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:
166,450 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042013

Accord SE 1.8L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 166,450 miles


Total loss of power whilst driving - car failed totally in dark on a roundabout leaving driver at mercy of traffic following at rear - no hazards or warning systems available, driver had to disembark and pray - police arrived and flagged away oncoming traffic until vehicle could be moved onto hard shoulder area. Serious risk to lady and son in car. Car worked fine for two weeks after recent purchase but then dash lights started coming on and off intermittently, resulting total failure within minutes.

- , Milton Keynes, Bucks, England

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