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 17 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.
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.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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.
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 standard from 2003. Side air bags and head protection air bags standard from 2005. ESC standard from 2008. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.
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
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.

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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 (244 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 hybrid (253 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"greatly reduced braking when antilock engaged when only one wheel slid."

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

"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 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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I found that three of the calipers were frozen and all of my stopping was being done by only one wheel. Noticed an immediate difference after replacing all four calipers, rotors and pads."

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

"failure of rear calipers to engage both sides of the rotor. uneven wear of rear brake pad on one side of the caliper."

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

"Had to replace passenger side caliper"

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

"Caliper froze causing premature brake pad wear and more Rolling resistance."

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

"rear caliper failed necessitating replacement"

James P., VA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear caliber seized"

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

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Accord 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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"just normal break ware"

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

"rear brake pads and rotors replaced at 143000 miles - normal wear."

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

"replaced brake linings because of normal wear."

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

"I replaced the brake pads and rotor."

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

"Replaced brakes (pads and rotors), and flushed brake fluid at 154,000 miles."

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

"The starter gave out. Breaks wore down"

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

"mechanic informed me during an oil change the pads had 10% life left."

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

"We drive a lot of miles and the brakes just wear out!"

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

"The rear brakes needed to be completely replaces, which cost over $650! No squeaking to give warning, just a burning smell and then grinding sound."

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

"Pads needed to be replaced."

Tom B., TX (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes needed to be replaced due to normal use."

David N., NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The brake shoes on all four wheels needed to be replaced, due to wear."

Anonymous, MT (2006 Honda Accord)

"Just had to pump air out of the brakes."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Accord)

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new brake pads"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Accord 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 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

"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)

"The brake wear has occurred on three occasions since I bought the car on the rear driver's side while only replacing all other brakes only once."

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

"Corrosion resulted in brake pads and rotors needing replacement. This has been a recurring issue with this Honda."

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

"The pads wear out because the rotors seem to fail prematurely due to rusting."

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

"Rear Brake pads wore out and had to be replaced"

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

"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)
Pulsation or vibration

"I felt vibration when braking. I brought the vehicle to a local garage. They checked it out and determined one of the rear brakes was so far worn that the calipers needed replacing in addition to the rotors."

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

"The rotors seem to fail prematurely by rusting quite a bit."

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

"At about 18000 miles the brake pedal would vibrate when coming to a high speed stop. On a steep down grade, the vibration and shaking became so severe, the steering wheel shook rather violentlyl. The dealer put new pads a rotors on the car. After about 20000 miles, the same problem returned. I took it to an independent brake repair shop. New pads were put on and rotors turned. After about 18000 miles, the vibration and shaking returned but not as bad. I think Honda cut back on costs on this car by reducing the pad sizes and the rotor quality. We only use the car for around town now."

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

"Brakes pulsated and worn unevenly on pass. side front"

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

"The car continues to vibrate when the brakes are applied. I have had the brakes and rotors replaced, resurfaced and adjusted. The problem goes away for a month or so, then returns again and again."

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

"pulsing while braking"

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

"Poor quality discs and pads installed by previous owner."

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

"All problems were corrected and there is a pulse vibration when braking from a higher rate of speed ."

Walter B., VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This problem goes along with the rotor problems."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Accord)
Regular brake failure

"Brake pads needed replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 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)
Rotors

"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)

"I had to replace the rear rotors recently. The brake pads were OK, but the rotors The brakes were no longer hitting the rotors for some reasons. This seems to have been the Achilles Heel on this model. I have had to replace the rear brake calipers or rotors more than once since buying the car."

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

"Typically have to have rotors turned every 12000-15000 miles and then replaced, due to warping. Have replaced rotors 5 times in 12 years."

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

"Caliper issue resulted In damage to the rotor, replaced it"

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

"Steering wheel began to shake, esp. when slowing down from 70 mph to stop. Rotors had gone bad"

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

"We have had the rotors replaced often over the years we have had the car."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Accord)

"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 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)
Squeaking

"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)

"brakes need resurfacing"

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

"Brakes sometime squeak when slowly coming to a stop."

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

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

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 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

"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)
Ball joints

"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)

"In February of 2020 the right (passenger side) ball joint unit separated from the lower control arm causing the the suspension to collapse. It happened on a city street about 10 minutes after exiting an interstate highway."

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

"The issue was dealer replacement of driver's side upper control arm."

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

"Ball Joints cause steering wheel sakes and tires to wear out prematurley"

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

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"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)

"Compliance bushings failed on both sides."

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

"Found upper control arm bushing worn. dealer replaced and realigned wheels."

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

"Replaced"

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

"Front end bushings wore out. Bushings not sold separately. Control arms needed to be replaced too."

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

"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)
Power steering leaks

"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)

"Had to add power steering fluid. That solved the problem"

Brad E., LA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It started in December 2019. Haven't been able to fix it"

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

"There was no actual leak because the potential problem was the reason for recall, and it was quickly corrected. (Replacement of the power steering hose. I have not experienced any problems since."

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

"Power steering pump began leaking slowly. I repaired it myself with an after-market pump and have had no further problems."

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

"One time problem at 115,000 miles when the hose cracked and leaked. A simple repair but the car did have to be towed when the fluid ran out. It was just the age of the hose."

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

"It has been incredibly difficult to steer this vehicle. Its is a great car, but it has a huge turning radius and the power steering has always had a small leak"

Jitesh K., WA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Air leaking into power steering intake made pump squeal loudly in very cold temps. Dealer replaced intake o-ring, did not cure problem. Dealer advised to wait for cold weather to pass rather than replace pump ($800). Noise disappeared in warmer weather."

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

"Power steering leak detected by mechanic. I was able to drive the car but the repair was costly, e.g. almost $800."

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

"power steering pump failed and the high pressure hose develop a leak."

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

"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)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"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)

"replace power steering pump"

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

"Power steering metal hose line was corroded through allowing the power steering fluid to completely drain from the system causing loss of power steering."

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

"the power steering pump makes a loud whining noise when the weather is cold until it warms up. It also does not provide as much steering assist as it should."

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

"Cold weather makes the power steering pump whine. Had it checked & there were no leaks, but I know it needs to be replaced."

Sydne M., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The pump failed and the replacement (Honda) failed"

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

"Started shortly after purchase in 2018. Becoming more tight as far as steering."

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

"Power steering pump started leaking. The steering pump was replaced."

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

"The power steering high-pressure hose ruptured and spilled fluid all over the engine compartment. I had to replace this hose and a new power steering pump."

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

"the power steering didn't provide steering assist had to replace power steering pump"

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

"Power steering began making horrible noises, so we took it to a local mechanic who replaced a pump. It is now repaired."

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

"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)
Shocks or struts

"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)

"Noise in rear struts resulted in repairs for entire car of about $1200."

David G., GA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One strut started leaking and the ride got rough. Struts need replacing probably just do to accululated mileage on the car. Domino effect caused problems with alignment and minor uneven tire wear."

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

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Original parts just wore out. Resolved completely"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"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)

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"slow leak, but not yet fixed"

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

"Had bad gear replaced"

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

"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)

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 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)

"AC clutch went bad. However I could buy a complete AC compressor including the clutch for the same price as just the clutch. So that is what I did."

James H., MD (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor started making a noise and system was not blowing cool air. Compressor clutch is engaging, but compressor is not creating a pressure differential across the low and high pressure sides. Cause of compressor failure has not been determined yet, but is likely a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system."

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

"Partial failure to cool - drivers side does not cool, passenger side does."

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

"Driver side AC stopped working; first fix was refrigerant recharge; second was receiver/dryer."

David G., GA (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This vehicle is driven it a hot dry climate. It was not unreasonable for the AC to fail after nearly 13 years. Overall, this has been a very reliable vehicle."

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

"Well, it has 271000 miles on it and I got a lot of service out of it. So I feel I did get my money's worth."

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

"Was adding Freon due to non-cooling, when compressor froze up."

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

"The AC fan stopped blowing and was replaced."

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

"Not working - no cool air for past 3 months. Not yet repaired."

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

"needed freon boost"

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

"A/C failure last summer. Due to riding bike and taking public transit more, age and resale value of car decided not to fix."

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

"no cold air, this was the 2nd one in 18 monthes"

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

"AC stopped working and Honda replacement compressor was very expensive. Dealer installed after market unit that was less expensive, but still costly. New unit has worked fine."

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

"AC was not cooling. Honda was able to repair."

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

"failure of the AC system - repair cost was 2,000 to repair"

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

"It has been 5 years since I had to have the drier, and the same service done. Apparently, you need an overhaul every 5 years."

Robert O., VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"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)
Automatic climate control

"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)

"just quit"

Lance C., OK (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Two fold problem: engine thermostat is stuck in the closed position, internal dual control vents do not adjust between driver and passenger vents."

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

"A/C intermittently blows hot and cold."

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

"Ventilation system began blowing hot air out of certain ducts despite settings for cooling the car."

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

"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)
Blower (fan) motor

"speed control resistor failed"

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

"A/C not cooling or blowing replaced A/C blower transistor. For someone like me it was very difficult to place the repair I had in the proper category. I had to call the dealer. Can you let us tell you what was repaired and you place it in the proper category?"

Sondra R., FL (2006 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The left center vent is not working and will not push cold air, the right side is working fine"

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

"A/C stopped working and too hot to drive in Arizona Summer"

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

"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

"several years ago the condenser had a leak and was replaced. Every since then no problems."

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

"The unit was clogged with little balls that clogged the whole system. Not sure where they originated."

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

"The condenser got plugged with small pieces of plastic"

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

"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)
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)

"The drier or condenser needed to be replaced after 5 years of continual service."

Robert O., VA (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Drives seat heater toggle switch indicator light doesn’t work causing problems on/off status."

Richard D., NY (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Heater system

"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)

"Temperature control did not adjust"

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

"Heater works sporadically"

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

"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)

"There is a very small leak in the A/C system that requires a recharge every 4-5 years."

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

"Static system pressure was very low (~40psi). Location of leak has not yet been determined."

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

"Probably the first problem that I would even consider remotely serious with this car, and it took a decade for it to manifest itself. I had a leak in the cooling system and had to have the engine torn apart to find the leak."

Peter B., WI (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The hoses were replaced and the radiator, or something to do with the air conditioning system was replaced."

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

"There is an apparent small leak in the a/c system, can't be identified. system has been recharged,"

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

"$5 valve leaked, it cost $350 to replace the refrigerant"

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

"It was an old AC system. The AC fan stopped blowing, and the two valves leaked."

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

"Air conditioning was not providing normal amount of cooling which is critical in Tucson summer heat."

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

"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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The Accord nameplate on the trunk fell off. However, this is likely my fault (and not Honda's fault) because this occurred just a few days after I slammed my trunk trying to break the ice on my back window after a winter storm left a coat of ice over an inch thick on my car."

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

"Spoiler in back came loose had to be glued down"

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

"the air "foil" under the front bumper has gotten caught on curbs and parking barriers and has come loose and has caused the front bumper to come loose on the sides also."

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

"This isn't really a fault of the vehicle. THe front bumper got cracked after pulling in too far against a pile of snow/ice--probably 2-3 years ago. Then hit a stray warning cone in the dark that tore off the front left bumper. Doesn't look real good but don't have the $$ to replace it."

Philip N., NJ (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Headliner glue failed and needed replacing"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"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 3.0-L V6)

"Paint is fading and cracking"

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

"The hood was subject to stone chips and rocks due to the sloping angle and there was paint fade of the original clear coat. We have repainted the hood twice with an inexpensive Maaco paint job . It looks good from 5'."

Joseph H., CA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CLEAR COAT FADING & PEELING"

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

"Hood is very seriously dull and faded compared to all the other paint."

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

"the paint chipped in the nose of the hood"

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

"Paint peeling and too expensive to paint car."

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

"Clear coat had failed and paint has subsequently failed on the spoiler. Paint has held on the rest of the car"

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

"Some chipped paint on bumper and hood from normal use"

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

"Just that. Paint fading."

Jim T., LA (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is disappearing over entire car. There is also severe rust over rear driver side wheel well."

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

"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 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)
Rust

"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)

"rust passenger side below door"

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

"Rust developed in the middle of the hood & under the left rear fender"

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

"Extensive rust on the driver's side rear side panel above the wheel well."

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

"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 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

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

Paul B., IL (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cd player stopped working and would not eject the 6 CDs in the changer. Replaced it with a refurbished radio of the same model."

Lloyd W., NC (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player has been an issue for years but would still play some of the time. This year, I finally stopped trying to use it as it will not play most of the time now. I would have gotten this fixed years ago during my routine maintenance, but the dealership does not have the expertise to fix it. This would require me to take more time off work to get it fixed at another location."

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

"No sound"

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

"Total failure - the CD player actually destroyed a disc, when I took the player apart it was full of pieces of CD plastic. Honda blamed me for using a home-made CD label - not true."

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

"CD player and radio no longer work reliably. CD now entirely disfunctional with radio working after car has been running for 10-20 minutes"

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

"It stopped working. Will not accept cd."

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

"when start/stop engine, CD make a buzzing sound for a while."

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

"About 2 months ago the CD player began working intermittently. Once the car warmed up, or the weather got a bit warmer, it played fine so I thought it was simply related to the cold. But then the problem continued happening. Now I get a CD Mechanical Error message when I try to play the CD player. Additionally, if I leave the radio on when I turn the car off, the next time I start it, the radio cycles through the two FM settings, then the AM setting, then the CD, then the two satellite options. I must turn the radio off for a minute and then turn it on in order to listen to the radio. Still unable to listen to the radio--and I have 5 CDs stuck in the player."

Philip N., NJ (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player would not work when it was cold outside. It would usually work when it was warm."

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

"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 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 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)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

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

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

"It stopped working"

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

"Short in radio feed, can't use now"

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

"No sound"

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

"when you get 40 miles away from a fm station it will not pick up the station."

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

"Radio quit working (mostly static) along with lights on doors (locks, window indicators) and heating & A/C lights in mid 2016. Paid over $500 to get the radio board removed, sent out to be fixed. Just over 13-14 months later, radio failed again (light indicators still working). Took it back into the dealer. They said the board failed again and would cost around $550 to replace this time. I declined (not paying $500-$600 per year for a radio!). Dealer suggested buying after market radio (I had already intended to do this as the Honda radio is obviously not reliable)."

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

"Radio works intermittently initially- stabilizes after a few minutes driving time. Screen will blank out initially and when going over bumps"

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

"Once in a while, the radio makes strange sounds . If I restart the car, the radio seems to function normally"

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

"Sound was intermittent, working sometimes, then died completely. No sound at all now."

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

"Doesn't work. Was replaced once by Honda but failed again after 14 months. Not paying them $500 again for shoddy equipment."

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

"The radio is completely inoperable, no screen, no sound."

Louise S., NC (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)
Speakers

"popping sound - very loud like a short"

Duane D., OR (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio looks like it works but there is no sound from it nor the CD player. Sometimes a loud high pitch peersing sound comes out."

Anonymous, MD (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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"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 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)

"Just a computer update that was needed."

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

"Check engine light came on, dealer said it was the emission sensor."

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

"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)
Fuel cap

"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)

"I had to replace the fuel cap after the fuel cap warning message appeared. This occurred at 341455 miles."

James B., AZ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"thought this was problem so replaces it"

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

"Fuel pump failed en route to work. Car towed to repair facilty where the fuel pump was replaced. This is the only time the fuel pump has been replaced and came at 330562 miles."

James B., AZ (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"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)

"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)

"Knock sensor broke, which caused check engine light. Could not get annual inspection with check engine light. Intake cover has to be removed to replace a $50 part. Cost $300 in labor."

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

"accelerator position sensor failed but was able to limp car to dealer."

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

"Both of the O2 sensors were ultimately replaced over the course of three visits to the mechanic. I tend to think it was more of a mechanic problem that prevented this from being more efficiently addressed. They replaced the first O2 sensor based on the codes in the computer and their diagnostics. The same message returned on the computer within a month, so they said they had to flash the computer with new limits on the O2 sensor. Another month goes by and a slightly different code comes back, so the second O2 sensor is replaced. No problems since then. This is the only problem I have ever had with this vehicle in 12 years, so I can't be unhappy with the car. Best depreciating investment I've ever made!"

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

"Engine warning light came on and code indicated that the rear O2 sensor had malfunctioned. Replaced sensor and reset engine warning indicator. No further issues."

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

"Check engine light is on. I was told this is an emissions sensor and will cost ~ $1000 to fix. Car runs fine without fixing, but I won't be able to renew my State registration until it is fixed."

Harvey S., CT (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light came on. Coolant control sensor faulty. Replaced. Too expensive."

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

"Check engine light kept coming on, going off, coming back on"

Janet A., GA (2006 Honda Accord)

"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 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 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)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"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)

"keeyless entry doesn't work. Have to use key to open and manually lock the car doors"

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

"back-light has stopped working"

Ronald M., NC (2006 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"DRL on when ignition switch off.Circuit board poor solder connections gave rise to the problem."

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

"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)
Headlights

"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)

"Bezels had to be replaced as the were yellowed, cloudy, and unsafe when in use."

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

"they became so cloudy that they couldn't pass inspection and couldn't be cleaned. so they were replaced."

David N., NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"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)
Interior lights

"dash lights - in the radio area - ] also radio pops and will not work at times"

Duane D., OR (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights would not turn on on occasion. Replaced cheap single pole switch with parts from ebay."

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

"Needs more diagnostics to see why my back dime light doesn't work"

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

"Interior light doesn't go on. Told not able to fix."

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

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Keyless driver side stop then all doors don't open"

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

"The key could not lock the drivers door so the button inside had to be used. A part needed to be replaced in the drivers door for the locking mechanism."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"The keyless entry was out of order then we have to open doors with the key in the only door which open with a key"

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

"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)

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper transmission failed"

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

"I was experiencing a loud noise when operating the wipers, they were hitting the windshield sides. The dealer replaced the wiper mechanism and the issue was solved."

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

"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)

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 leaks into trunk wheel well"

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

"On occasions water leaks in through the passenger side of vehicle"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Accord VP)

"Water leak in rear light assembly into trunk"

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

"There were 2 leaks, one near the trunk and the other the passenger side door. The trunk was caused by a breakdown of the plastic near the taillights . Just broke down due to closing the trunk. The passenger door was due to a technician not replacing the door seal properly when repairing the door lock."

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

"We park the car outside. We need to continually clean the leaves, etc. in order to keep them from creating tiny openings for water."

Steven P., TN (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"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)

"Because the car has been parked outside it entire life, the seals and weather-stripping is beginning to deteriorate."

Steven P., TN (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
Squeaks or rattles

"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)

"Rattling coming from front dash area. Was real bad after purchase. Had to install foam weatherstripping to stop rattling in glove box. Still some minor rattling in dashboard area, got used to them. But unacceptable from a Honda product."

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

"Brakes continue to wobble even when pads are replaced and rotors turned."

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

"worn out bushings in rear suspension"

Ranczynski V., WI (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
Wind noise

"bad wind noise."

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

"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)

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

"alternator failed, damaged 2 batteries"

Lowell R., GA (2006 Honda Accord 3.0-L V6)

"Battery light came on and the next day the car died while driving."

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

"fried the brushes"

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

"Alternator failed causing the battery to be completely discharged and the vehicle was not able to be driven."

James R., GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"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)

"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)

"bad cell in battery needed to replace battery"

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

"The ground cable from the battery had to be replaced."

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

"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)
Electronic ignition

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

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

"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 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)

"Slow to disengage after engine started."

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

"would not engage-towed"

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

"Vehicle needed jump start. When cranking vehicle hear one click - replaced starter motor This info is per billing paper I could not come up with this description."

Sondra R., FL (2006 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter was becoming weak and cranking longer. Replaced before it failed."

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

"I started having problems with the engine not cranking last winter. At first i thought it was the battery but then realized that the battery was less than a yer old and everything else electrical was working OK. Then a couple of weeks ago it wouldn't start at all even if I jumped it. I had to have it towed into the dealer to be repaired. I called around and the dealer price was competitive with the independent shops and installed an aftermarket starter. Total cost was about $550.00. This is the first mechanical repair I have had on this car in 12 years."

William F., MO (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It needed to be replaced as it wasn't working."

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

"Kept cranking slower. I thought the battery was going out. One day it wouldn't start at all but the battery was still charged so I figured it was the starter."

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

"Occasionally the car was difficult to start. Troubleshot it down to a defective starter. Replaced the starter myself. Car now starts every time. No more issues."

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

"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)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"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)

"May have been in the last 2 years. Since the vehicle has California emissions, it was covered under the very generous warranty. I did have to pay for a new shield for the converter and hardware related to that, but there was no labor charge as these had to be removed to change the converter anyway."

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

"It was the third Catalytic Converter to be put in the car. It won't pass emissions testing when bad, so can't renew licence plates."

Joel R., CO (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to be replaced"

Philip L., TN (2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"I experienced this problem twice in the last 8 years (rusted parts)"

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

"A piece take off the muffler"

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

"It was recalled a second time for defective driver-side airbags. Apparently the original defective airbag was replaced with a defective airbag."

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

"Last week, I had to take the car in because of a safety recall involving the canister which inflates the front airbags."

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

"Warning light frequently comes on when I start the car, especially if it has been parked facing downhill. After driving a bit it will most often not come back on when I restart the car. My husband has no problem at all. Strange."

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

"airbag factory recall"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"The connection between the rear of the catalytic converter and tail pipe had to be replaced as well as the spring kit."

Ronald S., NY (2006 Honda Accord LX 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 or sliding doors

"I considered not even reporting this as this issue occurred due to my mishandling and not a defect by Honda. I accidentally broke my driver side door handle in December 2019. Since this caused a nuisance every time I needed to get into the car, I addressed this quickly. I broke the handle on Wednesday, 12-11-2019; ordered a new part on Thursday, 12-12-2019; and brought my vehicle in and got the replaced door handle installed on Wednesday, 12-18-2019. The total cost for the part and labor was $257.06."

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

"Doors do not stay open when entering / exiting vehicle"

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

"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)

"One or two of the latches do not shut the door while using electric key, have to close latches by hand"

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

"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)
Mirrors

"Rear view mirror reflective surface peeling"

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

"belt buckle drivers side was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

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

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Automatic trunk release broke and needed to be replaced"

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

"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)

"Failed drivers window control panel, failed passenger rear window motor"

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

"The windshield wiper link had worn. This linker connects both windshield wiper blades according to the mechanic. As a result, one of the blades would hit the plastic at the bottom of the windshield every time the blade came down. This concerned me every time I drove when it rain as I would try to limit my use of the wind shield wipers. NOTE: I also got maintenance and a recall done at the same time, so I do not know the total cost of the work since the shop supplies charge would have also applied to the maintenance work. Here is the breakdown of the cost. 1 Free Safety Recall: replace driver side airbag inflator. 2 Free Safety Recall: replace passenger side airbag inflator. 3 $191.85 B 123 Service 4 $229.64 Replace windshield wiper link 5 $34.96 Shop Supplies 6 $11.56 Sales Tax or Tax I.D."

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

"Driver side rear window does not operate. Both front windows operate intermittently."

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"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)

"Clutch failed to work and was replaced; with over 100,000 miles at the time, the Honda service personnel were surprised it had not happened earlier."

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

"Clutch gradually gave out, to the point that the car was inoperable. Clutch was replaced by private party, and is back on the road, hopefully for years to come."

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

"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)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Expensive,about $3,500"

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

"Thought I needed a new clutch, so I replaced that, but it didn't fix the problem. Thought it might be the synchro mechanism, but opted for a cheap replacement transmission with low miles."

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

"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)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Regulator for fuel injection. Had to be replaced"

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

"The engine has had issues with hesitation"

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

"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

"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)

"The engine mounts have failed on this vehicle twice while I have owned it."

James R., GA (2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Engine mounts worn out and replaced. Also other mounts. Pretty much normal wear for this much mileage."

Cathy B., TX (2006 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

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

"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)

"Front main oil seal leak. Oil pump seal leak. Leaks made replacing timing belt necessary."

Anonymous, AB (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)

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