where the hell am I U.S.A." It took about 20 mins. and many pounding on the dash before it finally re-started. Now it cuts out after bout 10 mins into every trip and takes up to 20 mins to restart. I can not begin to tell you how nervous and frightened i was as i attempted to carefully drive the rest of the way home. (stalling and waiting 6 times) I've recently read a lot of the posts regarding the 1999 Honda accord v6. I can't afford to throw money at things like Coil packs, ignition switches, Main relays, fuel pumps, Fuel pump relays etc. CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE SPARE ME THE AGONY AND LET ME KNOW WHAT WORKED? I will NEVER buy another Honda. not even a lawnmower, motorcycle nothin. They would have to seriously make this situation right for me to consider it. I'm thinkin bout contacting the newspapers and local media.

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 202008

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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loss of power

My 1999 Honda Accord blew out a valve while driving on the highway. The exhaust valve basically burnt out as seen on the posted pic.

- , Mcmurray, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202009

Accord LX Vtec 4c

  • Automatic transmission
  • 182,000 miles

I HAD MT CAR FOR TOW YEARS AND IT JUST STARTED TO GIVE HELL OF PROBLEMS AND SPENT TO MUCH MONEY MY CAR JUST STARTED TO SHUT OFF WHILE I WAS ON THE ROAD I COULD NOT FIND OUT THE PROBLEM I AM VERY LOW ON CASH SO I COULD ONLY DO BUT SO MUCH TO KEEP MY CAR RUNNING! SO I CHANGED THE STARTER THE ROTOR WIRES SPARK PLUGS AND IT STILL I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM IF IS FUNNY HOW I CALLED THE HONDA DEALER AND TOLD THEM ABOUT MY PROBLEM AND THEY ACT LIKE THEY DID NOT KNOW WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT AND I LOOK AT THIS SITE AND COME TO FIND OUT THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DON'T FIX THIS PROBLEM BEFORE IT GET BAD I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND.HONDA IS A GREAT CAR.

- , Clermont, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 212007

(reported on)

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

the car doesn't exceed 3,000 rpms no matter what! and also no acceleration so don't try to pull out in front of anyone! solenoid

- , Orlando, FL, USA

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