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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
90,476 miles
Total Complaints:
65 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (40 reports)
  2. repair at own cost (9 reports)
  3. seat belt switch replaced under lifetime warranty. (5 reports)
  4. technical bulletin 02034 (update 06-009) (3 reports)
  5. allow dealer to read code detail (2 reports)
  6. (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #45

Nov 182009

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,500 miles


I have been totally satisfied with my Accord, until I had to take it to the dealership for service as my SRS light was on....recently replaced the alternator and knew if car lost power lights would come on ( hate idiot lights, give me gauges) they gave me a laundry list of repairs that would cost over $3500, 90% of which had already been done. Do these techs have any idea what they are doing? When I pointed out the SRS system was under warranty, no one knew what I was talking about......they had to look it up on the computer! Needless to say I don't take the car to the dealership unless absolutely necessary. My own mechanic confirmed what I had said. My Dad was a design engineer for Ford, so I'm not a dummy about cars. As far as I am concerned, Honda can take their service dept. and shove it....I intend to call them & tell them to that effect. This dealership is nuts.....won't be going there again anytime's Shearer Honda in Rutland, VT

Update from Dec 16, 2009: When I pointed out the SRS system was under warranty the dealership had no idea and had to look it up on their computer.....they also gave me a laundry list of $3500+ my car needed in repairs...all of which were bogus according to the mecahnic I took the car too. So Honda, get yourself out of this one.

- , Rutland, VT, USA

problem #44

Nov 052009

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

Next time you get an SRS light, Just tell the dealer it's should be in warranty. Initially they asked me to pay $240 for bulb or some technical solution, but when I said I don't want to do it & they did it for free stating it's covered in warranty.

- , Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #43

May 022000

Accord EX-V6 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles

I purchased this car brand new and started having air bag lights on right after I got it. They were fixed under warranty. But now once again the srs light is back on but its out of warranty.

Also the transmission started going bad right after the extension on the 100,000 mile warranty expired. I feel honda should stand behind these recalls because they are safety issues and pre-existing problems that keep occurring. If I were to get involved in a collision I would have no airbag. Plus I could get stranded with the transmission being faulty. No more Hondas for me! I got screwed.

- , Lorain, OH, USA

problem #42

Sep 152009

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles


Two days ago, I got a flat tire, which was only a few months old. It blew up in my face. I didnt get hurt. I was about an hour from home. I called road side assistance, it was towed to Walmart where the tires were under warranty. They replaced the tire. As soon as I started driving the SRS light was on. Two days now its been on. I just did some research and found all this. It has come on here and there in the past, however went off. Since the tire change it has not went off.

- , Clarksvile, TN, USA

problem #41

Jul 022009

Accord Exvl 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

I got too get an inspection And can't.Honda Charged Rounded off too fix About 750.00 I can't afford this!

- , Hubert, NC, USA

problem #40

Jun 192009

Accord EX 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

Checked here to see if there was a cheap, do-it-yourself, or free solution or any warranty coverage. Number #5 had this to say, which sounded helpful:

Honda just issued Technical Bulletin 02034 (update 06-009) for a faulty control unit that caused the SRS to come on. The warranty is for 10 years or 150,000 miles. I called the Honda dealer in San Francisco and was told that there is a charge of $138.50 for checking. If it is the control unit, Honda will pay for everything. If not, I will have to pay the $138.50 myself.

Will call the local Honda dealer's repair department and find out what specifically they have to say for themselves.

- , Bartlesville, OK, USA

problem #39

May 082009

Accord Coupe EX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 101,000 miles


My warning light on the dash panel that indicates the ABS system used to go out when the seat belts were engaged but this stopped a few days ago. So now the light stays on all the time. What gives??

- , Holliston, MA, USA

problem #38

Apr 262009

Accord LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

SRS Light comes on. Seems like there should be a recall on this problem, since it has happened to so many other 2000 Honda Accord owners.

- , Burke, VA, USA

problem #37

Feb 082007

(reported on)

Accord SE 2.3L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

This could be a simple switch problem in the seat belt, but I have no way of knowing because Honda keeps the codes a secret from my local repair shop. How does that help Honda's customers?

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #36

Feb 082007

(reported on)

Accord SE 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

So SRS light comes on yesterday and I Googled and am shocked to find so many 2000 Honda Accords with this issue.

I called Honda and they looked up my VIN and was told this problem didn't apply to my car (what BS!). I told Honda that dealer wanted to charge me $100 for a diagnostics test and I didn't want to pay for it. I also told Honda about service bulletin released to fix the OPDS issue, seat-belt-latch issue, to no vain.

With so many people having problems, it is sad and unfortunate Honda hasn't issued any directives keeping in mind the safety of drivers or the high cost of replacing/repairing faulty SRS Control units

From a pure safety standpoint, the SRS MUST have lifetime warranty since air bags not deploying is scary...

- , Marlboro, MA, USA

problem #35

Apr 032007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


The dealer said it will cost $45 just to look at it. They said it could be a seat belt sensor or maybe even the srs module. It could cost $200 easily.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #34

Apr 032007

(reported on)

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

SRS Light comes on. This I believe is significant since it has to do with the Airbags. Also, the Dealer will charge $70 to just check it. Not sure how much it will cost to to take care of the issue.

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #33

Dec 012008

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The SRS light on my 2000 Honda Accord has been on for the last 3 months. I am glad I found this forum. Just called the 800 number that the previous posters mentioned, and the woman from Honda said it's covered under extended warranty. She specifically said the extended warranty covers the "SRS unit" if your car is under 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. She also said the inspection and repair will be free. I'm making an appt with the local dealer. Hopefully crosses fingers the problem will be fixed. It seems like this is a widespread problem that Honda -- whether it's the corporate center or dealerships -- should be aware of and fix for free. Sorry to hear about other peoples' bad experiences.

- , Oakland, CA, USA

problem #32

Jul 082008

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I took the car to the local dealer and they reset the light and it came back on. Called them and basically they said air bags may or may not work or maybe even seatbelts may not work correctly but would not be covered under warranty

- , Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #31

Nov 012008

Accord 4 Cyc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

The Honda dealer repair shop wants 150.00 ,just to see where the problem comes from.You'd think by this time , after all the complaints about this srs light that they would know how to fix it. Don't they have a computerized diagnostic tool to read where the problem comes from .I've read on the internet peoples complaints and some supposedly solutions that they were told,like: srs module needs replacing, wiring harness in steering column, seat belt buckle,sensers in side of seats.and repairs up to 900.00 dollars. where can someone find a mechanic that knows what they are doing and don't try to rip you off?

- , Orangvale, CA, USA

problem #30

Dec 042008

Accord LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I have had a problem with my airbags. The SRS light always was on. I have been trying to fix it, but the cost was very expensive

- , City, MD, USA

problem #29

May 312007

(reported on)

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

My SRS light has been on for a few weeks. Used to come on intermittently, now stays on all the time. I am a college student who drives long distances constantly, and now am at a loss of what to do. I'm told my airbags won't deploy in an accident, which seems to be a pretty significant problem. I thought Hondas didn't have horrible problems like this. My family has bought 6 and have had nothing but good luck... this is so frustrating!

- , Fishers, IN, USA

problem #28

Apr 212008

Accord EX 2.3L Litre

  • Manual transmission
  • 129,900 miles

I called Honda and found out they had extended the warranty on the OPDS sensors and the buckle assembly. I took the car in for diagnosis with a bad feeling they would of course find something wrong which was not covered under the extended warranty . . . and they did. They said it was the controller unit which would cost around $825 to replace. I asked how a solid state component like that could fail other than by defect and they had no good answer.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #27

Mar 252008

Accord DX3,2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles

My car has no problem, since I bought it, in 2002, but recently, It's no any reason the SRS light is on, 4 weeks ago, I change the 4 tires.

I call the dealer, they said, need charge $105 to diagnosis, then may be cost $1000 to fix it, also they said my be It's seat belt problem, then, It's no cost, I don't know what can I do now? Some body can help me.

- , Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #26

Jan 072008

Accord EX-L 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

American Honda and the dealership in the used car dealer slimeball bilge wiggled out of the lifetime warranty on the seat belts arguing that this is not a mechanical problem with the belt rather an electrical which is not covered in the warranty which is bs to ensure they don't cover this matter. I urge a class action lawsuit since 98-01 Accords will fail as confirmed by Al from American Honda.

- , Wilmington, DE, USA

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