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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.

7.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,807.00
Average Mileage:
114,832 miles
Total Complaints:
50 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new transmission (28 reports)
  2. not sure (22 reports)
2001 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

Feb 012009

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,900 miles

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

Honda has had many problems with this transmission and they were not willing to do anything about it.

- , Springfield, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 202009

Accord 4cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

why can't I find a reasonably priced replacement? I like the car but $2000 for a used transmission is ridiculous.

- , 4809 Splint Rd, Madison, USA

problem #8

Aug 062008

Accord EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

It's been 2 years since the last transmission replacement and now we're experiencing the same slipping with the transmission we did 2 years ago. I can't believe we're going to need to replace this thing again. --js

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 062007

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

TRANSMISSION STARTED SLIPPING AT 40000 MILES AND HAS CONSTANTLY GOT WORSE.

- , Newington, CT, USA

problem #6

Aug 062010

Accord 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

just paid off care 7 months ago had drive train replaced and transmission flushed seemed to help for about a week then problem returned and transmission slips everyday. yesterday rpms up to 4 but only moveing at 20 mph. then jerked into gear.

- , Memphis, TN, USA

problem #5

Sep 172010

Accord VP 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles

I bought my 2001 honda accord new within the first year they had to replace the transmission and now at 155000 miles it needs to be replaced again it still runs but when it get warm it will not shift that's about 3miles. Honda knows that there's a problem and should have stood behind their cars. Still Have The Piece of Junk. Now I'm Driving A Toyota Camary hoping for better luck at least 300000 miles Everyone I know that drives a toyota has great things to say.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 152010

Accord EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140 miles

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

This is the second transmission in this Honda, the first one failed at 19,000! Under waranty then... now at less 140,000 new one needed. Honda had an issue with that year and waranted for another 7 years... but now it is too late help... I spoke with a supervisor at Honda America and she was not a kind person ... So beware if your tranny has failed once it will fail again... and Honda will rip you off to fix it.

- , Kelseyville, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 112010

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

Asking Honda to provide "goodwill repair". We'll see what happens. This transmission was replaced due to a recall less than 2 yrs after I purchased the car.

- , Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Aug 012010

Accord LX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Transmission slips when shifting from the first gear to the second. Car revs loudly with not much acceleration. Some problem with the torque converter too. Three codes on the transmission.

- , San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032010

Accord LX 4 cyl Vtech

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

I constantly have to pay attention to the shifting so i can let up on the gas when it shifts or it will rev up and sort of slip or shift hard.I can control the shifting by letting up off the gas but its a pain in the ass.Any body out there have the answer and how much am i going to be out.

- , Huntsville, AL, USA

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