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:
No data
Average Mileage:
103,096 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. add some seal repair oil additive every 2k (1 reports)
  3. replace engine (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 042013

Accord SE 4cycl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles


well the problem started after i came back from a tour, took the car out and all when i got back i checked the oil which was so low had to add 2 quarts to get it up. I serviced it shortly after that only to be told that the car usually needs the oil topped even just weeks after servicing and this had been going on while i was away. i confess i messed around with the intake quite a lot after my fuel pump sock got plugged and the car was in limp mode most of the time. after that problem was solved, i noticed the first signs of smoke, changed oil it reduced a bit a bud unplugged my pcv saying thats what let the oil get into the manifold, then my nightmares started. I read up abt cars like mad and topped my oil everyday for months, i eventually returned the pcv as i cudnt find a replacement

like it cant b worse than this can it? well i found out after draining my oil myself that the stick said empty but low and behold i got almost 4 liters from the sump which the stick claimed was empty. i was like mad that have i been overfilling my oil and hence the smoke and i have probably caused a real problem by removing the PCV. this is a real nightmare for me. why didn't someone tell me the stick can lie

- , Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

problem #5

Mar 032007

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

My 2000 Accord starting having excessive oil consumption (no leaks on ground or anything) back in 2007. I started adding a quality oil seal repair & rejuvenate additive (a half bottle of "BAR'S Rear Main Seal Leak Repair" every 1.5K), and the problem pretty much went away and the car returned to normal (minimal oil consumption). Honda wants about $900 to fix the problem, which I will get around to doing eventually if I keep the vehicle past 2012.

- , Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Feb 102011

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 126,300 miles

I bought my 2000 honda accord lx brand new and have it serviced regularly at the dealer I purchased it from. Within the last six months, after oil changes by honda, i have driven the car within the 3000 mile limit of a new oil change. The problem is, the check engine light comes on and stays on and the oil doesn't register on the dip stick. I don't burn oil and there is no obvious leak.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 152011

Accord EX 2.3L V-Tech 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 95,000 miles


I am really surprised that a HONDA, a car that everyone says is good for 250,000 miles, is no better than any run of the mill American car of the same vintage. I am going through two quarts of oil every 300 miles, with no runs (down the engine from the heads or valves), no drips (in my garage or driveway), but obviously there were some errors. Where is all this oil going? Honda you need to be embarrassed about this in the same way Toyota was embarrassed with it's sticky accelerator!

- , Orangevale, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012010

Accord EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Purchased Honda in September 2000 with in our first 12 months our transmission had to be replaced 2010 with 85-89,000 miles we had to replace our transmission with our third since we purchased this vehicle. And within the last 12-18 months we have experienced internal oil consumption which has almost damaged our engine upon repair if that's even possible we have been told by dealer they don't know what the problem is. But, they would be happy to replace the block engine for $6000.00 Our Honda currently has 97,000 miles and looks like we may be forced to buy a new car. I would not recommend a Honda.

- , Visalia, CA, US

problem #1

Jun 092008

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

along with having two brand new transmissions go in this accord within a year, it also burns oil like crazy. Around 3 hours of driving will cause about a quart of oil to burn off... I've taken it to get looked at at the Honda dealership and all that they said was, " We don't know whats wrong, just keep an eye on the oil level from now on"

no one should ever buy a Honda accord coupe, especially a 2000

- , Chelmsford, MA, USA

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