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"
Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
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"
Power Steering Whine
One of the more common complaints about Honda's power steering is how it can whine or groan everytime you turn the wheel. Turns out all that noise is due to air getting into the power steering system because of two, old O-rings. There's no …Continue reading article "Power Steering Whine"
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"
Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Honda vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
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"
Peeling Paint and Clear Coat
Is your Honda shedding clearcoat and peeling off paint at an alarming rate? You're not alone. Far from it actually. Even the most ardent, wax-happy, electric car polisher wielding owner can find their paint tearing off in sheets. So what gi…Continue reading article "Peeling Paint and Clear Coat"
Automatic Transmission Failure
If you own a Honda released between 1999-2004 and haven't had any issues with your automatic transmission, may I suggest you go to your nearest conevnience store and play the lottery? 'Cause you're one lucky son-of-a-gun.Continue reading article "Automatic Transmission Failure"
Excessive Oil Consumption
One of the top complaints about the latest generation of Honda vehicles is how the V6 engines burn through an excessive amounts of oil. Mechanics did their best to place the blame on the owner's driving and maintenance habits, but it was cl…Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
Accord Premature Brake Wear
The Accord is one of the most popular sedans on the road based on its reputation for dependability over the years. However owners of 2008 2009 Accords (and a small number of 2010 models) are up in arms over premature brake wear that is wide…Continue reading article "Accord Premature Brake Wear"
What Accord 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.
- premature brake wear in the 2008 Accord
- transmission failure in the 2003 Accord
- excessive oil consumption in the 2008 Accord
- transmission slipping and jerking in the 2002 Accord
- premature brake wear in the 2009 Accord
What Breaks the Most
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.
A Honda fuel pump recall has been issued for more than 708,000 vehicles because the impellers in the pumps may be defective.
The plaintiff who sued claims the vehicles place occupants at risk of injuries and death because of the fuel pump failures. The Quebec fuel pump recalls allegedly didn't include all the Honda vehicles affected by the DENSO pumps.
A Honda fuel pump recall allegedly didn't include all the affected New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with DENSO low-pressure fuel pumps and fuel pump assemblies, including pumps that begin with part number 17045-T.
The plaintiff who sued claims the vehicles place occupants at risk of injuries and death because of the fuel pump failures. The Canadian fuel pump recalls allegedly didn't include all the Honda vehicles affected by the DENSO pumps.
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.
A Honda 5-speed transmission class action settlement has been reached for consumers residing in California who were the original owners of any of the following vehicles with 5-speed automatic transmissions and continued being the owner as of December 7, 2015.
The Honda transmission lawsuit says the automaker created a secret warranty program which expanded or extended the warranty "beyond its stated limits and/or offered to pay for all of or part of the cost of repairing or replacing the transmission system in Class Vehicles."
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"
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
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 wants to settle up a decade-old lawsuit about downshifting transmissions
with an offer so low it's borderline insulting. A 2009 lawsuit says 5-speed automatic transmissions in some 2002-2004 Honda and Acura vehicles have a defect in the 3rd clutch. That defect can cause the transmission to suddenly downshift from 5th to 2nd gear. That's one way to reach your heart rate goal on your FitBit.
Honda has continually denied the allegations but are ready to put this whole ordeal behind them with a ... checks notes ... $25 credit towards the future purcahse of Honda parts. And you must live in California. Oh I'm sorry, should I have told you to sit down first?…keep reading article "Honda Settles 5-Speed Transmission Lawsuit With California Owners"
Software mistakes in over 770,000 Honda cars can suddenly disable the power windows, turn signals, windshield wipers, defroster, and rearview cameras.
That's a lot of very important things. Honda has issued a recall after discovering electrical disruptions in the body control module's controller area network or CAN. Although I guess in this case it's more like a CAN'T, amirite?…keep reading article "Honda Announces Large Body Control Module Recall for the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Insight"
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"
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!
The driver's seat sucks. This 2008 Honda Accord is by far our best car for long trips, in terms of long term reliability of the car and gas mileage, but we still choose to drive our older car that has had some mechanical problems because the driver's seat in the Accord is so unbearable and leaves your back in pain for days.
I kept this vehicle running in tip top shape for years, really a dream car for the most part. Then the trans starts slipping and nothing I can really do about it. Not worth replacing as the trans cost a fortune and because it's poorly engineered it only happen again.
Just few minutes driving causes EXTREMELY painful legs, back, neck. The pain is unbelievable and feels like those very hard knife stabbing type sharp pains. After driving the car I am pretty much laid up for days!
[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.
I have a love, hate relationship with my 2009 Accord EXL V6. As long as I am not traveling more than 50 miles round trip, I love to drive this car, any thing over 50 miles is Chiropractor time. It's not just the drivers seat, the passengers seat is even worse.
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