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:
$650.00
Average Mileage:
141,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair leaks (1 reports)
2002 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 292015

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

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

Leaks made the engine run rough , after some time saving money up to fix that issue , i did cost me 650 , not to mention when the leaks where fixed the oil pressure now at regular normal pressure it should be at i had to replace the whole VTEC system which was not able to work with the new fixed oil pressure , VTEC was off that whole time forcing the engine to work harder , and possibly leading to issues later on, come on Honda again with your bs , should have picked a Toyota up instead

- , Anaheim, CA, USA

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