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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
113,350 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2000 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 162013

Accord EX 2.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,700 miles


Bought this vehicle for my daughter to travel to college thinking this would be a great car and safe to drive. The transmission oil just all of a sudden leaked out. I filled it up, went around the block and it was empty again. Had the axle seals replaced but it still leaks out just as much. Now the car is not runnable. With college payments we can not afford to repair this vehicle. And now we have a car that is not worth anything. When doing the seal replacement another very serious problem was discovered with the subframe. I will be filling out another complaint.

- , Berlin, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 152012

Accord SE 2.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

It started leaking transmission fluid at the beginning of the summer. I have had to add fluid quite a bit. It is starting to shift a little rougher. Not sure where the leak is exactly coming from.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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