really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,289 miles

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problem #32

Sep 162023


  • miles
On Saturday September 16, 2023, I opened the trunk of my car and when I reached in to retrieve my backpack, I suddenly heard a very loud bang and a long bar swung towards me and struck me across my face and luckily my eyeglasses kept the broken metal bar from striking my eyes. My eyeglasses remained in one piece but received a long scratch on it-??s surface. At the same time the broken metal bar hit me across the face, the trunk fell on the top and back of my head causing bruising. The incident was disturbing and scary. It could have been worse. It is indeed a safety hazard that must be reported. There could be a defect in the part, improper installation or both. This is the second time this happened (2016 first incident not reported). I had Ocean Honda install a new set of the torsion bars on Tuesday September 19, 2023. Praying they will not suddenly snap again and hurt someone seriously.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #31

May 072022


  • miles
Hi. So last year 2022 I was driving and the hood came up causing me to stop in the middle of the road. Honestly I cannot remember if I hit something but then the car caught on fire soon after! I received a recall notice maybe a year later and when I called in about it to the Honda dealership, No one knows what I was referring to and dismissed me. My safely was at risk because myself and my 1 year old son was in the car! The car completely locked and we almost didn-??t make it out. No my car was not inspected I did not have full coverage at the time. I had to sell it to a junk yard and been without a car since. If when I called originally this would have been taken care of!!

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #30

Sep 142022


  • miles
Honda issued a recall on our Accord as described above. However, this recall does NOT apply to our vehicle whatsoever and is an error on Honda's part. We purchased our car new - and have never had a nose mask installed on our car. We did not receive any sort of recall information from Honda until we went to sell our Accord (on 9/3/22) and learned of the recall. We have since been experiencing a massive run-around. We visited the dealer we purchased our car at - Muller Honda of Skokie, IL on 9/14/22 - and the earliest appointment they had for us to visit to clear the recall. Muller confirmed the recall did not apply to our Accord, and sent faxes and pictures to Honda, USA. We also opened a case with Honda, USA. Muller Honda noted that since there is no repair work to complete to clear the recall, they cannot do more than they have. Honda USA has insisted the dealer should clear the recall. In the meantime, we cannot sell our Accord as a trade-in (to the dealer we are trying to purchase a new car from) because of the hassle. We have wasted a considerable amount of time on this ridiculous attempt to get Honda to address and remediate its own errors. Please help us clear up this mess!

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #29

Sep 152022


  • miles
The headliner is sagging after traveling through the heat of the desert with windows down.

- Westmont, IL, USA

problem #28

Jul 052012


  • miles
My Honda vehicle-€™s engine grinds or rattles at cold start-up. Honda dealerships or manufacturer (Honda) are not cooperating and not able to fix it with the reason that my vehicle is out of warranty. I have complained several times since several years however Honda / Honda dealerships have been under playing and rejecting my complaints. This is clearly a manufacturing defect. Please do something about it.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #27

Oct 012021


  • miles
Car inspected and NHTSA recall number - 09E-063 and recall description - 08-2010 accord nose mask

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #26

Aug 012021


  • miles
Hello, I purchased my 09 Accord used in good condition from a private party and would like to utilize carsharing applications to help cover the costs of owning my vehicle. Unfortunately, there is a recall on my type of vehicle affecting those cars with a "front bumper nose mask" which my vehicle does not even have. Since this recall is outstanding even though my car does not have an issue I cannot use my car for car rental/ride sharing applications. I would appreciate if this could get resolved in a timely fashion.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #25

Aug 112020


  • 116,000 miles
There is a safety recall on this car. However, the mechanic at the Honda dealership said there is no such part on this car

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #24

Jan 082020


  • 142,000 miles
Tension bolt snapped causing the belt to loosen and no power steering while I was driving, all this happend while I was on a highway was the scariest moment of my life having no steering power! also check engine light went on few months ago issue with oxygen sensor. I taught Honda is such a good car, this will be my last time buying a Honda. This car has cost me so much money and towing its rediculos. I read that people had issue with this and Honda only made that bracket 2 years becuase of issues why was there never a recall on this?

- Palos Hills, IL, USA

problem #23

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 #22

May 052019


  • 123,500 miles
Takata recall airbags etc

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #21

Feb 232019


  • miles
Transmission problem

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #20

Mar 312018


  • 75,000 miles
My car's sunroof exploded for no apparent reason. I was driving on an uncovered stretch of highway at about 60-65 mph, and suddenly there was a loud bang on my roof, followed by what sounded like gravel being dumped on my car. A few minutes later, I opened the sunroof shade and saw that the sunroof had shattered. There were no cars or trucks in front or along side my car when this happened - so it wasn't due to gravel spun up by another vehicle. I wasn't anywhere near an overpass - so there's no chance something was dumped on my car. The temperature was about 74 degrees - so no excessive heat from the sun.

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

problem #19

Nov 032017


  • miles
I keep getting in the mail about a takata airbag class action settlement payment. So I was told to do the form.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #18

Nov 092009


  • miles
I didn't purchase the vehicle until October 20,2015 for my daughter to drive and when I took it to a dealer they told me that there was a recall on the vehicle but they couldn't fix it without writing paperwork. But when I look but the to see if my vehicle had an air bag recall that how I found out about the nose recall that hasn't been fixed.

- Milan, PA, USA

problem #17

Sep 072017


  • 170,000 miles
Complaint involving webasto aftermarket retractable sunroof. While driving into work on 7 September, 2017, on a highwat, I closed the sunroof and when it closed I heard a loud pop and looked up and the sunroof was gone. I looked in my rear view mirror and observed a black car two cars behind me making emergency maneuvering into other lane appearing to avoid something. I pulled over and observed no other vehicles doing the same movements and no accidents. I reported the incident to the state police. I purchased the car new in 2009, and the dealership had the sunroof installed prior to purchasing and pickup of the car. The car was purchased new and the sunroof was covered in the original warranty. When I contacted the dealership, they referred me to their installer who informed me there was a recall on some models. When I contacted the company I learned that my sunroof was part of a recall issued in 2010, and I was never informed of this. That sunroof could have killed someone that day. The next evening when driving the retractable interior cover blew out and the metal sunroof frame came apart and metal rods came flying into the driver compartments dangling and swinging. When I reported this to the company, the representative apologized and stated that he should have told me how to secure the interior cover. That this recall is 7 years old and I was never informed in inexcusable. I have always had my car services at Honda dealerships, and I was never informed on this recall. Someone could have easily been killed directly by the flying sunroof, or as a result of swerving to avoid the sunroof. If there are any other sunroofs that have not been repaired, people need to know.

- Duxbury, MA, USA

problem #16

Jun 122017


  • miles
Well before Honda cars was my top pryority cars. But unfortunatlly 5 month ago I bought a car in a diller call apex in fremont ca. And after the first week using the car the check engine light came on & 45 minutes later another 2 lights came on total 3 lights came on my car (check engine light ) ( vsa ) & last one is a triangle signal with this letter inside /!\ I took the car to the diller already about 5 times & the problem steel on my car after that I took it to the Honda diller and they charge me $ $180 to fix me the problem they promess me the car was fixed & 30 days later lights came back againg I took it back to the Honda diller because they said if the problem came back they supost to fix me the car for free and unfortunatly they charge me $ $375 for labor and $ $185 for the part but another 3 weeks later the problem with the lights came back againg and the worst thing is the car is no't available to drive because when that lights are on the car doesn't run faster than 30 milles for hourly. & honestly I M tired already because I steel have to pay arround $ 11.000 for the car to the diller because I M steel working my credit and if they can not fix the problem because I pay alot of money already trying to fix I M very disapoint. & because if I go to the Honda diller they go to charge me another may be $500 O more. Thank S for the oportunity for letting me writte this message here.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 082017


  • miles
Eccesive oil consumption

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #14

Jun 232017


  • 132,000 miles
Excessive oil consumption, oil light only flickered when turning corners, oil change odometer said oil was at 30%. car was making a grinding noise when accelerating from a stop. Dealer said there was no oil. They were not willing to take apart engine yet. They ran a cleaner through engine.

- Smithton, IL, USA

problem #13

Nov 012009


  • 100 miles
Foul smell emitting from air conditioning vents since I have owned the car. Never have been able to eliminate it. A Honda repairman told me that it is a known (to Honda) design flaw in the air conditioning unit which causes water to pool in the unit causing mold. Hence the foul order. Honda refuses to fix the problem

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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