20th Jan 2003, 22:07
To the post above... Your honda only has 30K miles, Just wait you WILL have the same problems that EVERYONE else is having with the 2000 V6 Accords. The EGR problem WILL show up between 40K and 50K miles. I work at a Honda service department and have been a long time Honda "fanatic" but these motors are just plain crap. I replace on average 10 EGR valves a week here. Nine of those ten are on the 3.0L V6 motor.
To the first poster; Sorry you are having problems, I would suggest buying a 93-96 Accord or a 2002 or 2003 Accord. Those models are mostly trouble free.
21st Feb 2003, 09:16
I'm sorry..I'm having 2000 honda accord v6 with 52000 miles on it and it is absolutely fine.. I had no issue with this car.. ofcourse I'm the first owner of this car and doing the service on regular intervals.
2nd Mar 2003, 13:31
Well I have a 2000 Honda Accord with the V6 and it has been a great car. I have run up more miles than most, about 85K. The only problem I currently have is the check engine light is on and they looked at it and of course it needs an EGR valve. Other than this, brakes and tires, it has been great!
25th Apr 2003, 19:36
The 2000 Accord V6 has more problems than any other Accord in history. Just take a look at the recall history on this model. I've had mine since March 2000 and the EGR valve has been serviced twice and now it's broke again. Overall it is a nice car, but I wish I had waited another year for the 2001.
4th Jun 2003, 06:22
I have purchased four Accords and one Civic since 1987. The '87 went 365,000 miles before I sold it back to the service manager at Woodland Honda (now Duthler). I had no unscheduled problems with the car; I did change the clutch at 184,000 miles. The '95 went 187,000 miles with absolutely no problems until a guy in a Cavalier, which I like to call a Cadaver, (I had one of those as well, died at 65,000 miles) ran into my wife at 55 mph and pushed her into an oncoming GM pickup. There was not a good piece of sheet metal on the Accord, but the front cabin was unscathed and my wife and her friend walked away. The '89 Civic only went 179,000 miles (in twelve years), still ran great, no problems, changed the clutch cable at 90,000 and I traded it in and got $1500 for it. I paid $6900 new. I still own two '98 Accords, a 2.3 VTEC 5 speed LX sedan and a 3.0 VTEC EX coupe. The sedan has 133,000 miles, with no problems. The EX just had the engine check light come on, at 113,000 miles, I pulled the codes, it came back with a P0401. I changed the EGR valve, P0401 still comes back. I haven't figured it out yet, but I'm going to give Honda the benefit of the doubt, I'll bet I can resolve it. If not, I can live with the light on. Thanks.
1st Sep 2003, 18:49
I have a 2000 Accord Coupe V6. I have only had one problem and that is the alternator went out and killed the battery. Honda fixed the car with no hassle.
I now have the dreaded "check engine" light on and I guess I will have to replace the EGR Valve, based on what I have read. The car is 4 years old next month and has 41,000 miles on it.
I have owned 7 Honda's and really never had a problem with any of them. If this turns out to be the same thing everyone has had, I will just have to deal with the dealer on it.
26th Apr 2004, 19:33
I have a 2000 Accord Coupe V6 with 63k miles. About a month ago I noticed during quick accelerations all the dashboard lights would flash on for just a second. This past weekend, the headlights suddenly dimmed and the engine had no power. Once I coasted down to 5 miles per hour, I had power again until I hit 10 miles per hour. I dropped it into a lower gear and was able to get up to 40 miles per hour before the engine lost all power again.
One mechanic is telling me the transmission problems with the 2000 Accords wreak havoc on the alternator and that's one reason so many alternators die early on the Accords. Honda, of course, is saying I just happened to get a car where the alternator went out at 63k and that the transmission problems are unrelated. Does anyone know anything about this?
19th May 2004, 03:16
I have a 2000 Honda accord LX, bought it two months ago. I was having problem with the transmission when shifting gear and went to honda and they replaced they entire transmission for free. There seems to be a common problem with the transmission on those cars. now I'm worrying about mu EGr valve because everybody else with that model seems to have a problem with theirs. I keep my fingers cross and pray.
2nd Jun 2004, 19:04
I have a 1998 Accord. It plain sucks and I'm pissed off. My alternator has died, my transmission has died, and now this damn EGR issue has reared it's ugly head...sigh...next time I'll buy a Toyota and pray.
20th Jul 2004, 21:58
I purchased a Honda 2000 Sedan new and it has given me many problems. 5 months after I purchased the car, the lower engine had to be replaced. Since then I have had problems with the Check Engine Light - The dealer does not seem to be able to diagnose the car properly. I am very upset. Presently, the car is at the dealer that unfortunately for me it is one hour away. When I tried to take the car to other dealers closer to my home, they don't seem to be to happy to help. Even the dealer where I purchased the car is not to helpful or kind. They make you feel like a fool. Possibly, they are correct we are fools for purchasing the cars to begin with and they know it.
12th Aug 2004, 15:15
I have a 2000 Accord LX. I have had to have 2 transmissions in 8 months. Both were covered by the "certified" car warranty. Thank God! The dealer said they have seen problems with this year, make and model. But, couldn't believe the transmission went for a second time on me.
Just last week the airbag light came on. The sensor in the drivers seat belt malfunctioned. The seat belt had to be replaced. The dealer has been great to work with (and I didn't buy the car there either!) Everyday I get in the car I wonder what else could happen. I don't like fearing my car! I will not buy another Honda. If I buy another gently used car I will go with a certified car for fear of this happening again.
28th Sep 2004, 13:09
To add more fuel to the fire, I own a Y2K Accord V6 EX coupe, and I had to replace the EGR valve, alternator, and O2 sensor all between 51.9K and 59K miles. A colleague of mine with the same car had his transmission replaced on warranty within his first year of ownership back in 2000. I think there was a bulletin--your transmission must fail to qualify for replacement.