1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L from North America


Honda stands behind their product!!!


The problems I had with this car are that 3 of my power door locks failed.

Clock light also burned out about 2 times.

My odometer light burned out one time.

And the worst part was that my transmission failed at 99800 miles.

I also had a check engine light for a bad O2 sensor.

General Comments:

Overall Honda stands behind their product. Honda covered my transmission under their goodwill warranty for no cost. And the O2 sensor was also cover under warranty.

The clock light bulb only cost me about $3 each. And I replaced the power door locks myself for almost nothing.

I know that there isn't a perfect car, but the problems did not drive me crazy; they were fixed one time and they did not reoccur.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2008

1999 Honda Accord LX V6 from North America


Overall, a good car


The front rotor is warped at about 150,000 miles, and the brakes have been squealing since 150,000 too.

The leather in the driver's seat is worn and the paint in the front is looking bad. Also, the body is wearing down.

General Comments:

The car performs quite well. I've gotten it to 60 MPH in 8 seconds, but it doesn't has a lot of passing power. I've gotten killed by various Crown Victorias, Grand Prix's and other American cars.

The gas mileage is good, probably something like 25-28 MPG on the highway and 23-25 MPG in the city. Don't run the air conditioning or the car will eat up gas like it's nothing.

I'm 17, and the car has been quite easy and fun to drive so far, but I'm thinking about getting a Town Car myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th March, 2008

1999 Honda Accord DX 2.3L 4 cylinder non Vtec from North America


I love it, it is not fast or sporty, but it just keeps running

General Comments:

Not much power at all.

Lots of body roll.

Lots of road noise.

Came with only 2 speakers.

I really do love the car even though it is about as slow as it gets, but it has had no issues.

No once can accuse me of babying the transmission, but it is still going strong with no noticeable degradation.

Could use cruse control for long distance driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2008

1999 Honda Accord EX V6 3.0L V6 from North America


Do not under any circumstances purchase the 1998-2002 Honda Accord 3.0 V6



The stories are true. My transmission failed the first time at just over 120,000 miles. Going 70mph down the freeway, the computer suddenly drops the transmission into D1 with no warning, and I nearly lost control of the vehicle and narrowly missed a major accident. 2nd gear and the torque converter had to be replaced along with all the transmission electronics. (Cost: $2,600)

Honda of America wouldn't assist with any of the cost, based on the fact that I was the 2nd owner of the vehicle. This kind of customer service is unacceptable, especially since there is currently a civil-action lawsuit underway regarding this particular drive train. (J30A1)

Link#1 - Lawsuit info:


It is also in the Honda Odyssey, though I don't know what years.

The second failure occurred at 150,000 miles. Same failure, same equipment. I had a third party warranty on the new transmission, so this one will be free. No thanks to Honda. As soon as I get it back out of the shop, I am selling this vehicle and will never buy another Honda. I honestly thought Honda was a better company than this.

I am not the only one... Here is a link to a forum with a tracker of individuals with the same type of failure.

Link#2 - Official J30 Dead transmission thread:


General Comments:

Aside from the absurd design flaw in the transmission, the car is very nice. Comfortable leather interior, good HP when running, good handling. Too bad one system flaw destroys this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2007

12th Sep 2007, 20:36

Honda isn't as good as many make them out to be. They have quite a few current class action lawsuits against them.

9th Dec 2007, 17:18

Hey, it could have been worse! You could have brought a Ford Explorer or Taurus - then you'd have engine, transmission and tyre lawsuits to go through!

29th Dec 2007, 01:01

My '99 Honda Accord (I am the original owner) is the worst car I've ever owned and this includes the '64 Corvair that burned oil, only ran on 3 of it's 4 cylinders and actually had the engine fall out at one point. The litany of my Accord problems includes a failed transmission at just under 30,000 miles; and now, unbelievably, at 115,000 miles the replacement Honda re-manufactured transmission needs to be replaced! This gives the Honda transmissions in my Accord an average life span of just over 70,000 miles.

Add to this the continued problems with the erratic gas gauge (s) - plural since fuel gauges (meter assembly or sending units) have been replaced at 15,000; 21,600; 25,000; 38,400; and a fuel gauge combination unit at 88,000 miles. Then finally, in a completely over-the-top melt down at 89,300 miles (apparently triggered by my request to have the non-functioning low fuel light fixed) resulting in a week long stay at the dealership with both a multiplex control unit and a dash cluster fuel unit being replaced.

The alternator was replaced at 95,000 miles - picture driving over the busiest, longest bridge in your region (that would be the Tappen Zee in NYS) and having every indicator on your dashboard light up. I could see that all of my doors were not actually open, etc. but nerve-wracking none-the-less and requiring immediate attention 100 or so miles from home.

And yes, I've had every recommended service performed at every recommended interval. I kept hoping that each problem would be the last and then I'd be home free, but a 2nd transmission? This is the last straw. My choices are to come up with $3000 to replace the replacement transmission or look for another car. I'm asking Honda Motor Co. to show some good will in light of the unreasonable, costly and time consuming problems I've had with my current accord and help with bringing down the cost of a new Honda. I've yet to receive a response, but it is the holidays.

If they decide not to help me out, this will be my last Honda, but it won't be last time that I share my Honda experiences with others.