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CarComplaints.com 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.

8.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,378.00
Average Mileage:
110,637 miles
Total Complaints:
83 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (31 reports)
  2. replaced transmission (27 reports)
  3. replaced transmission with a rebuilt transmission (18 reports)
  4. rebuilt the transmission and replaced torque converter (6 reports)
  5. seal by dealership $400.00 failed again needs, xmsn (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord transmission problems

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #63

Apr 242011

Accord LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While merging onto busy road, transmission failed to engage into 1st gear, almost causing an accident.

- , Miami, FL, USA

problem #62

Feb 112011

Accord LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

I could not believe the transmission failed on me....

- , Belmont, CA, USA

problem #61

Apr 082011

Accord DX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,809 miles

As I feel, the transmission is one of the most important part of the car and it should not go wrong with HONDA.Not at least at this mileage. But more painful is the cost of repairing.( After paying the highest rate of insurance,It hurts a lot)

- , Brampton, Ontario, canada

problem #60

Jan 232006

Accord EX Vtech 4clylder

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i purchased a 2000 Honda accord from the dealer and had transmission problems shortly after 100,000 miles and was very dissapointed but was also relieved that it was under warranty.

- , Covina, CA, USA

problem #59

Nov 282010

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,800 miles

Transmission has been very rough since I bought the car. Honda service place said there was nothing wrong with it when I has them check it out. It would take so long to upshift that it would rev up as if in neutral and then clunk into gear finally.

Now check engine light is on and D4 light is flashing, and the car has only 3rd gear. Using shifter you can get a sort of slippy first gear, no second, and third. No 4th.

I miss my manual transmission.

- , Johns Creek, GA, USA

problem #58

Feb 012010

Accord EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

We are on our third Transmission since we purchased Honda in 2000 September 1 currently has 97,000 and is experiencing excessive oil consumption beyond repair is what the dealer has advised. Claims no answer for this. We have a feeling this is or was caused by our transmission problems and no one will confirm.

- , Visalia, CA, USA

problem #57

Jan 102011

Accord LX 2.3L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,564 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

MY TRANSMISSION COMPLETELY GAVE OUT ON ME. I BOUGHT THE CAR IN MY SOPHOMORE YEAR IN COLLEGE. THE ENGINE LIGHT IMMEDIATELY CAME ON DAYS LATER AND THERE WAS ALWAYS A PULSE WHEN I PRESSED THE GAS. I BROUGHT IT BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE THEM LOOK AT IT BUT THEY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO. I WAS BASICALLY STUCK WITH THE PULSING. SO I DEALT WITH IT FOR TWO YEARS GETTING MY SCHEDULED OIL AND TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGE AND BRAKE TREATMENT, HOWEVER THAT PULSING KEPT HAPPENING AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS STILL ON.

RECENTLY I TOOK THE CAR TO THE STORE AND I FOUND THAT PRESSING THE GAS BECAME EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. I PRESSED THE GAS FOR A FEW SECONDS AND THEN THE CAR SLOWLY ACCELERATED, I KNEW THAT THEN MY TRANSMISSION WAS GIVING OUT ON ME. THIS HAPPENED FOR A FEW WEEKS BEFORE IT COMPLETELY STOPPED FOR GOOD. NOW MY MECHANIC SAYS I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION. I'M SO DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE NOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR MY OPTIONS. WHAT DO I DO?

- , Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #56

Dec 212010

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

Yet another case of a failed AT. On 2 occasions the "D" indicator flashed (indicating trans problem). First time the trans "safed" -- wouldn't shift out of low gear. Ran OK after pulling over & restarting. 2nd time seemed to run OK anyway. CEL came on sometime on the midst of this -- both codes pointed to AT problems (think they were P07xx).

Car was bought used a few years ago -- seemed to be well maintained, including AT services.

- , Greece, NY, USA

problem #55

Feb 032011

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

at stop sign, I could not speed up and in the mean time check engine light is on.

after I turn off my car and restart it, shift around gear, my car start moving. but check engine light still on. I drove to dealer for checking. the result is transmission internal failure(code PO780), dealer ask for $4000 for replace transmission. too much!

I have talked to Honda Customer Servicer yesterday, still waiting for answer if Honda can offer to pay a portion of the repair bill.

- , Pearland, TX, USA

problem #54

Jan 162011

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

Purchased brand new 03/2000. Car always maintained at Dealership, following all recommended service to the letter. Receive notice of factory automatic transmission warranty extension (recall) and sure enough on one of our visits for a check engine light a failed transmission code came up. Honda replaced transmission at 58,800 miles on 10/24/06. Fast forward to 01/06/11 and the car is throwing a code, back to dealer where they replace a 3rd clutch pressure switch for $288. The car now has ONLY 97,000 miles and is driven gently by my wife. Two weeks later the car codes again, back to dealer and it takes them a few days to diagnose a failed transmission AGAIN!! Service adviser offered a 15% discount on a new one. I explained the history to service adviser and this was all he would offer. I instructed adviser to drop the car and we will take it up with Honda care.

- , Wyckoff, NJ, USA

problem #53

Jan 062011

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The transmission filter cannot be replaced and gets clogged, causing the transmission to fail. This is a design defect.

- , MENLO PARK, CA, USA

problem #52

Dec 102010

Accord LX V6 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,607 miles

I was driving my Honda, and I know I was having transmission headaches, but all of a sudden the D4 gear light started flashing on the dashboard, and then the check engine light came on. I pulled off the road, and called for a tow. I called my Honda dealer, and explained my problem, and they said not to drive it. Transmission sounded OK, no leaks, fluid was OK.

- , Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #51

Oct 302010

Accord

  • 80,011 miles

Interesting to read all of the complaints about this problem, since our experience was exactly the same - yesterday morning it was slipping a bit in 2nd; by the afternoon we had a sudden complete failure of the transmission & coasted to a stop on a small country road on the way back from apple picking. The D4 light was flashing. Thank God for my iPhone - at least we could get a tow. This is the 2nd transmission already...judging by everyone's experiences there's no reason to expect any better from a third, so it looks like we'll be shopping for a new car (not a Honda) this week.

- , Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #50

Oct 062007

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

transmission went out on a vehicle supposed to drive without any future problems, DUH

- , Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #49

Oct 062010

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 246,000 miles

the transmission is out again, if i replace this transmission it will be the third transmission for this vehicle, i purchased Honda and have 3 honda vehicles in the family because of dependability and now i will never purchase another Honda again and continue to crap on them any chance i get to everyone.

- , Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #48

Oct 212010

Accord

  • 85,000 miles

JUST BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE USED. WISH I NEW THIS IS PROBLEM FOR YEARS FOR HONDA.

- , Lincolnwood, IL, USA

problem #47

Aug 042010

(reported on)

Accord 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles

After being stopped by police because they thought the car was on fire, I quickly removed my granddaughter, there was smoke/no flame, due to a failed xmsn seal drivers side, dealership replaced at cost of $400.00, 2 weeks later

again leaking fluid.Dealership (Scott Honda West Chester, Pa) has determined a bearing had failed and to keep a eye on it, to fix approx $2,000

Called Honda America,very polite,however offered no help. Solution So-long " Scott Honda",Dealership never removed the failed seal therefore could not have made a determination that the bearing failed As an Engineer go-away answers

sends red flags, Trust= ZERO

- , West Chester, PA, USA

problem #46

Feb 182005

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I couldn't believe that the transmission failed at only 98,000 miles - but we took to trans shop and had them rebuild the trans for $3,000 THEN the rebuilt trans makes a "check engine" light come on that the trans shop tells me I have to replace my trans to get it off. I can't smog my car even though it passes in CA because of their stupid defective lights - air bag and check engine lights. The car runs fine and I don't want to spend another $3,000.

In investigating I was told my American Honda that there was an "issue" with these cars but "wouldn't say the transmissions were defective." He said they extended the warranty to 109,000. I asked him why I wasn't notified. I have lived in the same place for 20 years and got nothing. Now they tell me it's too late and I should talk to my dealer so I drive over there and he's rude, offers nothing and tells me "the trans is probably bad" but it's their STILL DEFECTIVE transmission in the damn car. It's very aggravating that they don't accept responsibility and man up to fix these things. It really sucks

- , Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #45

Sep 082010

Accord SE 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

Ok,so here's my complaint,since I am certain Honda doesn't care. While driving my 2000 Honda Accord SE with 93,000 miles on it the emmision light comes on. The car is definately acting strange downshifting when its not supposed to and reving at high rpms so needless to say I get it home and call for an appointment at my local Honda dealership. I am able to get it there while crawling on the back roads with my flashers on. At the dealership i am greeted with the news that it needs a new transmission and possibly a new motor. How could this be after nurturing this car with oil changes and flushing transmission fluid, and only 93,000 miles on it. Well it appears that Honda did extend their warranty on certain 2000-2001 models to 7 years or 100,00 miles on the transmission due to a factory that was having a higher than average problems with their transmissions.So it appears I am out of luck so much for your Honda lasting 200,000 miles and plus stories,regardless of how you take care of it.

- , Croton On Hudson, NY, USA

problem #44

Sep 102010

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,700 miles

After only roughly 20,000 miles the so-called rebuilt Honda warrantied transmission failed, so now I'm going to be on my third transmission--and I haven't even reached 150,000 miles. I will never buy another Honda!

- , Auburn, AL, USA

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