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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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,460.00
Average Mileage:
134,594 miles
Total Complaints:
52 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (24 reports)
  2. replace it (11 reports)
  3. estimate to rebuild transmission (6 reports)
  4. transmission had to be rebuilt (6 reports)
  5. keep up on your transmission fluid (2 reports)
  6. issue is on clutch burn due to bad maintenance. replacement (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

May 032007

(reported on)

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

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

In 1986 I bought a new Accord (ordered from the dealer). In the 1-1/2 years I kept it everything under the sun sent wrong with it (air conditioner(3 times); transmission; fuel pump, etc) Honda fixed everything under warranty, but would not agree to a lemon law resolution. The next noise that occurred prompted me to trade it off and never buy another Honda. 2004 found me looking for another car. This 1999 Accord came up, was low mileage and in excellent shape. I decided to give Honda another try. Now it needs a transmission. No more Hondas for me. They have caused me more problems than any American car I have ever owned.

- , Goshen, IN, USA

problem #11

May 042007

(reported on)

Accord EX 4cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

I was told that Honda's was top of the line vehicles, and i would hardly have any problems out of it. i am very disappointed in Honda dealership. I had to catch rides to work for a whole week and pay people for gas.

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #10

Feb 132008

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

I gave this car to my daughter thinking that it would last her through her college years. Boy was I wrong. Initially the jerking occurred only at red lights and other stops. This problem then became worse and now the car automatically slips into all gears without any assistance. Honda needs to work on their product as all I use to hear was about the longevity of their product. I'm sure glad that I brought myself a Nissan.

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #9

Apr 172007

(reported on)

Accord DX 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,302 miles

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

I have a 99 Honda Accord Coupe 3.0L Automatic I think it is a DX. A few thousand KM ago i noticed the trans slipping a little, so i took it into a transmission place to have it looked at, they said it was a normal "hicup". Since then the car has become almost undrivable, jerking off the line, down shifting - mainly the trouble seems to be with 2nd gear. I started reading about the problems with the B7XA transmission (i think the b7xa is the same design as these transmissions B7TA/B7VA/B7YA/M7ZA/MPZA). I have contacted Honda Canada and they pretty much said tough tuna, get it fixed and if there is a recall we will let you know. I am looking around to find the cheapest place to get a tranny but it looks like it's going to run me around 3-4,000 Canadian. I have been trying to contact the service manager at the Honda dealership i bought the car from but he has not returned my calls, so I'm not even sure how much Honda would charge me to have to work done at the dealership. I am thinking more than $4000 for parts / labor. C'mon Honda issue a recall in Canada for the 98-2001 Honda B7XA Transmission. We know you know!

- , Richmond, BC, Canada

problem #8

Sep 172007

(reported on)

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

Tranmission was slipping and called the local Honda dealership since they are/were the experts. Was told by the service department they would run full check of the car system to determine the problem. Honda determined that I needed the transmission replaced. Drove the car home to get a second opinion, the next morning I drove back to town (almost) to see a transmission specialist. They said they would check the car for free and that it could be an electrical/wiring, or tranmission problem. Didn't make it to the tranmission specialist, the car stopped running with indications of a alternator failure. Towed the car home and replaced the alternator. With the replacement of the alternator the transmission slipping stopped, it was a voltage problem and not a faulty transmission. Now, I'm try to get my $100.00 back from Honda for faulty trouble shooting.

- , Navarre, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 132007

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

Even with perfect maintenance and barely 50,000 miles on my Honda the transmission began slipping between 1st and 2nd. Within a week it was jerking and shuddering during acceleration and deceleration. The result was a complete transmission rebuild that Honda of America refused to help with at all despite my transmission receiving a clean bill of health in August and having the transmission completely blown by the following November. Never ever will I buy a Honda. I bought it for it's supposed reliability, yet during research found that many, many complaints about the Accord's transmission have been filed. Owners of the 2000 model were able to file a class action lawsuit and have their warranties extended, yet Honda refused to do this for me... even though my car was only 3 months beyond it's warranty. I was absolutely appalled and when this piece of sh!t car finally goes... I'm buying a Prius.

- , San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 212007

(reported on)

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

i know several people with this problem and there should be a recall on it so come on honda fess up and fix the problem or drop that 3,000 dollar new tranny price!

- , Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 082006

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • 102,000 miles

The transmission has been replaced one time in 2003 luckily under extended warranty that I bought my self. It now has the same symptoms it had before it was replaced in 2003. I had to take it 3 times before they replaced it. They kept saying "it's fine". They finally replaced it but I am now going through the same procedure. This is going to be my second time taking it in. I will be taking it in today. There are hundreds of people experiencing this same problem. It slips, stalls, and jumps gears. Its a P-O-S. I'm getting sick and tired of this crap. They better not tell me again that "it is fine" or I will be their worst nightmare and bitch and scream right there in front of everybody! THIS IS B-S!!!!!

- , Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 162006

(reported on)

Accord LX 4 cyl VTEC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

1999 Accord. When I accelerate from a stop, I get a slip from 1st to 2nd gear. The harder I accelerate, the more noticeable the problem is. When the problem first started (about a month ago), the tranny slipped from 2nd to 1st as I was stopping in addition to the accelerating problem. I had a sound of something dropping as the tranny dropped from 2nd to 1st. That problem is probably hibernating because I'm only getting the accelerating problem. I haven't taken it in yet because I'm hoping Santa will bring me a cure. I changed the transmission fluid (I don't believe the '99 has a transmission fluid filter - only a drain plug in the bottom) and had some sludge on the drain plug magnet. I changed the fluid again (very easy do-it-yourself job if you can raise the vehicle some and you have a 3/8" socket wrench - will cost you about $12.00 (3 x $4.00 /qt of transmission fluid) and about 45 minutes of your time) and the color was better but no improvement with the problem.

Does anyone know if this slippage could be fixed via the car's computer? (Does the computer control the shifting?)

- , Mt. Juliet, TN, USA

problem #3

May 012006

(reported on)

Accord LX

  • 120,000 miles

I love my car. I always mention what a Great honda i have. And then one day BAMMM .... transmission is f*cked up. I'm angry after i realized many others have exactly the same problem. Why Doenst honda offer a free free transmission repair, rebuild kit, overhaul, or better replacment parts.

THe transmission just started JERKING, Slipping, Shifting, shuddering... slips out of Gear at Stop lights... on take off... on the freeway. I flush the transmission etc. Its works fine for a few days that starts alll over again.

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 162005

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • 72,000 miles

Rosenthal Honda in Vienna VA is as worthless as Tits on a Bull. Their service department SUCKS. The service consultant lies like a rug. The Honda manufacture isn't any better. This is by far the last they have heard from me.

I think we all should file a class action suit... may be this would get Honda's attention.

- , Vienna, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 192003

(reported on)

Accord V6

  • 50,000 miles

THE DEALER TOLD ME THAT I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION. ITS A FAIRLY NEW CAR WITH 50K. NOW I HAVE TO LOOK FOR A NEW TRANSMISSION. THEY EXTENDED THE WARRANTY ON A 2000 ACCORD BUT NOT THE 99, WHATS UP WITH THAT? THEY KNEW THAT SIMILAR CARS WERE HAVING PROBLEM. I GUESS WHEN YOU HAVE AN OLDER CAR THEY CAN CARE LESS. I THINK THIS IS THE LAST TIME IM BUYING A HONDA. ITS A SHAME THIS IS MY 3RD HONDA THAT MY FAMILY HAD. I GUESS I HAVE TO GIVE MY BUSINESS TO OTHER AUTO MAKER..

- , Flushing, NY, USA

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