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:
116,019 miles
Total Complaints:
101 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (52 reports)
  2. replace transmission (31 reports)
  3. replaced transmission with rebuilt (14 reports)
  4. swap out the automatic transmission with manual (2 reports)
  5. have good independent transmission shop fix problem (1 reports)
  6. replaced torque converter,selenoid & rebuilt transmission (1 reports)
2000 Honda Accord transmission problems

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #81

Dec 052010

Accord SE 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


D4 light blinked. Transmission slammed into reverse. Check engine light went on. Honda dealer charged $100 to read problem. Said I needed 3K transmission.

Changed fluid. Check engine came on again, but went out. Have added Auto-Rx 1500 miles ago. No significant difference but not any worse...............yet.

Car runs well, but tranny slips going into 3rd. Also hesitates to engage when accelerator is pushed after slowing way down. Always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Third Honda. First was great. Second rusted but was great. This one is great but has a lousy transmission. Honda is not customer oriented anymore; especially, at a time when I cannot afford it, at 65.

When I wanted the "check engine" light turned off, Honda wanted $100. Went down the street and had it done for nothing, at a tranny shop.

- , Bay City, MI, USA

problem #80

Jan 022012

Accord LX 3.0vtech

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

having all the same problems transmission slipping at 78k shutting off when starting makes like a gurgling sound have to hit the gas to get it going, I see everyone has this problem. I'm on board, factory recall Transmission

- , philadelphia, pa, USA

problem #79

Dec 222011

Accord DX 2.3L I4 Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

We have been VERY happy with our 2000 Accord. Twelve years and 120k miles is not too bad. No major repairs in the life of this car, never left anyone by the side of the road. A new/used transmission is just too big an investment for this car, so gbye.

- , Norcross, GA, USA

problem #78

Nov 022011

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


Bought the car used, in 2002. Had transmission replaced shortly thereafter. Within another 44,000 miles, transmission is failing again. This is a LOW-mileage, gently-used vehicle that will be worthless on a trade-in and all the mechanics I've contacted are having problems even finding a good transmission for it. Honda has refused to help pay for another transmission. If anyone knows of further action I may take, please let me know. Thank you!

- , Gulfport, MS, US

problem #77

Oct 282011

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,457 miles

I thought Honda Accord 2000 EX was the best car I ever had, until I had this transmission problem at 123,457 miles only !!! My car was jerking intermittently from stop to go and cannot accelerate. I went to a Honda dealer for diagnosis and said the 1st & 2nd gears are slipping. And so to fix this, the whole transmission assembly has to be replaced !!! It will cost me about S4,000.00 after discounts.. Are you kidding me? I refused the offer and had second opinion from a colleague who recommend a reliable shop with half the price or so compared to the dealer. This shop diagnosed that torque converter was worn out as well as the linear solenoid, and the transmission had to be rebuilt, not the whole transmission assembly. So i got it done. I was just thinking I took very utmost care of my car, religiously following all the required maintenance schedules, but to no avail. Now I certainly lost faith in Honda. Buying another Honda? Never again!!!

- , Los Angeles, CA, US

problem #76

Nov 262011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 184,000 miles

We are highly annoyed by this. We have kept the maintenance up on the vehicle, but now we are having issues with the transmission. We have found many many issues about the Honda's transmission online, but Honda is not willing to help. My husband and I will purchase many more cars in our life and if Honda does not help with fixing this problem, a Honda will not be one of the purchases. Nor will my husband or I suggest a Honda to anyone in our future.

- , Tazewell, TN, USA

problem #75

Mar 012009

Accord EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


still runs, but very be careful.

- , Orange, CA, USA

problem #74

Apr 282011

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I think I had a problem the entire time I had this car. It was always rough going from 1st to 2nd gear. Now it seems like the transmission 'overheats'. Once the car gets hot the transmission start slipping. The car drove fine in cold weather unless the engine got really hot. Now in the summer it starts slipping much faster. Drive for more than 10 or 15 minutes with a couple of stops and the sucker is hot and slipping.

I was expecting this car to last a lot longer than this. I went from 'my next car will be a Honda' to NEVER BUY A HONDA AGAIN.

- , Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #73

Jul 142011

Accord EX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

2000 honda accord with only 84,000 miles - transmission went. You BUY hondas because they "last forever." Well - they don't!!

Honda would only cover $1100 of our bill. I NEVER received a letter from Honda informing me about faulty transmissions in 2000 Accords. They extended warranty to 109,000 up to 2007. Well, never got letter - could not have it checked out. Now I am paying for it.

Oh yeh- have purchased and leased 5 hondas . Do you know how much money I have spent with Honda Motor Corp. Kids are driving now. They will lose 2 generations of honda drivers and many many more thousands of dollars for their failure to NOT cover the remaining $2100. BAD BUSINESS - AWFUL customer service.

- , Conshohocken, PA, USA

problem #72

Oct 012011

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I'm starting to notice a slip between 1st and 2nd @ 90k. Really nice car I bought @ 85k and I hope there's no major issue here. I was told the speed sensor could be the prob and my cruise is not working and its hard to shift from park which is probably the brake/cruise sensor on brake pedal. any suggestions ? Thanks.

- , Travelers Rest, SC, USA

problem #71

Aug 262011

Accord LX 2.0L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


I bought the Honda because of their reputation. No more. This should not happen to as well a maintained car as mine. Honda has known of this problem with their transmissions for a long time but fails to fix it (All Hondas, not just mine).

- , Massillon, OH, USA

problem #70

Dec 162008

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

I got my honda as a graduation gift from my parents in 2008 with only about 60000 miles. About 8 months later my car started shifting very hard and at times I would be pushing the gas as much as possible without going anywere. I then brought it to my local honda dealer and paid the $100 diognostic fee for them to tell me it was the shift solenoids and i would have to replace my whole transmission and that there was a silent recall for my year transmission but the recall was up. So I then brought it to a local machanic and he gave me a website to find a used transmission with 30000 miles or less guaranteed. Me being a broke college student did not have enough money to buy the transmission or pay for repair cost so the car sat at my parents house for about 8 months. After that i tried to drive the car again and it was doing fine, no more slipping no more check engine lights it was like new again. After driving it for 6 months the problems started occuring again so I let the car sit up again. More months passed by and i was able to buy the transmission from I got it installed and that transmission last about a week until it started throwing the same transmission codes and started doing the same thing as the first one. Now Im out of money and out of solutions.

- , Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #69

May 142011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

I was hoping to push at least another 5-10 years out of this car. The cost of this repair is almost as much as the cars full value! The worst thing is that I found out this is a common problem with this model/year. Shame on you Honda!

- , Pooler, GA, USA

problem #68

Jun 172011

Accord LX 4 Cy

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

Our 2000 Honda Accord's transmission was recalled and replaced in Winter 2002 with a Honda refurbished transmission. Casing was used and the guts of the transmission supposedly new.

Now the gear slips into neutral and we don't know whether we should ask Honda to help us replace the defective transmission, help us defray the cost of replacing another (3rd) transmission. We do light city driving as senior citizens on a fixed income. Mileage is 92K. We thought by continuing careful maintenance of (oil, fluid, tire checks, etc.) that our car would easily go past 100,000. We were Honda enthusiasts and now our enthusiasm has been dampened. Deeply disappointed. Any helpful advice out there would be appreciated.

- , Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #67

Mar 012011

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

After replacing just about everything on this car including head gasket now the transmission light (D4) is blinking and engine light came on indicating torque converter. Car doesnt even have 100,000 miles yet and I was given to me by my 70 year old parents who were the first owners who had EVERYTHING serviced on time. What a piece of 'SH@#%$'.

Of course Honda wont fix it even though they've been sued.

- , Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #66

Jan 152010

Accord LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,555 miles

Transmission was slipping very hard between 1st and 2nd gear. Performed an automatic transmission flush at the dealer. Did not solve problem, just minimized it.

- , Miami, FL, USA

problem #65

Feb 012011

Accord SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

Estimate of $3800 from two dealers without even seeing the car. Everyone including the dealers are in on it.

- , Laurel, MD, USA

problem #64

Mar 282011

Accord EX Vtech 4clylder

  • Automatic transmission
  • 201,000 miles

i recently returned to work after being off for 4 months but unfortunately had transmission problems as i was traveling uphill,as it began to slip i had a mechanic do a diagnostic and the reading showed it was three readings p730,p740,&p780 and was so frustrated due to looking forward to returning to the repairs are going to cost $3000.00 which i cant afford so again i am not able to return to work to make my deliveries,im so disappointed in Honda once again.

- , Covina, CA, USA

problem #63

Nov 012010

Accord EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

Failing transmission at 70K miles is odd for Honda. I will never buy Honda again,

- , Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #62

Nov 012010

Accord EX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Transmission in this vehicle has always been an issue, now that i have a problem Honda does not want to be bothered. My problem is a vehicle's transmission should not be going at 130,000 especially an Accord Ex

- , Wallington, NJ, USA

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