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:
No data
Average Mileage:
148,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 092015

Accord Vtec V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


My 2001 Accord ran 145K miles and every 1k mile I have to add at least 2 qts of oil.

Compression in one of the valve was low and it was replaced, I still having high burning oil.

Any one else found the fix for this issue? If so, please update.

- , Fremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 082012

Accord EX 2.0L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles

A honda motor using 1 qt every 2.5K miles after a failed transmission, failed radiator, catalytic converter, 3 sets of ball joints, front and rear ball bearings, and 2 sets of rack and pinion sets.

honda is junk. Buy American.

- , St. Charles, MO, USA

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