CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2002 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 90,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000. Transmission failure has been a huge problem for the Accord & several other Honda models all through the early 2000s model years. Honda extended the transmission warranty to 93 months/109k miles for the 2000-2001 Accord as a class action lawsuit settlement, but owners of other Accord model years 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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the steering wheel (1 reports)
2002 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012005

Accord SE VTEC 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The upper arch of the steering wheel - the rubber cover has detached from the steering wheel frame and is cracking and breaking down.

I bought a rubberized steering wheel cover to hold it in place for $19 or so.I did some investigation and learned this is a problem with Honda interiors made since 2000.

This is in addition to serious factory-bad transmission issues and excessive engine oil consumption and other serious problems with the SRS and airbags.

- , Frederick, MD, USA

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