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:
221,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace instrument clustser (1 reports)
2001 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 112014

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 221,000 miles

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

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speedometer failure

While I was driving and the speedometer needle went crazy. It flipped over and just stayed on the bottom of the speed gauge, so I thought it was the speed sensor, but it wasn't. It turns out it was the cluster, so I bought used one...This is really bad failure !

- , South Yarmouth, MA, USA

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