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:
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace fuel relay switch (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012009

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


I saw the last post from 2004 for this problem recently. I don't know the particulars on that case, but it seems to fit the profile of the problem I had. My car wouldn't start in extremely hot or cold temperatures. The fuel relay switch was the problem there. It has been fixed and no problems in over a year. The other post here is from June in Alabama; I have to assume temperature is definitely an issue there. The running out of gas may have burned the switch out or it may just have been a coincidence, but I would bet that was her problem.

I put this problem under "engine problems" and figure someone may look here instead for this issue, so I wanted to post the answer here, as well. Hope this helps someone. Good luck.

- , Wynantskill, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 022004

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • 25,000 miles

I allowed my Honda to run out of gas. Now, even after adding 5 gallons of gasoline, it will not start. I cannot locate a manual - what should I do?

- , Salem, AL, USA

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