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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:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,981 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 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Oct 012001

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Air bag on passenger's side blinks on and off for past 2 months. SRS light just started coming on, and will not go off. Dealer stated cell phone and computer caused sensors to go off, and/ or might cause air bags to deploy. Consumer was not sure if dealer and manufacturer will find a possible solution.

- Childers, AL, USA

problem #5

Sep 242001

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After stopping at a red light, consumer made a left hand turn slightly bumping the curb, as consumer turned the curb the rate of speed was about 2-3 mph, there was minimal damage to vehicle, after completing the turn approximately 15 seconds later the side passenger airbag deployed, consumer states she was approximately 10 feet passed the curb.

- Canyon, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 212001

Accord

  • miles
I was hit in the driver side door by a maroon Ford that ran a stop sign which was traveling about 40/45 mph at impact. I called the dealer, spoke to a man that said the service manager said the side air bags should have deployed:I faxed them all info from the purchase of the car & asked them to please come look at the car; no one came to look at the car. Honda says they have no information at all to give me & the dealer says now it is too late for any help from them. I have pictures & the insurance agents said both bags should have deployed as well. The driver & passanger door to include the front part of the frame by the tire had to be cut off. I feel I have been taken advantage of because I am a woman & I am friends with the manager of the dealership. Please help me get to the bottom of this. My insurance company is usaa & they gave me your address. Thank you. Angela suggs-bartos.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #3

May 152001

(reported on)

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

Mar 242001

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in a head-on collision at a speed of 50 mph, and both driver's side and passenger's side airbags did not deploy.

- Downey, CA, USA

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