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:
Average Mileage:
47,550 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace hood switch (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082008

Accord SE 2.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


The alarm kept going off intermittently. Performance Honda in Fairfield, Ohio said it might be the security box and replaced it. the alarm went off later that day. Then they said they would put their best troubleshooter on it. He said it was the hood switch and replaced it. Finally fixed. $350 later.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 302000

Accord EX 4.2vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

A problem from the get-go...the security system is a beast with a mind of its own. Too often, it has locked me out of the car. At random times, when I unlock the car but do not open a door (usually when I want access via a non-driver's door), turn away, walk away, drop the keys indoors--bam, down go the locks... and I have to fetch the keys, unlock it again, make sure a door is open. There is no predicting when it will do this.

I have picked up on a possible pattern when the trunk lid also is up. Lid up, doors lock(sometimes)--is this "normal"?

- , Bella Vista, AR, US

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