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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:
60,162 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 152008

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact 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

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

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

problem #1

Oct 011999

Accord

  • miles
Interior instrument lights flicker everytime consumer gets into vehicle.

- Livonia, MI, USA

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