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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
129,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1999 Honda Accord AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012011

Accord LX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


Fan and temperature knobs both broken. Minor inconvenience.

- , Fremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 172013

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 204,000 miles

Knobs fell off and its hard to turn blower on or off. have to use pliers to do it. then the hot to cool temp knob fell off. now the buttons don't work. its stuck on vent and won't change.

- , Elkhorn City, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 052006

Accord LX 2.3L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

This is a mild complaint but still worth mentioning because that is the first thing that made the car look worth less then what it was. I turned the knob one day and the whole thing fell apart in my hand, a while later then the second one. I have priced them with Honda and was told they would cost about $17 a piece. It is just annoying because sometimes its hard to turn the little metal switches that the knobs used to cover.

- , Edinburg, TX, USA

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