Notes: The 1998 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure, peeling paint, & subframe rust. We recommend avoiding this model year like the plague.

The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 100,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000.

Peeling paint has also been a huge issue for these Accords. Most of the complaints are with darker paint colors -- especially green & blue.

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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Jul 281998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Dashboard fuel gauge failed. Mjs

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge failed.

- Dana Point, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 051999


  • miles
Electronic climate control module fails when defogger and lights are on. Also, gas gauge did not read over 3/4 full.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 121998


  • miles
This car is a lemon. I have had so many problems I can not believe it. The sunroof has been replace 3 times, the headliner 2 times. The fuel gauge sticks at times, even after filling the tank it only shows it's half full. The egr valve has been replaced once, and it now is bad again. I burn 93 octane gas, supposedly the cleanest, but my dealer tells me it's from dirty gas. The fan for the climate control chirps like a bird.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #1

Feb 281998


  • miles
Fuel gauge does not work. Dealer replaced something and the odometer registered zero miles, instead of 4588 and the fuel guage still does not work.

- Deerfield, FL, USA

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