Notes: The 2000 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure, subframe rust, & problems with the airbag system (SRS). We recommend avoiding this model year like the plague.

The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 90,000 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.

The SRS warning light likes to come on due to a defective seat belt sensor -- typically the driver's side. This sensor is covered under Honda's lifetime seat belt warranty, but some dealers charge a $100+ "diagnostic fee" or tell customers the entire SRS unit ($800) is bad.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
50,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. change the brake pads retract mechanism (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 102012

Accord LS EX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


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excessive brake wear excessive brake wear excessive brake wear

A year ago I replaced my wife brake discs to her Honda Accord V4 LS Ex year 2000 and everything was fine until recently she felt like her car was not braking steadily. I removed the wheels to find a big surprised as you could see deep holes (pitting) corrosion, cavities or kind of caverns forming all around in the disc or rotor flat surface where the pads are suppose to squeeze to make the car stop.

As you can see from the pics it is very localized what makes me thing it is a defect during manufacture.

I have never seen this before. Is this a defective part I should be entitle to a free replacement from the Honda parts supplier that sold them to me (

I live in a city of no much humidity, 80 miles or more away of the sea. The car is park under roof and the parking lot is fully cemented and not near to any water sprinkler. Pads where new when I change the rotors. I used brake cleaner before completing the job.

In the car description I indicate 10,000 miles but what I meant is since I change the rotor, not the millage of the car.

As you see in the pics it is practically as some one had trow acid or something like that in some spots of the rotor but that is crazy because otherwise the trim of the wheels would have also suffer some damage.

The happy answer from the customer service department:

QUOTE: International sales are not covered by warranty. If this was a domestic sale the warranty would have expired already.

As far as your rotors, it is impossible to tell from here, but it looks like they were exposed to salt water. UNQUOTE.

- , Caracas, DF, Venezuela

problem #3

Feb 142010

Accord EX L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

I had the brakes and rotors replaced two weeks after i bought this car because the steering wheel would shake when I stop and the car vibrated as well. TWO DAYS later... Problem reoccurred. I was told it was of my driving. I brake to hard and to quickly causing my brakes to heat up and warp my rotors. Really?!? Because I drove the 1999 Honda accord 4 cyl and never had this problem. I looked all over the net and this is a frighteningly common problem! Scary when you can't stop your car because the MANUFACTURER produced a faulty product but REFUSES to acknowledge that this is even a problem!

- , Littleton, CO, USA

problem #2

Aug 152002

Accord LX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

Problems with brakes. First I noticed brake overheatting. Brake pads lasted only 18k. After first pads replacement and 5000 more brake pedal started to shake during braking. Disks been resurfaced and pads replaced by the mechanic. 5000 more and problem returned back with brake pedal shaking and brake disks overheatting. Decided to solve the problem myself (luckily I had an automechanic degree from the professional school in a past). Problem was successfuly solved and after new btake disks been installed and retract mecjanism for pads changed I was able to achieve 70K+ on rotors and 35-45K on pads before replacement.

- , Vernon Hills, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 132006

(reported on)

Accord V6-EX Coupe

  • 55,000 miles

I bought the car from a dealer with 40,000 miles on it. It was originally a southern vehicle. Since I bought it, I have replaced the brakes at 55,000 and 85,000. The vehicle is now at 90,000 miles and a vibration in the brake pedal is quite noticeable. I do a lot of interstate travel and am not an aggressive driver. I was told at the dealership (Shenango Honda/Nissan) that the Honda brakes are prematurely failing in northern climates due to the new de-icing chemicals being used. They recommended that the brakes be examined every 8,000-10,000 miles! I live in an apartment complex and don't have the ability to replace my own brakes so I am stuck with their service. Lastly, they informed me during my last visit that the grade-logic automatic transmission in the V6 Accords are also showing a possible reliability concern around 100,000 miles. Although I have not noticed any issues with my vehicle, I have confirmed the issue with other Accord owners. I believe that this may be my first and last Honda and I may return to buying Toyotas. I would expect these issues from an American vehicle, but not a Honda!

- , Oil City, PA, USA

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