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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,000.00
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

engine problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 212008

Accord EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

MY WIFE WAS PULLING INTO A PARKING SPACE AT LOCAL FESTIVAL.AS SHE TURNED INTO THE SPACE AND WITH HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE,THE CAR SURGED FORWARD SLAMMING INTO A TREE.THERE WAS EXTENSIVE FRONT END DAMAGE.I WAS FOLLOWING IN ANOTHER VEHICLE.HONDA REPLACED A PART THAT KEEPS THE ENGINE FROM STALLING IN SLOW SPEED WHEN MAKING A TURN WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING ON.THE HONDA MECHANIC TOLD ME THE CAR WOULD SURGE IF THE PART FAILED.THE MANAGER OF THE DEALERSHIP GAVE A SHRUG."I NEVER HEARD OF ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING BEFORE" I MADE A COMPLAINT TO HONDA CORP,NEVER DID THEY REPLY.I SEE THE PROBLEM STILL EXISTS IN LATER MODELS. PS,IF THE TREE WAS NOT THERE THE CAR WOULD HAVE PLOWED INTO A CROWD OF FESTIVAL GOERS !

- , Naples, FL, USA

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