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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,731 miles

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #17

Jul 082013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


Hi, don't know where else to report this information. I've called before, let it ring for up to 20 minutes, with no kind of pick up.I was going to buy the mentioned vehicle from ross auto, at 590 28th St SE, 49509. I took the car to rivertown Honda in grandville, mi, kenowa sw, 49509 for inspection. Ross's claims car has 20,000 actual miles. I brought it back, quite livid with the lies. He told me to give him carfax in my hand, I said I would for the $35 fee. He freaked out, said there's something wrong with me for being upset about their lies.I told him to get the car off the lot.the following Sunday, drove to ross', car still there. Price raised to $7998.called my attorney general's office >told me to call the my secretary of state.rep gave me phone number claimed 2 B a federal Agency.was not.called back my sec state, on hold > than 1/2hr, told "this is federal offence" >call another #. told>..."nothing U can do, car is> than 10 yrs old".I called fbi in grand rapids, mi. Told me it's issue 2 take up w. the my sec. Of state. See now why ross' laughing all the way 2 bank, as he's unaccountable 2 my neighbor, [xxx],district court judge >office about a mile from ross', in city of Wyoming court building. Told me he has no jurisdiction, doesn't offer legal advice. Don't know if car is still on lot. I presume someone bought it & been ripped off royally. At closing time, multiple hispanic men drive many of the cars off the lot for some reason. I find this quite peculiar. This situation is an outrage, & I'm dumbfounded that there is no one who will take the time to stop these low what if car is >more than ten years old" doesn't the odometer have a serial number on it that can prove it's much less than ten years old" this is a "total loss vehicle" being sold as something quite different. Inexcusable outrageousness. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #16

Dec 092011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
The "balance shaft seal pop out" is known issue (defect) since day1, however, american Honda motor company was trying to cover it up and my year model (2000) was intentionally not included in the original recall list in order for them to reduce the cost by risking people's life. However, if you google it, 2000 year and even later model are all over the places. Honda motor company was betting on its dealer would be supposed to put a retainer on top of the seal when the car is due on its first timing belt replacement. However, it did not happen, the net result is it costs me over $720 to fix it and I was fortunate enough the engine was not blown up (and I had not been killed) on the highway because of the empty engine oil resulted from this sudden sealed being popped out (the oil would be gone seconds after pop out happens). Worst yet, after this incident happened, I contacted with american Honda motor talked with [xxx] with some Japanese last name who had very bad attitude and very unprofessional, simply flattened out and told me I am sorry and we can not help in anyway. I believe it is time to do the right thing and gradually drive this very foreign motor company out of us, they do not care our lives here in us anymore. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #15

Feb 152011


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord ex. The contact stated that the vehicle would not restart after it was turned off. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised him that the PCM and the fuel pressure regulator needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired for the fuel pressure regulator. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #14

Sep 102010


  • 122,206 miles


In March of 2008, my 2000 Accord SE Honda's transmission failed and had to be replaced at 122,206 miles; I had to pay for a rebuilt replacement transmission, today I was informed that I will need yet another transmission by Honda, that my car is not safe to drive until the repair is completed, and that the three-year or 36,000-mile warranty will only extend as far as the original warranty (that is roughly another 15,000 miles or until March 2012). The current transmission only functioned for less than 21000 miles. I do not understand why there has been no recall for this model's potentially catastrophic failure of a transmission. Even though I was not in an accident, I easily could have been as I have to commute 44 miles a day to work. Clearly, if the second identical failure happened in so short a time, there is a serious flaw---one with potentially lethal consequences that needs to be investigated.

- Auburn, AL, USA

problem #13

Mar 172000


  • 140,000 miles
Vehicle idle real low and shut off when stop. When that happen I restart engine, put it in drive and vehicle will shut off again. In order to make it stay running, I have to give it some gas while I have a foot on the brake.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #12

Dec 012007


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. After the vehicle was started, the air bag and service engine indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and they performed a diagnostic, but found no defects. Immediately following, the contact noticed that the cooling fan would remain activated for long periods of time after the vehicle was turned off. She also stated that she could only place half a tank of gasoline in the vehicle. The vehicle would stall when it had a full tank of fuel. The vehicle was driven to the dealer a second time for a diagnostic and no defects were found. The cause of the failures have not been determined. The manufacturer has not been notified and the vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 199,259 and failure mileage was 180,000.

- Smithville, GA, USA

problem #11

Sep 152007


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact noticed that the SRS warning light would consistently illuminate on the instrument control panel, which indicated that the air bags were inoperative. She took the vehicle to the dealer on two occasions and they performed routine maintenance, which temporarily corrected the issue. Weeks later, the failure recurred and the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. She took her vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that she needed to replace both components at the discounted cost of $2,600. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact sent a letter to the manufacturer, but never received a response. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 122,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 252007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. After driving the vehicle short distances, the engine became hot and the contact attempted to restart the vehicle. The vehicle would start, shake, and then shut off. The vehicle has been taken to a dealer twice, but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 02V12000 (electrical system:ignition:switch). The current mileage was 90,621 and failure mileage was 83,000. Updated 03-11-08

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 242007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,959 miles
I noticed when I stopped my car made an abnormal idol noise. I took my car into the local Honda dealer who proceeded to inform me that the spark plug in my car was stripped and the threading coils were now completely stripped as well and the cylinder head needs replaced. The spark plug in the car is a genuine Honda spark plug which if this is not caused by normal wear then it must have been poor workmanship. Honda is only willing to pay for half of the damage (total cost is $2000.75) I am stuck because I do not feel I should pay for damages that were incurred while the spark plugs were placed by Honda.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 262007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. After waiting awhile, the vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was previously repaired in April of 2006 under recall number 05V025000 (electrical system: Ignition: Switch). The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 84,000. Updated 02/01/08. Updated 02/01/08

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 072005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles


The case # is N012005121900955. This is my story: I was driving North on I-5 in heavy traffic. When I slowed down to about 40 miles an hour my car just died. I was able to barely able start the car and slowly drove off the off the road less than 50 feet. I barely made it off the road. I had no clue happened. Up to that point car ran good. Fortunately I was on the far right lane. It could have been disastrous with all the traffic. I wonder if any accidents have been caused by harmonic balancer coming loose and loosing all power? both fan belts were off. Upon further inspection by the hi way rescue team, he noticed that the harmonic balancer was not inline. I called Tacoma Honda the following morning and inquired about the harmonic balancer coming loose on Honda engines and the service manager said he hasn't heard any problems. So I had the car towed to a mechanic friend of mine, VIN, and he repaired. VIN informed me that he worked on one who had the same thing happen about the same day on a 1999 Honda with less miles. Also his friend had a harmonic balance come loose on a Prelude. I don't know what year this car was made. This cannot be just a Tacoma, Washington problem. I asked the parts manager about harmonic balancers coming loose and he said he has heard of it. A harmonic balancer should never come loose for 2 reasons. One, it is tighten so tight that you can not loosen it with a impact wrench. Two, it turn against the direction of the thread. This is what carla told me this morning that she is not aware of any problems similar to what I experienced. I will wait for a week for any feedback from you. If your research finds no problems with harmonic balancer coming loose I would like to know. You should be able to find out how many harmonic balancers has been sold or replaced. I will write to NHTSA to see if this is a fluke that happened in Tacoma or more widespread.

- Dupont, WA, USA

problem #6

Jan 032005


  • miles
2004 Honda Accord developed a cold fast idle of 1500 RPM for 2-6 minutes..** answer required***.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #5

Mar 112005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,770 miles
With 46,270 miles, two head bolts broke resulting in the failure of the head gasket. The vehicle did not overheat until after the gasket failed. The dealer has "suggested' that the bolts were over torqued after manufacturer, however, I purchased this vehicle new and no work has been done on it that would involve the head bolts. Repair involved a new gasket kit and 12 new bolts. I have the old bolts.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 202004

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
After driving the vehicle for a while, the vehicle has a problem with restarting. Vehicle would hesitate for a while and you need to apply the accelerator pedal to the floor before starting. Vehicle has been to two separate dealers. The first dealer replaced the erg valve. And the problem recurred and the second dealer replaced the fuel pressure regulator kit and the problem still recurring.. check engine light continues to appear on dashboard. Intermittent stalling. Dealer removed and replaced egr valve/removed intake manifold and cleaned ports.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 012004

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The mechanic informed the consumer that the cause could not be determined. Please fill in additional information.

- De Leon, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles
My car has a problem starting in cold weather it has happened 5 times in 9 months it has been in the shop 3 times they are calling it a extended crank problem other people are having the same problem with 2002 and 2003 Accord but the company says they do not know what is wrong with

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 012003

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
I owned a 2000 Honda Accord LX 4 door sedan with automatic transmission. The car has 34,672 miles. The car makes loud noise when accelerating. I found a Honda service bulletin (00-038) that was similar to my problem, but it only cover V6 models.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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