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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2001 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 100,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000. Transmission failure problems have been a huge problem for Honda Accords & other models all through the early 2000s model years. Honda eventually extended the transmission warranty to 93 months/109k miles for the 2000-2001 Accords as settlement for a class action lawsuit, but that period is over & owners of Accords with transmission problems are out of luck.

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. Also make sure your 2001 Accord has been checked for the airbag recall: excessive pressure may cause metal fragments during airbag deployment.

5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$700
Average Mileage:
155,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace brake and fuel lines (1 reports)
2001 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012017

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The fuel and brake lines rusted and were close to breaking. This can result in a very dangerous situation. Replacing the lines is an all day repair, tedious and expensive.

- Mark P., San Jose, US

problem #1

Jan 012012

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

These cars seem to rust a bit too easily. The rust is worst in the back fenders, followed by the door edges, particularly the driver side (makes sense this that's the door that is opened and closed most often.)

- Mark P., San Jose, US

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