really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,389 miles

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problem #36

Nov 012022


  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle stalled with several unknown warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to three different independent mechanics; however, the mechanics were unable to determine the cause of failure. The contact was informed that the failure might be related to a faulty electrical system. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 147,000.

- Clarkston, GA, USA

problem #35

Jan 122023


  • miles
Had to replace the battery. Turns out the alternator was not charging the battery. I then replaced the alternator. The alternator was contaminated with oil from the VVT. The Variable Valve Timing Solenoid Assembly that is located above the alternator needs to be replaced also. Otherwise the oil leak will damage the alternator again.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #34

Feb 052018


  • 90,000 miles
The SRS unit has failed which is an acknowledged problem in some 2008-2010 Honda Accord but my particular model is not eligible for the recall. Considering the failure and the acknowledgment from Honda on this exact issue, my car should be eligible for the recall free of charge. I came to know about this problem because of the airbag indicator light being on.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #33

Mar 012020


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the SRS warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to howdy Honda (5519 E ben white blvd, austin, tx 78741, (512) 686-1544) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the diagnostic trouble code showed an open circuit within the wiring harness which caused an increased resistance in the driver's side air bag. The contact was informed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #32

Jun 012017


  • 144,000 miles
We have found that are 2009 Honda Accord has a parasitic draw we have to pull fuses so the battery does not go dead within hours. Have tried new batteries, charge batteries. Through our own research people are calling this problem a parasitic draw from the battery and its a matter of tracing wires down and pulling fuses. And if you want to use car without running battery down my husband has pulled a fuse or two but this disables several things radio, some dashboard functions. Which if it keeps going could be problematic on the function of the Honda maybe affecting lights eventually or other safety features. So would like to see how many other people are experiencing this problem and how bad it can get and how it can be fixed. Some people were disconnecting wires to remedy the problem and don't want to do that. When we bought car it had to be jump started. So the problem has only increased as time has passed.

- Underwood, IN, USA

problem #31

May 012017


  • 98,000 miles
Airbag light is on and the recall for the module was completed several months ago oddly enough the SRS light and tps are on as well all came in about the same time but unknown as to why

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #30

Jul 032017


  • miles
The engine won't start the starter motor sounds like it is spinning faster than normal, but the engine does not start up and run.

- Weaverville, NC, USA

problem #29

Dec 122018

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2009 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle misfiring and lights illuminated on dash.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #28

Aug 302018


  • 160,000 miles
I have had intermittent shorting out with my radio and locks while driving and the vehicle stops running. Took it in to get checked out could not find anything wrong with batter or alternator. Brand new battery 2 months old and is still doing it. Died this time after arriving to work and will not start.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #27

Oct 302017


  • 150,000 miles
Missing some of the dashboard lights on the 2009 Honda Accord; mainly radio, climate and shifter button displays; rest of the dashboard lights work and still have functionality

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #26

Oct 142016


  • 150 miles
The TPMS warning light periodically appears despite the fact that the tire pressure is not low on my 2009 Honda Accord. The TPMS light has remained on for the last few days even though I have verified that the tire pressure is normal. The car was driven on highways and city streets while the light remained on.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #25

Jul 022016


  • miles
Power window rear rt - won't close. The motor gets very hot. Very unsafe, had my mechanic disconnect the motor. The window started opening on its own while I was in motion & wouldn't close. When engine is on, the motor is on all the time and could cause a fire when key is on positiin.I just realized that this had to be the cause of the melted molding only on that one window. Rarely open this window throughout the years.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #24

May 312016


  • 65,000 miles
After pulling into a shopping area parking lot, with the car stationary and the engine off, the door locks failed to open trapping us in the car in the sunlight of a 90 degree day, pressing the key unlock actuator to unlock the doors by using the key unlock button fails to unlock the doors thereby preventing the occupants from getting out of the car. This has happened more than once and has subjected my wife and I to being trapped in the car in rapidly rising heat for more than a few minutes until after repeatedly pressing the key unlock button the doors unlock. The car is not capable of starting during this time. This frightening circumstance has now happened a few times - not comfortable for two people in their seventies.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #23

Mar 252015


  • 97,400 miles
My driver side (left) courtesy light will not automatically turn on when the door(s) open nor when the remote is used to unlock the car. Yes the switch is set to door mode. Yes the light works when manually pushed. Yes all other lights come on when the door(s) open. The bulb is fine, the fuse is fine, and the door-light switch is fine. I find this to be a safety issue, not particularly regarding driving, but for my physical safety. I need this issue resolved so if I need to use this light in particular, I can.

- Statesboro, GA, USA

problem #22

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 #21

Apr 042014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Ok, to summarize I am on my 3rd battery and I can't remember how many jump starts in 1.5 years. Since I have owned this 09 I have never been able to keep my keys in the ignition in order to listen to music while the car isn't running. It doesn't matter if it is less than a minute the battery will totally drain and require a jump or replacement. I have gotten every battery tested and I have been told that the batteries are in good working order. But for some reason if I try to use the battery, the battery dies either requiring a jump start or like my last two incidents a brand new battery. There must be something wrong with electrical system because this surely should not be happening.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #20

Nov 042014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
I was driving through a neighborhood one night on my way home and my car just stopped and cut off in the middle of the street. It would not turn back on so I called aaa. Once aaa arrived, they stated that it was my battery. He then said this battery is not any good, I told him I had just bought it 6 months prior from aaa. So the driver replaced my battery for free. This would be my 3rd battery in 1.5 years. New problem, my car still would not start. Not knowing the problem, my car was towed to the mechanic. The mechanic claimed that my fuel filter had went bad, that the car was not able to receive any gas. First of all, I had never heard of a fuel filter going bad especially with the mileage on Y car. Honda service states to replace the filter around 75,000. Since I was no where near 75K what is the problem. Anyway, I had the fuel filter replaced at my own expense. At this point the engine light was on showing there was still a problem. The mechanic then stated that my O2 sensor went bad. So, I replaced the O2 sensor. The engine light remained. My car is too young for this many issues. My car had a little over 60K but I have replaced the battery 3 times, replaced the ball bearings, O2 sensor and gas filter. I find out today the brand new tires I purchased from Honda are not any good and the belt inside the tires are almost broken in two. Thanks Honda, I use to love you.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #19

Apr 032014

Accord 6-cyl

  • 26,155 miles
12 volt positive connection for battery get corrosion. The connection was covered by plastic cover so I could not see any damage until my car didn't start. I was lucky because it was happened at my garage. However, I am very scared by this problem. Because, I do not have any protection without battery if the terminal is disconnected on the highway. This problem is the same or more dangerous as GM's ignition key recall. Please research how many Honda vehicles have the same problem, and how many people got injury or fatality as quick as possible.

- Edina, MN, USA

problem #18

Jan 022014


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that all of the dashboard lights were hardly visible during daylight. The dealer was alerted about the failure however, stated that it was a design defect. The manufacture was not alerted of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Yutan, NE, USA

problem #17

Jun 212012


  • 63,000 miles
A federal class action lawsuit claims that 2008-2010 Honda Accord have a systematic design defect that enables oil to enter into the engines combustion chamber. The defect causes excessive oil consumption, premature spark plug degradation and engine malfunction. In my 2009 Honda Accord, this has caused cylinder misfires on the following three dates, including spark plug failure, multiple spark plug replacements and engine trouble: - June 21, 2012 - April 18, 2013 - September 17, 2013 Honda has settled this lawsuit but details are still unavailable. Here are the details: www.topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/4946-class-action-settlement-reached-over-Honda-Accord-oil-defect

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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