really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,162 miles

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problem #8

Oct 022012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
My car uses 1 qt oil weekly and makes a grinding noise when starting. Change oil every 7,000 miles and have to add 1 quart weekly. Vsa & oil lights stay on even after clearing the error codes. Replaced the cam shaft sensor which malfunctioned weeks later. Pearson Honda & West broad Honda, richmond va informed me there is no recall for this problem. Unbelievable after reading so many blogs about this issue from other Honda owners. This model Honda is a lemon and Honda needs to repair at no charge to the owner. Replaced wheel bearing on front and now the rear is making a loud noise. Never had a Honda with these many issues. Wanted to trade it for the 2013 and dealer offered me $6,700 for a car I paid $26,000 for. This is ridiculous!

- New Canton, VA, USA

problem #7

Dec 152012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 57,520 miles
I went to independence Honda and asked as to why between maintenance, I was having to add oil. I was told to bring it back when it was needed, and he would document it. Come to find out, they were doing an oil consumption test. Independence Honda closed and is now legends Honda. He told me to bring it in and they would fix it. Gave me a loaner car. Called me back and said they would have to do a oil consumption test. They claim they only put in about a quart per 1000 miles. Regardless of what my dip stick shows. I will just need to watch my oil. I've had to have my spark plugs replaced twice in the year. Honda continues to actively conceal the defect from consumers and deny there's a known problem.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #6

Jan 012012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My 2009 Honda Accord has a grinding noise that occurs when the ignition is activated from a cold start. The noise lasts for approximately two seconds and sounds like the timing belt system is ratcheting into place. This only occurs on a cold start, meaning the engine has not been running for 4 or more hours. I have had this problem for over a year. An internet search located Honda service bulletin 09-010 dated 08/17/10 and then updated on 10/21/11. The safety bulletin describes the variable valve timing control (vtc) actuator as being, "defective". additional internet search identified that the grinding noise was common with the 2009 Accord. I spoke with my dealer, huge white Honda, columbus, Ohio. The dealership agreed with my diagnosis and noted that Honda was aware of the problem, but had not issued a recall on the vtc actuator. Further, the dealer noted that Honda issued a 2011 software update on the 2009 Accord to address complaints of excessive oil consumption. A September 2011 notice from Honda is titled "product update: Software update to improve fuel-injector and vtc timing" the notice states that the fuel injector timing and vtc timing at cold start may create deposits on the oil control rings that could contribute to increased oil consumption." The dealership confirmed that my car had the software update. The dealer argues that the update is separate from the current grinding noise and that the vtc actuator has failed. The dealership could not explain why my grinding noise appears to have started after the 2011 software update was completed. Based on the foregoing, I am forwarding this complaint. I believe there is some evidence to indicate the vtc actuator is defective as being not suited for its intended purpose.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 242013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 43,146 miles
Check engine light came on due to misfiring and fouled #3 spark plug. Also, between motor oil changes at 35,761 miles and at 43,140 miles, approximately 2 quarts of oil were added due to excessive motor oil consumption.

- Mira Loma, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated the vehicle rolled out of the driveway while the gear was in park and crashed into a house which pushed the bedroom wall and window out. The gear was still in park after the vehicle was driven away from the scene. There were minor scratches on the bumper. No one in the house suffered injuries. The manufacturer investigated the failure and stated that there was no evidence that the transmission or ignition was defective. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 51,983. Updated 04/03/2013

- Eros , LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 052012


  • 70,000 miles
Secondary shaft bearing broken.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 292009


  • 200 miles
2009 Honda Accord- the car had 200 miles on it and the cvb boot with all the brake fluid broke making the car unsafe to drive. Had to argue to dealer to get it fixed. The car now has 11,900 miles and the brakes squeal, took to the dealer informed half of the rear brakes are gone and that the squealing canbe from the weather. This was suppose to be a new car. There is a class action suit against Honda due to the brakes wearing out prematurely but the consumer has to pay first to have them repaired. Someone needs to look into the safety of Honda Accord braking system for 2008 and 2009 models.

- Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 132010


  • 300 miles
Brakes making a noise, turned rotors and replaced pads, problem returned in Jan.10, rotors turned again, Honda said faulty pads was the clause replaced once more, call had less then 4,000 miles on it first time, approx.7000 second, I think rotors should not be milled over once and then rotors replaced, they will not hear of that. Strange whine coming from bottom right side of transmission or engine, Honda claimed service bulletin call for oil pump to be replaced, which they change, no change in the sound plus now there is a leak from where they made repair.

- Hickory, NC, USA