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:
66,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1999 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052003

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • 44,000 miles


I do not feel that the consumer should be held liable for a problem I feel is clearly a manufacturing defect. I've never had this problem with my past vehicles.

- , Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 062008

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

i was pulling in to park my car in its usual spot at work, when my accelerator pedal stuck on me and caused me to crash my car into a railroad yard, which is next to our company. I had my brakes on the whole time and i actually continued to pick up speed until i eventually crashed into some railroad ties and fence. Both airbags deployed, thankfully, and i am o.k., except for some bruises on my right knee and my left shoulder.

I put the car into park and it continued to rev. very strange! it smelled like burning brakes while i lay on my car just shocked. the temp was around 12 deg, so it was cold. no problems ever with this car, and no signs at all driving in to work. i am very fortunate to be even alive right now, and more importantly, no one else was injured. this story must be spread around, for i have read other stories of sticky accelerators in cold weather. this crash totaled my car and almost totaled my life. thanks Honda!

- , Denver, CO, USA

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