Welcome to Fatal Flaw, where I choose a cool car that is made significantly less desirable by one major, glaring fault — and show you how to fix it. Today's feature is on the 6th generation Honda Accord V6 and how to fix the ticking time bomb known as its automatic transmission.
The '98 - '02 Honda Accord V6 is a pretty spectacular platform. Its naturally aspirated J30 V6 engine produces a bicentennial horsepower figure and, unlike its late model 4-cylinder brethren, has a particularly dramatic and audible VTEC powerband crossover. It's luxuriously appointed and a ridiculously good value for money (read: stupid cheap).