6th Gen (1998 – 2002) Honda Accord Problems

The 6th generation of the Accord has a cumulative PainRank™ of 60.22. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 1998–2002 Accord model years have sent in 2833 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (60%) followed by the body (14%) and the engine (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2002 970
2001 591
2000 477
1999 360
1998 432

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