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:
62,200 miles

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #5

May 282009


  • 163,000 miles


The brake lights were failing intermittently without my knowledge. The only indication was that the automatic console shifter would not unlock sometimes. Both conditions were caused be a defective switch under the brake pedal.

- Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 072008


  • miles
Brake light failure on exterior of vehicle. High brake light in rear window will light up, but other brake lights do not light up when brake is depressed. Took to Honda of seattle. They took electrical wiring apart and put it back together, and it worked temporarily, but they did know why it was fixed. One week later, my brake lights are out again.

- Snoqualmie, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
Stop lights do not work. No indicator light to warn driver that lights are not working.(bulbs are not burned out, stop light switch is working)

- Temple City, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 252003

Accord 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
When the vehicle was first started, the brake light illuminated and stayed on until the pads warmed up a little. The problem has occurred more than ten times with this vehicle. Failure only occurred when it was cold outside. Consumer was informed that the failure was do to a sensor that didn't sit right and it caused the light to illuminate.

- Ponchatoula, LA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012003


  • miles
Consumer states brake lights failed. Dealer notified.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

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