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

transmission problem

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2000 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #1

Mar 082005

(reported on)

Accord LX

  • 55,000 miles


The transmission started slipping between 1st and 2nd gear and all the lights on the dashboard would come on. I took it to a shop and they reset the computer. Then I took it to a transmission shop and they said that there was a definite slip between 1st and 2nd gear and that eventually and probably soon, the transmission would need to be replaced. I took it to jiffy lube in November of 2004 and they serviced the transmission and it ran much better for 2 months and now it is worse than before. I have called Honda and they deny having a problem, but will check it out for a fee. It slips and jerks severely. If Honda's are such great cars, why is this happening? and why do I have to pay to fix a car that will "run for 200,000 miles"? I think that after this Honda (my 3rd), I will never buy another. Each one has had its own problems, but "never Honda's problem".

- , Granada Hills, CA, USA

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