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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012010

Accord LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


This happens after I drive for 30 minutes, especially after going through stop and go traffic. I will run an errand, and come back 10 minutes later. Then when I try to start the car it immediately dies. The only way to get it going is to start it and gun it for 2 or 3 minutes. Then I throw it in reverse and go as quickly as possible. Once the car is in drive, it will run a little rough for 10 seconds and then be ok. This only happens intermittently, but is happening more and more often. Now the car is dying while I'm driving down the highway. There are no warning lights or anything. Also, my low fuel light has not been working for a while now. Not sure if that's related or not.

I had the main relay replaced($208) and the battery ($200), and this seemed to fix the problem for about 6 months. Now the problem is cropping up all over again. I wonder if I need to replace the relay again or if something is burning it out. I have read about this problem all over the internet, but haven't seen anyone give a good solution. It seems like this should be a recall since it is so prevalent.

- , Round Rock, TX, USA

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