Accord Steering Pulls to One Side
The 2013-2015 Honda Accord is being investigated for a sudden loss of steering control. Owners say the cars can deviate from a straight line and pull hard to the side without any kind of warning.Continue reading article "Accord Steering Pulls to One Side"
Dead Battery in Accord and CR-V
Certain generations of Accord and CR-V vehicles chew through batteries. Leave one of these sitting a couple days and there's a good chance it won't start due to an underpowered battery, parasitic drains, and an ineffective battery charging …Continue reading article "Dead Battery in Accord and CR-V"
Honda Sensing Problems
Honda sensing is a group of safety systems to help drivers monitor changing road conditions. However there are growing concerns about malfunctions in the system that cause the auto-brakes to engage randomly, the radar to get confused on sun…Continue reading article "Honda Sensing Problems"
Starter Failure for Accord and Crosstour
The starter system in the 2013-2015 Honda Accord and Crosstour has a defect that makes starting the engine completely unreliable. The starter motor grinds and whines but the engine never starts. Honda denies any out-of-warranty claims on th…Continue reading article "Starter Failure for Accord and Crosstour"
TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Honda vehicles.Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Accord's LED Daytime Headlights Burn Out
LED headlights are supposed to be a more efficient and cost-effective choice. Heck, theoretically they might even last longer than you own or lease your car. Unless it’s a 2016-2018 Honda Accord we’re talking about, because those cars have …Continue reading article "Accord's LED Daytime Headlights Burn Out"
TPMS Warning Light
TPMS, or tire pressure monitoring systems, are a mildly controversial feature of some modern cars. While it's nice to have quick access to the current PSI readings of your tires from the comfort of your driver's seat, some manufacturers (he…Continue reading article "TPMS Warning Light"
Honda's Extremely Uncomfortable Seats
An alarming number of people have complained that their late-model Honda has the most uncomfortable seats of any car they've ever owned. The problem seems to affect the 2008-2014 model years with a particular, back-crippling emphasis on the…Continue reading article "Honda's Extremely Uncomfortable Seats"
Rodents Chew Soy Wiring
Honda switched to a soy-based coating for their wiring that is more biodegradable. It sounds like a pro-Earth move by the automaker, but the real reason is probably a little less triumphant: the coating costs less than plastic. Still, less …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy Wiring"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- starter failure in the 2013 Accord
- daytime led lights burning out in the 2016 Accord
- excessive oil consumption in the 2013 Accord
- uncomfortable seats in the 2013 Accord
- engine won't turn over, won't start in the 2014 Accord
What Breaks the Most
9th Generation (2013–2017) Accord Key Numbers
The class action lawsuit says parasitic battery drain causes multiple failures of safety functions, including the headlights and emergency hazard lights an owner needs if the vehicle stalls.
Honda Accord and CR-V battery drain problems have caused a class action lawsuit that alleges the batteries are too small to power the vehicles. In addition, the plaintiff alleges the 2017-2019 model years suffer from a parasitic draw that kills the batteries.
Honda says the lawsuit should be dismissed because the owners don't plausibly allege a defect and fail to allege an alternative design to the features of the Sensing systems.
A Honda Sensing lawsuit alleges the driver-assist systems are defective in 2017 Honda CR-V models, including the EX, EX-L and the CR-V Touring.
The government has opened an investigation into dangerous steering problems in the 2013-2015 Honda Accord
following a petition and a strong uptick in complaints. The cars suddenly deviate from their intended path and pull hard to one side.…keep reading article "2013-2015 Accord Under Investigation For Strange Steering Behavior"
Honda's batteries are such a drain.
A new lawsuit suggests that the batteries in the 2017-2019 Accord and CR-V are simply too weak to run the car's electrical systems. Couple that with a parasitic drain and you've got yourself a killer combo if you're a big fan of curse words and walking to work.…keep reading article "Honda Owners Feel Drained By Their Underpowered Batteries"
Honda has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the Honda Sensing safety suite is really quite dangerous.
The consolidated lawsuit says warning messages appear for no reason and that the vehicles can suddenly change speeds while driving. Honda lawyers have come up with a list of technicalities on why the case should be tossed.…keep reading article "Honda Files a Motion to Dismiss Honda Sensing Safety Lawsuit"
A Honda owner has petitioned the government to look into some bizarre and dangerous power steering issues in the 2013 Accord.
The owner claims the car suddenly pulls to the side without any warning. And he's not alone. There are hundreds of steering complaints about wonky steering behavior, particularly in the the 2013 model year.…keep reading article "Government Petitioned to Look Into Strange Steering Issues in 2013 Accord"
Honda has recalled over 437,000 vehicles to prevent the engine from suddenly shutting down due to a clogged fuel pump.
Sodium particulates, often found in cheap gas, can cling to the inside of the pump and increase resistance as they heat up. A clogged pump isn’t very effective at sending fuel to the engine and, as you might imagine, that’s a big problem.…keep reading article "Cheap Gas and Cheaper Fuel Pumps, A Honda Recall Story"
A proposed class-action lawsuit says it’s time for Honda to take responsibility for the well documented problem of fuel entering the crankcase and diluting the oil in the 1.5L Earth Dreams engine.
The scope of the lawsuit is currently limited to Georgia, but it could have national implications for this growing international problem.…keep reading article "Georgia Lawsuit Wants a Recall for Honda’s Oil Dilution Problems"
Honda has been hit with a second proposed-class action for starter problems in the 2013-2015 Accord and Crosstour.
The suit aims to cover all owners in the USA outside of New Jersey which already has a pending lawsuit.
The suit claims that Honda has known about the problems for quite some time based on hundreds of customer complaints and service bulletin #16-002.keep reading article "Another Proposed Starter Class Action Seeks Nationwide Status"
For years 2013-2015 Accord and Crosstour owners have been complaining about problems with their starters and the costs associated with it.
In addition to the threat of being stranded, owners have ponied up a lot of cash for new batteries, towing fees to the dealership, and replacement starter motors.
The lawsuit as it currently stands is for affected Honda owners in the state of New Jersey.keep reading article "New Jersey lawsuit is Tired of Honda Ignoring Starter Complaints"
Some 9th generation Accord and 1st generation Crosstour owners are having a heck of a time getting their cars to start.
The theory has been a combination of an underpowered battery and a defective starter motor were to blame, but there might be more to it according to Service Bulletin #16-002 which Honda released earlier this month.
In the bulletin, the automaker says the
clearance between the starter motor gear and the torque converter ring gear is not optimaland that can cause issues with the starter system.
To fix it, technicians are advised to rotate the torque converter clockwise by one bolt in addition to replacing the starter motor. The fix is covered under warranty but that only covers vehicles up to 3 years and 36,000 miles.keep reading article "Here's Why Some Accord and Crosstour Sedans Are Having Such a Hard Time Starting"
how did Honda get off without having to fix the problem?
By telling NHTSA what they wanted to hear:
- They said the issue can be traced to early production issues with torque sensors. Issues that were "quickly" resolved. No word on just how quick we're talking about here.
- They said most of those faulty sensors have already kicked the bucket ... at least they think. So nothing to worry about here, right?
Well, NHTSA agreed. They said power steering failure was a "declining trend" and didn't warrant a recall. But of course they had to get one last jab under the ribs of owners:
keep reading article "NHTSA Steers Clear of Recalling the Accord's Power Steering Problems"
"The closing of [the investigation] does not constitute a determination that no defect exists."
Honda has announced a small, but important recall of 4-cylinder engines found in the 2014-15 Accord and 2015 CR-V.
A manufacturing error might lead to serious engine damage. I'm no mechanic, but I'm pretty sure you need one of those in good working order to get from A to B.…keep reading article "Replacing the Engine Short Blocks"
After a couple hundred miles ... I noticed this car pulls hard to the left on the highway and on a lot of local roadways. Brought it in to the dealer where it was purchased and they re-did the alignment after finding the steering wheel was misaligned causing the vehicle to pull hard left ... Told me they test drove the vehicle and the alignment was within Honda's standard. Left the dealership and after a few longer highway trips and a lot of local roadways the vehicle still pulls hard left.
Since new, my Accord has pulled to the left signifigantly at highway speeds. Most of my driving is on the interstate to and from work 5 days a week (about 20 miles each way). I didn't notice it at first but then I started wondering why my left wrist was always hurting. Finally it dawned on me, I was fighting the damn steering wheel!
[Starter problems happened] rarely at first, but then more frequently now - like every 3rd start - the auxiliary power comes on but the engine doesn't turn over. Sometimes the starter makes a horrible sound like maybe I'm trying to start the car but the engine is already on, but it definitely isn't. I can't reproduce this at will, so I figure there's little point taking it to a mechanic until I have to tow it in.
Just like many others on here, I started having intermittent issues with the car not starting. It started happening near the 90k mark about every 20ish or so starts. Turning the key would activate the dash power/electrical but I would only hear a click from under the hood, the car would usually start the 2nd/3rd time.