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:
110,637 miles
Total Complaints:
83 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (31 reports)
  2. replaced transmission (27 reports)
  3. replaced transmission with a rebuilt transmission (18 reports)
  4. rebuilt the transmission and replaced torque converter (6 reports)
  5. seal by dealership $400.00 failed again needs, xmsn (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Mar 132007

(reported on)

Accord LX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,000 miles


Once again my trans has failed me. It was replaced on Honda's dime the first time at 91,000. Now it's in the shop of Fletcher Jones Honda in Chicago (Great dealership to deal with by the way) getting another trans. Fortunately the service manager contacted Honda Corporate and Honda has agreed to pay for the trans itself. I'm stuck paying the install fee of around $1100. Not exactly pocket change for me. Could be worse I guess.

So it's going to cost me around $1300 or so when you factor in the cost of a rental car. I hope this trans lasts longer than the first two in this car.

If you're having the same issue, ask your service manager to contact Honda Corporate and ask for them to pay for the trans at least. That's better than nothing, but less than ideal.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 102007

(reported on)

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 87,000 miles

At 87K miles the transmission went out on my 2000 Honda Accord. Honda admitted to defaults in their transmissions and replaced it with what I was told was a "new" transmission. At 127,000 miles this transmission now also needs to be replaced with only 40K miles on it. Honda says it will not cover the replacement of the new transmission. There was a class action suit against Honda for these transmissions. The extended warranty now covers up to 109K miles on the transmissions - but it is not acknowledging or extending warranties for transmissions that they have already had to replace. The problem with the transmissions has not been fixed. The transmissions being replaced by Honda are obviously still faulty and should be replaced on Honda's dime. They are refusing to pay to a second transmission with 40K miles on it.

When I bought the car, the most important aspect I required was reliability. The salesman told me the only thing I would need to do is change the oil for the first 150K miles.... so much for that. I will never buy another Honda and will enlighten as many as I can about the quality I've experienced with Honda.

- , San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 142006

(reported on)

Accord EX V6 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I was driving on the north 5 freeway heading towards Valencia. I was going about 80 when I literally felt as if I slammed on my brakes. The car came to a sudden stop. I was extremely scared because I had my children in the car. If it wasnt for it being a weekend and the freeway was pretty clear, my transmission failure could of been the cause of a serious accident. Anyways for a min. I thought maybe my foot slipped and hit the brake, but the car kept stopping. I pullled out the rpm was life at 4. I parked turned off the car, turned it back on pulled out. The rpm was extremely high and the car would not go faster than 30. The most awful experience. I drove the car from Burbank to Cerritos by street since I couldn't get back on the freeway. Oh and I couldn't park because the car would not reverse. I was extremely mad!!! Just a few weeks ago I had taken it because the gears were not shifting, they said it was the throttle system so I had that changed about 800.00 dollars and now this!!! Oh and the Cerritos Honda said I was out of warranty so I would have to pay for the new transmission oh and a rebuilt not a new one!!! So they felt bad for me and charged me 500.00 only...:(...

I am so mad!! They gave a warranty for 32000. The hell with it. I'm getting another car. Total nightmare!!!!!!!!!

- , Downey, CA, US

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