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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2000 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure, subframe rust, & problems with the airbag system (SRS). We recommend avoiding this model year like the plague.

The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 90,000 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.

The SRS warning light likes to come on due to a defective seat belt sensor -- typically the driver's side. This sensor is covered under Honda's lifetime seat belt warranty, but some dealers charge a $100+ "diagnostic fee" or tell customers the entire SRS unit ($800) is bad.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,931 miles

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Jun 252013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the lighting and gauges on the instrument panel would not illuminate or provide any readings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis, who stated the multiplex control unit would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 04V256000 (interior lighting) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #20

Feb 192011

Accord

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that all of the lights on the dashboard failed. The manufacturer was notified who stated the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V256000 (interior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 104,000.

- Joliet, MT, USA

problem #19

Dec 032011

Accord

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord ex. The contact stated that the instrument panel would not illuminate during the night and the contact was unable to determine at what speeds he was traveling. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04V256000 (interior lighting). The failure and the current mileages were approximately 119,000.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #18

Sep 062010

Accord

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact noticed that the instrument panel lights failed and she was unable to see the gauge readings. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 04V256000 (interior lighting) that could possibly have been related to the failure and referred the contact to the dealer. The dealer was contacted and advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #17

Jul 082007

Accord

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that none of the instrument panel gauges would illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that the multiplex control unit failed and would need replacing. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 04V256000 (interior lighting) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 012008

Accord

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact noticed that the lighting on the instrument panel failed and he was unable to see any of the gauges on the instrument similar to the failure in NHTSA campaign id number: 04V256000 (interior lighting). Both the dealer and manufacturer advised the contact that his vehicle was not included in the previous recall. The dealer made several attempts to duplicate the failure but to no avail. The current mileage was 160,000 and the failure mileage was 140,000. Updated 05/04/11 updated 1/11/11

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #15

Nov 232010

Accord

  • 93,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that all the lights on the dashboard failed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the failure was consistent with NHTSA recall campaign number: 04V256000 (interior lighting) but the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 93,000.

- Novato, CA, USA

problem #14

Sep 102010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 134,000 miles
I have a 2000 Honda Accord. The dashboard lights short out due to a systemic defect in the fuse system, wherein the fuse works itself loose and the bulbs short out. This is supposedly a systemic problem with Honda Accord models dating back to at least my year, according to Honda representatives. They tell me that even though, Accord were subjected to recall for this very problem, my VIN was "outside the parameters" of the recall. I never received a recall notice for the problem. This is a serious safety defect and creates a dangerous night driving condition. Our vehicle has approximately 135,000 miles on it but the shorting out problem has been evident for over two years. In the past, if I tapped on the dashboard, the lights would come back on. No longer. This systemic defect, of which Honda is well aware, is dangerous. My wife refuses to drive the vehicle at night and even I feel uncomfortable because I cannot detect the speed, gasoline meter, whether the car is over-heating, etc, all required safety features under probably both federal and California state law. I have attempted to have the problem fixed twice, paid for the repairs, without success. I am asking for you Agency to open an investigation into this dangerous safety defect and order Honda to recall all Accord that may be impacted, which could very well be the entire line since 2000. I find Honda's adamant failure to fairly resolve the issue to be shocking. Why should a consumer be force to pay over $500 for a defect that the manufacturer knows exists and will not correct? updated IVOQ 12/17/10

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #13

Dec 222009

Accord

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. He noticed a burning smell, and then all of the interior lights failed. A local mechanic stated that the multiplex control unit for the instrument panel lights needed to replaced. He added that the dimmer control for the instrument panel lights failed because of heat buildup. No repairs were made. He contacted the dealer and the manufacturer in reference to recall number 04V256000 (interior lighting).he was advised that he was ineligible for a free remedy because his vehicle identification number was excluded from the recall. The current and failure mileages were approximately 138,000. Updated 03/08/10 the entire lighting panel shorted out and made nighttime driving situation very unsafe. The failed components are under recall for 2000 Honda Accord. Updated 05/17/10.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #12

Nov 062009

Accord

  • 83,246 miles
My 2000 Honda Accord ex multiplex control unit malfunctioned causing my dash lights to go out and I can't see my dash panel at night ie. Speedometer. This is a safety issue and I am a single mom with 2 young kids and haven't owned the car for even a year and less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles and nothing I did caused the multiplex control unit to malfunction and there is a recall on this already for 2000 Honda Accord but american Honda has given my several excuses as well as the salesperson at the dealership called and was told a different answer one was with the plant car came from.one was if it was a V6 then one was having an LX model one was with saying the mileage issue or they would fix it. Basically just a bunch of bs over and over. They need to honor their recall. Honda is supposed to be a safe dependable car and now I have a safety issue with driving and I am nurse and have to use my car for work and oncall but a night can't see the dash lights. I also have my SRS light on which is another issue which my total airbag system needs to be replaced with a warranty on it as well but not with my exactly problem which there is another manufacturer malfunction but won't fix as well when nothing I did with either safety issues caused these to malfunction and american Honda is aware and has recalls on these but won't honor the recalls with my 2000 Honda Accord.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #11

May 232009

Accord

  • 147,000 miles

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

Dash light on instrument panel comes and goes darkening the entire dashboard while driving at night. Vehicle was stopped at night by police on dark highway along coastline road due to driving too slow creating a traffic hazard for others. Driver could not see panel to gauge speed.

- University Place, WA, USA

problem #10

Mar 312009

Accord

  • miles
Consumer is inquiring about warranty issues for his 2000 Honda Accord. The consumer stated the egr valve was replaced due to the check engine light illuminating. Also, the panel lights needed to be replaced.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #9

May 062009

Accord

  • 145,000 miles
My Honda Accord 2000 had the same problem with the recall "instrument panel lights not on" or NHTSA campaign id number: 04V256000 but when I call the Honda motor they said may exactly is the same year 2000 but the VIN number not include in the recall.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 152008

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact noticed that the tail lights were not illuminating on the vehicle. The lighting on the license plate had also blown out and the instrument panel lights would not illuminate. He replaced the lighting on the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were less than 142,000. Updated 11/12/08. Updated 11/14/08.

- Union Springs, AL, USA

problem #7

Jan 222007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,500 miles
- the contact owns 2000 Honda Accord SE. The contact stated that there was safety recall 04V256000 concerning instrument panel that stated the dimmer control for the instrument panel lights could fail due to heat buildup. The contact stated that the instrument lights did not work. She had no warning, they just stopped working. The contact believed that they stopped working due to the heat build up as mentioned in the recall. The contact was told by the dealer that the safety recall did not apply to this vehicle. The contact would like to have the vehicle repaired under the safety recall. Updated 02/27/07.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 282006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,800 miles
Dash board lights went off without any warning signs. The entire instrument panel was invisible in night. It is a safety issue as I could not read any of the instrument panels. The car was taken to Honda dealership for failure analysis and repairs. They found that the multiplex unit on the driver side of the car had failed and needs replacement. Honda has already issued recall for the same component for the same problem for the same model year (2000) car as mine, but since my VIN# was not part of recall, they refused to honor the recall. At this point I had to pay $428 to get the car fixed. I would like NHTSA to take this up Honda to get this taken care as part of recall as this has been one of the common problem in this model year. The recall campaign number for this problem in NHTSA database is 04V256000 and Honda recall number is P36.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

May 052006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dimmer control for the instrument panel light failed and can not see the instruments at night. There is already a report for this failure (#04V256000), for my same model year. Honda will not honor recall because my VIN does not apply.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 262006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 25 mph the vehicle was hit by another vehicle on the driver's side, this caused the contact to hit another vehicle with the front passenger side. The air bags did not deploy, seat belts were in use and no injuries were sustained. The police were on the scene however no report was filed. The interior lights work intermittently. There are several indicator lights that do not work at all, and the lights that do work dim without warning. There is a NHTSA recall # 02V08000, regarding the fontal air bags and a NHTSA recall # 04V256000, regarding the interior lighting. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 152004

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The dimmer switch and instrument panel light go off while driving. Manufacturer stated this vehicle was not included in recall 04V256000 due to VIN.

- Gresham, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 012004

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
Request for reimbursement regarding the instrument panel lighting.

- Pacoima, CA, USA

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