28th Feb 2007, 19:44
Do you maintain you car? My brother doesn't maintain his 1999 Accord and has not had one problem like yours. I also have a '99 EX-VL and the only problems I have had was an alternator at 125K.
10th Apr 2007, 13:59
I'm the second owner of this vehicle first off, but I'm sorry to say I can't just leave it at that. I bought my accord in July of 2006 with 85k on it. After a week the engine light came on, yes ERG valve. I could deal with that, but around December 2006 the Alt + Battery died. I even surged that one off seeing I was putting about 5000 miles every 3 1/2 weeks on it, but... well long story short from July 2006 85k miles to April 2007 135k miles I've replaced all that and yes.. the transmission.
Oh yeah I forgot I've gotta replace the timing belt soon to before it breaks and destroys my engine.
The only good thing I can say about the car is when it runs it realy RUNS get it. I took it to 145MPH with absolutely no mods for performance.
10th Jun 2007, 12:21
I just ended up replacing alternator on my 99 accord. I did use the instructions from http://forums.automotive.com/70/1099247/honda/99-accord-alternator-removal/index.html.
2nd Jul 2007, 22:22
The SRS light on my Honda Civic has been on for about one year. I previously had this happen and the dealership corrected the problem. Now its on again and the dealer said that the cause code is 07-2. and 07-3 SET. (These codes do not mean a thing to me.) Here's the kicker, it will cost $886.39 to repair it. The problem was the SRS (airbag & restraint system) failed.
You would think that Honda would warranty these type of things for the life of the car. du.
12th Jul 2007, 21:27
Here is the story of one of our 99 Accords. Both have been great.
The one I will tell you about is our 4 cycle LX. We bought her when she had only 30,000 miles, and it had been the one that had not received really any maintenance, because my brother neglects it.
The only major thing it has ever needed was the timing belt change (700$ including new belts, water pump, and all oil seals done).
Other than that, it got its first set of tires at 80,000 miles when he had a big blowout and found out that tires need to be replaced.
He often changes the oil between 5-8,000 miles, so I can understand if problems come... although NONE! NONE! have come yet!!!
This car has been pretty good, and now has over 100,000 miles.
I am so confused why people have so many failures with their cars... I mean I have Honda's that are kept up well, and then this one that does not get taken care of unless 'mom' steps in and fixes something before it explodes (timing belt). So what do people do to their cars?
I thought my brother did everything wrong with maintenance, yet his has lasted longer than most other "Honda" owners on here... if their reviews are even true...
This Honda has been a great vehicle, and we will be buying another Honda...
19th Jul 2007, 06:39
After hours of research on Honda's problems, it pretty much comes down to this: if you have a Honda accord with a VIN # that begins with a "J" that means it was built in Japan and you will not have problems with it. However, if it begins with a "1" you have a Honda built in The US, and will experience all the problems associated with this generation car. I have an accord that has had every problem listed in this forum, and all I can say is that there is a metallic blue Camry in my future. I will never buy Honda or Acura ever again.
20th Jul 2007, 00:26
I have three Honda's with the vin "1HG" and not a problem. In my extended family there are like 10 of them, and still not a problem other than the Delphi alternator in the V6 Accord. I also owned a 94 'jhm', and it was great too.
If we are to say this is the reason to judge Hondas, that more problems come from America, then we might as well say that education causes Alzheimers Disease. Did you know that the vanilla Camry was built in Kentucky? Is that not a state to you? It was admitted into the union in June of 1792, and in Ohio where the Hondas are built was admitted in 1803... Same country!
24th Jul 2007, 20:18
I own a 2000 HONDA EX V6, which I inherited from my mother last year. She purchased the car new, and the car currently has about 26,000 miles on it. I have been having battery problems, went through two new batteries in 2 months. The battery and alternator were checked three times during that period, and no problems were found with the alternator. So I blamed the battery manufacturer and went to Honda to buy a new one. The Honda service dept. has informed me that it was the alternator after all.
Looking at this website, I see that alternator problems are common on this car. Any reason not to file a claim that the alternators are defective and a safety hazard? I sure feel unsafe when the battery fails while I am driving my car.
25th Jul 2007, 15:34
They are not a safety hazard. The problem is that they are Delphi alternators that get supplied to a lot of American car companies. People used to the company Denso know that they do not go out as often. So no it is not a safety hazard, but just a nuisance you would have to deal with on any car that is American. Honda has stopped putting these on newer Accords.
14th Aug 2007, 10:19
I am the second owner of a 2000 Honda Accord 4-Cyl. Everything was fine in the Northwest, but as soon as I moved to the Midwest the car won't start on humid and/or rainy days. It will crank, but not start. The dealer has no idea and said, wait until it happens more and call us back. Hum... getting stuck wherever I may be for hours is not my idea of fun. I see one other comment about this, and wonder if anyone has had the same problem. I don't want to get into replacing one thing after another until we finally figure it out. Thanks.
31st Aug 2007, 07:02
I have a 2000 Accord V-6 with 89,000 miles. Two problems going on. At 70,000 miles when I put it in reverse and started to move backwards there wold be a jolt. Took it to the dealer who " could not duplicate" the problem. So I had them flush the tranny and we put in all new fluid. Problem went away for about 6000 miles. Now it is back. I am guessing a stuck valve in the tranny. Am told I might try synthetic fluid in there. Also, just lost the alternator - no warning other than the SRS light glowed dimly for a few miles. I pulled over and shut the car off. DEAD!. I am not used to losing alternators so early in a car's life. My last Honda alternator went 176,000 miles. I looked at the dead alternator and the bearing was fine - I am a little suspicious that the varnish used on this unit was a cheap Class F varnish which will not survive the under hood temperatures, especially in Alabama. Anybody got any thoughts?