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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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
127,806 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (1 reports)
2002 Honda Accord clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 122012

Accord EX 2.3L 4cy

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,806 miles

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

I EXPECT BETTER THINGS THEN THIS FROM HONDA..FOR THEM TO CHARGE YOU FOR SOMETHING THEY KNOW IS WRONG.. AND WONT FIX IT FOR FREE.. IT'S LIKE STEALING MONEY THEY SHOULD BE CHARGE WITH A CRIME.. FOR SELLING UNRELIABLE CARS..

- , Tustin, CA, USA

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