27th Oct 2004, 10:41

I have a 2000 accord LX with 100,000 miles. I have replaced the EGR valve. Until this week that has been the only problem, but now the alternator has died and the SRS light is on. This alternator problem has been difficult to solve. Keeping my fingers crossed on the transmission!


Atlanta, GA.

30th Oct 2004, 17:53

I have a 2000 Honda Accord V6, had been replaced he EGR Valve twices.. at 32K and 64K. At 67K, the Brake, Battery, and all the lamps light turn on all time. And you can hear unusal noise when at idle. After, I read the comments today, I have a feeling that the Alternator needs to be replaced.

21st Mar 2005, 16:36

I have a 2000 Honda Accord V6 coupe. All of the sudden at 40,000 miles, there was an abnormal sound from the engine at idle. I took it in for en evaluation, but was unable to pinpoint the reason for the noise. While driving on the freeway this past weekend, I noticed my dashboard getting dimmer and dimmer, until everything went completely black - the car completely shut off. Now I have to replace my alternator as well as my battery.

I find it very distressing that so many people have gone through the same experience. Shouldn't Honda do something about it???

19th Jul 2005, 21:17

Wow.. didn't realize these cars were having so many problems. My first Honda was a 1993 10th Anniversary edition sedan that went 230,000 miles with no major problems and was traded in running perfectly. I traded it in for a 1996 EX model which currently has 160,000 miles (purchased with 20,000) and I just can't say enough about the reliability. The engine still has most of it's original parts, and has not had a single problem or break down in 9 years and 160k miles of driving. I can trust the car to take me anywhere, anytime. It still feels solid. In fact, the only wear and tear that has occurred has been on the steering wheel (needs to be recovered) brake/gas pedal covers and the clear coat. That's it! Besides that, the car is exactly as it was many years ago with only 20k miles. MANY other owners have had the same experience with theirs as I've had with mine... well, at least for the 1990-1997 models. Seems like when I'm at the dealer for an oil change, I see many 1998+ Accords in the dealer needing major repair work. It also seems that most of them are the V6 models. Aside from the transmission defect on all of them, the 4-cylinder models (which the 2.3 is basically a warmed over 2.2 from the previous generation) are more reliable. However, even they are having unusual amount of early head gasket failures, oil consumption, stalling problems, etc. What happened! Why are the 97 and older Accords so die-hard reliable, and the newer ones are turning to junk?

16th Mar 2006, 18:08

I have a 2000 accord 2.3L LX. It is on its 3rd tranny all in a span of 70,000 miles. The entire ignition is new and it has a new throttle body. My SRS light is also on again. I don't bother getting it fixed anymore. My problem is that it idles to low and sometimes stalls. When I try to counter this by bumping the idle up, the Auto M transmission shifts like a truck. If anyone knows a fix I'm all ears.

8th Apr 2006, 14:49

I own a 2000 Honda Accord with a V-6 engine. I have owned the vehicle for about a year now and haven't had any problems until recently. Last week, I was driving the car and the radio and odometer went off and could not be turned on. I thought this was strange so I pulled over and turned the engine off and it wouldn't start again. I thought it was probably just the battery so I bought a new battery and the car began to work properly, for a few days. Once again the same problems occurred so now after reading the message board I believe I probably will have to replace the alternator. Oh by the way, the SRS light just came on too!

25th Apr 2006, 15:09

I have a 2000 Accord V6, and when I went to start it earlier, it made a weird sound when in idle and all the dash lights were on. I brought it to my mechanic who used to specialize in Hondas, and all he did was open the hood and tell me it was the alternator needing to be changed. It's kind of pricey for this year model, but it will fix the problem, it cost me about 300.00 for the part. After reading everyone else's comments, we all have or had the same problem.



25th Apr 2006, 15:22

OK, if you didn't know this, the SRS light is the saftey restraint system, and apparently in all the 2000 models, the sensor in the seat belt goes out quickly, and you can take it in the shop and get the chip put back in, but it's possible it will still do it... I say just leave it be.

Also, my mechanic told me that the check engine in these cars usually comes on, and will stay on until you get a port hole drilled in there somewhere, and it will give you better gas mileage - that's about it. It's not of great importance to get it done.

The last car I owned was a 93 Accord and it was very dependable - that is why I got another one. I have had this 2000 V6 for almost 2 years now, and the only thing that has gone wrong with it was the alternator. All of you who have had transmission problem, did you know there was a recall on all 2000 Accord transmissions, and if you take it to the Honda dealer, they will change it for free, because of the recall? Little tips I thought I would share with my other Accord friends.

J in LA.

6th Jun 2006, 23:24

I have owned my Honda Accord V-6 coupe for about a year and a half. The only real problems I have come across is the SRS system showing up. Be watchful of placement of your cellular device. If it is to close to the monitor in your passenger seat it can set it off. Honda did just recently do a recall on the SRS computer in the passenger seat and will reimburse you for any prior documented work.

Other than that, when I went and bought a new battery in March the pos/neg cables didn't fit correctly. It was an easy fix after that. No real alternator problems yet.



13th Jun 2006, 12:33

I also have a 2000 Accord coupe (LX V-6 model), which I bought as a "certified used car." I have had MULTIPLE problems with the SRS light, beginning very shortly after I bought the vehicle in Feb. '04. From the dealer, I have heard everything from it's my cell phone to it's my purse in the passenger seat to it's a seat belt defect... I paid over 300 to have the entire SRS computer system replaced last year. Shortly after that, started having problems with SRS light again! Also just got a new transmission (at 100,000 miles) but didn't pay for that b/c of the recall. Now am hearing loud whining noises and car is dying. Oy!