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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
138,622 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2000 Honda Accord brakes problems

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 082018


  • 145,000 miles


Honda had the main brake line with hydraulic fluid burst causing accident. Pushed on brake pedal went straight to floor and did not stop. Was working fine the day before, pumping brake pedal was uselesss. Car was heading for another vehicle so I drove off the road, speed was about 30mph when I ended in a median strip.

- Arnold, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 012015


  • 141,220 miles
After having the vehicle in "reverse" to get into a stall parking space on the street, it was shifted into "drive". while being in "drive" and tapping on the gas pedal, the vehicle went in "reverse" uncontrollably. The brakes did not respond. In an attempt to avoid reversing into a wall, the vehicle turned and crashed into a parked vehicle. The impact potentially injured a women that was standing behind the impacted vehicle talking with someone.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 132013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 112,270 miles
I was approaching a traffic light at a speed of about 35 mph driving my Honda Accord 2000 V6 on July 13, 2013 approximately @ 2.00 pm est. I was in the right lane and all of a sudden my car accelerated on its own increasing the speed to approximately 60 mph. Shocked by the random acceleration, I applied brakes to stop the vehicle. After stomping on the pedal it was apparent that the brakes did not work. Therefore in order to avoid going towards the traffic I decided to drive into the woods on to my right side. The car came to a stop inside a wooded area 45 yards from the edge of the right lane knocking off all the trees on its way. It deployed both airbags in the front. The vehicle is completely damaged ( totaled). There was no injuries to me or any others in this crash. I firmly believe & suspect there was some malfunction in the vehicle's speed control system that resulted in this mishap. It would be a great help if you could assist in contacting Honda motor company.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 252013


  • 156,000 miles
We just got in the car after valet parking returned it to us. After the first brake application at about 20 mph the brakes went to the floor. We found a parking space and called for a tow to our Honda dealer. The dealer called later to say that the brake lines had rusted through and could not be driven. This car has been serviced at this dealer since new and had just had the required 150,000 mile inspection with no mention of a problem. In 61 years of automobile ownership, I have never experienced such a problem. I think that this is a safety issue and not a normal wear and tear issue such as a leaky brake cylinder.

- Ham Lake, MN, USA

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