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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,464 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Honda Accord electrical problems

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 012011

Accord 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Honda Accord. Consumer states problem with ignition key being removable when shift lever is out of park the consumer stated a recall was issued for the problem. However, when her husband contacted the dealer, he was informed the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #12

Oct 152009

Accord 6-cyl

  • 82,400 miles
I own a 2001 Honda Accord ex - V6, and I found I was able to take the key out of the ignition without being in park. I took it to the local Honda dealer, explained the problem, and asked them to check the recall 05V025000 electrical system: Ignition switch and was told my car was not covered under the recall. It was for certain VIN #'s and for earlier years. The car was not repaired.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #11

Jun 102007

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions; the transmission began to slip without warning. The failure occurred intermittently. The contact received recall notice 03V423000 (electrical system:ignition:switch). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The dealer charged $100 for a diagnostic test which determined that there was a crack on the outside casing of the transmission. The technician refused to perform the recall remedy until the transmission was repaired. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were unavailable.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 192008

Accord

  • 152,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord LX. The contact stated that he was able to turn the ignition key to the "off" position and remove the key without shifting the transmission to park. The vehicle could roll and a crash could occur if he does not shift the gear into park before removing the key and applying the parking brake. The manufacturer was notified in reference to recall# 05V025000 (electrical system ignition switch); however, he was advised him that his vehicle identification number was ineligible for a free remedy. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 152,000 and the current mileage 177,000.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #9

Jan 012009

Accord

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted after ten minutes. The contact proceeded to drive and the vehicle stalled again. The dealer stated that the ignition was faulty and needed to be replaced. His VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V025000 (electrical system:ignition:switch). The failure and current mileages were less than 127,000. Updated 3/16/09 updated 03/19/09.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #8

Mar 212007

Accord

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2001 Honda Accord shut off while driving. No sound, no warning, just cut out at 40 mph in heavy traffic. Car restarted immediately after pulling over.

- Forest, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 122007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

- the contact owns 2001 Honda Accord. The contact stated that there was a safety recall on the ignition switch, but it did not apply to this vehicle due to the VIN. The contact stated that the vehicle shut off in traffic as though he had turned the ignition off, and it happened on 2 different occasions. The contact was driving at 15 - 20 mph when the failure occurred. The contact stated that on one of the occasions the driver behind him had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting him. On each occasion the weather was nice. He H had the ignition switch repaired on 03/12/2007, and the problem did not recur. The current mileage was 67,504. Update 4/9

- North Whales, PA, USA

problem #6

Apr 282005

Accord

  • miles
Consumer 2001 Honda Accord ignition key is removable with the shift lever out of park. ** answer required*** the consumer parked her vehicle and went inside her home. When she came back out the vehicle had rolled out into the street hit the bumper of another vehicle, jumped the curb and rolled into her neighbors yard. Recall 05V025000 was issued March 2005 for this problem. The consumer request reimbursement from the manufacturer.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #5

Apr 282005

Accord

  • miles
Consumer complaint regarding safety recall: Ignition key is removable with the shift lever out of park issued March 2005. Due to this defect 2001 Honda Accord rolled out of drive way and into neighbors yard striking another vehicle. ***transferred to occ***

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #4

Feb 252005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Owner was driving at 25 mph and vehicle shut down. Owner took the vehicle back to the dealer, and electrical portion of the ignition switch was replaced. However, the problem recurred less than 30 days after the vehicle was repaired. Also, contacted the manufacturer.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,634 miles

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

Owner was driving at approximately 25 mph and the entire dash illuminated and the vehicle lost power. After a 15 minute wait, the owner started the vehicle and drove to the dealer. The vehicle was unable to duplicate itself and the dealer did not find what may have caused the problem. Provide further details. Ignition switch was replaced. Recall campaign; NHTSA campaign id number : 05V025000. The consumer stated that the steering was affected.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 102003

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
My 2001 Honda Accord 2 door coupe ex V-6 is experiencing the same problem as the newly announced recall. The car can be turned off and the ignition key removed while the shift lever is in drive. My wife did remove turn off the ignition and remove the key while the car was in drive. She then locked the car and went into the house. A few moments later I arrived home and the car had rolled out of the driveway and across the street and had come to rest with both rear tires up against the curb. It is just lucky there was no car parked where this car came to rest. It is just as lucky there were no cars coming by when this incident occurred as we live on a very busy street.

- Faribault, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 302003

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Able to pull key out of ignition when not in park.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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