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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:
29 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
23 / 1
Average Mileage:
40,291 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Aug 222001

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles

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

Consumer was at a stop, and was hit on the drivers front side and air bags did not deploy.

- Yeadon, PA, USA

problem #10

Jan 162002

Accord

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at 35 mph, air bag deployed automatically, causing driver to hit a curb and blowout front and rear tires.

- Siera Sota, FL, USA

problem #9

Jan 232002

Accord

  • miles
Involved in front end driver side collision and driver airbag didn't deploy. Passenger side did deploy though. Honda is refusing to replace driver airbag even though it failed to work. I have been told by dealership that they have been seeing many cars coming in with this same problem. Honda has done nothing to address this issue so far. My contact with Honda directly hasn't been favorable. Honda is telling their technicians there isn't a problem when they call for help. The excuse Honda is giving their techs is that the driver airbags are set to deploy with a greater force and the passenger ones deploy with less force. They have had similar problems with civic models and have had to change the control box. Nothing has been done so far to address the Accord problems.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 062001

Accord

  • miles

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

I was alone and stopped at a red light when a vehicle hit me from behind. I had no warning of the approaching car since the driver had fallen asleep. His airbag deployed. My car was knocked directly forward into the truck in front of me, and that truck was knocked into the van in front of it. My airbags did not deploy and my seatbelt/shoulder harness did not prevent me from fracturing my eye-socket on the steering wheel. Based on the force of the impact, I believe that my shoulder harness should have prevented this devastating injury. After repairs that did not include replacing the harness, I am still subject to the same type of injury.

- Duarte, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012001

Accord

  • miles
While traveling approximately 50 mph front passenger air bag deployed unexpectedly, causing loss of control. Vehicle impacted a sidewall, causing damage to wheels and tires. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Denham Spring, LA, USA

problem #6

Aug 222001

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
Consumer was at a stop, and was hit on the drivers front side and air bags did not deploy.

- Yeadon, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 112001

Accord

  • miles

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

Consumer was hit broadside by another vehicle at a 90 degree angle on passenger's side. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Also passenger's side on vehicle was crushed in. Contacted dealer.

- Clinton, MS, USA

problem #4

Jun 282001

Accord

  • miles
Extnsive damage to our two month old 2001 Honda Accord. Extensive front end damage without any deployment of any airbags. Driver hit head on steering wheel and ribs injured. Seat belts worn by all involved. Smoke entered car. Firefighters checked for airbag deployment and severed line. Other vehicle involved was a 1993 Chevrolet Silverado with minimal bumper damage. Honda struck the rear of the Chevrolet. Honda appeared to hit rear of the Chevrolet, and proceeded to travel under the other vehicle. Speed of driver was 30-35.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #3

May 152001

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling out of curb consumer was hit by another vehicle with a 55 mph impact on driver's side, causing $5700 worth of damage. Door was pushed onto driver's seat. Driver's side, and frontal airbags did not deploy, causing head trauma.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 232001

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 50 mph was involved in a side impact collision. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side and doors air bags deployed.

- Ansonia, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 222001

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's side airbag deployed while going over a pothole, repaired at owner's expense.

- Limerck, PA, USA

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