Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2000 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 212004

Accord EX 2.3L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


The engine bay is a corroded mess. Strut bolts, all metal tubing, any exposed aluminum(intake manifold, head), PS pump, alternator, and even the brake lines are showing some bubbling under their coating. I don't know why this is so bad but I have a theory. The engine bay on this car is designed to accommodate either the v6 or the I4 so it is quite large. I have the I4 so there is a lot of open space in front of the engine. I think that despite the plastic shroud underneath there is a lot of road spray that mists up into the engine bay and coats everything with salt in the winter. So far I haven't had any mechanical problems from the corrosion but I feel that it's on the horizon. I have a 1990 accord also and the engine bay on that car looks great so I think Honda dropped the ball on this deal.

- , Columbus, OH, USA

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