really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,831 miles

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problem #69

Aug 122017


  • 30,274 miles
Check engine light flashing and engine running rough

- Little Ferry, NJ, USA

problem #68

Oct 252015


  • 60,000 miles
Vtc actuator making noise and cold startup..started at about 60,000 miles

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #67

Jul 212017


  • miles
Excessive oil consumption, causing spark plug malfunction

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #66

Apr 122017


  • 107,000 miles
I have a 2009 Honda Accord LX-P (4 cylinder, 2.4 L). It consumes excessive engine oil. I did a oil consumption test ( had almost 107K miles on the car) at a Honda service center. Result said the car consumed 1 quarter of oil for every 1000 miles (I never see any warning light when oil gets this low.) Honda service center, after taking about a month, said the vehicle meets the requirement and therefor don't qualify for repair. So looks like I will have to check the oil level every week or so, and also refill oil at every 1000 miles instead of standard 3000 miles.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #65

Jan 012012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle restarted after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the oil pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #64

May 052017


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. While the vehicle was undergoing routine maintenance, the contact informed the mechanic of a ticking noise coming from the engine. The contact was informed that the engine oil was low, but there were no oil warning indicators illuminated. The contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Olney, MD, USA

problem #63

Dec 222016


  • 98,000 miles
Honda knows all about their 6 cyl engines burning through oil but does nothing about it. My car started burning and now leaking oil badly before it hit 100,000 miles but I am now looking at a large repair bill as my car isn't on "the list". not sure how it couldn't be as articles cite 6 cyl Accord between the years 2008 and 2012. Mine is a 6 cyl Accord, 2009: How is that not on the list?

- Grafton, WI, USA

problem #62

Jan 302017


  • 67,000 miles
While driving at about 55 mph on route I-287 in morristown, NJ, the car began to shake badly and the engine made a loud rumbling noise. I got the car to my local service station in morristown, where my mechanic told me that one of my spark plugs had failed to function, having been badly oil fouled. He replaced the spark plug and said the computer scanner showed code P0303 misfire cylinder #3. he also noted that Honda has a service campaign for piston ring replacement initiated in 2013 to correct the problem. I brought the car to Honda on Monday, February 13. They replaced 3 of the 4 spark plugs in question (1 having already been replaced) and updated the car's computer program, calling that step one in solving the problem. The Honda service manager explained that Honda's protocol for this is to update the software and replace spark plugs and then wait to see if it happens again. (I later confirmed this protocol by phone with Honda America.) lacking that, Honda will not reimburse the dealership if they do the repair, but this fix seems to work about half the time. When the service campaign was initiated in 2013, I was not notified. Clearly, Honda recognized that there was a problem of oil leaking into the cylinders but did not issue a recall, as I believe they should have. In my case, my engine failed while I was driving at high speed on a major highway. This is not something I would like to happen again, but my local mechanic says it definitely will happen again, because Honda did not fix the problem. Replacing spark plugs is no more than a band aid. IżM left with a serious and expensive problem, and Honda's intention is to skirt the real issue by risking my safety in order to avoid accountability.

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #61

Jan 012017


  • miles
Excessive oil consumption and grinding noise in the engine

- Haddon Twp, NJ, USA

problem #60

Jul 012016

Accord 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
My 2009 Honda Accord was purchased by our local Honda dealer off the lot brand new. Vehicle has always a good vehicle and no serious problems. It was in a minor crash and had some of the frame readjusted. Recently, (within 6 months) I have noticed the vehicle consuming more oil than usual. I followed up with Honda to see what I could do with the extended warranty notice I received in the mail regarding the vehicle. The extended warranty stated that the piston rings may be sticking more than usual and the vehicle could be consuming more oil than normal. The warranty stated it was good for up to 8 years from the purchase or 125,000 miles, whichever came first. At the time the Honda was at 134,000 miles. Honda told me to take it to my local Honda dealer and ask how to start the process on the piston rings. The local dealer stated they needed to start with an oil consumption test with an oil change, then I would have to come back after 1,000 miles for them to track the oil. I brought the vehicle in and was dealt with more bad news. The local dealer stated that I could not start the oil consumption test until I fixed two other oil leaks the vehicle currently has. I was told the vehicle has a valve gasket leak which also needed a valve adjustment as well as a crank seal leak. The local dealer quoted me that the valve gasket would cost $225, the valve adjustment would be $325, and the crank seal leak would be $245. Everywhere I have heard otherwise the cost of these fixes would be much more than I was quoted. After receiving this news I called Honda again to create a claim. I still have not been able to speak to my case representative on the problem. My concern is that the sticking piston rings could have lead to the two other leaks my vehicle is having. I feel as though Honda needs to cover the costs to fix this problem seeing as though the piston rings are an issue.

- Casco, ME, USA

problem #59

Nov 252016

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
My engine is consuming more oil than it should. I recently noticed this and have done my research and it turns out to be a common random defects with Honda Accord. I am worried that the engine might one day catch on fire or even fail while I am driving. I have gotten a letter from Honda stating that they believe that there is something wrong with the gas bump but they were wrong. The procedure to fix this may cost me a lot of money but I am not responsible for this damage. It effects my safety and I am not willing to risk that.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #58

Jan 272016


  • miles
Burns 2 quarts of oil between oil changes

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #57

Oct 052016


  • miles
Excessive oil consumption

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #56

Nov 192016


  • miles
I hear the rattle noise when cold start engine only 87,000 miles I read the bulletin service they said that noise from defective vtc actuator that valve is control timing to advance and retart depend on engine speed to help control emission to help the environment and less pollution

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #55

Aug 012016


  • 82,000 miles
Excessive oil consumption: Car is burning about 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #54

Oct 182016


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. While stationary, the vehicle burned oil rapidly in the engine. The contact stated that the vehicle consumed more than a quart of oil within only 700 miles. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Allendale, NJ, USA

problem #53

Nov 072016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the engine rattled while attempting to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the details could not be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #52

Nov 012015


  • 90,000 miles
The car makes metal grinding noise when start the engine in the morning or when the engine is cool down. The noise last about 1 to 2 seconds but it's very loud. Mechanics insisted it's okay to drive. It's happened for a few months now and I am just afraid that something will be break very soon.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #51

Sep 012016


  • 60,000 miles
High engine oil consumption. 4 cyl engine burns 2.5 quarts of oil every 1600 miles. Heavy soot residue on tailpipe, and engine pinging while driving uphill with normal oil level. No visible oil leaks. Dealer claims that 1 quart every 1000 miles is normal consumption. Currently performing engine oil consumption test and will follow up in 1000 miles.

- Mountainside, NJ, USA

problem #50

Sep 212016


  • 114,000 miles
7/2016 my oil light came on and I went to my mechanic and they said my oil stick was dry and they ended up doing lots of work; maintenance mostly and perhaps it would take care of the oil loss. They did not find a leak. 9/19/2016 my engine had problems starting; went to Firestone to get a new battery and I told them no other maintenance as I have a mechanic. They installed my battery and told me my oil stick was dry and I had 50% oil noted on my dash board. Went to my mechanic on 9/21/2016 and they said my oil stick was dry again. My mechanic researched and found there was a recall on this issue; therefore am reporting it.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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