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:
No data
Average Mileage:
111,350 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace sub frame (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord suspension problems

suspension problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 312015

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles


Car has approx 124k miles. Took the car in for scheduled servicing. Received the shocking call from the dealer that the sub frame of the car is rusted so badly the technician was concerned about the safety of the car. Absolutely no warning of this - what if I had not gotten the servicing done? Apparently, after research - and then much back and forth with the dealer - this is a common problem with a range of Hondas (1998-2002), Honda knows it, and won't hardly do a damn thing about it. They're offering minimal goodwill adjustment, somewhat hidden by being combined with a dealer adjustment so I don't even know how much. The dealer says American Honda basically said to him that it's a 14 yr old car and parts fail. Really??? So why do they tout their resale value so much?

In literally one day, Honda lost all integrity in my mind. They are not alerting customers to this; they are playing a numbers game and waiting until if and when someone gets seriously injured from a piece of the sub frame snapping loose. DOZENS of complaints have been filed with federal regulators, all detailing sub frame rot IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT, Honda changed the design in 2003, and yet they are lying through their teeth and saying it's not a design flaw (A/C drip is right over the spot) and your car is old so tough luck. That's bullsh*t. You are not supposed to have a hunk of metal worth nothing but some scrap parts sales after driving a Honda for only 124k - I DON'T CARE HOW OLD THE CAR IS. It's appalling, absolutely disgusting, AND STUPID BUSINESS - I will never ever consider another Honda again and will do everything in my power to spread the word of their behavior. In the meantime, the dealer is quoting roughly 2k, and I have to decide whether I can afford to fix this problem, or afford not to.

- , Westfield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 242013

Accord EX 2.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,700 miles

The sub frame on my 2000 accord is falling apart . While trying to have the transmission problem looked at they discovered the passenger side sub frame is rotten which makes the car un inspectable . After some digging around i have found out that this has been a serious problem with this vehicle , but honda has failed to address it . So now i am stuck with a vehicle that i've payed for but can't even use , With college payments i can't afford to repair it or replace the vehicle, no one want it in a trade either. Very unsatisfied honda customer. Thanks

- , Berlin, NH, USA

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