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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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$100.00
Average Mileage:
111,676 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced upper ball joints (1 reports)
2002 Honda Accord suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 282011

Accord 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,352 miles

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

As far as I am concern, I am tired of doing repairs to fix the problem twice. Suspension is weak, so is the transmission, as I know someone has an accord too with auto transmission problems during shifting.

- , Calgary, Alberta, canada

problem #1

Mar 052012

Accord 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

I keep hearing a weird squeaking noise coming for my front end on the driver side. Its really loud when i hit a bump and its seems to get worse when its hot out. I brought to a shop and they cant seem to figure out what the problem is. It kinda sounds like styrofoam rubbing together. I am completely clueless on what it is They said my shocks, struts and everything were fine.

- , Mohawk, NY, USA

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