really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,203 miles

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problem #8

Oct 052010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
My 2008 Honda Accord only have 25000 miles on it and recently when trying to slow down/braking the RPM/engine revs up and the car accelerate while trying to stop. I drove it last weekend for about 2hrs it happened over 5 times.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jul 172011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
We purchased a new 2008 Honda Accord exl in 2008. It has only 40,000 miles on it and my husband was driving and went to pass and the engine missed and and began to shudder and misfire and almost had a head on because he could not accelerate and had to find a way to get back into line. We took it in and the only thing to fix it was replace the spark plug which we did and car was fine for a few weeks but now it is doing it again. I feel it's a safety issue if in the middle of driving you cannot accelerate the vehicle.

- Soldotna, AK, USA

problem #6

Dec 212010


  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving 45 mph, the contact noticed smoke from the engine compartment. The contact pulled over and saw that the engine was on fire. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire; a report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. There were no injuries. The fire department stated that the fire started because of the electrical fuel ignition in the engine. The contact called the manufacturer who took a complaint and stated that a representative would be sent out to investigate further. The failure mileage was approximately 34,000.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #5

May 082010


  • 34,000 miles
I have 34,000 miles on my 2008 Honda Accord ex, the engine has been revving when I reach approx 2,000 RPM and the dealer tells me this is normal. The car began making this sound only a few months ago, so it is not normal. I am also told that my rear brakes are already worn and need replaced asap. The cost of the brakes to be replaced is over $500, which seems a little steep, especially with Honda already having settled the lawsuit over this models brake issues.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Mar 212010


  • 54,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving at approximately 70 mph, the vehicle seemed as if it would suddenly turn off so the contact pulled over and turned off the vehicle. The contact then restarted the vehicle but the issue continued to occur once on the road. The contact called an authorized dealership and was informed that the valves did not feed properly and slipped causing misfires. The vehicle had been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 54,800. The current mileage was approximately 57,000.

- Irmo, SC, USA

problem #3

Feb 032010


  • 25,000 miles
Variable cylinder management transmission unexpectedly surges in traffic. In heavy traffic, or slippery road conditions, a sudden unexpected surge in the car could result in hitting the car in front.

- Skokioe, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 132009


  • 28,700 miles
Engine stops running at idle or while driving, is difficult to restart. Dealer could not reproduce. No engine error codes found. Occurred on more than one occasion.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #1

Apr 052008

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving 60 mph, the contact experienced excessive vibration in the steering wheel. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer approximately three times and they switched and rotated the tires. The failure still persists. The current mileage is 6,000. Update 10/01/08 the dealer informed the consumer that the vibration was caused my a motor mount location problem that Honda was aware of and was working to correct it. Updated 10/03/08.

- Tipp City, OH, USA