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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
170,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252011

Accord EZ 2.3L

  • Manual transmission
  • 170,000 miles


The drivers side door lock is frozen. I have heard of this happening on earlier generation Accords. The lock mechanism is broken internally and the door thinks it is locked even when the button is up. Everything seems to be connected properly but the door will not open from the inside or outside. I work in the auto shop business, but I have not personally been able to find anyone who has encountered this problem or how they fixed it. I am sure it will need a new door latch, but the trick is getting the door open with the lock mechanism frozen. Any help would be appreciated!

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

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