pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace actuator (3 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #5

Jul 112016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

the driver side front door does not lock or unlock with the

How can there be a class action lawsuit for the Honda CRV but the Accord has the exact same problem but there is no class action lawsuit for the Accord?

- D H., jacksonville, FL, US

problem #4

Feb 012016

Accord EX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

I have replaced my door actuators twice now, and both times I purchased them from a Honda dealership. All 4 door locks seem to become inoperable over time. the last time I replaced them I had to buy 2 at a time since they seem to go out at around the same time. They just stop working with the electronic door lock or alarm button. I have to manually lock-and unlock the doors every time this happens.

I asked the Honda service tech and he stated that Honda is aware of this issue on other cars, but not mine. The problem is that I can keep buying these parts and save my receipts and wait for Honda to recall this issue on my car, or complain loud enough for Honda to just get on it and take care of the issue.

Each door lock actuator could run between $80 to $120, a full set will run you about $400. I am buying a new set from Amazon since they are cheaper, and I will see if this happens again.

The way I see it: Honda owes me about $800 bucks, plus what I am about to spend on the next set.

Keep it real!

- Ivan V., Los Angeles, CA, US

problem #3

Jul 022015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

I was locked in my car today and could not get out. After shutting off the motor and driving around for awhile as the alarm is also sounding, I clicked on the unlock button on my key and the alarm stopped, but I still could not get out of the car. I started the motor again and drove away from the stores to keep from annoying anyone else with the sound of the alarm and it stopped. It did not happen again today. It had happened one time before and I ignored it, thinking I had done something wrong. Now I am concerned that I may get locked inside with my baby granddaughter on a hot day and what if the car doesn't start. It is frightening. I will be looking for a new car and maybe not a Honda after all.

- Judy W., Katy, US

problem #2

Oct 192012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

if I could go back and buy a car it would not be the 2009 HONDA ACCORD

- Kelly M., Canton, MS, US

problem #1

Oct 202012

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

door locks fail to operate with remote

Not only does the remote fail to open the door locks, the key and pull-up knob also fail, so you can get locked INSIDE the car (the locking knob gets locked down), definitely a safety hazard, and the key will not unlock the door from outside. I had to crawl over the center console and go out the passenger door.

- Peter W., Salida, CO, US