CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2001 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 100,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000. Transmission failure problems have been a huge problem for Honda Accords & other models all through the early 2000s model years. Honda eventually extended the transmission warranty to 93 months/109k miles for the 2000-2001 Accords as settlement for a class action lawsuit, but that period is over & owners of Accords with transmission problems are out of luck.

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. Also make sure your 2001 Accord has been checked for the airbag recall: excessive pressure may cause metal fragments during airbag deployment.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Honda Accord AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092010

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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

For some reason my heat or A/C doesn't work on the two lowest settings. It worked for years and then suddenly it stopped working. If I turn it on the third or fourth setting (out of 4) it works fine, but for some reason the lower two settings don't work. Its not specifically the A/C or heat...there's just no air being blown, so it seems like the problem is the fan.

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

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