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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
128,046 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Honda Accord windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 192013

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 184,139 miles


The driver window started falling down all the time, and won't roll back up. We've been estimated that it'll take around $300-400 to fix. Seeing as we don't have the money right now, we've duct taped the window all the way up, not the ideal fix in anyway, but it keeps it from falling down. This problem is a pain in the ass because this car's AC also does not work, and living in Arizona you need it sometimes. We can also not go through any drive thrus because of the window.

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 112010

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I was cleaning my car and rolled down the windows to allow car to cool. When finished, it would not roll up. I have never any trouble from this car and wondered why it stopped working out the blue.

- , Marina, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012009

Accord EX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Just noted one day, it doesn't work anymore. I work at a camp in the summer time and when I get in my car after its been sitting for the week and its a really hot day, I just want to open all the windows until the AC cools the car off. When it didn't work anymore, I just wondered, now when did that stop working.

- , Branson, MO, USA

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