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:
37,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace fuel relay switch (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012009

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


I saw the last post from 2004 for this problem recently. I don't know the particulars on that case, but it seems to fit the profile of the problem I had. My car wouldn't start in extremely hot or cold temperatures. The fuel relay switch was the problem there. It has been fixed and no problems in over a year. The other post here is from June in Alabama; I have to assume temperature is definitely an issue there. The running out of gas may have burned the switch out or it may just have been a coincidence, but I would bet that was her problem.

I put this problem under "engine problems" and figure someone may look here instead for this issue, so I wanted to post the answer here, as well. Hope this helps someone. Good luck.

- , Wynantskill, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 022004

(reported on)

Accord EX

  • 25,000 miles

I allowed my Honda to run out of gas. Now, even after adding 5 gallons of gasoline, it will not start. I cannot locate a manual - what should I do?

- , Salem, AL, USA

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