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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
129,950 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. unfortunately a rebuild (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 302011

Accord EX 3.1lV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,950 miles


I had this problem originally on 12/16/2008 when the car had 101,697 miles on it. It cost $3, 219.46 to replace the torque converter and linear solenoid again after 129,950 miles. The yearly service was done on a timely manner. What was found was the linear solenoid was the root cause and is a Honda only part. The failure rate on this part is unacceptable and the design of this transmission was poor. I have heard of other Honda Accord owners with v6 and automatic transmissions from 1999 to 2001 had the same problem. Really poor quality and a safety issue and the problem is being swept under the rug. Honda needs to step up to resolve this linear solenoid part issue and compensate those who have experienced this costly near fix. The rest of the car is on point but the transmission, I am not a happy camper.

- , San Jose, CA, US

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