10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,656 miles

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problem #7

Feb 092017

Accord

  • miles
We are experiencing excessive oil consumption with mileage under 80,000 with our 2008/2009 Honda Accord. We have discovered there has been a settlement for this problem on vehicles with a warrantee. Honda has given us a run around about our complaints saying the our car is old, suggesting therefore that we need to get a newer model, and by calling us back for two 1,000 mile checks and not taking ownership of the problem they know exists. My wise husband went on line because of his suspicions of their actions and learned he was correct: There have been enough of these problems reported with this model car that there has been a class action suit with a settlement extending the warrantee. Honda is reported as issuing tsb #11-033 in July 2011. We did not receive that bulletin. Why?

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #6

Aug 122017

Accord

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

- Little Ferry, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 302017

Accord

  • 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 #4

Sep 072015

Accord

  • 90,000 miles
On 9/7/2015, I shut my passenger door to my 2009 Honda Accord and the side air bag deployed. I have been battling Honda North America and have had two independent insurance adjusters verify that the air bag was not deployed due to any type of collision. The car was stationary and parked when this occurred.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Feb 012012

Accord

  • 40,000 miles
Ever since I bought my car I've noticed that my oil burns up a lot faster than other cars. When I get an oil change done it only takes less than 2 months for the oil in the tank to burn away quickly. I use the recommended 5W 20. I'm having to top off the tank more often and spend more money on oil consumption.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 052012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 42,320 miles
The check engine light came on as a result of a spider web build up in the evap fuel vent box and a spring was installed to prevent this from happening again.

- Warwick, RI, USA