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3rd Generation Honda Accord Problems

The Accord's 3rd generation runs from 1986 to 1989. Its has amassed 46 complaints on CarComplaints.com and a 2.44 PainRank™ which can be compared against other generations.

Shopping for a Honda? This generation is generally a good bet.

What Breaks the Most in the 1986–1989 Accord?

So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.

What About Specific Complaints?

Here are the 3 most common Accord complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Complaints For Each Model Year

Let's break down the number of complaints by model year. Sometimes that can help us spot a problem child within a generation. Clicking on the chart will bring you to that year's problem page on CarComplaints.com.