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Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here. 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
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,875 miles

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Nov 192010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 163,252 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 85 mph. The contact was able to coast the vehicle off the road and applied the brakes; however, the vehicle would not slow down. The contact turned the vehicle off twice and restarted it; the vehicle functioned properly after the restart. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the cruise control was defective; it was disconnected. The contact called the manufacturer who advised him to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 163,252. Updated 01/26/11 the consumer stated the sudden accelertion lasted about 5 minutes. The accelerator pedal remained stuck at full throttle. Updated 03/09/11

- Huntington Beach , CA, USA

problem #21

Nov 042009


  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact noticed resistance in the accelerator pedal so he applied more pressure to it. He felt as if "something gave way" and the pedal suddenly became stuck. He used his hand to place the pedal in the upright position and had no further problems. He had not taken the vehicle to the dealership to-date. When he called the manufacturer they instructed him to take it to the dealer. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 121,000. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.

- Woodside, NY, USA

problem #20

Mar 082007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. While attempting to turn left the accelerator pedal stuck and the vehicle jerked forward. The vehicle finally stopped after striking a parked vehicle. The vehicle continued to run and would only shut off by turning the ignition switch. The driver's side front bumper and fender were damaged. The vehicle was towed to a Honda dealer, and has been repaired. The current and failure mileage were 140,000. The consumer stated the maintenance light illuminated and beeped four times before she left the house and took the car to the dealer who informed her nothing was wrong with the car. The consumer provided a copy of the repair invoice, police officer's card with report number and report from the insurance company. Updated 07/10/07

- Mabelvale, AR, USA

problem #19

Jul 172006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,200 miles


: the contact stated that the vehicle has problems with the accelerator sticking. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanics who cleaned the throttle body service-using carburetor cleaner. Recently the vehicle the same problems recurred when the vehicle was pulling into a parking spot; the accelerator became stuck sending the vehicle crashing into a wall of a bricked building causing damage to the front left side. The airbags deployed and the contact incurred minor injuries. The vehicle will need structural repairs and air bag replacement.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #18

Jun 172006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,800 miles
: the contact stated while traveling an undetermined speed the accelerator pedal stuck without warning causing the vehicle to surge forward on two occasions. The dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #17

Apr 262006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The gas pedal sticks more and more often so that, when one presses on the gas pedal, nothing happens. Nothing has been done yet to fix the problem and there have been no consequences thus far.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #16

Jan 232005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


Vehicle experienced an acceleration problem. The vehicle began to accelerate on its own, causing acceleration. Owner had to turn off the engine in order to get the vehicle to stop.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #15

Nov 102004

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The accelerator pedal locked up intermittently while driving. This almost caused consumer's vehicle to hit another vehicle when consumer had to apply the accelerator pedal harder then normal. Vehicle accelerated at a high speed and lurched forward. Vehicle was taken to the dealer on two separate occasions, and dealer lubricated the linkage the first time, and replaced the accelerator throttle assembly the second time, but problem recurred.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #14

Feb 192004

Accord 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles
While driving throttle stuck. Full range of motion is not possible.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #13

Oct 292003

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The gas pedal sticks when the car sits for a time and now the key gets stuck in the ignition and takes awhile to remove it this is on a 2000 Honda Accord SE.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #12

Apr 102003

Accord 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles


The throttle became stuck in the idle position causing consumer to lose control of vehicle and crashing into a guard rail.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 192003

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The accelerator pedal became stuck, when the weather was cold.

- Little River, SC, USA

problem #10

Feb 242003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Wheel bearings on front driver side replaced twice and only 64K miles on the car. Accelertor pedal has been looked at a couple of times now - but continues to stick especially first thing in the morning or after sitting for a long time in cold weather.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #9

Jan 192003

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle accelerator - pedal stuck

- Mickleton, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jan 102003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states when vehicle is first started in the morning the accelertor pedal is restricted from moving without extreme pressure and then vehicle jumps. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Belair, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 072002


  • miles
To whom it may concern. We bought a new 2000 model year Honda Accord in Nov. 1999. At 22K miles (may-July 2001), the gas pedal git stuck when the car was not used for a while, like first thing in the morning. We had to step on it hard and released quickly. Then it was good for the rest of the day. We report this to the dealer (leith Honda). They fixed it and I have the report. A few months ago this problem re-occured. We have about 44K miles now. Leith Honda charged me $85 to fix it. They did not charge us the first time. Their reason is that my car is out of warranty and this sticky gas pedal problem is caused by gasoline. They further claimed that all other vehicles have the same problem because of the gasoline. They told me that I have to bring the car it and clean the throttle body on a regular basis. Otherwise this sticky gas pedal problem will continue to occur. I have so many car in the last 25 years and never heard of this kind of news. I am very concerned about the safety caused by the sticky gas pedal. What would you recommend me to do to fix the problem? I have names of the service manager and mechanic who performed the "cleaning". I also have report on hand which show the "repair" work. Please contact me if you need more info and fact. Thanks for your looking into this matter. Best ragards, kien.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

Apr 262002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving and upon pressing the accelerator pedal throttle sticks. Please provide any further information, and vehicle identification number.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

problem #5

Mar 152002


  • miles
Accelerator pedal would sticks while driving. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Marshall, AR, USA

problem #4

Dec 212001


  • miles
The accelerator stuck and I applied the brakes but the car continued to go faster. The car continued to gain speed which resulted with the right side of the car going in the ditch. This caused the car to airborne. When the car landed it continued to plow forward for another 20 feet or so before stopping two feet from another ditch. I was applying the brakes the entire time with no results. Both of the air bags deployed which caused injury to my hand and arm.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 122001


  • miles
The accelerator stuck and I was unable to get the car to slow down. I attempted pulling the emergency brake, putting the car in first gear, and applying the break with no response. This incident was recorded on a 911 call that I made during the entire event. I did give details of what I was doing to prevent the car from accelerating however all measures failed. I did eventually put the car in park and turned the key to get the vehicle to stop. Honda is now denying any malfuction.

- Kingsburg, CA, USA

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