The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.
Alerts
There are 22 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016.
Road Test

The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (160 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (240 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"AC failed in Summer of 2016. Expensive to replace"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"AC compressor suddenly stopped working, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Started shooting warm air from driver's side dashboard vent; service said new compressor was needed"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor quit working, the system just blew ambient air"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced compressor eight months prior to needing another compressor replacement. Decided to use different mechanic for second replacement since labor charge was so high on first replacement and first garage was unsure if supplier of first compressor was still in business to honor "lifetime" warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The a/c compressor went out"

Diane C., MO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"System just failed. Common problem with Honda Accords of this year. At 36,018 miles the compressor failed and Honda wouldn't pay - 18 miles above the 36,000 threshold, they said. Go figure. Never will buy a Honda again for that reason. The airbags"

Carlos R., TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC Compressor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor went out and had to be replaced, along with the condenser"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"After 10 years compressor failed"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the a/c harness connector rusted out"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Internal damage. Had to unplug clutch until I get it replaced"

Jeff B., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"For awhile it would stop blowing cold when car was not moving. It finally quit all together, I had to have both the compressor and condenser replaced for around $1,000"

Anonymous, MS (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the 2nd air compressor we have had to replace since 2009"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to be replaced"

Mark V., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it broke"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed; had to be replaced"

Jennifer F., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace a/c system"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace compressor and clutch"

Gary S., NV (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"AC only blew cold on passenger side"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not provide cool air. Got it fixed last summer, new coolant. Same problem now"

Janice C., PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It just got old and died"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failure resulting in metal contamination throughout entire A/C system. All major components replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to be replaced"

Christophe W., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor stoped working.Had it replaced"

Colis L., ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Compressor went out taking ALL the rest of the system - ie. cooler, hoses, evaporator, etc. with it"

Mary B., WY (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Air conditioner quit working. Shade tree mechanic said the who,e system needed to be replaced, costing $1,400"

Joan B., SC (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air blowing out hot and working on estimate to repair"

John T., ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"A/C compressor failure--had to replace unit"

Eddie K., GA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It failed and had to be replaced"

Robert G., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It was very unfortunate it broke"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Compressor failed"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Went out during summer"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Internal damage. Belt pulley still turns though."

Jeff B., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor relay stuck open, draining battery when car was off, causing coolant venting when started. Relay was replaced; problem fixed."

Richard R., AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c stopped completly. Not fixed yet"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In 2018 compressor failed and was replaced. In 2019 replacement compressor also failed. My service center replaced compressor and evaporator at no charge. System has worked great since."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor needed to be replaced. Driver side vents always blow hot air"

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Only the CLUTCH for the Compressor failed to engage. There was NO PROBLEM at all with the Compressor itself. It failed once about two months ago and was promptly repaired by a friend (mechanical) and myself (electrical)."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed. was leaking refrigerant. would not hold a charge."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C failed to work O Ring on lower out of compressor failed"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"IT CONSTANTLY BLEW HOT. IT WAS REPLACED."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Corrosion around where the upper hose joins the compressor allowed the freon to leak out which then made the AC fail to cool"

William I., WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC blowing hot air. Replaced compressor and refrigerant and all is well."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In a 1 year old car, we can not complain about this issue. It quit the last day of the season of use, so not an issue, except that there was a risk of bearing failure due to lack of lubrication, leading to a major problem. We had repairs done as this car is still happilly driven."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I had to have a new A/C system put in about 3 years ago and it failed earlier this year. I'm now driving about without A/C."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"The temperature control system has had problems since I first purchased the car. The main vents would not work and I took the car into the dealership several times, while it was under the 7 year extended (paid extra for) warranty. They always said they found nothing wrong. It It still does work correctly and the problem is intermittent, so it difficult to know if it will work or not when I take it to the dealer service department"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The climate gates controlling airflow won't open and close properly. If the AC was on cold but the interior needs heat, it blows out cold air until I do the following in sequence: turn it on "Max Cold" then "Max Hot" then back to a temperature such as 72 degrees. The gates then allow heat to flow out of the floor vent as it should. Then I have to do the opposite to get it back to cool air blowing out the dash vents"

Tim C., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No a/C, sudden failure"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Intermittent failure to respond to temperature settings, i. e., will blow hot air when it should be cooling. If turn temp setting to "LO", that usually gets it back on track"

David S., MN (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"One side not cooling according to temperature setting. Eventually affecting both sides. Would have to set thermostat down to LO before any cooling would start"

Lehan C., VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air temperature blowing out is warm on the driver side and cold on the passenger side. The dual zone climate control does not work"

Kenneth H., NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Blowing hot air when on ac. The dealer played with it and got it to blow cold air but no real automatic control available to switch to other auto ac modes"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"THE AC IS BLOWING HOT AIR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE ONLY AND YOU HAVE TO TURN THE TEMPERATURE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO LOW TO GET IT BLOWING COOL AIR AND THEN YOU CAN TURN IT BACK TO THE DESIRED TEMPERATURE"

Kevin F., GA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Works well, but is noisy"

B T., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"there is an issue with the blend door motor that automatically adjusts for temperature via blending hot and cold. Seems to lock into position on extreme end of travel resulting in very warm air being exhausted from driver side"

Jason C., OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"air conditioning stopped"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was getting heat when expected cooling air"

Thomas P., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Air conditioning works intermittently"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"No cold air discharged. Refilled refrigerant then problem solved"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Electronic module failed so display went blank"

Peter A., WA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Climate control won't change from heat to cold air without manually (or verbally) tricking it. For example, on a cold day, if cool air is blowing and temp control is set to warmer temp, you have to first set the temp to max cold and then max hot to get it to change to heat. It's the same problem in reverse. It's like a gate refuses to open or close automatically."

Tim C., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air Conditioning did not work correcting out of the driver's side vents"

Jerry K., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"To fix a/c navy system had to be disconnected The only way Honda could fix the problem was to replace nav system for 2000 + Two dealerships and no one could fix"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Temperature control arm regulator malfunctioned and would not allow to switch from hot to cool"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have to turn it the coldest and let it run for a while then turn it up to average temperature to cool properly."

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"been having issues with the blower motor resistor...have replaced twice in 24 months"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have loved my Honda because it cools rapidly in hot weather. I know when my AC goes, I will have to buy another car. My AC is on the brink of going, but I can still cool the car by using AUTO and rotating the coolness knob"

Michael A., TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Fan stopped working at 149,000 miles. Found other problems with climate control including refrigerant or sensor failures"

Andrew B., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The control button won't switch between feet and face. It stayed on face. My feet were freezing all winter. 6 months after getting it fixed the face vents still blow all the time again but at least heat gets to my feet"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"After 101/2 years blower failed"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blowing hot air. This was the 2nd time I had this problem"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to be replaced"

Mark V., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fan control needed replacing"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It has failed three times. All were supposed Honda parts"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"No response when I turn up the fan either on heat or AC function. Will be repaired in a few days, I hope"

Jennifer J., CO (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"During summer months car overheats in city driving"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The blower stopped working due to a faulty capacitor"

Scott J., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Air conditioning stopped"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"no AC fan--impossibly miserable in Tucson"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Condenser was replaced"

Marc F., QC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped functioning"

Marcelo V., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser developed leak and coolant leaked out. Had to replace and have system recharged"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser has rusted out and will cost over $400 for the part. I have no idea if the compressor is also damaged"

Marc F., QC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It just got old and died"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"electronic control system for A/C failed"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced power relay"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"something electrical on front of compressor.$750.00"

Jane F., TN (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Evaporator

"it quit working"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Desicant in the dryer came out a destroyed the entire system. Everything had to be replaced. Now the evaporator makes a whistling noise. ( being diagnosed by dealer)"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced at the same time"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In Florida you really need a reliable air conditioner. Live without one in your car adds to the stress of driving in traffic... every day. It would be less stress on any owner to know this system wasn't going to fail at the most inconvenient times."

Samuel E., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Heater system

"I have to bring the car into the shop to switch between heating and cooling. It requires moving a part, which is partially broken between the settings. It costs $25 for the mechanic to make the switch, or up to $1000 to take the dashboard apart to replace the small broken part"

Charles S., NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Hot water diversion valve failed and required replacement"

T C., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The heat at my feet is weak. It takes so many miles I'm usually at my destination"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"When activated, heat was only supplied to the driver's side of the cabin. The passenger's side of the system blew cold air. My independent mechanic was able to fix the problem"

Stanley J., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Heater not working. Thermostat replaced. This is the 3rd issue with the heat since I bought the car"

Kathleen H., IL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hvac Conroe valve on firewall failed"

Arthur R., ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"No heat when I turn it on. We live in Florida, so I haven't paid to have it repaired. Since I have heated seats, I really just need AC, and that works."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace the thermostat so there would be heat during winter months"

Stanley J., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Losses all refrigerant within 3 day of a full recharge. Replaced o-rings and fill valves neither of which solved the problem. Leak isn't visible, could be inside the compressor or in/around the evaporator under the dash. Due to age and milage, considering replacing the car rather than repairing"

Aaron J., CT (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner recently quit working. We are now in the process of diagnosing the problem. Our mechanic has refilled the refrigerant and we will return when the refrigeranthas again dissipated"

Tanya B., GA (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"road damage required replacement of a/c components due to leaks"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"leaks the past two years"

John F., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"After 300,000 miles and only replacing alternator,starter,headliner,and a couple of batteries. Not really complaining"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Crack in the hose leaking coolant. Fixed for a little over$300"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"A/C problems began with apparent refrigerant leak progressing to compressor failure necessitating replacement of all major components"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"A clamp on refrigerant line failed."

Thomas P., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Air conditioning stopped blowing cooled air."

Anonymous, CT (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace radiator"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The air conditioning would not cool effectively when outside temp was greater than 85 degrees . But would cool adequately when temps were less than 80 degrees. I have not taken the car in to be looked at and repaired"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced leaking high-pressure pipe"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have taken this Accord to the dealer it was purchased for regular maintenance when needed, I understand the importance of regular maintenance. I have detailed records back to April 2011, although complete maintenance was performed from day one! This Accord has been a very reliable vehicle and only left me stranded for battery (several Interstate) and starter (2 or 3) failures. Living in west central Florida, I have recorded spending $4,016.00 on air conditioning since April 2011. By the way, I really enjoy reading your statistics about used cars and have been looking for a reliable replacement but, why replace a great car! Its going to be very difficult to fill these shoes. Thanks, Avid CR customer :)"

Samuel E., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD became stuck in player"

Frank A., PA (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD sticks in player at times"

Frank A., PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The cd player no longer plays cds. I have the 6 disc changer but it no longer successfully loads the discs. It takes them in but does not recognize nor play them"

Derek C., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"jammed"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player is a five disc player and the disc stuck in it and I could not get it out. My son finally coaxed it out but now I can't use it"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Jammed cds"

Mark L., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Panasonic 6-disc CD changer got jammed. A third party technician (to whom I was referred to by the dealer) found that the problem was a defective microprocessor. Repair is under way (the CD changer was sent to be rebuild). Total cost $270, all inc"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"cd player quit"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"CD player is jammed and will not function"

Mark S., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It died in 2013 with 6 disks in it. The first offer to replace was $2,500. After 2 years without it, the dealer told me they could replace it with a reconditioned one for less than $500, which I did. So far, so good"

J M., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"the player stopped ejecting the discs. I cannot remove any discs and cannot play any disc still loaded in the player"

M C., NY (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player overheated and ceased functioning; 6 CDs are trapped in the unit and cannot be removed without an estimated $800 repair bill"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed at 80000 miles requiring replacement"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"It also died"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as radio"

Virginia T., VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Built in system with clock and radio. Cuts in out at random times . No explanation can be found. Too costly too replace"

Tony H., ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD does not eject sometimes"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The six-disc changer no longer ejects, accepts or plays discs. It makes a horrid crunching sound instead"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"CD player failed to eject disc, had to be replaced"

Jeanine D., OR (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just stopped working; haven't fixed. Radio works fine."

Richard R., AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player holds 5 or 6 CDs at one time. I try to put only one CD in at a time anyway. Sometimes when I star the car it sounds like its trying to eject a CD, cut can't feed it to the opening. It won't accept a CD. And it won't play the CD that seems to be inside."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"CD stuck in change - only way to resolve is to remove entire unit (e.g. dealer)"

Todd J., TX (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Will not eject cd or play cd."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Will not accept a CD"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"extremely loud static sound, cd player and radio the same."

Joseph M., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"The screen on the radio is completely dark. Radio still functions as normal"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Display was dim. Honda had a service bulletin to replace it, but would not honor it because the warranty had recently expired. Replacing this would have been more than $1000"

Ray R., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Display screen was dim within 6 months of the warrantee expiration"

Ray R., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"When I have the exterior lights on the interior dashboard fails to illuminate"

Anonymous, AB (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The back lighting for the radio/cd panel is out. According to what I've been able to find out online, the problem is a $2 fuse that is soldered inside the radio. Making the fix labor intensive (must remove entire center console) and cost prohibitive"

Aaron B., KS (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"THe system freezes and reboots. I'm not able to use the navigation system, change the clock time, re-route airflow on the AC. etc..steering wheel controls and voice command do not work when the screen freezes up..I was quoted $2K to replace the unit, by the dealer"

John M., GA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Most a/c, radio, vent, heat, and GPS run thru central display on dash. This display has started displaying a error notice to "Check disk" which is the GPS maping disk. No other information can be accessed due to GPS maping disk failure to load"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen has gone blank"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The display screen is no longer visible"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"the display goes blank and stops radio and cd player functionality and comes back to life rather randomly"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is a design/manufacturing defect. A semiconductor device is improperly specified and failed 2000 miles past the warranty extended to 100K miles. Due to this permanently dark control screen problem, plus A/C issue in my Acura MDX and transmission issue in my Honda Odyssey I will no longer buy Honda cars. My last seven cars had been Hondas and I was given the cold shoulder by their customer service"

B B., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen will not light up,blank screen"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"display died and had to get a new screen"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The display for the radio, the clock and the climate control is completely blank and never works"

Daniel A., KS (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clock, radio screen didn't display"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"console screen backlight appears to be burne out; repair bill >$250 anticipated at dealer; using a flashlight, I can distinguish radio stations, sufficient to limp along until we trade in the car"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the screen which shows time, radio, and climate control data went blank. I was charged over $300 to replace a circuit board"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Apparent short makes use of the screen impractical. Effects GPS mainly, but also other controls that depend, partially, on the display"

William B., IL (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"The radio reception is fine. We have remembered the preset stations since the display is always dark (it is very faint in a few peculiar lighting situations). The CD player is fine as long as you remember the commands and settings. The clock does not"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In the year 2014 the display screen went blank. My research revealed this problem is common and is the result of failure (burn-out) of a surface-mount fuse. American Honda issued a service bulletin regarding this problem"

Terry M., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The blank display screen was a problem on the 2004 and warranty was extended to 100,000 miles. It failed at 110,000 miles. I wrote Honda and they installed a new display screen and charged me $25"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio display back light is out. the radio and climate controls still work"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Display screen is blank so one cannot see AC mode, etc.Cost of repair/replacement $800.00 so no repair planned. Honda refused to help out with cost"

Louis P., NJ (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio periodically power cycles itself, and turns on and off randomly"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio CD player settings are dim and unreadable"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just went blank and can not see at all - no clock, radio info or climate info"

Anonymous, AB (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Main display panel went blank leaving no climate control or audio display. Dealer estimate $600 +. Found online fix, removed & disassemble unit. Replace soldered component on circuit board. Component cost < $1. My time approx 5 hrs"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Pull FM Stereo out of Honda and had local Honda dealer ship fix"

Daniel G., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A few weeks ago it just went blank. I had just had it detailed but they feel sure they didn’t cause the problem. It would/will cost over $600 to fix — the control board needs to be replaced — and I haven’t decided whether or not to fix it."

Anonymous, HI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"display light in climate radio an CD went out"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It just stopped working. If I used a flashlight I could still see everything on the screen but it felt like an inner light had failed. Thus I could hear but not adjust the radio or CD system; could not see the clock, could not see the AC controls, etc. I finally (after a year) gave in and asked the local dealer to get me a new display. It cost around $500, but I thought it would be worth it since the car was still in good condition. The day after I had the new display installed, the radio and the CD system stopped working! Now I can see the clock and AC controls but cannot hear anything. The dealer said they were sorry. Obviously I tried to get both things fixed by local non-Honda shops, but nobody seems to fix things any longer."

Samuel R., HI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display for all of the climate control, stereo and CD went out It was repaired by having the entire unit taken out and sent to a repair shop to be repaired. The total cost was $350."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"same as previous"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"GPS reboots after 30 minutes and then keeps rebooting every few minutes"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to be problem with the GPS DVD disc player located in the trunk. It makes the in-dash control screen that controls audio and climate controls as well as other functions not work at all"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"DVD updates are very expensive, $140, and new updates do not provide current coverage. Installed a new 2014 update which does not cover roads that were completed in 2010"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The in-trunk navigation disc player no longer works"

Frank T., AL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working. Too much to fix. using navigation off my smart phone"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Acts like there is a loose connection. No longer useable. Dealer wants $3000+ to replace it, and they won't repair it. Really unhappy with this issue"

William B., IL (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"The GPS system will no longer boot up. This system must boot in order to use the screen to control the climate control system as well as other features"

Allan B., AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"DVD player for the Nav system stopped reading the disc, so the system locked up"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

"Would not load"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It doesn't work. Sometimes comes on as if it was going to work, but doesn't. Also, as a result, I cannot use the manual AC and other things which requires the screen."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The a/c and nav system were related"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigation Stopped working several years ago and was told by dealer it would cost about $1000 to fix. Recently learned from independent car repair shop that the warranty on Navigation had been extended for several years. By then I was unsure of Year it stopped working or whether it fell under extended warranty so didn’t do anything. Everything controlled by built in panel became inaccessible so it wasn’t just navigation that stopped. I ?.couldn’t turn AC on or off (it was on and stayed on till it stopped working about 2 years ago), couldn’t use the other controls that were located near the navigation screen."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Radio has intermittent interference from rear window defroster. Also cuts out completely at times"

Frank A., PA (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio cuts out"

Frank A., PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio did not work along with the dim display. Honda had a service bulletin to replace this, but would not honor the bulletin because the warranty had recently expired"

Ray R., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio cuts on and off - loud pop when it goes off"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working"

M- M J., MD (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio produces loud thuds and does not work"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"circuit board went out partially. Honda wanted $1200. Replaced myself with circuit board from mail order Honda dealer for $99.00"

Steve M., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio suddenly died. Discovered that removing power by disconnecting the battery for 60 seconds will permit the unit to function again for days or weeks. Repair was too costly so I installed an aftermarket device"

David K., MO (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio stopped working completely about a month ago. I'm paying for satellite radio I can't use, and the display has gone completely blank"

Daniel A., KS (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Works intermitently"

Clive C., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"radio intermittent. some times it works, some times it doesn't. radio makes popping noises sometimes when not working. not working maybe correlates with temperature. I have not yet had this repaired"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"doesn't work very expense to get fix"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio knobs failed to work - the CD Player would not operate - had to use the steering column controls for nearly everything"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio frequently just stops working. Clock also goes out. Will be out for a while and then just come back on"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio was integrated with the display"

Ray R., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"hello, the car radio had a problem of turning it self up and down on its own. we took to dealer, it took a couple of trips but it works perfect now. thank you"

David W., CO (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"It just died...completely"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio display went blank"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"No Sound. Repaired at independent shop for approximately $200"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio crackles and shuts itself off or comes on at will. Lately the whole radio including the time shuts off and minutes later will come back on"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio simply stopped outputting sound. Display indicates radio is on and channels can be changed, but no audio. Appears from online research to be common. I think Honda should recall for this issue, not safe to have no access to radio info"

William R., VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio/cd quit following popping noise. Outage continues for weeks, the suddenly they work again--mostly don't work. Cost for replacement estimated $1700(apparently due to complexity of labor)--too much for a car this age but runs great otherwise. We"

Virginia T., VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It has just stopped working. No Radio, no CD... nothing. The speakers have been tested they work fine. One day I drove over a bump, and the radio started to work again... for about 15 minutes, then it stopped"

Ted H., VT (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to be an electrical problem. Radio works sometimes, or comes on suddenly and then shuts off. Talked to dealer but they say it is with the model of radio. Very expensive to fix or replace so we didn't"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio will tune but no sound. Added after market radio."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"radio quit working, Found it to be a common issue with this year and model"

Charles A., OH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Appears xmradio antenna is defective per Honda service center. Cost $400 to replace xmradio antenna. Did not replace antenna due to cost of replacement."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"As I wrote when I was discussing the display system, the sound on the radio/CD system just stopped working. The service department at the local dealer said that they could not fix it and they could not get a replacement since the car is 15 years old. So for several months now I’ve been using a portable radio that I keep on the back seat."

Samuel R., HI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio volume sometimes fluctuates without me touching it."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"no sound only extremely loud static including the CD player"

Joseph M., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had the car since 25000 miles. I have always had noise in my radio. It seems that this radio can not handle the electrical part above me when I travel. Certain parts of town my radio has noise to the point that i can not understand voice. Other than that I am currently only doing maintenance repairs on my car."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Makes loud popping noise, then goes silent. Usually restarts okay after turning off and waiting a few minutes to turn on again."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio comes on and goes off by itself. Also screen fades in and out."

Charles A., OH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"Not functioning. Apparently a common problem. Expensive to fix and replace....and still not 100% fixable"

Tony H., ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Speakers don't work consistently. While the radio turns on, there typically isnt any sound. Every once in a great while the speakers will work."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"The cruise control button would not stay depressed"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Required new ignition switch in steering column"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Car was diagnosed by dealer to be out of alignment"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"It took 3 trips to the dealer and $575 to get the alignment properly repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"alignment had to be done with strut replacement"

John S., MD (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration of the vehicle at high speeds."

Anonymous, NM (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a flat tire. I bought a new one and decided to get alignment as we as oil change."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Controller Arm and Ball Joints have been a recurring maintenance theme. in the last 12 months I have replaced both the left and the right as well as the lower right ball joint. (bad roads?)"

Ross M., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lower ball joint bolt broke during driving. Wheel bent out. Was towed to repair place"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My Honda Accord was making loud squeaking noise while turning or going over bumps in the roadway"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side upper ball joint had excess play due to mileage. Replace upper control arm c/w ball joint"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Slight vibration"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"At 273500 KM, driver side ball joint broke while I was backing out of a parking spot. Had to get towed to Honda dealership. Needed ball joint, axle (after market), whl alignment. cost CAD$960"

Guy C., MB (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"both front lower ball joints were replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Experienced a 6 week period af loud squeaks in the front end that my mechanic had a hard time eliminating. The ball joint and control arm repairs cost several thousand dollars not including the last ball joint which was replaced at no charge."

R M., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Play in ball joint due to the high mileage."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They wore out at 226 thousand miles at least the left one had both replaced tire almost came of lucky at a very low speed"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Wore out"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"r f wheel assembly stuffed under wheel well while make a slow right turn,ripping out drive axel in the process-500$$+ tow"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers ball joint completely failed causing the drive axel to break. Fortunately it happened as I was parking the vehicle and not driving."

Philip H., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Normal wear and was two days away from having them replaced when the left ball joint failed and broke the axle also but at more than two hundred and eighteen thousand mostly trouble free miles I am not complaining"

Peter H., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Bushings

"Front right bushing failed"

Anonymous, MB (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"control rod bushing was broken"

Ralph S., HI (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I took car to shop (not dealer) for front and rear brake job that I knew I needed and was told that I also needed front bushings which with parts and labor was about $500. I was shown where the rubber was cracked and told that this is a common probl"

Fred E., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"bolts rusted. the whole link had to be cut off and replaced"

Nancy M., MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Just normal wear and tear and I am on my second set of front struts that were replaced in 2018 let me be very clear this has been the best car I have ever owned and definitely far from the most expensive one that’s why I still have it and it will be a sad day to say good bye too"

Peter H., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Electronic or air suspension

"Car alarm kept going off for no reason - problem found in hood latch"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"factory recall"

Mary I., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Drip under front left of car"

Johann C., CO (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"See previous answer"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The power steering fluid leaked and there is noise related to the power steering pump. Similar issue had happened with my 2003 Honda Accord EX sedan. This may be a "recall" item if only the dealer and Honda would do thorough investigation"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering squeals during cold days"

Chris S., DE (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering hose leaks recall by Honda"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering pump failed and had to be replaced"

Steve L., PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering was leaking. Dealer replace "o" rings"

T K., VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering line to steering column corroded and leaked"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Rack and pinion had an increasing leak and it had to be replaced"

Stanislaw B., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"metal pipes rust and leaked, replaced power steering unit"

Keith K., NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace power steering rack. I replaced power steering fluid on the recommended schedule"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It's a small leak and can easily be repaired"

Jonathan K., NH (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"The power steering rack was leaking. So rather than wait for the seals to fail completely, I had it replaced. It cost $1200."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks requiring the replacement of p/s pump and hoses"

Roy K., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Unusual rattling noise upon starting that diminished after driving. Some drip underneath car"

Johann C., CO (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced power steering pump"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering pump needed to be repaired"

Ralph S., HI (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering unit was leaking and required replacement. Work was done at Honda dealership with a total bill of $1,200"

Steven J., VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Problem started as whining noise from engine compartment. Dealership identified problem as steering pump leak and running low on fluid. Steering then became difficult when started in winter weather. Occurred at 310.000 KM"

Guy C., MB (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"For several years my steering pump has leaked. As a result, when I drive it in cool to colder weather, my Honda makes an embarrassing whine. People turn to look. I know I need a new steering pump but I don't want to spend the money on it"

Michael A., TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Had a fluid leak. Changed some of the hoses"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Started the car in garage and had a loud scary squeal. Backing out and turning the wheel I knew I had a problem with the power steering. I drove the 18 miles, mostly highway, to the dealership. I had to rent a car for a day while they replaced the"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The power steering pump was replaced three times because of leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Power steering pump failed"

Mark W., NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"in weather below 25 degrees, the power steering is hard to non functioning until the engine warms up"

Anonymous, DC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"WEIRD SOUND THAT WAS FINALLY DIAGNOSED AS PS PUMP"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The pump had to be replaced because it did not give enough pressure to support steering. Rack and pinion had an increasing leak so it had to be refurbished too"

Stanislaw B., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed a new power steering pump"

Thomas P., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"power steering pump leaked and then failed. Had to be replaced"

Scott J., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Dealer found seeping low pressure power steering pump o-ring"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Had down time due to recall of power steering pump hose and subsequent replacement of power steering pump, due to noise"

Gordon B., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"-pure maintenance / mileage on vehicle"

Arthur R., ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"This is not really a problem to me other than replacement cost. This was the first time the struts were replaced and the car is 13 years old"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 310,000 KM, Honda commenced leaking oil by rear tire. Thought it was brake fluid but dealership noted leaking rear shocks. Had them replace in order to obtain safety certificate required for upcoming sale of auto"

Guy C., MB (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"front struts leaking & bouncy, definitely in need of replacement at about 80k miles. I haven't had to do that to any previous car with similar mileage"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Front and rear had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced struts @ independent garage. Failed within 12 months. Replaced "no charge". Michigan roads"

Thomas R., MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Original needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the shocks have become too soft affecting handling, will need to replace; was told cost will be about $700 (appears that both Honda & independent repair shop cost about same)"

M- M A., NJ (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"All four shocks/struts were replaced due to tire wear"

John S., MD (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One of many "major system" failures L12Mo. Bushings, struts, control arm, sway bar and axels needed replacement. Just short of 200K - radiator leak/replace & battery. Most in line with prior experience of required replace @ ~70/100/200K intervals"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration in front end due to the high mileage. This normal wear."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wearing out"

Mark F., VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced shocks due to high mileage and age of car. Had a "floating" feeling."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Just wore out"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced all four units on the car due to the extremely poor conditions of the roads...for example the front right bearing had to be replaced because hitting a 'pothole' at legal speeds damaged it."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"two incidents of rusted links in the last 12 months with the '04 honda. this one and the bolts listed previously"

Nancy M., MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I always check under the vehicle when I am doing an oil change and noticed that the front left sway bar link was broken, so I ordered a replacement from Home Depot and replaced it. The headlight problem was a burned out headlight which I replaced."

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The rack and pinion steering rack was leaking and whining, and was replaced"

Harley T., IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The car now turns like you don't have any power steering fluid in it (the steering fluid is full)"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"drive axle worn"

D K., RI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the rack and pinion steering"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"vibration at highway speeds and when accelerating between 20 - 30 mph"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace front axel and bushings"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Shortly after purchasing the vehicle used in 2019, significant steering wheel vibration began and continued even after balancing the tires twice and getting an alignment. Took the car to a local mechanic who diagnosed it as a problem with the front axle. The mechanic replaced the front axle which resolved the problem."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"Tie rod or sway bar broke on one side with no obvious warning. Noted the replacement parts were significantly heavier construction"

T C., IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Anti sway bar tie rods just wore out from high mileage"

B B., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out and replaced"

J P., OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had them replaced also had replaced the front struts about a year earlier and now should be good for awhile longer have owned the car exactly sixteen years this month do not care much for any new Honda period"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced tie rods twice. I am lead to believe it is because I hit two different pot holes."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"rf ball joint separated while turning. had to be towed"

Mike B., IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"Because I bought a new tire, I was told I needed the wheels balanced. I went to dealership to have alignment and oil changed."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Right front wheel bearing became noisy May 4, 2019. I disassembled and repaired it the following week. On Oct. 10, 2019 the left front wheel bearing became noisy. I disassembled that also and repaired it by Oct 18, 2019. Now OK."

Anonymous, SK (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Sensor failure on right front wheel. Approximately $450 to diagnose and replace"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS light illuminates sometimes, and stays on"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"sensor on the front right failed and I replaced that and then the front left sensor failed"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS light has come on"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement of sensors"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Abs warning indicator lamp comes on intermittently"

Vilma G., NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear abs sensor"

Bryan B., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I have not had repaired yet. The ABS light is on."

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Light is on the dashboard"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS light stays on. Brakes still work fine. Just don't have anti-lock system working. Haven't had system checked by mechanic yet."

Chuck Z., OH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS was worked on twice at the dealer. I have been told it can't be fixed. The first repair lasted less than three months. I took it back, fixed again, and then a short time later it again stopped working."

Anonymous, CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"The cabling for first the right side (passenger) had to be replaced and then the left side a few months later had to be also replaced.and now both sides are back in service."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Given the age of the car it was simple routine wear and tear"

Anonymous, NB (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced both rear calipers due to sticking. One of these calipers had been replaced previously for same issue"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Common problem with mountain driving. Fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced both rear calipers after car was 11 years old. I have to replace the replacement calipers just recently; however, this was covered by my mechanic under his warranty"

Raymond T., NH (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dragging brakes probably due to lack of use"

D M., QC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Corrosion causing piston to not retract. Dragging brakes."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"seized probably from lack pf use"

D M., QC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Capiler damaged causing brake fluid leak."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I think it was caused by a bolt not being tightened properly by A mechanic who worked on the brakes months earlier The bolt loosened up and created a loud grinding sound Making the car not drivable"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Right rear wgeel became sticky a few weeks ago. The caliper piston had seized, causing the brake pads to wear prematurely. I removed the caliper, opened and cleaned the cylinder, replaced the O ring and dust seal and reassembled it. I also lubricated the slide pins (Apr. 22, 2020). Working fine."

Anonymous, SK (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear brake cylinder piston became sticky, failing to retract, resulting in premature pad wear and disc deterioration."

Erwin S., SK (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Needed Replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The brake master cylinder internal float failed and the master cylinder had to be replaced"

Peter O., DE (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"needed to replace rear brakes through dealer and trim the rotors"

Ted D., NJ (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"had brake pads installed from normal wear. no other problems so far"

Gerald H., IL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake line had a cut in it - cause unknown - possibly hit a rock that came up and broke the line"

Donna H., KS (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is my second set of rear brakes on this vehicle"

R M., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems I need to change brake pads fairly frequently"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brake pads were completed used up and needed replacing"

F M., ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal brake wear and replacement of rotors and pads after about 100,000 miles of use"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced brake pads on front and rear for 2nd time in 137000 miles..Rotors are still OK"

B T., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It was just that, "normal break wear;" however, this is the second time in THREE years we've replaced brakes"

Robert B., UT (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced front brake pads, brake fluid exchange"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"nothing unusual for a car of that age"

V A., NB (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No particular problem other than replacing worn brake pads"

Joanna L., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just normal wear and tear, love the car"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"heavy vibration at high speeds"

David G., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"was determined during routine check up that it was time to replace the brake linings on the rear brakes as I was replacing all the original tires."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it was just normal wear, that is always checked everytime I have the oil change , a routine check on this keeps me informed. I did have the button on the brake peddle( that tirned off the brake lights) break"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"during regular scheduled servicing I usually follow technicians report and soon followup on these recommendations"

Dennis B., TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes don’t seem to last as long as they used to"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is routine maintenance. I love this car. The engine runs very smoothly."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"started I February 2020 fixed in February 2020"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes actually lasted along time, but eventually had to be replaced--normal wear and tear."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"normal brake repair was done by the dealer. The following day my brake light went on. I took it back to the dealer and they said it wasn't their fault - because of the age of the car they were not aware this could happen and it would cost me 300 dollars to repair. I was told the car was safe and the brakes are okay, but it was an expensive repair. So the brake light is always on. Frankly, I think the dealer is responsible for not being aware that this older car could have this problem."

Anonymous, CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"normal brake service required on both axles."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Required normal replacement of rear brake pads. Rotors not ground (my choice) nor replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Parking brake

"The parking brake had rust buildup that prevented smooth usage"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"During cold weather the parking brake stuck in the engaged position....had to drive with the emergency brake engaged until the car warmed up a enough to free up the parking brake"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaked into the line and caused a brand new set of brakes to lock - car had to be towed and the new brakes replaced"

R M., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When releasing parking break handle, break was still engaged. I took the wheels off and did a thorough inspection but saw nothing. After re-attaching, the parking break released. Then, I took it to mechanic but they couldn't figure out the problem"

June P., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Replaced the rotors and pads with Honda parts but had to replace the front right pads and rotor after a month because the pads broke then I replaced both front pads with higher tempeture rated pads and no problems since"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"new brake pads in 2 successive years"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See my discussion pertaining to the rear rotors"

David M., MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to have the front rotors resurfaced and brake fluid service"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The rear brakes and rotors have been changed twice in the past 3 or 4 years"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I am replacing my brakes more often than friends who drive other car makes."

Christine S., IL (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Seems that I am replacing all brake parts more often than other people"

Christine S., IL (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes and rotors rust and needed replacement"

Frank H., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal Brake wear"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

"replaced"

Gary W., AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"New rotors installed. Pulsing brakes after 6 months"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced due to routine exposure to the elements"

Anonymous, NB (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear rotors have been replaced 4 times . Every time the rear brakes have been checked by a Honda mechanic, both the rear pads and rotors have had to be replaced. I think this is excessive. I suspect that there is a problem with the design o"

David M., MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"warping in less than 1 year"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes vibrate because of warped rotors. Brake job, including new rotors, fixes problem for a while, but the problem always returns. I have had this problem on other Honda's. I suspect that the brakes are too small and overheat easily"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"NE Ohio=RUST!"

E L., OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors became warped somehow"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Always warped, usually even 2 weeks after replacing them. This has always been the rotor condition on this car. I've simply gotten used to it, and live with it"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Premature warping of rotors on a regular basis"

Randy H., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"New better quality rotors installed according to honda's recommendations. Rotors warped after several high speed stops - 60 - o"

Michael K., CT (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors warp every 10,000 miles and need to be re-surfaced"

David G., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Uneven wearing on back 2 which had to be replaced"

Chris L., IN (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors seem to need replacing too often. Using aftermarket parts"

Anonymous, BC (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The people who smoothed out the rotors actually made them worse. This was not a manufacturer's defect"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I love this car, but it has a tendency to develop warped rotors, and the whole car judders when braking going down hill. This has happened twice in it's life time. We don't abuse the brakes, so it's unclear why this keeps happening."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Rotors wear prematurely, sometimes make noise and become less effective."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"calipers stuck and ruined rotors"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"We had brakes replaced all around and they squeaked for about 2-3 months after install. They are working ok now"

Casey S., IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration upon applying brakes and the squeaking"

Bill W., TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes sometimes make a squealing sound, just before coming to a stop"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"This is a minor problem but I will keep an eye on it. Nothing is in danger of falling off"

William W., SC (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"wheel well trim fell off"

Anonymous, HI (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Fabric on interior roof is falling down"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior seals on side windows deteriorated within three years of purchase. The seals are loose, not quite falling into the door frames"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"trim around doors/windows"

Candice K., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front plastic molding / mud protector in wheel well became detached after plastic screws failed"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the left side mirror's plastic cover fell off while driving"

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"all the trim around the edges of the doors and around the wheels fell off"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The right side front door handle on the inside has become loose"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Headliner came loose and we fixed it ourselves"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Ceiling upholstery pulled away from car body and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"ceiling began to become unattached and dropped. Found foam inside was deteriorated and cloth would not adhere. tried to repair with 3M headliner repair adhesive, but job looks lousy. Planning to get professionally repaired next year"

Warren G., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"fading, chalking, a little bit of rust"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've only owned this vehicle for about one month. The paint on the roof was beginning to oxidize due to the neglect of the previous owner so I really don't blame Honda for this. I've a 1996 Honda Civic EX coupe that I bought brand new and I've faithfully waxed 2 or 3 times a year (I always used the Nu Finish product available at Walmart, etc.) Its paint still shines after almost 20 hot summers in the Central Valley of California where temperatures commonly exceed 100 degrees!"

D M., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There were spots where the paint was totally gone but body in good shape so i had the car repainted"

William W., SC (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The paint on the front and rear bumpers has a coating on it that is peeling"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint started fading aot 5 years or more ago.I makes the car look bad"

Marcus W., SC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Peeling paint on hood, roof and trunk (black); apparently a common problem"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Fading, chipping"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Body paint layer, and even the chrome on side mirrors, are very very thin, and will scrape off with the slightest impact"

Herbert M., HI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is slowly fading over entire car; I see this in many older Honda automobiles"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof, hood, and truck paint oxidized. The clear coat wore off, and the paint then oxidized. Large spots and streaks appeared. Had to have the car repainted. Honda dealer in Bloomington, Il was not helpful at all"

David C., IL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear-coat is peeling"

R M., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is oxidizing and looks terrible. Texas sun has contributed for sure, but I paid to have it specially coated - it has not held up"

Carlos R., TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clearcoat has badly degraded and the paint has oxidized"

David R., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear bumper and eeck are fading and spotty"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Black paint faded along back window frame on driver side to gray. It is about 6" long and 2" wide at the widest part Now it is starting to chip"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint is beginning to crack and peel on the top and hood areas"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading and in some spots the paint is gone"

Kathleen H., IL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"peeling clear coat"

George S., NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"clear coat issues with paint"

H Z., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The paint is deteriorating at a very fast pace. Peeling I think, though I don't know what chalking is. There are large, and growing, areas that appear white on my black pearl car. Also the hood paint has disappeared leaving an uneven matte ugly gr"

Janet S., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"This fading of the coating, metallic, over the paint has been fading, peeling and has left the surface of the car to look bad. Dealer does not seem to have a solution. This has happened in the last five years. Surface in direct sunlight most affect"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Two major areas: roof top and trunk areas have faded in circles which continue to expand slowly and the black color of car is gone. Something wrong with original paint. Wish company would fix it, but I guess I'll have to pay to paint it"

David C., IL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the hood is bubbling and spreading; rust like"

Anonymous, VT (2004 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clearcoat blistered and peeled. Car has been repainted twice"

Candice K., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint peeling off lower front bumper without any accidents or damage"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The car is Black and the clearcoat is coming off. It is most noticeable on the roof but is affecting the whole car"

Walter S., IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Faded, dull paint that won't wax or buff out"

SUSn N., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat cracking and peeling on rear bumper"

Ernest T., VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Its the same problem EVERYONE has on older Hondas...the clear coat dries up and leaves big chalky-looking spots"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint has just started to fade and chalk in several areas"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Hood paint began flaking off"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda needs to work on their paint issue in general. Mine is starting to fade and oxidize"

Anonymous, MS (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It appears that if you have a dark color car, such as black or burgundy, the paint will chip, come off, etc. This doesn't seem to happen on lighter color Honda's. I also have a 16 year old Volvo and the paint of the car is still in showcase condition. Honda needs to do a better job on their paint on cars that are over 10 years old. I almost didn't buy a Honda because of this problem."

Randall S., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"CLEAR COAT PEELING OFF AND CAR IS BLOCHY"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint has started to fade on certain areas of the vehicle and it just spreads as time goes on."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat has been fading for about 4-5 years, and the paint on the top, hood and trunk looks really bad."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"black paint fades and eventually peals or fades away completely."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Body paint is pealing from the plastic body components. Front bumper and strip below doors."

Anonymous, AB (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint continues to peel off, however it does have 250.000 miles on it."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clearcoat peeling"

Sue R., MD (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Horrible oxidation."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat peeling off my black accord now looks like a spotted black & grey wreck. its over 14 years old and running great but doesn't make sense to spend $4500.00 on a paint job ."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is fading, peeling, chipping, falling away on car top, bumpers and quarter panels."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Rust

"THE BODY STRUCTURE IS PREMATURELY RUSTING THAT MAY REQUIRE IT TO BE SCRAPPED"

David B., PE (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On the forward edge of the hood over the engine compartment: repeat rust"

David H., NJ (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bottom of some door panels ard rusted, the roof and hood are rusting"

Marc F., QC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hood point rusted through completely and had to get a new hood and get it painted"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Small area of rust around the wheel well. Must have chipped paint at some point...now rusting"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"1) Water accumulates in the protective rubber at the base of the hood and rust has formed. 2) The space around the key lock on the hood of the trunk has rusted"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Most of problems are to be expected in a car of this age/mileage. First signs of rust appeared this year on the trunk lid"

Anonymous, NS (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"rusting at the front of the hood"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Wear and tear showing on 10 year body with dings, dents and scratches rusting through"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on the front of hood.it's been going on for a while"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"rust on hood and trunk"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rocker panels on both sides have caused a lot of concern regarding the vehicles longevity. They simply rust very easily and due to the use of brine by Highway Maintenance vehicles have started to have issues with rocker panels rusting out prematurely"

David B., PE (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Eminent rust on rear side panel. Not resolved yet."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Rust along leading edge of hood"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"windshield not installed correctly at the dealership at time of sale (hole in it), and leak developed at the very top in the center, causing body rust in that location eventually."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"I am constantly replacing fuses for the plug"

Steven H., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power outlet sometime doesn't work"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Can't use portable air pressure pump. Been that way for several years. Costs too much to fix."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Fail to work by not opening doors with remote conttol"

Oscar P., FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"Climate control / radio control head unit failed, replaced with a used unit at a Honda dealer"

Arthur R., ON (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Clock

"dash pannel digital system not working"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Radio/clock kept turning on after key removed from ignition. Caused drained battery. Since that model clock/radio not manufactured any longer, it had to be repaired for $250.00 plus labor to remove and re-install"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Display panel goes on and off at will. Sometimes clock sidplatys. Sometimes radio displays. Sometimes radio is playing when car is not running. There is a short they are unable to find"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Cruise control

"No longer works. Lights come on on the dash but the cruise does npt engage"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not work and too expensive to repair"

James T., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The on/off switch that I had replaced by the dealer previously stopped working again. I've had to stuff thin cardboard around the switch to keep it in the on position"

Tim C., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cruise control quit working. When trying to engage it, it does not catch and stay on. Now I am unable to drive the car for more than a short distance because the car shifts into neutral and will not respond until I turn it off and restart (which doesn't always work the first time). It has been in the shop for four months off and on ( mostly on). I'm very frustrated. The harness in the car had a number of frayed, stripped wired which have been repaired and it has helped but not solved the problem"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"steering wheel control no longer works"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cruise control would fail after being engaged for about 2 minutes"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It stopped controlling suddenly. I consider it a safety issue because it keeps me from exceeding the speed limit"

Janet S., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

""set" switch on steering wheel failed"

Oscar G., NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"set button wont stay engagaed"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Bulb harness falling of mounting"

Oscar P., FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2 bulbs burnes out"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Left turn signal relay went bad and had to be replaced, total cost to replace the relay was under $100 for the part and labor"

Marilyn B., IN (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Gauges

"The airbag light gauge will not turn off even with the passenger already seated"

Cesar T., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In spring of 2019 all the gauges went out including the speedometer I had to replace instrument panel it cost me $650.00"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"The headlights seem to be going out more often"

Jonathan D., MI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The lights have some sort of short in them and when driving will flicker"

James P., UT (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front left headlight went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"same headlight burned out twice in 4 months"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"repetitive premature headlight failure. inaccessible design for replacing bulbs"

Janice C., PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The headlight covers cloud over and once a year they need professionally cleaned to get good bright light on the road at night."

Tim C., FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a burned out headlight which I replaced."

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"driver side heated seat does not work"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord EX)
Interior lights

"Interior light does not work all of the time"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the driver's map light switch stopped functioning. The light will not come on"

M C., NY (2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights have not work for the longest and unable to adjust the clock"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The interior light in front went out and cost 300.00 to replace"

Steven H., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The lights on the Radio are out. Evidently, a fuse can't fix the problem. Honda would have to replace the entire stereo system which would cost roughly $900. The car runs great and as long as I can see how fast I am going and how much gas I have left, then that is find with me."

Randall S., NC (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Driver side interior does not work. Maybe just need a new bulb."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Light for the radio and clock doesn't come on at night. Minor irritation. Costs too much to fix."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"a month ago, the key fob would not work for the driver side door, but did work opening the trunk. Then, it wouldn't work to open the passenger door. Next, the driver's door would only open and lock if you used the key or pushed the button down manually. Then the passenger door lock would not respond to the fob, but would respond to the button inside the door driver's door armrest. This went on for several weeks, then all of a sudden everything worked correctly. It's been two weeks and every"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"passenger side door actuator not working, must open door manually"

Tony S., AB (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"I cannot lock the car because the lock then cannot be unlocked either with a key or keyless device. It will apparently be expensive to cure this problem and I am trying to avoid taking it to the Honda dealer because of the cost to do so"

Anonymous, NM (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The key fob quit working so we had to replace a motor in the door"

Tanya B., GA (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"no remote locking and unlocking"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"one key fob does not work"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side door actuator replaced"

Robert S., AL (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently the servo for the driver's door lock is faulty, that one door lock will not operate with the keyless remote, after that one is opened manually the rest of them will open with the remote"

Eldon H., DE (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Can no longer lock or unlock the doors remotely & if leave key in the car and door unlocked, car will randomly lock/unlock some/all the doors! We must hand push down the front passenger door to lock it. Acts like it is "possessed" :-) We have had"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"door locks do not respond to key fob. Must be done manually"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord EX)

"door locks don work neither with a key or with the button on the door, there is a click but nothing happens, and the fuses are all right..."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"Constant airbags earning lights. Taken to dealer 3 x and syill the same"

Oscar P., FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light on dash, fixed on a recall"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle Stability Assist light kept coming on. At times, couldn't shift into gear without sticking screwdriver into slot on console near gear shift to override. Local mechanic determined no safety issue, but didn't have module to reset it. Dealer charged $135 just to recalibrate the sensor."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper Motor needed replacement"

David F., NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"washer quit working"

G R., CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side clogs once in a while"

Cesar T., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I didn't get the wiper motor replaced, but the wipers are noisy and the motor should be replaced. I replaced the starter, but you didn't have a place to put that."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Needed new clutch at approx. 130000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clutch started slipping when in 3rd gear and 5th gear. This seemed like the normal replacement interval with 142,000 miles. After replacement it's like a new car again."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"No problems with the replacement"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Complete transmission rebuilt necessary - 1st gear completely disappeared on a "dark and dreary (and rainy) night""

Todd J., TX (2004 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission was making an unusual noise and was considered time for a re-build"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"without car for 1 week, expensive, cost was about the same as the value of the care"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"My transmission went out so I had to replace it"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission ceased to operate"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Car is currently out of commission because the distributor ring broke. The car had to be pushed into a parking space and we have not yet fixed it. It is most likely a transmission issue"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Lost third gear and had to have transmission rebuilt"

Michael H., VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission failed with no advance warning"

Robert G., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission cooler failed, taking out transmission"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace transmission. May have been caused by an accident which seriously jarred the car. Not sure"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Failed abruptly, needed complete replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"My 23 yr old son had simulated it to a manual shifting mode on a consistent basis,before that it was fine"

Bismarck I., MA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Premature automatic transmission failure at approx. 60, 000 miles. Very common systematic design flaw by Honda Corporation. See www. Repairpal.com. to observe magnitude of problem"

William P., GA (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission went out at 123000. Had to be rebuilt for significant cost"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission failed suddenly at 100000 miles and left me stranded"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Vehicle has developed a severe vibration when driving or accelerating. It has come down to a problem with the transmission. There was a recall for this problem and even though there have been recalls for transmission models around this year and thi"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed while driving. Loss of ability to maintain speed. Limped home then had to have it towed for service. Check Engine light had been on intermittently before this, probably signaling transmission problems, but I didn't have it chec"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"transmission failed at about 144,000 miles, required rebuilt transmission as transmission would no longer engage"

Linda D., CO (2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CLUTCHES WORE OUT THO SERVICE REGULARLY"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Original transmission seized, irreparable, in 2013. Installed rebuilt transmission. It seized and was irreparable 16 months later, had to be replaced with another rebuilt transmission"

Anonymous, NS (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The car just stopped. We found that the transmission had to be rebuilt. I heard this was a problem with this model and year"

Robert G., PA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Known issue in this year's model - Transmissions are too-often replaced at ~90k; I got 175k out of mine with regular maintenance. Never had a transmission fail with regular maintenance in my life"

Todd J., TX (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission completely failed. Will have to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Stuck on snow and I pushed the transmission to hard"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"At approximately 103000 miles my transmission failed, slipping in and out of gear while I was driving. The main problem turned out to be the torque converter. Failure was said to have been caused by prolonged excessive heat. I regularly drive from"

Lynn S., HI (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Leaching"

Kathleen F., KS (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Torque converter quit. Cause transmission to tear up. Transmission had to be rebuilt. 18 months later, the pump got a leak and water got into it. Had to get a new transmission as a result"

Anonymous, MS (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Car would not move. Had to be towed to shop"

Sam P., IN (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Began slipping / later would not move."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Slipping got bad enough it would not move."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I hasd the transmission fluid replaced and shortly after that the transmission started to shift poorly. I think the mechanic caused the problem."

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Need replacement due to high mileage"

Steve E., AZ (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Cracks on belt, had to replace"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering fluid was leaking over the belt and pulleys. Had to replace the pump, belt and pulley system."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Engine computer

"repeated CVCC valve failure"

Charles A., OH (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"The car did not knock or ping but has valve lifter clatter when cold. I asked for a valve adjustment when they were changing the timing belt but they told me it didn't need it even though they would have made another $300 to do it. I think the techni"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Engine mounts

"3 broken mounts"

Mary I., CA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Three of my engine mounts were cracked to the point that if I had to brake really hard my engine would shake and on two occasions it caused my car to turn off completely"

Cesar G., NV (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Presently cracked"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"3 engine mounts broken"

Dan S., FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Engine mount deteriorated and was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Another area I kept being told was a problem. I would have them repaired and then it was a problem at the next shop. After going back to Honda they replaced the ones supposedly repaired previously. So far. They are still good."

Latrelle S., TX (2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"My engine mounts needed replacing. Three of them to be exact. Cost quite a bit to replace."

Cesar G., NV (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil pan gasket"

Timothy K., VA (2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)