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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:02 am
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Default Is it true that you should stay clear of 98-02 Accords with auto transmissions?

I hear that the automatic transmissions in these years have a defect and are prone to failing prematurely. Does anyone have any real information on this?
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:04 am
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Checked the reliability ratings and it said 98-01 had bad transmission problems
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:06 am
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If they were serviced regularly and the service records are available, it should be no problem.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:12 am
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yes, they are prone to failure. I would avoid these years, as i had one, and it was horrible.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:17 am
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that may be true but my wife has a 1994 Honda accord automaticwas that impressed with the performance I went out and paid cash £220 for a 1996 Honda accord automatic (this was an mot failure) Ive since done what was needed to get it through the mot its been for its first long run 170 miles non stop and its spot on.So find out if the transmission from 1994/6 will fit your car.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:18 am
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yes because automatic trans suck
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:26 am
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This is a known problem with Honda and they have issued a warranty extention on all 99-01 Accords up to 100,000 milesSo if you shoukld own one and have trouble it will be replaced at no cost to you through the dealer. I have been able to get transmissions with up to 150,000 miles covered under full warranty and I average about 20 warranty transmissions a month for the 99-01 Accords and Odyssey.However on the 98' model year you are out of luck. Honda was offering "goodwill warranty" for the parts only but are no longer anymore
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 05:32 am
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HiI drive an Accord, 2000. I never found any problem with it. The transmission is smooth. I think Accord is made for luxury. It does not have a rapid acceleration as sports cars but has nice uniform comfortable pickup. Has never given me a problem.Cheers.
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