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:
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Average Mileage:
202,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. get rid of it (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Honda Accord engine problems

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012016

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 219,000 miles


I take care of my mother who has late-stage Alzheimer's disease. I also have in my care my brother with mental retardation, two kids going away to work and college to another state. I lost my job, I lost everything because this car. I used to love Hondas now I swear I hate the living hell out of them! I cannot keep this trash car in my situation, I cannot afford these payments. I am abandoning the car I will rather pay a ticket. I don't want this car and I want no car. I will rather walk and carry my mother everywhere I go.

One buys a reliable car due to a situation at home, and the reliable car is a trash can complete from point a to point z. Drive and stop at red light, car shakes and shuts off, get it turn on it will struggle to drive off and take it's time to do so until it catches. Everywhere I bring it is a sensor. How many oxygen sensors can you replace within a week on such a satanic car? I bought every sensor and because I get past I repeat them again cuz is always a sensor problem says Auto Zone machine.... I have zero income , I cannot make 200.00 out of 0.00 so Honda keeps your trashy car ya robbed people with this trash and is messed up that people like me have to pay for it!!!!!

It is messed up that we are making someone rich when they sell us junk. Why not we sell rotten fish and also get money for selling junk? I think it is pretty messed up and I do feel they should be reliable to fix it for at least $100.00 since they manufactured it why do we have to pay?

- , Hartford, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 152015

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles

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unintended acceleration unintended acceleration

I turned my car on, released the parking brake, and while my foot was on the brake, I shifted in to reverse. My car went from 0 speed to a high speed that shot my car out of my driveway like a bullet into the intersection and vacant lot across from my house. As I braked, the car continued to accelerate and the car began to spin in circles creating deep ruts about 12 inches in depth in the ground. The brakes did not seem to work and the car continued to accelerate. As it spun around the third time, a small tree and street sign was in front of me in the field and I released my foot off the brake and the car hit the tree and sign. The car died.

I was visibly shaken by this experience, and had to miss work. I took pictures of the driveway and the ruts in the field to show how the car went out of control at a very high speed. When the tow truck came to haul the car to my mechanic, about 3 hours had passed, the car was sitting in the sun, and the driver had no problems turning on the car and driving it on the ramp of the tow car. The mechanic examined the car and could not find any reasons that this problem occurred. Any person who I explained what happened kept questioning me about having my foot on the gas pedal. As I explained to them, the tracks on my driveway are movements like a fishtale, and the the three ruts in the field show how the car spun in circles, half on the field and half on the street. I do not use my left foot on the brake and I am sure of that. The car took off and kept accelerating at a high speed.

I am so grateful that none of my neighbors were up yet walking their dogs or taking their morning run. I am also grateful that no cars were coming down the road, for we would have all been killed by the speed of my car.

- , Memphis, TN, USA

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