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:
155,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. factory defective radiator fill neck (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 072006

(reported on)

Accord LX 2.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles


Car severly overheated resulting in $ 1050.00 in repairs. Work has always been performed by the Honda dealership. Replaced all engine gaskets, head, valve cover, etc. New thermostat, radiator cap, hose, inspected and milled cylinder head, etc. The list goes on and on. No known reason for the car to over geat was found, nada, zip, nothing. Mechanic found a possible cause was a defective radiator fill neck where the radiator cap gasket meets the radiator fill neck. The neck is incorrectly shaped allowing improper sealing of the coolant system. This appears to me a factory part defect and should be covered by the Honda Motor Manufacturing Company and whatever the mileage. Some reimbursement would be appreciated even though the car has 155k on it. Any suggestions? Thanks for lending an ear., Tony

- , Somerset, KY, USA

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