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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
184,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced bearings (2 reports)
1999 Honda Accord wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1999 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012014

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


I am surprised at the "Avoid like the plague" rating. I love my 1999 Accord. I have had to repair some things over the years, but what can you say for a 15 year old car with 170,000 miles that still runs and drives great and is reliable? How many 1999 vehicles do you still see on the road in comparison to the Honda Accord? Not many. I see cars like mine everywhere. Honda had to do something right, don't you think?

- , Cranston, RI, USA

problem #1

Jan 162013

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 204,000 miles

Sounds like crap and gets on my nerves. hard to tell if anything else is wrong with it.

- , Elkhorn City, KY, USA

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