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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.

7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,820 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 272006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,100 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 70 mph the rear passenger side tire ran flat without warning. Upon inspection the tire felt hot compared to the other tires. There was no road debris present when the tire ran flat. The flat tire was replaced by the spare and then driven to the dealership. When attempting to refill the tire it exploded. Upon inspection the dealer discovered a split on the inside of the sidewall. All four tires were replaced previously due to normal tread wear. After the incident the blown tire was replaced at the consumer's expense. The tire is a Goodyear assurance triple tread. Updated 3/17/2006 -

- Palm City, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 022001

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
After having vehicle serviced for its 7500 mile check, from that point on, consumer noticed that the left front tire needed air each day, vehicle was taken back to dealership and consumer was informed that there was a plug in the sidewall of the tire and it needed to be replaced.(Michelin mxv4 plus)

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 112001

Accord

  • miles
Tires dvelop bubbles on sidewalls, weakening, the tire and may cause tire to pop at any time. (tiresize: 1956515H)

- Mount Vernon, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 022001

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles
After having vehicle serviced for its 7500 mile check, from that point on, consumer noticed that the left front tire needed air each day, vehicle was taken back to dealership and consumer was informed that there was a plug in the sidewall of the tire and it needed to be replaced.(Michelin mxv4 plus)

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

problem #1

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

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