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:
185,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced main relay (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 042014

Accord LX 2.3L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles


The car would intermittently start and quickly stall only to be unable to start again. There was no telling when this would happen or how long it would be until the car would be ready to go again. Called a Honda dealership and the technician admitted that the main relays were known to be faulty in these cars. He offered a replacement part for $80 and it was something that could be replaced in your driveway.

The main relay is responsible for telling the fuel pump to prime the engine before starting. With the main relay not functioning properly, the engine would start, burn off the fuel, and stall. It would take some time before coming back to the car and trying to start it again. I would occasionally have to keep my foot gently on the gas pedal after starting to ensure that it wouldn't stall and leave me stranded.

- , Alta Loma, CA, USA

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