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An update of the 2003-2005 model, the 2006-2007 Accord combines sportiness and all-around capability. Both the base four-cylinder and the optional V6 are refined, quick, and relatively economical. The ride is nicely firm and handling is nimble. The front seats are comfortable and the interior is well finished. Electronic stability control became standard on V6-equipped versions. Road noise is our biggest complaint.
Alerts
There are 16 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.
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.
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.

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.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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

An update of the 2003-2005 model, the 2006-2007 Accord combines sportiness and all-around capability. Both the base four-cylinder and the optional V6 are refined, quick, and relatively economical. The ride is nicely firm and handling is nimble. The front seats are comfortable and the interior is well finished. Electronic stability control became standard on V6-equipped versions. Road noise is our biggest complaint. Crash-test results are very good.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

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.

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Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (166 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 hybrid (253 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (244 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

“Rear calipers no longer worked (seized) so needed replacement”

Daniel B., OH (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replace due to rusting”

Joseph D., PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left rear caliper had to be replaced in May 2015. The right rear was already replaced by previous owner”

Anonymous, DC (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“same as other”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The left rear caliper tends to not retract the entire way, causing premature brake wear”

Anonymous, WV (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Right rear caliper failed (seized up) replaced on my own. repair less than $100”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear calipers required replacement as one set was jamed and over heated requiring replacement, The mechanic recommended replacement of both rear calipers as the 2nd set looked in poor condirion. Following the repair the the breaks have work correctl”

Harold L., ON (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“premature wear-out due to sticking of rear inside brake pad”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear calipers seize resulting in premature rotor and pad wear. 4 caliper replacements right, one on left. Best solution- new caliper (reconditioned have much shorter service life) service caliper and pad mechanisms after every winter - paint the cali”

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear calipers had become frozen and needed replacement”

Anonymous, VT (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The calipers may have been sticking causing the pads to wear out”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Rear calipers failed during brake pad change. Had to replace both”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“my rear calipers seized and the hydraulic line leading to the calipers became disconnected, resulting in the loss of about one-third of my brake fluid”

Martyn M., BC (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

“Brakes replaced at 65,000 miles”

Anonymous, OR (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Breaks have been a bit soft for quite a while. Need to replace brakes for normal wear”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I drive a lot so have to replace front and rear brakes a lot”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“old age”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Normal wear, normal repair”

S S., CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Some lessening of response time”

Anne T., AZ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed brake pads replaced”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed new brake pads”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes were worn. Concern was cost. I had the brakes installed at a Goodyear facility”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Other than caliper failure, brakes replaced at normal, reasonable intervals”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The work done was due to normal brake wear”

G R., BC (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The front brake pads had to be replaced. Brakes were replaced during routine maintenance”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“normal wear no other problems”

Mike P., MN (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Pads chsnged”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

“parking brake on left side seized”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Parking brake cable guide insulation cracked allowing water into the guide assembly. This caused the parking brake to stay on after it was released”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Rear brakes were replaced at 26000 miles and again at 55,000 miles. Front brakes replace at 61,000. Rear rotors and brake pads again at 74,000 miles. This seems excessive to me!”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes froze around rear wheels causing them to go prematurely & need replacement. Expensive”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rotors and drums replaced twice in 10000 miles. Loud banging noise when backing car and hitting brakes. Panic stops in parking lot at 50mph car skidded out of control sideways almost 360”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Sticking caliper caused premature brake wear”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes had to be replaced much earlier then I anticipated. Mechanic said this is typical for this automobile”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes typically have to be serviced every 12-15,000 miles since we owned the vehicle. Rotors to be turned regularly because of pulsating, new pads, etc. Has been a constant problem”

Douglas W., IN (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Most of the short life span of Honda brakes seems to be due to corrosion. Honda really needs to stop using Chinese made components”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Serious brake fade leading to loss of braking control on long downward grades”

C A., CA (2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“rusting and replacement due to grooves forming”

Joseph D., PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors were warped”

Anonymous, NM (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“front wheel rotors vibrated and shuttered when applying brakes this happened when driving downhill in particular.Had to have rotors reground and smoothed out.These where the origanal rotors”

Paul W., CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear rotors & brake pads replaced at 74,000 miles. This is in addition to rear brakes being done twice previously”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had 3 Hondas in my lifetime,never,ever have I had the The rotors and brake pads gone so fast,my gmc brakes were just changed at 70000for the first time,i am on my second set of brakes on the Honda,changed rotors and pads at 28000,then pads ag”

Dennis S., CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“very expensive”

Gary B., NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Warping”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“regular brake replacement at 74000 miles”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A normal wear problem. Since one of the calipers was sticking, this caused the brakes to wear prematurely. I then had to replace the rotor”

Anonymous, WV (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This was normal wear”

G R., BC (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Warped at 20K miles and every 20K since purchase”

Christopher C., NC (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seemed to become pitted and worn quicker than expected. Not sure if dealership could have noticed this sooner or just all of a suddennoticed the problem”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“replace front brakes and rotors”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rubbing”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Rotors were worn and needed replacement”

Anonymous, VT (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake pads wore out. Rotors were rusty because car is outside all of the time. Calipers were sticking that may have caused the pads to wear out”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“I needed an entire braking system on one tire it was clutching the tire and wore out. Over $600”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors need to be replaced often”

Alfred L., NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Needed to be turned”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed brake shoes. Rotors were also very worn”

Alfred G., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Been a problem since purchase. Brakes can be noisy and extremely sensitive/jerky”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Brakes were just wearing out. I'd only changed the rear brakes, and not the front, so it's to be expected”

Andrew S., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Made a noise when turning”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

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

“Replace front sway bar links, R&R front compliance bushings, and wheel alignment”

R T., CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“We had to have the wheels realigned three times in the last twelve months. All driving is on city streets and highways, so this should not have happened. We have also had to have them realigned at least once a year as long as we have owned the car”

William W., PA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to be replaced April 2015”

Anonymous, NH (2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“repeated failure of upper and lower front ball joints. 3x on right and x2 on left. Wheel alignment issues are related to this problem. best solution seems to buy the Honda part - longer service interval”

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the upper and lower ball joints on both sides of the car”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“starting to wear out so in the interest of safety I had them replaced”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

“Bushing had to be replaced”

Robert W., GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Drive ability improved after repairs”

James S., VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“replaced both compliance bushings and then had to have a wheel alignment”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Compliance bushings failed”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the companion bushings twice on the front end”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“We took the Honda Accord to a Honda dealer recently and they said front and side engine mounts needed to be replaced because they were torn. I visually checked them and I did not see any physical damage to the engine mounts. They were other parts they wanted us to fix and the total costs to replaced all of them were almost $2,800! I'm getting a second opinion to make sure I really need to replace them”

Rex P., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“I noticed that it became to hard to turn the steering wheel. Also I noticed a noise coming from under the hood. In dealership they found it was a leak in the system”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Hose connection leaked. Part of recall that was fixed free of charge”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“We fill the power steering but the wheel still whines when it is turning”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“hose leak---was covered by a recall notice”

Anonymous, MS (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Leaks that were mentioned in a recall, but the dealership said it didn't cover my car. A tad suspicious, but I took it somewhere else to have it fixed”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle howled due to low fluid,. Had to add special Honda fluid to bring it back up. Since then, no other evidence of a leak”

T W., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Seal on power steering fluid unit leaks fluid”

James G., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering fluid levels leaking from hose”

James G., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering line corroded and leaked all the power steering fluid out”

Alfred L., NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Need to add power steering fluid even after repair”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Original power steering went out after 200k miles. Quite surprised it lasted that many miles”

Carlos G., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tube from Power Steering reservoir to pump cracked & leaked”

Jerome K., MA (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering system makes a lot of noise until engine is warm. Several recall repairs and dealer visits have not resolved the problem”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump started to leak”

Nancy F., AZ (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“On cold days the power steering pump would make loud noises. Fluid was changed, mechanic said if it didn't work the pump would have to be replaced”

Joseph V., PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“For the third time we had to repair the pumps and hoses for power steering”

Tim B., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“recall covered a hose shortly thereafter the pump failed and I HAD TO REPLACE”

William T., NC (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Recall on power steering hoses”

Scott D., TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“leaking hose tied up car for 2 days and resulted in a $400 bill”

Francis S., IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Engine was making whistling sound while driving”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering pump does not work needs to be replaced. Not sure why this is happening but I would think these thinks last for sometime”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Pump failed. Power steering degraded over time. Replaced the pump. Works fine now”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump was noisy when engine was cold”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump was making a lot of noise. Especially at a cold start-up”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Rear struts leaking & replaced”

David M., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“damage from poorly paved reaods and potholes damaged rt front suspension and bearings”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replacement due to wear and tear”

Larry B., MB (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Gradual uncharacteristic failure of struts & ball joints”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had a broken axle (strut) which came about very suddenly. No advance warning”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The struts were replaced within the past 10000 mi. I am not sure the struts were truly bad as all four failed at same time; I question integrity of garage that replaced them”

Frank C., NV (2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“There was something broken that held the strut. An $800 repair altogether”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I replace rear shocks because one of them was leaking fluid”

Mario R., CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Worn out; need replacing”

David F., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had a power steering leak originally and even though there was a recall on this issue because my VIN wasn't mentioned specifically I had to pay for it to be fixed. Then, within a couple of months the rack and pinion needed to be fixed and the mech”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I used to be in the auto pars business. Rack and Pinions were around $200. This rack was "special" because a rebuilt rack was over $1000. Why did it fail so soon and why was it so expensive. I guess they must have been scarce because too many hav”

T W., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Slow leaks. May change in 1 to 2 yrs”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“slow leak, but not yet fixed”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“strange hum developed needed to replace entire steering unit around $1500 in parts and labor”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Had to be replaced @ 120K miles”

Anonymous, NH (2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Tire wear is uneven

“fast tire wear. 60000 Michelin tires replaced at 35000, 60000 and 95000. Last time back tires were flat bald”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Due to previous issue”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“The wheel bearings in the right front wheel had to be replaced”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“The are not loose just terribly discolored like faded. It is only on the door on the driver's side”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“paint around doors breaking off”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“The door trim around the windows on the driver's side has changed color and looks sort of faded. The paint on the trunk and back bumper is coming off”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“back bumper has part of the material peeling off”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Paint has started to fade excessively on the roof and trunk”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“paint chipping on roof and around the rear window”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Paint is fading and chalking on numerous parts of the car--roof, trunk, doors. It needs an entire new paint job”

Sarah C., GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Large areas of paint PEELING continuous. Looks terrible esp around windows and front fenders. Honda says the problem was clear coat”

Merle M., GA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint flakes off by all windows and doors. Honda denied any problem due to manufacturing, however, paint and body shops (5 of them) said it was due to the way the paint was applied when car was made”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Hood has rust that is accumulating from inside and lifting the paint”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint "cracking" is severe. Was told by dealer that nothing could be done about. It is better better described as "craziing",”

Anonymous, NV (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Paint peeling off front hood”

C P., AB (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint cracking and peeling, had to have half of the car repainted”

Thomas P., KS (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The years of 2006-2009 were not good years for paint for Honda. The paint fades and the hood is a different shade than the front quarter panels. I notice this especially on the silver paint, which is what i have on my car”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The top layer has begun to peel on the tail and rear bumper”

Samantha J., FL (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car was about 5 years old when I started seeing paint peeling off and rust starting to appear. Most noticeably where the top of the car meets the rear windshield”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint has worn off top. Should be covered by honda. Many cars on road w paint coming off”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

“clear coat peeling”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Chipping off of paint on hood, average 1/2 cm diameter size areas, too numerous to count. This vehicle has not been subjected to off road or other potential environmental causes”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Paint is fading and cracking”

Jerome K., MA (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“rusting around the rear window where paint has chipped away”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“RUST AT RIGHT REAR WHEELWELL”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Rust developing along the rear drivers side wheel well”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint trim bubbling around rear door and on front hood”

C P., AB (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda is an excellent car but they have terrible paint”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Getting some puckering around edge of driver side wheel well. Bought one of those electric rust inhibitors. Thinking it was all I needed, did not bother with under-coating. Was informed later on that the inhibitor is not enough. Started undercoating a little late. Probably the reason for the rust wheel well, not withstanding the car is 11 years old”

Bernie C., NS (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Water leaking into trunk. Source has not yet been determined”

Timothy W., VT (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Hear air leaks around windows when driving”

John H., AR (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Water leaks in trunk when it rains”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Water leaks into trunk wheel well”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On occasions water leaks in through the passenger side of vehicle”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord VP Unsure)

“Water leak in rear light assembly into trunk”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“I assume trunk leak is due to a failed seal, perhaps around tail light”

Timothy W., VT (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The weather stripping is worn and causing wind noise inside the cabin when the windows are fully closed”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seals needed to be replaced in car due to age and climate”

Paula F., FL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear door seals harden and shrink”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Water leaks in car from door seals during heavy rain”

Anonymous, HI (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“dash squeaks”

Thomas L., NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Major rattle somewhere under dash, may be worse in cold weather”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Rattle behind dashboard - not accessible easily”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Makes noise when vehicle is backed up”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a rattle above on the headliner above the rearview mirror”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Hard to describe. A rattling noise that sounds like it's coming through the steering column”

Don M., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattles coming from the CD compartment in the dash board. Noises from doors. Had to pay to fix door rattles. Fixed rattles in the CD compartment by filling it with paper. However, I am not able to use it since it is stuffed with paper”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“My clutch makes a squeaky noise often, when engaged. It is not all of the time. Took in for repair. I believe they just used WD-40 on it. Still squeaks. Annoying. Clutch works fine”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“1 a rattle from an unsecured wiring harness in a rear panel. Required a mechanic to figure it out. 2. Dry weather stripping around the doors also created squeaky noise until they were lubricated”

Andrew D., NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine rattle and we're not sure where it's coming from”

Rex P., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

“Get wind noise from around windows when at highway speeds. Dealer claims normal but they weren't there when new”

John H., AR (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car is somewhat noisy”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Windows did not seal perfectly against the weather stripping, so air from wind or car movement would cause a whirring sound while driving”

Robert D., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Body integrity of vehicles assembled in North America lacks the quality of the vehicles assembled in Japan”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

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

“A/C in the past 8 to 12 months hasn't worked well and in the past 3 months, pretty much doesn't work. Car is 9 years old. One of the heat systems in the seats doesn't work either, just happened within the past 3 months as well”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Compressor failed and unable to cool car. Replaced compressor”

Anonymous, KY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C compressor and heater on the car died and had to be replaced at considerable cost, at the same time it was recognized that my rotors needed replacement. All to the tune of about $5k. But not unexpected at the life span of over 10 years”

John B., VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“It gave up and was replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The compressor needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Compressor just stopped working, due to normal wear”

Alfred G., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Climate control doesn't work, blowing hot air on one side and cold on the other, regardless of setting”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Inconsistent heat/cold left and right”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Mix motor failef”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Neede apart change to fix problem. do not know part name”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“failed - required replacement”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“it just quit running on very hot day”

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

“Condenser cracked. Very expensive repair requiring bumper removal”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“blower motor transistor failed - needed replacement”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“Heater works sporadically”

William L., NM (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“flapper system for directing air flow in vehicle stuck and required entire plenum unit to be replcced”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fan was not function properly. Seemed like control on heater system was not working properly”

Anonymous, IA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Refrigerant leaks are an ongoing problem, yet to be completely fixed by dealer/private mechanic”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Needed to recharge system twice”

Chris V., MN (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“air condition stopped putting out cold air in fall of 2014. recharged it and all ok now”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace compressor hose”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The AC stopped cooling, so we replaced the compressor and condenser (they come in a kit). It was somewhat fixed but it still wasn't cooling consistently as it should. A different mechanic determined that the new compressor was faulty, so he replaced it. The AC still didn't cool consistently, and they weren't finding any leaks in the main part of the system. So then they took off the dash and found a leak there and fixed it. That seemed to do the trick. That leak may have been the problem all alo”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

“An oil cooler pipe support broke and the pipe rubbed a hole in the evaporator”

Timothy P., VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“catylitic converter had to be replaced”

Henry K., FL (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Failed an emissions test required by the county. Had to replace the Catalytic Converter along with a sensor for a cost of $750”

Sarah C., GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“carbon buildup in EGR valve and manifold created driveability issues”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Needed to replace catalytic converter”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Catalytic converter needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Catalytic converter needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed a new expensive catalytic converter and associated oxygen sensors”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The EGR valve at the dealer cost about 3x what it cost at the local auto supply store. Bought mine at the local auto supply store and it looks, and works, just as good as one from the dealer. Saved about $180 doing this. Easy install too...was able to do it myself”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Fuel cap

“thought this was problem so replaces it”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light came on and I took it to Autozone for a code read. The code indicated that I may have a leak in the fuel system from the gas cap as one of the possibilities. Since a gas cap is cheap, I bought a new one and the engine light has now gone off. I am taking it in for a mechanic to look at it and see if there is any issue”

John B., VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Twice in the past 12 months a message appears saying check gas cap and it goes away after a few days”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“upflow 02 sensor failed & was replaced”

Mark C., PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The engine light went on and the oxygen sensor had to be replaced. This was normal for this age and milage of veh. Actually it should have gone out long before”

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to replace O2 sensor”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Periodic check engine light regarding catalytic sensor. Upon reset, goes away for months at a time. No plan to make expensive repair ($1000+) since mechanic and Internet both state that the sensor issue is often non-specific”

Mark S., ON (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“are being replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace, at dealer”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radiator sensor corroded”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda could never fix it. Car would buck ,loose power and not start at times. Honda charged me 1,100 dollars and I still had the same problem. One hr. later I had the same problem.The Honda dealership told me and American Express that the problem was unrelated and the service mgr. said he could not guarantee correcting the problem”

Jeffrey A., NY (2006 Honda Accord VP 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“failed, cel remaining on”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“They don't work light is on”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

“Mechanic replaced O2 sensor, but check engine light returned. They then had to flash the computer to try to resolve the problem. Still not sure it's resolved as the check engine light has returned”

Neil P., MO (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light is on. Was told by my mechanic that the sensor needs replacement (not essential for safetly, but will not pass inspection with with light on). This will be an expensive repair. Was told that it may affect fuel efficiency, but car still gets 28 mpg, so it seems to be an annoying, unnecessary and expensive repair”

Harvey S., CT (2006 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

“The immobilizer system failed on this car and was an expensive repair. We were lucky the car was stranded in our driveway and not while out and about with our children”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“back-light has stopped working”

Ronald M., NC (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The regular headlight has gone out several times on the driver side. the removal and replacement is difficult. You have to remove some of the fender cover attachments and stuff your arm into the hole, twist the old light and remove the connector”

Joseph V., PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“replaced bulb”

Charles H., NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Bulb burned put. Took it to the dealer service department they fixed it while I went next door, About 45 minutes later I came back and the car was ready”

Ed M., NJ (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“installed used fuse box assembly so daytime running lights worked again”

Judy L., OR (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Taillights came on during the night while car was off and unattended. We could not turn them off and had to disconnect the battery when we parked”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“front overhead map light intermittent failure, bulb replacement, after replacement, continued intermittent failure led to complete failure. Entire assembly replaced. Two months after assembly replacement, intermittent failures continue”

William O., CT (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dome light switch stopped working. Dealer would charge approximately 200 to replace unit. I researched on line and was able to purchase a switch and install it for 15”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior lights failed to operate. Asked dealer service to check, replace fuse if necessary. Service rep said they couldn't find problem, Need to perform "diagnostic" at a cost of $65. They hadn't checked the fusing. I refused the diagnostic”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“center of the counsel, radio area and controls have no lights”

Anonymous, OR (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Was showing doors open when they were not. Had to have replaced the main fuse box”

Don W., ON (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The interior lights in front don't work. The Honda service technician informed me that since the warranty was no longer in force, the problem would be too expensive to repair. I had the system worked on prior to this last time (circuit problem)”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“Keyless entry failed on doors. Pretty expensive to fix”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Key fails to work”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

“passenger side door lock stopped engaging fully. door would appear closed, but wasnt fully so. bumps or momentum would make door rattle and/or dome light come on. took to dealer, was told that automatic door lock mechanism failed, and also jam was”

Ronda S., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power Window Control Module suddenly quit working in November 2014. When the new one was installed, January 2015, the key less locks no longer worked. I had to return to the Honda dealer to have the code programmed to my old keys”

Stephanie S., OR (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

“Starter Motor”

Roger W., CA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

“We did not have the wipers adjusted when they came out of alignment. Resulted in wiper motor burning out. Was really our fault for not getting minor adjustment fixed. i.e. user error”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“wipers work, but washer does not - pump is working and reservoir is full, but no wiper fluid comes out”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

“The alternator stopped working. The engine would not start”

P S., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“bad cell in battery needed to replace battery”

Carl R., NC (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I'm 81 and have had many carsf forr many years, but I have put more batteries in this car than any other car by a factor or 5 or 6. Obviously there is something wrong with the electrical system”

Dora S., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

“The hybrid battery was replaced for the second time (we believe) since we purchased the vehicle, although the dealership said it was the fuel pump . Another garage said the fuel pump was not replaced, we question this first repair replacement”

Frank C., NV (2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Battery cables

“Battery acid corroded about 6 inches or more of the positive cable assembly. Was advised to change the entire cable and battery for a cost of $600”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“The original spark plugs were changed and with service cost $330”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

“Starter gradually failed. Replaced with a Honda refurbished one”

Beth P., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The starter failed without warning”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“had to replace starter--thought that this was prematuremtmmileage of 84000”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“would not crank engine. Had to replace starter”

Carl R., NC (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car would not start. It gave no warning that there was a problem. Repair cost was $400.00”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“engine wouldn't turn over. cause unresolved”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Starter went out & AAA diagnosed it when they had to start me. My Honda repair place decided it was the battery & charged me & I had to have it towed again & it was the starter not the battery”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Car failed to start the first time ignition switch was turned. It always started on second try. Honda dealer recommended replacement of starter. I paid in excess of $700 to replace the starter. Problem continues, but will start on second or third try. Problem not resolved”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car would not start when key was turned on intermittenly. Replace starter motor and car was fine. Consider normal maintenence after 193,00 miles”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Car would not start”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

“Car didn't start. Had to install new ignition switch”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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 player failed. 2 cd's stuck in player”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Intermittent issue with player going dark at night while on, losing power, player motor seeming to lose power while playing cds”

Wade-Ellen S., HI (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“It would no longer play CDs”

Ronald S., NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“no longer plays CDs, believe multiple CDs are stuck inside”

Dempsey B., AR (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“2 CD players have jammed/died in 5 years”

Anonymous, AE (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“I could not eject my CD and thereafter could not play CDs. According to my mechanic this system cannot be comparably replaced with a HONDA sound system part. (you need to remove and replace the entire sound systemm, also. So costly) Fortunately he w”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Stereo failed while under warranty and was replaced then failed again about a year ago. Had to buy third party stereo with expensive installation”

Dan C., CA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Player stopped working, to expensive to repair. Replaced with after market player”

Paul B., IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

“Expensive computer chip replacement required to view anything on the screen. Need a flashlight or specific sun angle to change radio stations etc. Non critical failure, just annoying”

Timothy D., NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“Identical to previous comment, same issue”

Timothy D., NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“I believe vault workmanship during the changing of the cabin air filter by dealer caused a short in MP3 player cable causing an intermittent short and problems with all electronics including CD player, radio and navigation, screen etc”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“It stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Computer can,t read disc, bought gps rather than expensive repair”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Same issues as with the cd. These are a combined unit. It seems to be a power system issue with the player. It is intermittent so we have not been able to capture at dealer. due to the age of the vehicle i have just let it go pending buying a new car”

Wade-Ellen S., HI (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The radio no longer worked”

Ronald S., NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Short in radio feed, can't use now”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“slippage/shuddering when starting in 1st gear”

Anonymous, ID (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Clutch began slipping after 185,000 km of mixed city/highway driving. Replaced with new for $1200”

Mark S., ON (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch was slipping after 118000 miles. $2244 worth of clutch and pressure plate. It should have lasted another 100000 miles”

Matt P., WI (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Neither the slave or master cylinder replacements seemed to have solved the problem. I am waiting to hear if the entire clutch assembly needs to be replaced”

Sue S., IL (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Without much warning, the car stopped functioning in a drive through of a fast food location and had to be manually pushed into the parking lot”

Sue S., IL (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Master cylinder failure caused the clutch to fail. Also required a new axle”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission failed. Repair needed to be done again”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The blasted thing stopped working!!!!!”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Honda uses a sealed transmission preventing the changing of the transmission filter. Filter clogs causing transmission to fail. This should be reported”

John C., ON (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Expensive,about $3,500”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“The dealership says the catalytic converter is allowing a negligible amount of pollution through to the sensor. It is not enough to justify a $1,400 replacement and it is passable at the emissions station so I have a permanent check engine light on”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Failed. Needed to be replaced”

David W., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“i have owned new honda and this is the first one that i have to replace cat. converter”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The warning light came on indicating a problem existed. I took the car in for electronic analysis and the dealer said the catalytic converted needed replaced, so I replaced it”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When Mae Mobly [my car has a name] went into the dealership for a recall issue, some aspect of the catalytic converter was loose enough that the dealership replaced the entire catalytic converter”

Sue S., IL (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This car in Jan. of 2016 had to have a Helicoil installed for bank 1 cylinder 1 after blowing out the spark plug. this I reported in my last survey. The result of raw fuel entering the catalytic converter for this bank resulted in a failure of the converter. I then replaced it”

John C., ON (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

“Car makes a noise (knocking sound). Dealer told me that I need a new exhaust manifold and the cost would be about 900.00 (total including all taxes)”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

“A piece take off the muffler”

Georges F., QC (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“Doors do not stay open when entering / exiting vehicle”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

“rear passager left side lock no longer worked electronically, althought it did manually. If the lock was unlocked, the rest of the doors would not lock electronically”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“the lock of the trunk broke and I had to replace it”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Both front door latches lost their chrome plating after maybe 6 or 7 years. As it began to come off there were sharp edges that could have cut our finger while opening the doors. I felt the dealer should have replaced them for free, but he didn't agree and I choose not to argue and just laboriously removed the remaining chrome. So how they looked like custom IVORY door latches. This was very annoying”

Dora S., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Lock and remote opening control failed after 10 years. Dealer replaced it at owner's expense. Still have interment failures”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seat motor does not work. Seat cannot be adjusted properly. Too costly to repair”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Automatic trunk release broke and needed to be replaced”

Brent C., CA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The right front window and left rear window needed silicon spray. The motor needed to be addressed. They replaced the regulator and run channel”

Paul T., TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

“Rear view mirror reflective surface peeling”

Samantha J., FL (2006 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

“the O2 sensor went bad & had to be replaced which was expensive. took them 2 diagnostic checks to find it”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Engine mounts

“vibration in from end which dealer says might be engine mounts, but suiggests waiting”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“The actual part that had problems was the harmonic balancer. This was very worrisome as I did not know what the issue was that caused these high pitched noises from time to time. When I took the car in to get it checked, no one told me about the cause. Finally, the car broke down and the harmonic balancer was discovered and replaced. Once it was replaced, the noise was gone”

Scott R., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“After oil change by dealer a nut was not fastened securely”

John W., ON (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“VTEC gasket was wearing out causing a slight oil leak”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“valve cover oil leak”

Anonymous, HI (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“The 2006 Honda Accord does not have an oil leak, however, it burns oil. It is not uncommon to need to check the oil level after only 2000 miles to ensure no more oil is needed. I have not experienced this in any other car I had - requiring additional oil between oil changes”

Scott R., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“Replaced timing belt upon dealer recommedation. No problems before or after. Take care of your car, and it will take care of you”

Charles A., FL (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Scheduled timing belt replacement. I did it myself. Tools and parts from Amazon cost about $170. My local Honda dealer wanted $700. Lol and good luck with that”

Danney C., AZ (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Belt + water pump + spark plugs = $1,600 and 2 days in shop. Honda provided loaner and I get 15% discount parts and labor for vehicle over 100,000 km”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“became loose, skipped gear teeth”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wore out from use”

Sharon M., CA (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“While driving, the timing chain slipped and damaged the engine”

Laura M., OH (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“it was not a failure but a recommended service needed because of the age and mileage of vehicle. It was a major expense because of the cumulative scope of the job. It involves the timing belt, tensioners, cam seals, water pump and serpentine belt”

Larryl M., IA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Car was vibrating under acceleration, it has since purchase, and finally got it diagnosed to being the axels. This may have been caused by something the previous owner did”

David G., TX (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The driver's side rear wheel bearing went bad”

Lewis W., GA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

“VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) system apparently failed and it cost $1000 to fix it. VSA light came on permanently until it was repaired”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

“Cruise control switch in steering wheel failed”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
CV joint

“Left & right ball joint $500”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

“It wont go in to 3rd gear sometimes which results in missed shifts and safety issues. Shifter gets stuck and physically won't go. It had this problem since 15,000 mi but the dealer said nothing was wrong. Also, the clutch is chattering horribly now”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Unable to move gear handle”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Accord LX Unsure)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“Master & Slave replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Took to Canadian Tire. Mechanic said a pipe was leaking. Honda part very expensive, according to them. Did a hand crafted version at reasonable price? Works fine, with no leaks since”

Bernie C., NS (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

“Coolant leak caused engine to overheat”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

“Over the ownership of this car, the bushings have gone bad 3 times”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Water pump

“Water pump failed”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
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