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 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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
92,895 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. clear sunroof drain (1 reports)
2001 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 022013

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,895 miles


At first I thought my grandchild was spilling juice or pop on the floor in the back on the passenger side where the car seat is. When I tried cleaning it up the liquid kept draining back from somewhere unknown but eventually got better. The next time it rained there was about 4 inches of liquid on the floor on the passenger side yet again in the back & about 2 inches in the front. For 10 months autumn, winter, spring, rain, snow, car wash equaled guaranteed flood. We couldn't figure out where it was coming from, no rust or holes & it didn't make sense coming from the floor up.

Fed up in spring, I took it to the car to Honda, they thought it might be coming from the doors or floor panel but it was dry then I took the car back to the body shop I had hail damage repairs done 2 months before the flood first began. Backlogged until July they finally got my car in & discovered the floods were coming from the leaky drain somewhere around my undamaged sunroof. They plugged up one side & no more floods since.

- , Calgary, AB, Canada

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