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2001 Honda Accord

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2001 Honda Accord Problems

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Drive Train -- Verified

Automatic transmission failures are common, Automatic transmission failure on these vehicles will generally require overhaul or replacement of the transmission. In the event of a  failure, it may be worthwhile to check with Honda to see if they may offer assistance for this repair. As these vehicles age, Honda has become less likely to help out with these transmission related repairs.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The radio and climate control display can go dark on some models. It will be necessary to replace the affected unit to correct this concern. Some customers have reported receiving help from Honda regarding this repair.

Engine -- Verified

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car. The water will usually leak onto the driver's or passenger's head when the car turns a corner.

2001 Honda Accord Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 26, 2010

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Honda has recalled 2001-2003 Civic, 2002-2003 Civic SI, 2001-2002 Accord, 2002 CR-V, 2002 Odyssey, 2003 Pilot, 2002-2003 Acura TL, and 2003 Acura CL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure. This could cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 5, 2002

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Honda is recalling certain sedan and coupe models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on seat belt assemblies. Certain rear seat belt buckles were improperly manufactured, which may cause the seat belts to be difficult to unfasten after a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies free of charge.

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Body, Interior & Misc., January 22, 2002

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Honda is recalling certain sedan and coupe models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on seat belt assemblies. Certain rear seat belt buckles were improperly manufactured, which may cause the seat belts to be difficult to unfasten after a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies free of charge.

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Electrical & Lights, March 7, 2005

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Honda has recalled 1997-2001 Prelude, 1999-2002 Accord, and 1999-2000 Acura TL models because the ignition switch interlock may fail. If this happens, the key will be removable before the engine is in the "Park" position, which could cause the vehicle to roll and crash. Dealers will confirm interlock function and vehicles will receive an updated interlock lever free of charge.

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Electrical & Lights, June 16, 2004

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Honda is recalling certain passenger vehicles because the dimmer control for the instrument panel lights could fail due to heat buildup. If this happens at night, the driver may not be able to see the instrument panel gauges, including the speedometer. Dealers will replace a multiplex control unit for the instrument panel lights.

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2001 Honda Accord Questions and Answers

Lighting McSloan, 2001 Honda Accord, 3.0L V6, Modesto, CA

what is a 740 code? how do i fix it?

iceicebebe, 2001 Honda Accord, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, San Jose, CA

Every time I came to an abrupt stop from a high speed (say 30mph and coming to a stop at a stop sign) my car's RPMs would drop so low as if my car was about to stall...keep in mind that I driv...

crewzen, 2001 Honda Accord, 3.0L V6, Cypress, CA

I just came back from Firestone and they said I needed to replace all of my motor mounts, which with parts & labor will run me around $600. I only went in for an oil change, and new brake pads,...

Boffo, 2001 Honda Accord, 3.0L V6, Owaneco, IL

I can't seem to get my Honda transmission shifter out of Park unless I use the override option. This happens every time it is put into Park. The shift button works freely, but the handle won...

haduque, 2001 Honda Accord, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Hallandale, FL

Can we tow this car with an RV? Please advise

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2001 Honda Accord Reviews

engine problems drop off the RPM

I'm amazed so many people had issues with this car. Mine is 10 years old with 176,000 miles and still gets me into trouble with speeding tickets. I drive the Grapevine in California everyday and never have a problem pulling the grade. I've had to have the water pump and timing belts replaced but so far that's the wrost. For an average of 100 mile a day commute i'm not complaining. I love her! i'll probably cry IF the day comes when i have to get rid of her.

i own a2001 honda accord. its a graet car bought it used with 70,000 miles. runs great very comfortable and roomy.

This car has been in my family since June 2007 with 66k and today it has nearly 114k, only problems it gave me are front rotors that tend to warp often giving you the dreaded steering wheel shake when braking from highway speeds and a really bad oil leak from the rear main seal which was pricey to repair. Other than that I love the car, love the smooth and strong shifting transmission (which is original on mine). Dark Emerald Pearl paint still shines beautifully that it fools people into thinking my car is only a couple years old instead of ten. 3.0L 200 hp V6 still revs smoothly and silently and is decently quick and fuel efficient. Car drives like a new car and is a pleasure to drive. It has made me a Honda lover for life and I could not see myself driving any other make. Sure its got its issues but what 10 year old car doesn't have minor ones? Only problem right now is the alternator that has a whine at idle whenever my cars lights are on so I am worried that the bearing may be failing but its is original and if it manages to give me another 2 years I'd be happy.

Only major problems this car ever gave me was front brake rotors that had a tendency to warp often and an oil leak from the rear main seal that was costly to repair. Transmission on mine is original at 114k and shifts strong and smoothly. Engine is still smooth as silk and powerful with decent gas mileage with the 200hp J30A1 V6.. Car is still pleasing to look at and a pleasure to drive. Dark Emerald Pearl paint still shines beautiful and people think my car is still a new car constantly. My alternator does make a whining noise at night when the lights are on so I am afraid the alternator bearing may fail soon. Overall, very please with my car, it has been in my family since July 2007 with 66k and other than those 2 problems its been regular maintenance.

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