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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
90,646 miles
Total Complaints:
64 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (39 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 4 of 4)

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problem #4

Mar 242006

(reported on)

Accord SE

  • 61,000 miles


I took the car to the dealer after the SRS light came on and would not go off. They reset and stated the computer said it was caused by a low battery or battery was jumped. Neither is true as the battery is only 2 years old and it has never been jump started. The SRS light came back on 3 hours after leaving the dealer. They told me if it came back on then the system would have to be replaced at a high cost and is not covered by the warranty.

- , Naples, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 112006

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • 73,000 miles

SRS Light is on. Earlier, it used to come on at different times, and now it stays on all the time. The dealer told me that the airbags won't deploy if the SRS light is on, which is pretty annoying. I was told that it would cost a lot of money to fix the problem.

It appears that this is a common problem in all 2000 and 2001 Honda Accords (Google it, and you'll know what I mean). This is an important safety feature, and I feel Honda should provide a lifetime warranty, just like they do for seatbelts.

- , Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 082006

(reported on)

Accord LX

  • 85,003 miles

The SRS light came on after a long drive through a rain storm. Perhaps a coincidence, but a big inconvenience. Have not gotten a clear answer from any source.

- , Duluth, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 072006

(reported on)


  • 40,000 miles

Srs light is coming on at different speeds and at different times, sometimes stays on longer then 2 minutes. Had car at dealer twice but they are helpless. My wife is driving this car and answer from dealer is that she is not heavy egnough to put pressure on the sensors which are in the seat . What an immature statment this is. She drives this car for over four years and never had this problem until now and her weight did not change.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

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