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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
166,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012010

Accord EX v6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 166,000 miles

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

All right, I just wanted to speak my mind. I have replaced the following on my accord 02: caliper 2x, engine mounts, rear oil seal. probably less than $1000.

I am freaked out that the 02 accord has known transmission issues and that HONDA has not stepped up to the plate. While my trans is ok now, I have 166k on the clock and I'm nervous about the trans going out.

I want to complain so that the more people step up and say something and I truly feel honda should compensate those that lost out.

- , Royal Oak, MI, USA

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