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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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,869 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1999 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

May 142007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,475 miles


The contacts friend owns a 1999 Honda Accord. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road and restarted. The failure has been occurring frequently. The dealer replaced the main fuel relay switch, but the problem still persists. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 87,500 and failure mileage was 87,475. Updated 06/08/07

- Sandy Springs, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 062006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 108,000 miles
When starting from cold in the morning, the vehicle coughs and does not accelerate when the accelerator is pressed. After some time the check engine light came up. Vehicle runs smoothly after engine warms up. Mileage reduced from 29 mpg in city to 25 mpg. The mechanic said the check engine light was for "lean fuel mixture". he reset the alarm and said nothing could be done. Same problem has repeated several times. Mechanic says that he has seen several vehicles with this problem and Honda released a kit to solve it but I'll have to buy it. Honda should recall all vehicles with this problem and install the kit.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Need to lubricate the seat belt buckles. Check engine light is on. Filler neck is bent. Need to replace fuel pipe.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 111999


  • miles
Fuel gauge never read full, on a full gas tank. Dealer replaced fuel sending unit, which resolved the problem. Driver's side seat belt gets caught on the release lever of the seat-back while seat belt is buckled. This severely restricts the of movement of the driver. When this happens, I am strapped very tight in the seat until I can manage to remove the seat belt part that is stuck to the release lever.

- Temple City, CA, USA

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