really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,787 miles

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problem #78

Mar 022018


  • 115,000 miles
Our engine suffered a massive engine failure due to high oil consumption issue. The car lost all of its oil and there was absolutely no indication of such situation. I opened a case with Honda care, but as expected, they denied any responsibility even though these vehicles are impacted with such issue and the fact that I received a service bulletin. I will never buy another Honda.

- Germantown, TN, USA

problem #77

Jun 022017


  • miles
Honda refuses to make the court ordered repairs for excessive oil consumption which has caused my catalytic converters to fail as well as my spark plugs repeatedly I have taken to the dealership multiple time and all I get is the run around instead of fixing the problem which they are well aware

- Gaffney, SC, USA

problem #76

Aug 172013

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to issue with unusually high engine oil consumption. The consumer stated the vehicle needed oil added inbetween oil changes.

- Thornwood, NY, USA

problem #75

Nov 282017


  • miles
Excessive oil consumption, the car is burning 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles. The Accord oil change guide per the owners manual is an oil change every 7000 miles. I was driving the car with no oil on the dipstick which is a danger of full engine failure on the road. Honda tested the vehicle and has evidence of the excessive oil consumption. They settled a class action lawsuit agreeing to extend the engine warranty and perform repairs. The dealer stated that V6 engines are not covered in the the technical bulletin issued by Honda. I clearly see V6 as being impacted and listed in the class action lawsuit. The dealer instructed me to contact corporate which is my next step.

- Lombard, IL, USA

problem #74

Jan 062018


  • miles
Excessive oil consumption at 111, 000 miles. Dipstick reads empty after 4 months and 7,000 miles.

- Windsor, WI, USA

problem #73

Dec 212017


  • miles
Since December, 2016 the engine has been using excessive oil. I have regularly scheduled oil changes every 5,000 miles (synthetic). On 7/13/17 the oil was changed but I was told that the engine oil was very low. It was changed again on 12/21/17 with less than 4,000 miles since the last change. Again the check engine light was on. This problem is definitely getting worse.

- Smithfield, RI, USA

problem #72

Aug 112017


  • 187,000 miles
My vehicle engine RPM's raises as much as 500 to 700 more than idle, when moving at slow speeds of 10 mph or stopped. Had it checked by sunny king Honda in oxford Alabama, they said it could be the PCM which is under recall for this type of vehicle for ones made prior to Sept 2010. My vehicle was made in December 2010. This happens all the time and cause the vehicle to speed up when moving at slow or stopped speed. Just wondering if this had been reported by anyone else. Also vehicle makes a loud noise when you crank it up. It has done this since I got the car back in August 2017

- Munford, AL, USA

problem #71

Feb 012017


  • 0 miles
Excessive oil consupmtion. After driving 4~5 miles.. it can't check "oil quantity" by oil stick

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #70

Oct 232016


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. While driving 15 mph, a grinding noise was heard coming from the engine. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to shingle springs Honda (4070 mother lode dr, shingle springs, ca 95682, (530) 677-5700) where it was diagnosed that the oil level was low and the vehicle was due for a routine oil change. The routine oil change was completed and the grinding noise was gone. The contact then received a service bulletin from Honda for oil consumption testing. The vehicle was taken to the dealer every 1,000 miles for several months where it was diagnosed that a half quart of oil was being used. The oil was refilled. At the end of the testing period, the dealer found that the vehicle was not consuming an excessive amount of oil. The contact believed that the vehicle consumed an excessive amount of oil and notified the manufacturer where a case was opened. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #69

Oct 192017


  • 90,000 miles
My 2010 Honda Accord ex is burning oil excessively. I am required to add about 2 quarts of oil in between oil changes up to 5 times. There is an extended warranty recall add for this problem but the dealership says my car does not qualify. The extended warranty recall states that 2010 Honda Accord's qualify, but they will not replace the piston rings.

- Foothill Ranch, CA, USA

problem #68

Dec 012016


  • miles
Car acts like it doesn't want to take off, then stalling while driving, it sometimes starts to jerking. When pressing the accelerator it doesn't want to accelerate. I sometimes pull over to turn the car off to see if it would do better if I restart it, but then it starts acting like it doesn't want to crank back up.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #67

Sep 152017


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. While driving 25 mph, the contact heard a loud sound from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle failed to accelerate and the check engine indicator illuminated. The contact smelled a burning odor, but there was no smoke or fire. The fire department was not contacted. The vehicle was towed to bronx Honda (2541 E tremont ave, bronx, NY 10461) where it was diagnosed that the engine was leaking oil internally due to a gasket failure, and the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they could not assist. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #66

Sep 112017


  • 93,000 miles
A grinding noise when vehicle cold starts started over a week ago and excessive oil consumption over the past few months. Was told by Honda dealership that it may cost up to $600 to get the vtc actuator fixed but after doing research found this is a common problem for the 2008-2012 Accord. Why should I pay for a known issue by the manufacturer. Ive always been a advocate for Honda vehicles but this is unacceptable and a recall needs to be made to fix this and the pistons leading to the excessive oil consumption. I will be fighting this with the dealership on this cost to get it fixed and im highly disappointed in the findings about this issue.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #65

Sep 172017


  • 151,692 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. While operating the vehicle, the check engine sensor indicator suddenly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that no oil was present inside the engine although the oil gauge display indicated that the oil inside the engine was at 30 percent. The mechanic added oil to the engine and the failure was remedied. The local dealer (auto park Honda in cary, nc) was notified of the failure, but the manufacturer was not. The failure mileage was 151,692.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #64

Apr 272017


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. While coming to a stop or applying the accelerator pedal after a complete stop, the vehicle failed to accelerate and stalled. The battery and oil warning indicators illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle immediately after the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact researched the failure online and found NHTSA campaign number: 11V004000 (electrical system), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 106,000.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #63

Jul 032017


  • miles
When this problem first happened the car has a grinding noise at cold start car is sitting still, vehicle is now producing grinding noise at start and at take off, at various intervals. I have researched and advised by a mechanic this is called the vtc acuator and seems to be common in 2008 to 2011 Honda Accord's.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #62

Apr 052017


  • 65,000 miles
Accord V6 with variable cylinder management (vcm). At exactly 65,000 miles, in expressway rush hour traffic, immediate catastrophic power loss and check engine light comes on. Tow to Honda dealer. Dealer receipt shows code P3400 found and dealer replaced rear oil pressure sensor. Car owner suggests that an oil change might be in order due to event. Once home, owner finds oil overfilled. This vehicle is part of class action engine misfire settlement. Dealer did not report any other error codes, that is, those that are covered under the settlement. American Honda has declined the owner's request to have the engine performance reviewed with the vehicle owner and an american Honda regional service manager present.

- Avon Lake, OH, USA

problem #61

May 052015


  • 0 miles
Excessive oil consumption with early replacement of spark plugs in 2010 Honda Accord V6. All spark plugs were replaced around 65K miles due to an "computer issue" according to my local Honda dealership. I was informed at the time that the warranty had been extended to cover the computer issue not an oil consumption issue. Was also informed the issue was fixed. The oil is now changed every 3K miles (which differs from recommendations from Honda to change the oil according to the maintenance minder varying between 4K and 5K miles) and having to add.5 to a full quart of oil every thousand miles. There have been no oil stains where I park on a regular basis, leading to believe it is not leaking but burning or being consumed. The check engine light has come on multiple times and usually pulls the code that a cylinder is misfiring. The oil light never comes on even when the oil barley reads on the dip stick. This has been an issue for over 2 years.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #60

Jun 072017


  • 224,000 miles
Car stalled in middle of road with engine light on. Upon checking mechanic found that there was hardly any oil left. Low oil light didn't light up as it should. This was very strange as I maintain my vehicle real well with regular oil changes etc. Upon researching online it seems Honda cars consuming oil is top issue reported by consumers, check this forum... www.hondaproblems.com/trends/excessive-oil-consumption/ there was a class action lawsuit and Honda agreed to fix issue via software upgrade, please refer to technical service bulletin (tsb #11-033) in July of 2011 that acknowledged the problem. However, only certain V6 models were covered and V4 etc. Were not covered apart from other models. There is no doubt in my mind, I being an engineer, that this is same issue that Honda needs to expand it investigation to and recall/fix it. This is an extremely dangerous problem and we are blessed that our vehicle didn't stall on freeway, even though it stalled on surface street during commute hours and we were lucky to be not hit. I request NHTSA to review this issue immediately in interest of public safety and take appropriate action. I have also notified Honda usa of this issue. Awaiting a response.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #59

Feb 012017


  • 78,000 miles
Burns excessive oil. Engine shuddered. Flashed PCM changed plugs, oil consumption test. Said fixed. It is not.

- Tiverton, RI, USA

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