4th Generation (1990—1993) Accord Problems

Accord owners with a 1990—1993 model year have the most problems with the engine (40%), electrical (22%), and the transmission (18%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Won\'t Change Gears Sometimes 7 complaints at an average of 142,776 miles in the 1992 Honda Accord.
  2. Excessive Vibration 5 complaints at an average of 117,800 miles in the 1991 Honda Accord.
  3. Speedometer Failure, Engine Light On 7 complaints at an average of 160,857 miles in the 1991 Honda Accord.

What Accord Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 1991 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1993 39 11 19 3.57
1992 44 12 19 4.52
1991 74 13 18 5.83
1990 37 12 15 3.73

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