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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 3 of 5)

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problem #43

Mar 232009

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,206 miles

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

I purchased my Honda because it was supposed to be reliable--for the long haul (supposedly had even good resale value). Now I'm finding out the transmissions are trash--and despite the other good features of the car--this negates its positives.

- , Auburn, AL, USA

problem #42

Aug 262010

Accord EX 2.6L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

Just want to complained 2000 Honda Accord fail transmission and honda dealer need to record. I don't want to pay $3000 for transmission fail

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #41

May 012006

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Honda really screwed up on this year. When my car hit 80,000 the transmission went out. Honda replaced it because of the warranty. 6,000 miles after they replaced it the transmission went out AGAIN!!!! So they replaced it again. Well Honda only warranties their replaced transmissions for 20,000. At 22,000 miles after it was replaced again the transmission went out AGAIN!! And Honda refused to replace it. I think if they had any pride in their cars they would stand by their work and replace the transmission especially after it going out 3 times!!! But no, it was then my problem....

- , St. George, UT, USA

problem #40

Jul 052006

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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

The transmission would hardly shift anymore. Even though the car was still under warranty, the local Honda dealership still wanted us to pay half of the repairs. We had to argue with them for awhile and prove to them that we had the warranty (even though I bought the car as a certified honda from THEM) and they had to cover it. I am staying away from Honda for my next car.

- , West Columbia, SC, USA

problem #39

Aug 012010

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,500 miles

SO, I AM VERY GOOD ABOUT HAVING MY CAR REGULARLY MAINTAINED BY VERY GOOD MECHANICS. I HAD MY CAR TAKEN CARE OF AT 100K (TRANNY FLUID, TIMING BELT, ETC.) AND NOW AT 116K MY CAR'S TRANSMISSION IS FAILING. I AM A TIGHTLY BUDGETED STUDENT AND CANNOT AFFORD TO BE WITHOUT A CAR BUT EVEN WORSE, $3000 MORE IN DEBT. HOW IS IT THAT A HONDA, SUPPOSEDLY ONE OF THE MOST RELIABLE CARS, DIES SO SOON. IT'S RIDICULOUS AND I AM PISSED. ALSO, I CALLED HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AND ASKED FOR A GOOD WILL REPAIR. THE WOMAN ON THE PHONE TOLD ME THAT THE WARRANTY HAD PASSED AND THEY COULDN'T HELP ME OUT. BUT I THOUGHT THAT GOOD WILL REPAIRS WERE FOR CARS WHOSE WARRANTY HAD RUN OUT? WHAT THE F??!?!?!

- , New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #38

Aug 022010

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

My Honda only has 57000 miles and the transmission needs to be replaced.. I called Honda and they said I am over the months in the extended warranty but under in miles (100,000). I said to the guy I am being penalized because I have low miles.. If I drove the car alot, the transmission would have went a few yeas ago and qualified for the extended warranty (7 yrs). This is so ridiculous. If they cover the car for 100,000 miles, it should not matter how long it takes to get to 100,000 miles.. Honda's should be reliable but needing a costly repair at 57,000 miles is not reliable to me.

- , Fords, NJ, USA

problem #37

Jul 292010

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

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

Transmissions failed fast and hard. I had some skipping shifting into 2nd for the past week . Now the trany is shot. Waiting on estiment from local mech. Dont know what I will do......looking at 2500.00+ to fix. Also air bag indicator light is on,,,,,, time to sell for parts?

- , Fort Piierce, FL, USA

problem #36

Jun 152010

Accord SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

The car doesn't get driven much, so it has taken longer for symptoms of the known transmission defects for this vehicle to develop. It is way under on mileage, but over on time. We'll see what their reputation is worth to them; but clearly this otherwise defect-free car deserves the same fix everyone else received.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #35

Jan 012007

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

In 2007 at 140k miles the transmission in my 2000 Honda Accord died -- of course one year after my 100k mile warranty!!! . I put a rebuilt in it at a cost to me of $2000.00. Now the rebuilt has died after only an additional 75K miles. The cost for another rebuilt $2500.00. This is ridiculous to have to keep replacing the trannies.

- , Mariposa, CA, USA

problem #34

Jan 012010

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

I purchased my 2000 Honda Accord in December 2006 from CarMax, with 86,000 miles. The car ran perfectly. I kept up with the usual maintenance, such as oil changes, transmission fluid, tire rotations, etc. I noticed at around 95,000 miles that the transmission started slipping between 1st and 2nd gear. I figured it was due to the cars age, but my mechanic said the transmission was going bad. I got the recommended tune-up on my car at 95,500 miles. It seemed that the problems only got worse. At around 120,000 miles, the car would not shift out of 1st gear, and the RPM gauge would rev up to 6000 RPMs. I was told I needed to replace my transmission. That really pissed me off.

Honda is "supposed" to be a top of the line car, as far as quality, but I believe Honda is highly over rated. From looking at all of the complaints on the 2000 Honda Accord, I would have never bought this car had I known all of the problems associated with it. I hope Honda has fixed these problems, and wish everyone who owns one the best of luck. As far as I'm concerned, Honda can kiss my ass!!!

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #33

May 132010

Accord 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

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

I bought the car 3yrs old with 30K miles on it and transmission failed a year after I got it. It was recalled and Carmichael Honda in Sacramento, CA fixed it...Here we are again and its failed again. American Honda says its covered under warranty for 7rs 9months or 109K miles. Mine has 140 and doesnt qualify and its 2400 to fix. almost more than the car is worth.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #32

Mar 262010

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,200 miles

Well, I bought the car new in 1999. I'm 88 years old and drive 400 miles per month (mostly to the doctor).

I have had all the required maintenance done at Woodland Hills Honda, and even though I'm a man, I do drive like a little old lady.

I bought this car because I believed that it would be the last car I ever owned. I took the car to Honda and they quoted $3800 to fix the transmission, brakes and struts. I took it to an ASE certified mechanic who told me that there's nothing wrong with the brakes or struts, but the transmission is shot. They are willing to rebuild it for $1500. I think that I'll pay it and take Honda to Small Claims to recover my loss.

- , Porter Ranch, CA, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #31

Nov 062007

Accord EX 2.3L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

I purchased my 2000 Honda Accord EX in January 2003 , it had approximately 35,000 miles. I purchased it based on its " supposed reliability" . I kept up with the scheduled maintenance. All of a sudden in 2007 with only 95,000 miles on my car , the transmission failed. I was shocked that a "Honda Accord" would have a failing transmission so early. especially since it was well maintained and driven minimally. I took it the Honda service center and they said it was covered under warranty , so they fixed it free of charge. I was very surprised that the trans went so early, but I thought " well hey at least they fixed the problem I should be good for years to come definitely" 2 years and only about 50,000 miles later, The trans has failed again. Now the mechanic admits that the trans from 1999-2001 were defective. and he says the best he could is rebuild it for 3300. I'm just thinking about getting an Acura as my next car. So much for my confidence in Honda. I will just either get a Toyota or invest in the American economy and get a Cadillac cts.

- , Newark, NJ, USA

problem #30

Nov 062007

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Bought the car winter/spring of 2007 transmission failed in fall of 07. All dealerships in the salt lake area wouldn't fix it under extended warranty they would put me on hold and never schedule appointments. One dealership Willey Honda of Bountiful was a huge help. I had to pay for the engine mounts to be replaced. The new transmission has the slipping problem every so often when its very cold in the morning and it has always shifted rough i thought since it was a new transmission. I will never buy a Honda or Acura again we have a second Accord, 2001 with 60000 miles, its beginning to have the same problems. Honda builds great engines, but they aren't worth anything without a transmission to get them to go. My car now has 125000 miles, will be getting rid of the POS within the year, I don't want the new tranny to fail and this time I would have to pay the full 3000 to get it fixed. The car isn't even worth that anymore. I found out of this Honda customer service sucks.

- , Sandy, UT, USA

problem #29

Jan 182010

Accord EX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,463 miles

Assisted my daughter in buying her first car, 2000 Honda Accord, EX, leather, sun roof, the works, from Vandergrift, Honda, Arlington, TX. Within three months, the reverse sometimes worked and sometimes not. Now 2.5 yrs later, complete transmission failure, will not slip into gear and only creates more RPM without movement. Called the Honda company hotline you have on your sight. Even though I read them the amount of transmission issues listed on your web, they would not budge for a "Goodwill Assistance". Since it only happened three days ago, my car man says he can get a used transmission with a limited warranty alot cheaper than a new one or rebuilt. Bought her the Honda because of tales of quality. Looks like Toyota from now on. Really pissed.

- , Crowley, TX, USA

problem #28

Dec 202009

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles

Unfortunately I purchased the supposed to be reliable 2000 Honda Accord and I would be good for years to come. WHAT A PIECE OF SH- T!!! I will never make this mistake again.Anyway this car has been babied and ALL NORMAL AND MAINTENANCE WERE DONE ON SCHEDULE.I purchased this beauty with 16,000 miles and also purchased an extended warranty witch turned out to be worthless because everytime I tried to use it on this car I was told these clunks in reverse and sometimes slips were normal and all was fine,so OK WHAT EVER! At 155,000 miles just in time for Christmas their was a total tranny failure so I looked on line and saw all these wonderful complaints and I called our local Honda of Toms River in NJ and they gave me a quote for a Honda re manufactured tranny for $4,900.00 and was not concerned over the past events. Obviously I wanted to drive the car through their show room window and moved on to a very respected trans shop in the area and he gave me the same transmission with a 3 year warranty for $2,900 and it is registered with Honda. Unfortunately this was just the beginning of a nightmare with this Honda dealership and it amazes me how during this recession this place is still open while all the other dealers have closed oin the past year

although I guess with these prices and nothing seems to be Hondas fault they can afford to leave the lights on.

- , Beachwood, NJ, USA

problem #27

Dec 232009

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

if many Hondas have transmission problem then the company has to fix the car free . Money do not grow on tree for a customer, so what are a customer's right to get the problem solved through the Honda dealer ? I got this car for my son who just came fixed and i really do not know what to do . can Honda take a step ahead and atleast fix my car free so my son can go to school from January ?

- , Edison, NJ, USA

problem #26

Oct 162009

Accord 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

The transmission replaced on my 2000 Honda in 2007 as part of the recall has lasted about half the mileage as the original defective transmission. My discussion with Honda's Customer Service was not helpful at all. I have checked with another Honda Repair Shop and it is going to cost me $3,000 with a 3 yr/100,000 mile warranty. Dobbs Honda, the dealer that replaced the transmission in 2007, has said that I only have 3yrs/36,000 miles warranty even though the replaced transmission was supposed to be new.

- , Memphis, TN, USA

problem #25

Jan 072007

Accord 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

Transmission was failing at the same time I received notice of a recall. I took it to Dobbs Honda in Memphis and the service tech denied the recall at first until I presented the notice. When the transmission was replaced, I was told it was new and not a rebuilt transmission. My warranty was the same as a new one.

- , Memphis, TN, USA

problem #24

Aug 012009

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

My wife and I purchased a 2000 Honda Accord EX 4cyl. new from a dealer in late 1999. We've had all scheduled maintenance, oil changes, timing belt, etc. At 100K, the transmission started to hesitate when accelerating from a very low speed or if we almost came to a stop. When slowing down to a stop the transmission would "fight" to drop to the idling gear. Then it started not responding to the accelerator at all when trying to resume speed. Finally, this past weekend the car won't move at all. After reading all the attempts to deal with Honda USA Customer Relations and Honda's refusal to do anything, we're not even going to bother calling them. Instead, we're bringing the car to a private local mechanic and we're paying for the repairs ourselves. We can't afford a new car at this point. Do we think we should have to pay? No, but it doesn't matter what we think. By the way, our daughter purchased a new 2001 Accord 4 cyl. the following year. She's on her third transmission! Honda paid for everything but her problems started soon after she bought the car. We will all think long and hard before purchasing another Honda.

- , Boston, MA, USA

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