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:
185,225 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012013

Accord SE 1.8L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 166,450 miles


side lights very dim and fail soon after replacing bulbs, no amber sections in headlamp unit - main lamps also dim

- , Milton Keynes, Bucks, England

problem #1

Jan 162013

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 204,000 miles

Hard to drive at night. I got kids and I do my best not to drive at night because you can't see even with bright lights on. Sad that even when brights are on no other driver complain to me flashing or anything because they are dull.

- , Elkhorn City, KY, USA

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