The Least Reliable Honda Models
Some models just can't seem to get out of their own way. We've created a list of the least reliable Honda models using data such as complaint volume, average cost of repairs, age of the car when it breaks down, and recall frequency. Here's the worst of the bunch.
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.
- 2008 Accord premature brake wear 1094 (100%)
- 2001 Civic transmission failure 681 (62%)
- 2003 Accord transmission failure 502 (46%)
- 2008 Accord excessive oil consumption 390 (36%)
- 2002 Accord transmission slipping and jerking 353 (32%)
- 2002 Civic transmission failure 278 (25%)
- 2009 Accord premature brake wear 266 (24%)
Recent Honda News
Honda's Earth Dreams powertrain technology is a set of modifications aimed at reducing emissions and improving fuel economy, while maintaining performance and a smooth ride. It all sounds good, but the actual experience of owning a vehicle with an Earth Dreams engine has been an absolute nightmare. … continue reading
Honda will extend the powertrain warranty on more than 1 million vehicles in the US that continue to have oil dilution problems. The 1.5-liter Earth Dreams engine is notorious for gasoline diluting the oil, which triggers warning lights, hu … continue reading
Honda confirms that a 2002 Civic owner was killed by injuries sustained by an exploding Takata airbag. This is the 14th Takata-related fatality for Honda occupants in the U.S.
The 2001-2002 Civic is on “high risk” list for explosions, but t … continue reading
When a modern infotainment system freezes, it takes other important vehicle functions down with it. Honda has been sued for shipping a defective head unit that repeatedly disables the radio, backup camera, navigation, and other entertainmen … continue reading
When Honda recalled 1.1 million Takata airbag inflators for exploding into pieces, they replaced the defective part with a slightly different version from the same company. Now those are exploding too. The replacement PSDI-5D desiccated inf … continue reading
By the Numbers
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The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.