really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,183 miles

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problem #48

May 152010


  • miles
Oil burn one quart every 1000 miles

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #47

Jul 202016


  • 125,000 miles
I was getting ready to leave for work one morning and I noticed when I cranked the car up that it made a knocking noise for about 2 seconds and quit. I done a lot of research a found that a lot of the same cars have had the same problem. I found out that it was the vtc actuator. It only does this when it is cool. If it has been cranked up it will not do it.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #46

Apr 132016


  • 79,000 miles
In April of 2016, I turned the engine off. I heard the fan still running. I also smelled antifreeze. Following advice from a mechanic, I checked the fluids to learn that there was no antifreeze. I took the vehicle to two repair shops. Both put a pressure test on the vehicle and stated that it was holding pressure. I took it to the local Honda dealership on a Friday was told that they could not find anything. I told them that I smelled anti-freeze but did not see any leaking under the car. They asked me to bring it back the next week so they could have more time to analyze the complaint. They provided me with a loner car for three days. When they completed the diagnostics they called me and told me that I needed an engine, I was devastated. When I purchased the auto, in had 22,000 miles. At this time it had about 80,000. I purchased the auto October 2011. My thoughts were, this is unheard of. I still don't know what happened. It has never run hot with me. I have records of the maintenance. I am concerned that there is something about the auto that was not reported on car facts that I am not aware of. Every time I took it to the dealership for maintenance, I had to request that they stabilize the floor carpet. That concerned me. Why was the old removed and new installed. When posing that question, I was told that more-than-likely it was soiled beyond cleaning. But that is minor compared to having to purchase an engine for an vehicle that is known to endure thru 300,000+ miles during its life. Someone is not being truthful. I notified carl hogan that I will never purchase another vehicle from his dealership and I will do my part to ensure that those I come in contact with refrain as well, even if they have to travel to another city or state. Now, I must spend a minimum of 2,500 to rebuild the engine or up to 4,500 to purchase a new engine.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #45

Feb 122016


  • miles
In regards to Honda safety recall JN9. Warranty extension: Sticking pistons rings resulting in high engine oil consumption. I had the car inspected by the Honda dealership in thousand oaks, ca. Starting back in December 28 2015. They did an oil consumption test that lasted 3,000 miles on the road and had me come in every 1000 miles of those 3K miles. Every oil consumption evaluation at the designed mark is burning through 1.2 qt of oil every 1,000 miles. They claim that is standard for the car to burn that much oil. My old 2003 V8 GMC Yukon does not burn any oil at all. Jut last week on July 19th 2016 my oil engine light came on, they (dealer) top me off with another 1.2 qt of oil off the records. No service report was taken. I do not believe a four cylinder engine should use that much oil unless indeed the piston rings are sticking.. please help!

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #44

Jul 112016


  • 96,000 miles
Vtc actuator is failing causing a 2 second delay when starting please advise!

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #43

Jun 062016


  • miles
Recently, my car started consume too much oil. To fix that, dealership advised to replace piston rings for better result. After we have new piston rings, in a month and so engine is making grinding noise while starting. Dealership said it wasn't happened due to piston rings replacement. But we don't have that problem before and now dealership can charge us up to $700 for new part.

- North Wales, PA, USA

problem #42

May 022016


  • miles
This is a 2009 vehicle and I was notified August 2015 of a oil consumption recall but ask that you have 125,000 miles or less to fix however when you notify a consumer 7 years after it has been sold not to have that many miles I believe it's very unfair to the consumer because this is a problem I have had this this vehicle since ive owned it and now the dealership is refusing to fix it because of the mileage. There is no specific amount noted on how much oil consumption this car should have and Honda dealership is using that to their advantage and ask that I have 3/4 of a quart of oil consumption before they would even consider which is so unrealistic.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #41

May 172016


  • miles
My car is burning 1-2 quarts of oil every 1,000 miles. Dealership says that is normal even though the oil light is coming. My car

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #40

Dec 032015


  • 70,000 miles
Vehicle in motion turning right into parking space. Brakes applied, vehicle accelerated into brick post causing significant damage to front end of vehicle and post. Second incident vehicle in motion turning right into parking space. Brakes applied, vehicle accelerated into grassy strip. Vehicle difficult to bring to stop.

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #39

Oct 132012


  • 150,243 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. While driving 35 mph, the check engine warning light and oil warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the vehicle was experiencing excessive oil consumption. The mechanic was unaware of what caused the excessive oil consumption. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,243.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #38

Jun 012014


  • miles
There is a loud rattling noise coming from the engine (which lasts for a couple of seconds) when I start the car. The noise worsens in loudness and duration in the cold weather.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #37

Oct 092015


  • 128,000 miles
2009 Honda Accord vtc acuator grinding on cold start. Potential to cause engine failure. No remedy from Honda.

- Elk River, MN, USA

problem #36

Jul 012015


  • miles
Makes a loud noise when car is cold started. It sounds like metal on metal. Why is there no recall call when so many people state having this same problem.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #35

Sep 012015


  • miles
2009 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle excessive oil consumption.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #34

Sep 012014


  • 100,000 miles
Car started having excessive oil consumption around 100,000 miles. Received first notice today from american Honda about sticking piston rings causing excessive oil consumption. Warranty limitations are 125,000 miles or 8 years, whichever comes first. My car is at 127,000 miles. American Honda customer service says this car is inelegible for warranty repair because it exceeds their mileage cutoff.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #33

Aug 122015


  • 70,000 miles
Loud rattling noise upon cold start. Honda says no fix available. Sounds like metal on metal and Honda can not fix this?

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #32

Jan 012013


  • 100,000 miles
2009 Honda Accord ex V6 has numerous problems at 130K...most originating at 70-90K. Excessive oil consumption (1 qt a week)! rough idle and acceleration, 6 lights lit up on dash, including check engine...comes on and off intermittently.....fouled spark plugs, ticking noise coming from steering wheel when turning, brakes must be replaced every 10K miles, loud ticking noise from engine, poor acceleration with missing/sputtering, smoke emits from tailpipes, vsc light stays on along with TPMS! the list goes on and on...I have been loyal to Honda since 1993 having owned many, especially Accord and this one takes the cake....the worst vehicle ever owned! do not buy Honda...they do not care about you and never will! I missed the class action lawsuit by a couple of months on the engine misfire deal...just recently was made aware of it. Never again Honda!!!!

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #31

Mar 042015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
Engine surged and vehicle sped up, on it's own, when pulling into a parking lot. Vehicle collided with boulders and railroad ties causing damage to the front, rear, undercarriage, and ruptured the fuel tank. When the vehicle came to rest, people were yelling for the occupants to "get out" of the vehicle, because fuel was gushing all over the ground. Driver is 84 and passenger is 82. Both sustained injuries to their spines and driver is still in the hospital as of 3/8/2015. Needless to say, this could have been much worse.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #30

Feb 232015


  • 45,500 miles
This was the second incident, while I was stopped at the red light, as the light turned green I let go of brake and applied the gas and suddenly the RPM went to almost red line and I was real lucky to be able to put the gear shifter in to neutral and pull over and turned the engine off, few minutes later started the engine and it was normal again, this was the second time in a month that this happened first time I didn't even apply any gas my foot was still on the brake pedal, I will be calling american Honda to report this also and will take my car to the dealer, but they said this problem is not going to show on the scanners, the service advisor told me that he has heard about this, but has not seen one in person, I told him to do a google search and he can see this problem with Honda's all over the internet. This is known as unintended acceleration that forced Toyota to recall their calls and now is Honda's turn to do the right thing before anyone dies.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #29

Oct 152014


  • 19,500 miles
On two occasions in the last six months, my 2009 Honda Accord experienced what I would describe as unintended acceleration while operating the vehicle at a low speed (first time turning on to a road; second time accelerating while attempting to park the vehicle). The engine surged with power and nearly redlined the tachometer. Each case I shifted to neutral to disable the drive train and then shut down the car; waited five minutes and restarted the car. I scanned the ntsb data base to look for similar reporting but found none. I bought this car used, in 2014, from a Honda dealership, with only 15440 miles on it. I drove it without incident for at least nine months. I now have about 25500 miles on it. I also own an older Accord and consider their vehicles to be quality products. I am not treating this as a complaint as much as I am trying to determine if similar incidents have occurred. Unlike the recent Toyota issues of floor mats inducing acceleration, the mat I used is secured to the floor of the car and does not come within three inches behind and below the vehicle's acceleration pedal. Of note, this model variant is powered by a 4-cylinder engine. Given the infrequency of this; I am wondering if this is a software glitch in the vehicle's computer command module.

- Springfield, VA, USA

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