2000 Accord stalls while driving

Discussion in 'Accord' started by anony, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. anony

    anony Guest


    I'm the original owner of a 2000 Honda Accord EX, 4 cylinder, manual
    transmission, 99K miles, no accidents.

    My car has stalled while driving it about 10 times over the 5 years I've
    owned it. It usually happens at speeds < 40mph, and when it occurs, all of
    my dashboard lights come on and I lose power steering... and of course, the
    engine stalls.

    Up until now I've ignored it but since my warranty is up, I took it in for
    diagnostics and they found nothing wrong. I came across this recall from
    Honda, but they say my VIN is not attached to it:


    Any thoughts?

    anony, Feb 16, 2005
  2. anony

    Remco Guest

    Your problem could be caused by a bad ignition switch, among other
    things so the recall _may_ fix your problem.

    It suggests that 'certain' cars will be eligible for this recall --
    that is based on their vin number, then?

    Perhaps try another dealer -- call them and see what they say. Maybe
    this dealer doesn't want to bother with it.

    Remco, Feb 16, 2005
  3. anony

    motsco_ _ Guest


    If you get the Honda dealer to swap out the ignition switch, haggle them
    down to HALF the labor time, since ALL honda techs can do that job
    blind-folded with one hand tied behind their back. They were probably
    changing several per day during the peak of the recall. . .

    motsco_ _, Feb 17, 2005
  4. anony

    motsco_ _ Guest


    I meant to say: "If the warranty doesn't apply to your Honda, haggle
    them.... Anyhow, if your car isn't covered, contact Honda and sweet-talk
    them, since you've had 'life-threatening' problems with your switch.
    They will help you.

    motsco_ _, Feb 17, 2005
  5. anony

    E. Meyer Guest

    If all the dash lights come on, its probably not the ignition switch. When
    they cause a stall, usually the dash goes dark (at least that's what it did
    on mine).
    E. Meyer, Feb 17, 2005
  6. anony

    anony Guest

    That is what the dealship told me... since the lights came on, it's not the
    ignition switch.
    anony, Feb 17, 2005
  7. anony

    terry25 Guest

    had a complete tune up could be fuel pump?
    terry25, Feb 17, 2005
  8. anony

    anony Guest

    I did have the 90k service done a few months back, and that is one of the
    major scheduled maintenance routines. But this has been a problem since
    anony, Feb 17, 2005
  9. anony

    Remco Guest

    Well, that entirely depends on what contact goes bad:
    if the common goes bad, absolutely nothing will work. If the 'start'
    connection goes bad, most other things will work except the connection
    to the starter, etc.
    Remco, Feb 17, 2005
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