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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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
62,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012007

Accord

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The lack of support and design of the driver seat has created lower and mid-back issues within my spine. I also suffer pain in my right hip. I have for years and still visit my chiropractor regularly to help with the pain caused by the driving the car.

- , Elizabethtown, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 212002

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

When driving for any length of time, the seat becomes extremely uncomfortable. I have sciatica and the seat seems to press on the nerve.

- , Boca Raton, FL, USA

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