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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:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,737 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 Owner Comments

problem #19

Mar 082012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 0 miles

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

Traveling on 4-lane highway when another vehicle exited a parking lot at a high rate of speed, striking the right front of the 2001 Honda Accord. Both driver and passenger side airbags deployed. However, the airbag inflater ruptured, striking the driver in the head, fracturing her skull. Airbag inflater may be subject to recalls 08V593, 09V259, and/or 11V260. Current vehicle owner is third owner of this vehicle. (this submission is by legal counsel for injured driver.)..updated 09-19-12 updated 09/21/2012

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 012011

Accord

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord. Consumer states problem with vehicle the consumers vehicle was hit by another vehicle. When the air bag deployed, it broke loose and particles of metal hit the consumer in his face and also caused a stab wound which penetrated his chest area. The consumer saw on the news a recall had been issued regarding air bag problems. (lawyer wrote in on behalf of client) updated 09/13/11

- Mayaguez, PR, USA

problem #17

Sep 082010

(reported on)

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord. Consumer express discontent with recall repair assistance from dealer when the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to comply with the recall, she was told they would call when the part came in, as it had to be ordered. Several months have passed, and the consumer has not received a call or a notice.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #16

Sep 012010

(reported on)

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Honda Accord. Consumer states denial of recall repairs by local dealership

- San Luis, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jul 282010

(reported on)

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord. Consumer expresses issues with airbag safety recall the consumer was under the impression that the recall had been rectified. However, she receivved a fedex letter stating this was the 2nd notice regarding the air bag recall. Honda stated they did not have a recored of her vehicle ever bening serviced for the recall.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #14

May 032010

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord ex. The contact stated the air bag warning light remained illuminated on the dashboard. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA recall id number: 10V041000 (air bags inflator) but the repair did not correct the failure and the warning light remained illuminated. The manufacturer advised that the air bag warning light illuminating was not related to the recall repair. The dealer performed a diagnostic and also advised that the air bag failure was not related to the recall. The failure persisted. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage is 151,000. Updated 09/28/10 updated 10/01/10

- Anaheim , CA, USA

problem #13

Mar 012010

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Honda Accord. Consumer requests supplemental restraint system fixed for free on September 18, 2009 the air bag inflator was repaired free of charge under a safety recall notice. Six months later, the SRS light illuminated. An independent auto shop informed the consumer a new electronic module was needed. The consumer then contacted the dealer and was told it was probably not related to the safety recall.

- Highland Park, IL, USA

problem #12

Jul 292009

Accord

  • miles
Consumer has issues with 2006 Buick lacrosse and 2001 Honda Accord the consumer stated his wife was involved in an accident in their 2001 Honda Accord. She rear ended another vehicle. The consumer believed the air bags may have deployed prematurely due to the injuries she received. The vehicle was totaled. After the accident, the consumer received a recall notice regarding the air bags. Updated 12/02/14

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

problem #11

Feb 162010

Accord

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord was involved in a accident and airbags did not deploy. Consumer received a recall notice after the accident. Consumer would like NHTSA to investigate this issue. The consumer's son was driving in icy and snowy conditions, when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle and the front of the vehicle struck the underside of the trailer portion of a tractor trailer. Apparently, the vehicle rotated and the side impacted the trailer. The consumer stated neither the side or front air bags deployed.

- Highland Heights, OH, USA

problem #10

Apr 072010

(reported on)

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord. Consumer would like to know what course of action can be taken due to the fact that he thinks the dealer has failed to remedy the defect which has a safety recall for the driver's airbag inflator. The consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail. When he arrived at the dealership, he was informed the SRS driver inflator had already been replaced. However, the SRS light was still on which indicated a problem still existed.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 062010

(reported on)

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Honda Accord. Consumer states recent receipt of recall notice concerning the driver's airbag inflator. Consumer asserts that the problem is much more serious than that which is outlined in the recall notice. The consumer stated the SRS sensor has been replaced three times.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #8

Feb 172010

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact received a recall notification letter, NHTSA campaign id number 08V593000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflater module). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the recall remedy repair. The horn failed to function after the recall remedy was performed on the vehicle. The dealer was notified and refused to take financial responsibility for the repair. The vehicle has been repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 3/24/10 the consumer stated prior to the recall repair the horn worked. Updated 09/16/10

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #7

Dec 152009

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord driver's air bag problems. The consumer received a recall letter regarding the air bag inflator. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for the repairs. After the repairs were done, the air bag light illuminated. The dealership told the consumer he would have to pay $55 for the problem to be diagnosed.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 102009

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord air bag safety recall. The consumer was not happy with how the recall repair was handled. The SRS light was on which indicated there was a problem. However, the dealership insisted that the SRS light being on had nothing at all to do with the air bags and they would not deal with it unless the consumer paid them to analyze, let alone fix the potential safety problem. The consumer then called Honda Motors and was told the air bag light being on did indeed have to do with air bag safety. Customer service did state the consumer would have to pay for the repairs.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #5

Sep 282009

(reported on)

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer received a recall for 2001 Honda Accord driver's air bag inflator. Consumer states that the dealership did not have the parts available for the recall. The dealership informed the consumer the reason they did not have the parts was because he needed to bring the recall letter into the service department before they could order the parts.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 232009

(reported on)

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Honda Accord has several problems since the owner gave the vehicle to her daughter. The consumer stated the horn sounds continuously and the vehicle vibrates. The consumer stated she received an air bag recall notice.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012009

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact was experiencing issues with the SRS air bag warning indicator constantly illuminating on the instrument panel. Her VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V593000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module), although the failures were identical. The dealer stated that they were unaware of any recalls and the failure she was experiencing may not have been associated with the recall. In addition, the driver's side seat belt would often fail to operate. The failure and current mileages were less than 88,000. Updated 04/24/09. The consumer also stated the seat belt do not lock even when the brakes were applied. Updated 04/28/09.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 112008

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
SRS light stays on, indicating that the driver airbag is not operational. Honda refuses to correct the situation at their cost.

- So. Euclid, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 102005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Faulty supplemental restraint system/ SRS light. SRS was reset by Honda dealer 01/10/05. Approx. 1 month later SRS came on again, has yet to be reset because I refuse to pay for another SRS reset. Honda of America refuses to fix this problem at their expense. There is a defect in the SRS sensors.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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