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2002 Honda Accord
Accessories - Interior Problems
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2002 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. Transmission failure has been a huge problem for the Accord & several other Honda models all through the early 2000s model years. Honda extended the transmission warranty to 93 months/109k miles for the 2000-2001 Accord as a class action lawsuit settlement, but owners of other Accord model years 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.
2002 Honda Accord Accessories - Interior Problems
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- Uncomfortable Seat2
- 2 Indicator Lights On Dash Burnt Out1
- D4 Light On Dash Board Just Went Out1
- Doors Locked On Their Own While Key Was Removed1
- Factory Stereo Stopped Working1
- Multiple System Alert Lights Come On And Off1
- Rattling Inside Steering Wheel1
- Seat Belt Cover Comes Loose1
- Steering Wheel Is Coming Apart1
- NHTSA: Seats14
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Instrument Panel2
- NHTSA: Equipment Adaptive2
- NHTSA: Interior Lighting2
- NHTSA: Seats: Front Assembly: Power Adjust2
- NHTSA: Seats: Front Assembly: Recliner2
- NHTSA: Communications: Horn Assembly1
- NHTSA: Equipment1
- NHTSA: Equipment: Electrical1
- NHTSA: Equipment: Electrical: Radio/Tape Deck/Cd Etc.1
- NHTSA: Equipment: Mechanical: Jacks1
- NHTSA: Seats: Front Assembly: Head Restraint1
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