really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,187 miles

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problem #10

Apr 122018


  • 184,449 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and had it towed to her residence. A local dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 184,449.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #9

Aug 022016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. While driving 50 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and remained depressed. The contact turned the ignition off and engaged the emergency brakes in order to bring the vehicle to a complete halt. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000....updated 09/14/16

- Abbeviille, AL, USA

problem #8

May 162007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. While driving 65 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck while turning into the driveway. The failure caused the contact to crash into her neighbor's house. She sustained severe bladder damage and her grandson, seated in the rear seat, sustained injuries to the head, nose, mouth, and eyes. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who determined that the cause of failure was due to three fractured struts. Her neighbor's home and her vehicle endured property damage. A police report was filed. She has not notified the dealer or the manufacturer. A valid VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 41,000.

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

problem #7

Oct 112004


  • 13,000 miles
During acceleration consumer can hear a clanking noise. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 252004

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator stuck in a parking lot. Braking would not stop the vehicle. Attempted to throw the car into park just before impact. Dealer will not investigate for defects!!!

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 012004


  • miles
Problems with vehicle's accelerator. This was an intermittent problem with the accelerator. When pressed from a stop, it would fail to respond. The problem was unable to be duplicated.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 032003

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,908 miles
While driving at any speed the consumer pressed the gas and brake pedals at the same time. Consumer felt that the brake pedal was not high enough and away from the gas pedal. The brakes would grind when coming to a slow stop. The dealer refinished the front disc and installed new front brake pads.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Nov 042003


  • miles
When starting vehicle accelerates without warning.

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 022003


  • 1,010 miles
When shifting into drive vehicle accelerated without warning. Dealer stated that was way the vehicle was designed.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

May 312003

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Repeated failure of the vehicle to respond to accelerator pedal input. Dealer of course cannot duplicate. This is certainly a safety issue but there has been little effort to correct.

- Charlotte, NC, USA