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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2000 Honda Accord miscellaneous problems

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032009

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The bolt that holds the alternator in place has broken on 4 separate occasions. The first time it happened, I thought it was a battery problem, went to a rather unreliable mechanic (because I was out of town), was told that I needed a new alternator AND a new battery. Battery was under warranty still, so that only cost me $2. New alternator cost approximately $210. Less than 6 months later, bolt in the alternator broke once again - had battery checked, alternator checked, & that's when the broken bolt was found out. Cost me nothing to replace bolt because I was out of town again and went to same mechanic, demanding that he fix for free.. Approximately 6 months after THAT, it happened again. This time, it cost about $65 to fix because the broken bolt had to be drilled out and replaced. About 1 year ago, it happened the 4th time and I had my usual trusted mechanic fix it, replacing the bolt. Haven't had problems since, but that time it cost about an additional $80-100.

- , Charleston, SC, USA

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