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:
No data
Average Mileage:
98,946 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. new transmisssion (2 reports)
  3. replaced under warranty with a re-built transmission (2 reports)
2000 Honda Accord transmission problems

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 032015

Accord ASE 2.3L 150hp

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,567 miles


I have a 2000 Honda Accord with only 36,000 miles and the transmission is going bad. Two mechanics said it was one of the carrier bearings. I received this car as a gift from a departed relative 3 months ago who kept it in the garage and ran it sparingly as he aged. The car was kept inside and was in amazing shape until a couple of weeks ago when the carrier bearings of the transmission started making some noise.

I had a 2001 Honda Accord before this car that also had transmission troubles, but luckily it was under warranty.

I called Honda to see if they would help me out with this since 36,0000 miles on a car is clearly not normal wear and tear but clearly a problem with Honda's transmission. Honda would not help in any form due to the car being over 7 years of age even though the extended warranty covered these transmissions up to 100,000 miles.

So now I have a gift that is going to cost up to $2,000 to rebuild.

Thanks Honda I hope one day I can stick it to you as well.

- , Nashville, TN, USA

problem #7

Dec 172011

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

I think Honda should stand behind all their vehicles no matter what the condition . Honda is not taking pride in the quality; just the quantity of vehicles that can make.The vehicles are manufactured and placed on the market knowing that the transmissions are no good in the Honda Accords from 2000 and up. Honda is not concerned about the customer; looks like they are just placing junk/faulty parts (transmission) in the vehicles. Honda needs to keep there reputation of selling quality cars,


- , Columbia, SC, USA

problem #6

Aug 012011

Accord EX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

I want to replace the transmission under warranty. I don't have that much money to fix it on my own. It's a common problem with Accords. Honda should fix problem without any cost.

- , South Bend, IN, US

problem #5

Dec 212010

Accord SE 2.4L Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


My 2000 Honda Accord SE, with 112,000 miles, started to have a noisy transmission. This noise was most pronounced between 30 and 40 mph. The Honda dealership said the transmission needed to be replaced at a cost of $4,000. Currently, I'm looking around for other transmission repair shops. I've had a maintenance done at the Honda dealership. From other posts, it sounds like replaced transmissions are failing fairly quickly.

As many others have indicated, this will be my last Honda!

- , Westminster, CO, USA

problem #4

Aug 012008

Accord EX V4v-Tech

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles

I have had my transmission replaced twice so far in the three years I have owned my Honda Accord. The first time it cost me $3,000 and two weeks of my time to have it fixed. The second time, it was fixed by Honda under the "good will" because a lot of problems have occurred like mine. Now, I have a loud noise that sounds like a tire issue. I have brand new tires on my car and rotated all of them and the noise still occurs. After reading another complaint on this forum, I now believe it is my transmission. As soon as I turn my steering wheel left or right, the sound cuts out. It only happens when my car is going straight, and it is definitely annoying. If anyone can help me out with this sound, I would greatly appreciate it.

- , Aston, PA, US

problem #3

Jul 012004

Accord EX 4 cyl Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

My 2000 Honda Accord 4Cyl Vtech is about to need another transmission with only 67,000 miles!! (The first replacement was at 32,0000 miles). It is no longer under warranty because of age!!! When I called Honda, they told me I had to bring it in to have it diagnosed (to the tune of $121.00). They maybe would cover another replacement under "Good Will" it could cover between 5 to 100 percent!!! What a bunch of crap!!! Does anyone have any suggestions? Comments? Experience? Anything would be helpful at this point. The transmission is not totally out as of yet, it is in the early stages. I thought about trading the car back to Honda, but I really don't want another Honda and I don't want to sell it to a private party. Any thoughts on Nissan?

- , Blaine, MN, USA

problem #2

May 032008

Accord EX V6 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

when i shift my car in D it vibrates and then i start driving it seems like something is grinding. R, N and P its fine no vibrations it goes smooth in reverse and idle is smooth too.But when i drive it grinds.. gears are shift normal. I took it to mechanic and he couldn't figure out whats the problem. Can anybody help , I have 2000 Honda accord EX V6

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Sep 302007

Accord Special Edition 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles

After spending a significant amount of money to keep my Honda in pristine shape and alleviate the noise I found out my problem was the tires but the transmission. Honda had extended the warranty to 109,000 miles or August 2007. Since I am not the original owner I was unaware of this until my new mechanic informed me in February 2008. The problem is not bad now but will only worsen. The cost to fix it ranges from $1,500-$3,000. I'm trying to plead my case to Honda and hopefully they will cover the cost even though I'm past the warranty coverage.

I was told original owners were contacted... not in my case. My grandfather owned the car and kept track of every tank of gas he bought in a book along with all repairs. This is not the type of man to overlook a transmission warranty extension. Honda claims to have sent him an e-mail. That's great if he owned a computer. In my mind their efforts were minimal and as a second time Honda owner I expected more. My family has owned over 12 Hondas and I think this will be the last Honda purchase.

- , Westminster, MD, USA

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