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:
No data
Average Mileage:
153,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Honda Accord windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

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

can never open my side window because it gets stuck , passenger is burning up in the hot sun and cant get the window open , come on Honda

- , Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012014

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

It's a 2-dr. My driver side power window stops on the way up and needs to be pulled up with my hands momentarily, and then it goes all the way by itself. I was told yesterday that I might need a window motor controls component that would cost about $30. Did anyone else have the same issue and got it resolved? If so, how was it resolved.

- , Orlando, FL, USA

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