2002 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Honda Accord

2002 Honda Accord Problems

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

Ignition switch failure may cause the car to stall or fail to start. Honda issued a recall to replace the ignition switch. For more information on this recall please click here»

Soundless Radio

My radio went out mid-2009 about the same time that my co-worker's '03 Accord EX's radio went out. Honda's only solution is to buy a replacement unit which costs around $800. I took the car to a local car audio shop that told me it may be the internal amp inside the radio that went bad and would cost me about $250 to repair or I could install an aftermarket radio underneath the existing radio where the cubby is located for about $160 or I coul...

Transmission Failure Common

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.

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2002 Honda Accord Questions

What is causing my 02 accord to not start. (1 answer)

When I put the key everything comes on radio lights air it all comes on but. It won't start. I don't hear a click or anything. And I tried to jump it and that didn't do anything please help !!!

air bag recall (2 answers)

How I check my PVC VALVE (1 answer)

I need to know because I want make sure is working

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2002 Honda Accord Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Replacement Airbag Inflator Could Be Defective

Honda is recalling 2,430 vehicles because a driver's airbag inflator, installed as a replacement part, may be defective. In the event of deployment, these inflators could produce excess internal pressure and rupture, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's airbag inflator as necessary. The recall is expected to begin by June 27, 2011. 

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2002 Honda Accord Reviews

I just purchased a 2002 Accord EX (4cyl Auto w/163000miles) from my sister last month. She purchased it new and had all service done at the dealer. She kept meticulous records in a binder on everything she had done to the car. Was I impressed. For the price I couldn't pass it up for a 2nd bang around car. Jury is still out on reliability, but so far it runs like a champ. If the tranny goe...
Purchased my 2002 Accord Coupe EX in 2005 at 34,600 miles. Since then, the major purchases I have made have been as follows: 2007 new front and rear brake pads, 2007 new transmission (@77K Miles - covered under powertrain warranty), 2008 new ball joints, 2009 new transmission ($89K Miles - covered under replacement transmission warranty! phew! here i think the dealer may have tried something di...
My 2002 Honda Accord EX is in the shop with warped rotors again! $495 to resurface. Honda Dealership replaced all four rotors 20,000 miles ago (August, 2012). They tell me the warranty is 12 months OR 12,000 miles so too bad for me. They always tell me too much rust - car is garaged when not driven. Yes, I do drive a lot. Original owner with 189,000 miles on car. I have never had a car where I ...

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