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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,001 miles

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142004

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,002 miles


The throttle cable sticks in cold weather, pushing the accelerator peddle to the floor. This has happened three times. One incident occurred while the vehicle was in gear. The vehicle accelerated to a high rate of speed. The only way to stop was to put the gearshift in neutral and turn the vehicle off. The vehicle has been to the dealership. They could not find anything wrong. This is a potential safety hazard.

- Mickleton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 012000

(reported on)


  • miles
When vehicle is put into reverse it accelerates. Dealer has to replace the transmission.

- Longwood, FL, USA

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