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:
Average Mileage:
76,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced the 2 short screws with 1 longer screw (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 102009

Accord EX 2.3L 4 CYL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


Handle and all components suddenly came off after backing out of a parking space and placing the car in drive. I immediately drove to the nearest dealership. They quickly reassembled it at no charge. However, it came apart 2 more times over the next few weeks. I personally resolved the problem by replacing the 2 screws with a longer screw.

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252002

Accord LX 2.3L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles

I purchased the car with an ex-spouse soon after we bought it we noticed the handle to the gear shift would come loose but we would just tighten the screw and it would hold it down again. But one day we were parking the car and while trying to put in park the whole handle with spring and screws and all went flipping around. We lost the screw and in the mean time almost hit the car in front of us because my ex was fumbling and forgot the car was not in park. Which of coarse you can not change gears until you push the button on the gear shift. So I had to dig around in the car looking for the parts and put the thing back together so we could park.

- , Edinburg, TX, USA

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