Notes: The 1999 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure, subframe rust, engine shuts off while driving, & peeling paint. 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.

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.

Engine stalling while driving in the 1999 Accord is typically caused by a defective ignition switch -- inexpensive to repair (under $200) but dangerous.

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


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
184,507 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1999 Honda Accord AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012015

Accord LX 2.3L

  • Manual transmission
  • 233,014 miles


Defogger now shuts off randomly when lights on heating /ac panel go out and defaults to panel air instead of defogger.

- , Drayton, ON, Canada

problem #1

Jun 012010

Accord LX 2.3L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

I live in an area where we hit about 110 during the summer which starts in around March or April and ends in November. The AC was working great that was one of my least problems then just all of a sudden it started blowing hot air in the middle of the summer and the lights on the dash flicker on and off. When they are on the AC works ok but once they go off its freaking hot. And IF we get cold during the winter if the lights shut off the heater doesn't blow either.

- , Edinburg, TX, USA

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