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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
148,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 092015

Accord Vtec V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


My 2001 Accord ran 145K miles and every 1k mile I have to add at least 2 qts of oil.

Compression in one of the valve was low and it was replaced, I still having high burning oil.

Any one else found the fix for this issue? If so, please update.

- , Fremont, CA, US

problem #1

Feb 082012

Accord EX 2.0L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles

A honda motor using 1 qt every 2.5K miles after a failed transmission, failed radiator, catalytic converter, 3 sets of ball joints, front and rear ball bearings, and 2 sets of rack and pinion sets.

honda is junk. Buy American.

- , St. Charles, MO, USA

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