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:
82,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced both seats,front buckles (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 042004

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


This has been going on for a long time, when I buckle my drivers seatbelt it just comes unbuckled for no reason. Sometimes in the middle of driving after 20 minutes other times it is random. It does not come off all the time, I can almost just pull a little and it unbuckles, other times it don't and it fels secure. The SRS light is on, however, I believe this may be due to having a new tire put on. Are there sensors in these models for weight? I wonder that too, in my husbands car a newer Mustang, the passenger air bag light goes off because it does not sense enough weight when I sitin it unless I push into the seat or hold my purse in my lap and my purse weighs about 20 pounds, no kidding.

My car is a 2000, I doubt it has these sensors. still I always buckle up, and knowing it comes undone so much is scary.

- , Clarksville, TN, US

problem #1

Apr 202006

(reported on)

Accord LX

  • 75,000 miles

The first time it happened, we didn't take too much notice on problem even though we attended immediately to problem. Then the other seat had the same problem. NOW, we are having to replace, yet again, the first one that went. Problem !!!!!

- , Maple, Ontario, Canada

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