While this iteration of the Honda Accord remains an excellent midsized sedan overall, gas mileage is not as good as that of the previous model. This Accord still has a generous backseat, however both the four- and six-cylinder versions are more powerful than before. Stability control was made standard in all trim levels and crash-test results are impressive. We tested both a four-cylinder LX-P model and a six-cylinder EX-L.
Alerts
There are 9 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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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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

While this iteration of the Honda Accord remains an excellent midsized sedan overall, gas mileage is not as good as that of the previous model. This Accord still has a generous backseat, however both the four- and six-cylinder versions are more powerful than before. Stability control was made standard in all trim levels and crash-test results are impressive. We tested both a four-cylinder LX-P model and a six-cylinder EX-L.

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.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (190 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (177 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (268 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 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)

"the abs module failed - very expensive to repair - $1300"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear ABS sensor was shorting to ground from vibration. This knocked out the ABS system and the Stability Control system."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"when it turns out it is very loud and harsh"

Michael M., CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS pump went. A part I was told by the dealer does not usually go. $1400.00!"

Valerie D., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"VSA light coming on at odd times when cranking vehicle. Will cause engine to run erratically. Have to shut off and restart."

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"required a full overhaul"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"The ABS/VSA modulator needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Calipers on rear brakes froze and locked the brakes in the full on position, destroyed the rear brakes and components. $800+ to repair at dealership"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers did not retract properly on rear wheels requiring replacement of calipers and brake pads"

Chet S., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper replacement twice in the past 28 months"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"10/14 had calipers replaced during brakes being replaced due to normal wear...Then in March 2015 Brake lights on and engine light. towed to Honda dealer was told it was "2-calipers and both back brakes, needed and brake pads worn badly". Reported n"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"occasional noise"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front left caliper froze and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"left rear caliper froze. it was the original caliper"

Cary K., MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Stuck rear brake caliper. required new rotor + rebuild of the caliper"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"frozen rearcaliper"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"We've kept the car in good repair and were disappointed to find that the brakes were in very poor shape and needed a $3,000 repair"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"eventually the calipers {rear} were replaced on my extended warrantee"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty caliper system led to brakes failing on and wearing out the rotor as well. Recall issue"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"frequent problems with seized piston and/or slide pins"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced. (twice)"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Frozen rear brake caliper, emergency brake wouldn't fully release"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front rotors warped, went to change calipers and someone from the factory had installed two different types of calipers on the front end, it had two different sets of brakes on it. Had to fight with the dealership to get it corrected"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliber on driver rear sticking in spring 2020. To be repaired shortly."

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the rear calipers was sticking, causing uneven brake wear"

Kurt D., WA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake calipers leaking by the piston, and calipers needed replacement."

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"as with my 2012 Accord, my 2008 accord also experienced locking calipers as they occasionally didn't fully release. This caused premature brake jobs and rotor replacement.. My cars are factory maintained so I would expect proper lube of all brake system components..they are never repairable and must be replaced"

R W., MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes wore out and were replaced. One of the calipers used was faulty. It was replaced under warranty."

Rolf F., CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ceased on our way home from our winter vacation . new calipers ,rotors brake &break pads warrantied .Still $600.00"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The drivers side rear caliper has 'hung up' a few times over the years we've owned the car. When it happens it eats the brake disk and becomes costly to repair."

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the calapers sieze causing repair work or replacement"

R, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced; normal wear"

J P., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the connecting wire or the tire pressure system broke from the caliper to the wiring harness. May have been chewed through by rodents"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calliper did not work properly and it was the reason the parking brake did not work"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"1 rear caliper seized and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"I was aware of the brake problems experienced with the 2008 Honda Accord, but my mechanic assured me they were corrected by using different brake pads. Wear problems now seem about normal"

John R., NC (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"The brake pads were worn out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake pads, etc. need replacement more often than my last auto"

Thomas J., IN (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to be a recurring issue as brake pads wear faster than on my previous 1992 Accord"

Charles O., GA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Even though brakes were tight they still would squeak/sqeal"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No problem, have high mileage on car"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brakes wear out first"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replacement of brakes, rotors, pads and calipers"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"squeaking noise caused by worn brake pads"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"-regular brake replacement (first time for this vehicle)"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"We have had maybe 4-5 brake jobs in almost 7 years. That seems a little excessive - the brakes would get a "warped" sort of feel a couple of the times and only a brake job would fix it. Could have been the fault of the repair person. Usually has g"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes seem to have a short lifespan"

Ernest P., NY (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front brake pads & rotors . normal wear & tear"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brakes squealed when I backed up and applied the brake"

E M., MS (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"needed brake shoes"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced pads ywice rotots once we do a lot of highway driving"

Bobby F., OK (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Started hearing grinding noises and had to bring to mechanic for evaluation and repair"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pretty good breaks. They just seem to wear a tad faster than other breaks"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace rear brake pads for second time since new in 2008"

Jon E., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Need to replace brake pads often"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I bought my Honda Accord in 2009 as a used car. After only having it for a week or two, I noticed that when stopped at a traffic light, the brake pedal would go down farther after about 20 seconds. I took it to a Honda dealer, but they couldn't find a problem. My husband put on new brakes and everything was ok for a while. I have frequently had to have my brakes replaced, due to the same problem. I thought that maybe something was off-center, but no one has seen that type of problem. I keep looking for a recall, but there hasn't been one."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a brake issue where the brakes were "soft" and the pedal went in quite a ways before engaging - an easy fix - this service was completed in late 2019."

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes were making a noise"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"$1300 however prev brakes lasted 160000 kms. Citing this due to cost not vehicle failure."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"normal brake wear, replaced the front pads. All is OK now."

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My son drives this car. He just told me heard some screeching when he stopped so we took it in."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"NEEDED NEW ROTORS NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Need to put on new front brakes due to normal wear."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes pads on rear wheels are undersized, and thus wear out before front pads (unusual for most cars). It is a well known situation, and while not desirable, not a big deal."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I needed new brake pads due to normal wear."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes worn down"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"was beginning to face major repairs and decided I wanted a newer car that was also easier to get in and out of rather than pay for more repairs - the honda was a great car for 10 years!"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"I use the parking brake all the time. Had to get the cable adjusted twice recently; seems to be stretching. Never had to replace a parking cable before - $450.00"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"parking brake cabe broke. my back right side wheel locked"

Sal F., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This one really bugs me because of exorbitant cost and the fact that the tech didn't resolve this during a previous brake service event or even mention their was a problem (I knew it but didn't mention it during that service event). The failure is that the parking brake pulls all the way back and won't hold the car on a slight slope. Turns out that the Honda dealership said the problem was due to the parking brake cable being frozen in the calipers. I should have looked at that one before authorizing service. This required two new rear wheel calipers and the labor to fix it all for a total cost of $674. And by the way, I need to take this car back to the dealership due to improper brake bleeding (very spongy brake action)."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left rear parking brake seized; caliper had to be replaced. Same problem with right rear two years ago."

Blair C., ON (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake needs constant adjustment. Due to living in an area with salt, I believe I've got rust on the parking brake mechanism. Repair will be costly and not that essential."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"quit engaging. The mechanism had frozen on rear wheels and had to be replaced."

Gary G., MA (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"The parking brake could no longer be adjusted so that it would hold. Both caliper subassemblies had to be replaced plus labor. Outrageous cost of $678.02 including tax."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake seized at approx 130000 kilometres"

Albert D., ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The reason the parking brake did not work it is because of brake calliper malfunction"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seized rear caliper, required replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake mechanism failed requiring replacement of rear calipers as PB is built-in"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a brake job done at the dealership, the parking break got stuck off, they said it was a problem with caliper"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake seized due to lack of use"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"At 74 years old you can imagine that I've driven a few cars in the past 50 years. Brakes usually last 40 to 50 thoUSnd miles. I have had to replace my pads at 25 thoUSnd and will soon need new ones again"

B W., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The front brakes, pads and rotors lasted 88000miles. I've had to replace the rear dics,and pads 3x, and the rotors 2x. I was told this was "normal""

Judson H., NH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brakes; complete service around 30K and again at 50K"

Joseph B., NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"was told it was my fault by dealer"

M S., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear pads wore down at about 30,000 miles and cut into the rotors within 3 to 4 days of hearing them starting to squeal. front pads were fine,"

Larry W., FL (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pads wore out VERY prematurely. I check my cars regularly, so it was not a big problem for me, but for others it might be. I replaced the rear pads, and checked the rotors"

Kenneth J., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes required replacement at 25,000 and 60,000 miles. Past Honda's went 50,000 miles before rear brakes needed replacing"

R M., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to relace rear brakes at 20,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rear brake pads were wearing out after 24000 miles. Was told this was normal???"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord)

"Seems like I have to replace the pads a lot. Once per year is excessive in my opinion"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace rear brakes every 20K miles 3 times"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes had to be replaced twice: first time, they had to be done before receiving factory notification of a recall. We were not able to get reimbursed for that cost"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive brake pad wear. Also problems with premature wear of rear wheel brake drums"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pads had very rapid wear. Honda stiff-armed us when we knew this was a common problem on this car"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brake pads replaced at 41000 miles. At 61000 miles, rear brake pads again needed to be replaced, along with brake lines, calipers, and rotors. Total cost for both brake jobs $1,100"

Denise D., MA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I go easy on the brakes and they still need frequent reapirs. The calipers get stuck and the pads have a short shelf life"

David S., NY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I just replaced the brakes for the fourth time in 100,000 miles of driving. About 40% of the driving was highway. The brakes were part of a recall on this Honda Accord Sedan EX-L. We missed the 40,000 mile brake recall reimbursement"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"warped disc = vibrating pedal stops with longer distance stops"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear break wear"

Ben W., TN (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear breaks wore down before the car was 1 year old. Since I bought the car, I have had 5 rear brake services"

Michael L., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes have worn out prematurely multiple times"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes wear at 15K despite the recall. horrible brake life"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes are defective. They wear 4x the front brakes"

R F., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I felt that brake wear was at a faster rate than I expected. When the car was new, the brakes were replaced by the dealership prematurely. Although the performance now seems better, but I still feel the brakes need replacement more frequently"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to replace both Rotors & Pads after 25000 on rear brakes"

John K., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Every 8 to 12 months, the brakes have to be repaired and usually include replacement of rotors. Cost is between $200 and $700"

Cheryl G., OH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads required replacement twice, more than any prior vehicle I have owned"

Anonymous, NH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems like we have to repair to often"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes consistently wear at about 3 times the expected rate. It appears to be a problem with the design"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Every 25000 miles the rear brake pads need to be replaced"

Sherry B., TN (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has had brakes replaced many more times then normal"

Gabrielle C., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes replaced prematurely at 35,000 and 72,000 km while front brakes are still in excellent shape"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Wore out too soon. Less than 20k miles on new brakes"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake calipers not retracting , resulting in pad wear"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Something wrong with the callipers that wore into the brakes and basically destroyed them. A friend with a Civic had the same problem. Now squeaks constantly"

Joanne P., ON (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pads wore out for the 2nd time. Still have original brakes on the front with 70% of their life remaining"

Tom H., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes need to be changed after 28,000 miles. Other cars would go 50,000 before changing"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"This is the second break replacement on the car with only 43,000 miles. The first was at 19,000 miles and was partially covered due to a class-action law suit. Knowing that the car is a 2008 and has not been abused in its 42,000 miles we believe that"

Robert H., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We have had to replace the brake pads on this car 4 times since we purchased it in 2008. My husband thinks the pads are too small for the car"

M T., OK (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear pads and rotors wore out in approximately 12000 kilometers worth of driving. Also required a new caliper"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Again, the brakes appear to wear prematurely even though there is no aggressive driving and braking behaviour involved. And the repair replacement cost is high"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fast rotor wear"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Parking brake froze in a way that caused premature wear on the pads, rotors and the parking brake was ineffective. The brakes were only partially effective creating a safety issue"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"COMPLETE Rear Brake Failure Two (2) times in the last three (3) years"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake pads wore off prematurely"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"seems to be a grinding noise took it in had fixed but still does the same thing"

Scott F., IL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unusual rear brake pad wear. Replaced rear pads with less than 20,000 miles. Front pads minimal wear. A Note included in replacement pads box saying to insert a new part in rear assembly that will prevent unusual wear. It has extended the rear brake usage substantially."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes seem to go before the front ones"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes wore quicker than they should. Honda repaired at no charge."

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Shoes were new when purchased. Required replacement within 15,000 miles."

Alvin W., TN (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"The stopping distance was so long that it was unsafe. I had to stomp on the brakes and stay stomped or there would be no stopping at all"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"rear pads wear out in approx. 20,000 miles. this is extremely premature. 60% of the miles driven are on the highway."

Thomas J., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes exude excessive brake dust and constantly leave the wheels grimy and impossible to keep clean."

Michael G., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads wore out prematurely"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brake pads wear faster than front pads."

Judson H., NH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was rubbing or grinding noise when backing up. require broke repair"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A stone managed to get lodged tin the rear brake causing damage. Calipers, pads, and rotors needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front breaks seized up because of rust."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes seem to last only 20,000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Since new, the rear brakes have always worn down at the 30,000 mile mark while the front brakes lasted over 65,00 miles...In my experience, this should be reversed. I would guess that the proportional valve is to fault but the dealer says it is "normal"???"

Judson H., NH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car burns thru rear brakes every 2 years, and usually the rotors too"

Raymond M., PA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"3 brake jobs in 8 years"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes have been poor from day 1. Undersized and Honda effectively ignores impact of electronic brake distribution system using rear brakes at greater percentage than they are designed for"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have to replace either the front or rear brakes almost every year"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rear disk brake pads were wearing excessively. A recall caused Honda to fix the problem"

Anonymous, ID (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had to replace the rear brakes (pads and calipers) at least five times since I bought the car in 2011. I wasn't aware that this car had break problems when I purchased it, but now see that there was a lawsuit. I have to have the pads replaced nearly every oil change. I have spend over $2000 on this"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes only last 15to 20000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Have had the brakes repaired/replaced 4 times since purchase"

Sherry C., CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes have continuously been a problem. Pads wear, calipers rotors have been replaced multiple times"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Braking faded. The SRS had a product recall Other than that, it has been a great car"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"The pulsation was caused by the brake system being worn out. Each time the brakes were applied, the front tires and steering wheel would pulsate."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes needed replacing from normal wear"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes needed to be replaced after less than 75,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"related to the previous comment and fixed in 2019"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes wore unevenly pulling car to right. "Brake job" cured problem."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Roters make the front end Quiver. Brakes makes a strange noise Dealer states brakes are fine. Problem will go away when I replace them"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were warped from heavy braking"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors caused extreme vibration"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was not the fault of Honda, the garage we used put the wrong sized rotors on"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to replace the front rotors due to pulsing brakes. Fixed the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors cause vibration"

Ben W., TN (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking break locked up rear brakes resulting in replacing rotars"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors warped and premature wear of brake linings"

Robert M., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Frequent "hot-spotting" on rotors, original and after-market. Causing lots of vibration front and rear. Just had to have the back rotors replaced again"

Brian P., TX (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors were warped causing pulsing on braking. The rotors were resurfaced and the pads were replaced"

Gerald S., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda changed is brake design in late 2008 and on the 2009 models. We have both of those cars and have had to put brakes in the both twice"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"front rotors warped"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After some wear on the turned rotors, at speeds above 45 mph, applying brakes causes front-end to shake and shimmy. Repeatedly told nothing wrong with rotors, but I can continue to have them turned at my expense"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"rotors became warped after only normal driving. I had to have the rotors replaced at my expense"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace front rotors at about 80000 miles. Works fine now"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Persistent rear brake rotor vibration. Rotors resurfaced and replaced many times in past. Issue not repaired within the last 12 months"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors needed resurfaced along with lube of calipers and slider pins"

Robert H., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have the Honda Shimmy when applying breaks due to warped rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They wear out too quickly"

Anonymous, VT (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the front rotors, seem to warp very easy"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Wear indicators are on the inside pad but the out side pads wear out first and damage the rotors without any warning from the wear indicators"

Brenda S., OH (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"when I brake I get a wobble"

Michael M., CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"noisy brake and sluggish steering brought me to the dealer who diagnosed and repaired the brakes"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car burns thru rear brakes so quickly that the rotors also need replacing when changing the rear pads"

Raymond M., PA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors warp causing significant steering wheel vibration when braking"

Ernest P., NY (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front rotors had to be reqplacee after 182000 kilometres normal maintenance"

Albert D., ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just normal wear"

J P., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear, rotors, pads and calipers on rear brakes"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pulsation noise very expensive Honda OEM ROTORS, pads and related parts"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was noise coming from the front end. The dealer advised that I needed pads and rotors. I agreed to the pads but asked why the rotors could not be turned. I was told that turning was not recommended. I authorized the repair and asked to have the worn rotors placed in the car. Instead, they were discarded by the mechanic"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced all 4 rotors for first time in 70000 kms. I consider it normal wear"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front rotors were replaced under Honda warranty due to premature wear. Repair was completed before failure could occur"

Kevin K., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Dealership would clean off the glazed brakes and then the road grime would make them squeak/squeal. Then the dealership said for us to "slam on the brakes" to correct the problem but only once a month to do this. The brakes are designed to do this"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes made squeaking noise when stopping. Replaced pads on all four wheels"

Joseph M., FL (2008 Honda Accord)

"Noisy brakes all the time"

Brian P., TX (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes on this car have squeaked since we purchased this car in 2009. Honda can not do anything to correct it they say"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks when breaking. Mechanic sprays anti-squeak when I get my tires switched, but only lasts for a while"

Joanne P., ON (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Original factory problem and class action suit which I was not aware of I did get reimbursed by Honda for brake replacement pads,no labor. Continue to have problems with sticking and squeaking and am now needing to go back to dealership to have brak"

Anonymous, ID (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had my car serviced and the mechanic heard squealing from the brakes and originally thought I might need new brake pads but found that dirt in the calipers was rubbing on the rotors causing the noise. Paid $80 for repair and less than a week later the squealing returned but at least I knew the brake system was operational and safe for driving"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light comes on. Airbags replaced by Honda due to as recall at not cost"

Anonymous, NH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

"After the alignment the car felt was good for no more than 2 months. Right now is a lost worst making noises and vibration that is felt in the steering wheel"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Right ball joint needed replacement. I often drive on rough roads"

George M., NY (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In french : cardan (Universal Joint?) were replaced"

Claude D., QC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace my upper and lower ball joints which cost over $500. The mechanic said the upper joints do not routinely fail. Our street does have some potholes which may have contributed to the problem"

John Z., PA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right lower ball joint replaced due to clunking"

Edward W., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I hit a very large pothole and thought I would have a flat tire. When I took the car in for inspection the damage was discovered."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"User due to rough driving on oneaven pavment"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front ball joint was damaged causing steering wheel vibration. It was repaired before it could fail"

Kevin K., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Sway bar bushings causing rattle"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AT my recent service (60000 miles) the compliance bushings (on suspension control arm) started to tear. This was a $425 repair. The V-tech O-ring also needed to be replaced at $265. All in all, the regular oil change and 60000 miles service turned in"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"idler arm bushing replaced, left outer strut rod bushing replaced, the front end is clucking again. More front end work is needed. The right front axle has been replaced and the transmission was replaced twice in 4 weeks by the dealer. The torque"

Dan M., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had original bad bushings. Took the car to the dealer and they said nothing was wrong yet the problem continued. Got tired and had my own mechanic replaced them with new suspension and problem was resolved. Had to buy new tyres too"

Sanjay H., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"part failed; replacement cost $1000"

Christopher C., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The bushings on the lower control arms of the front suspension showed cracks and needed to be replaced"

Orrin G., NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Creaking noises needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering hose sprung a leak. Was a bit expensive to repair. Over $300"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seals leaked"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heard winning noise while driving was out of town and someone topped off power steering fluid. Once back home took to the Honda dealership and they said I had a leak with the power steering pump o-rings. They said it was normal wear and tear but I"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking at pump, resolved"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering leak could cause an engine fire hazard"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Compared to our Honda Pilot, the Accord started leaking earlier sooner: 60,000 compared to Pilot at 170000"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty fitting at end of hose resulted in a leak"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leakage has been a problem for past 5 years. Has to be addressed frequently"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"noise turning steering wheel. Honda said, in 2 days, I'd have lost control of car. (no warning light, no other indication.)"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Symptom was the smell of burning oil. Leak had to be repaired twice before it was actually fixed"

Christopher C., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"LEAK IN THE STEERING BOX. VERY DISAPPOINTED TO HAVE THIS ISSUE ON A CAR WITH SO FEW MILES"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"Pump making noises during cold weather (less than 50 deg). Replaced pump"

R M., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Winding noise coming from steering pump area"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced power steering pump"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering pump had a leak"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering pump needs replacing"

Anonymous, NH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"pump required replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak in power steering fluid due to improper installation of tensioner. Ironic, catalytic converter went bad at same time"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced pump"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The auto was pulling towards the right and I had to use force to straight the wheel. This issue was daily for 4 days until I could bring it into the dealership. The dealership installed a new power steering rack and column along with necessary hoses."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering bearings made noise changed the unit"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The bearings on the power steering pump became worn."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both the pump and the hoses developed leaks, requiring several separate trips to the repair shop."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Various leaks that required several service visits. Service manager was nice enough to not charge me for last visit."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just had the Power Steering Pump replaced last week."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to be replaced $400.00!"

Valerie D., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"$2000 to repair leaky power steering system"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I went in to a local Honda dealer for routine servicing. The problem was discovered and the power steering pump and hoses were replaced. I had not felt any difference in the power steering prior to that visit."

David P., TX (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak at o-ring. Other leaks discovered and power steering pump failing. Replaced before failure"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Worn struts cupped the tires resulting in noticeable road noise"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose knocking in passenger front for 2 years. Finally dealer identified as a leaking strut. Others OK, only replaced the one"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced 4 struts, back and front"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace front suspensions due to bad original bushings which caused steering vibration, uneven tire wear"

Sanjay H., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking rear strut. Replaced in pairs (both) and realigned"

Richard Z., TX (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"right rear strut brock"

Ronald R., WV (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Old age replacement, preventive- no signs just 2 small leaks"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bad road conditions, chuck holes took out one, two were replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts were leaking. replaced Jan.2020"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"one strut leaked fluid, requiring replacement"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both struts had to be replaced due to damage caused by normal driving on paved roads in a city. Primary damage caused by repeated driving over a bridge where the approach road sank some two inches below the bridge itself. Bridge has now been repaired."

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"part failed"

Christopher C., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the shocks and struts."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace all four struts and lower arm control of the rack and pinion. I don't know the specific cause"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The front and back shocks/struts were written our and had to be replaced"

Keith M., KY (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"2nd time with repair - rack and pinion had a leak at a boot that caused the fluid to the pump to go dry and fail. Had to replace rack and pinion and pump. Appears to be a common problem"

Kevin M., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Unable to Steer automobile"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering linkage in the column was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rack and pinion replaced due to leaking seals"

Edward W., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace rack and pinion"

Joe B., MO (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and pinion had to be replaced twice within about 12 months. Power steering pump also needed replacement. It was leaking."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a squeaking sound that concerned me. I did have the problem looked at before it interfered with driving. It did take several service visits to correct all the problems."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car developed a "clicking' noise coming from the steering column. It turned out to be a mid ship bearing that was worn. I had to replace the steering shaft for 800.00 to correct."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rack and pinion had a leak that needed to be repaired. The boot and rack and pinion were replaced with new ones."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"whiny noise....was told to replace"

Steven H., NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Defect in design or components requiring entire steering system replacement. Dealer said without replacement the system would have failed completely"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Told by dealer PS fluid was leaking, needed new rack and pinion for $1500. Went to independent garage, they verified a small leak and suggested I drive it for a while and then bring it back in. Have not gone back in yet"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"The steering wheel vibrates most of the time since new. It get worse when the tires are rotated. The car pulls to the right even after the wheel alignment was done. Feels jerky"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel vibrates when speeding up or slowing down around 60 - 70 mph; then it stabilizes. Honda Service has checked, adjusted, and rechecked at least 3 times; thought fixed but issue returns"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front end vibration was bothersome and they changed all the brakes and did alignment first and then said maybe I would need new wheels and tires"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This was an ongoing issue since the car was new. Tried multiple new tires and balancing. Air pressure will not stay up in tires. I think the alloy rims are faulty or poorly engineered."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Previous to the vibration the steering was smooth. The vibration led me to have it checked out at which point I was told the system needed to be replaced or it would have failed during operation"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"all these areas were starting to wear but the struts were in need of replacement more than the others."

Steve C., ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"They were quite worn so I had both replaced. That took care of the uneven tire wear"

Steve C., ON (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"control arm bushings were worn and alignment was out"

Gary W., NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"The tires and wheels on the Accord have never been balanced correctly since the car was new. Tried multiple brands of tires from various retailers. I believe the alloy wheels are either defective or poorly engineered."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Wheel bearing on the left front gradually became very noisy. Over about 3-4 months the noise became worse until the problem was identified"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace wheel bearings on the front"

Tom H., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive noise and a "never seen before" problem from experienced Honda Service Mgr"

John M., OH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front wheel brg. started grinding after new tires. Thought it was tire related. Took a while to isolate"

Bob K., TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Heard a noise coming from the front left wheel. Put up with the noise for 8 months, finally decided I'd better get it fixed. No problems other than having to replace it"

Paul E., MO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-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

"Temperature control switch broke. Diagnosis and repair required two days and cost $750"

W R., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"catastrophic failure of a/c system in the compreeor unit including electrical. it now blows hot air"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"With in one month of each other first the condenser had to be replaced and then the compressor locked up and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Just happened yesterday, car just blows hot air, have to go to garage to see problem"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a complete a/c failure other than the fan. Cost over $1700.00 to replace entire system!"

Charles B., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor was replaced"

Ronald G., MD (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning keeps going on and off. Dealer said it was compressor and independent auto repair mechanic said it is sensor in dash"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Found relay for compressor had burned out and compressor would not work. May have been clutch but seemed pointless to try that so just replaced the entire unit"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor failed. Replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Leaks at low & hi pressure hoses and at AC compressor seal. Required replacement of AC compressor"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Failed completely"

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not much to say. The a/c slowly stopped working until it didn't cook at all"

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My A/C had not been working for several years and I decided to get it fixed. After being told by two different mechanics and a dealer that I required a $1300 A/C Compressor, I decided to search online for alternative solutions. As it turns out it was simply a bad relay in the circuit box. An $8.00 trip to AutoZone fixed the problem immediately."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"We have had AC problems with this car for 5 years or more. The compressor, evaporator and condenser were replaced last year by the dealer. The AC still did not work. The dealer looked at the car two additional times and said they found a bad seal and which they replaced. The AC still did not get cold, only cool on a mild day. This year no AC, the compressor does not cycle. Recharged the system and it only gets cool."

Anonymous, DE (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ac/compressor had to be repaired/replaced multiple times before it was finally repaired correctly"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor had to be replaced along with the condenser and any other associated parts at the cost of about $900."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Suddenly stopped producing cooled air on 93 degree day due to compressor failure which cost over $1000 to repair"

Miklos L., NY (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ac inoperative. Took it to dealer several and they finally replaced the compressor and two other AC parts but it still does not cool the car to satisfaction. It is very warm on hot das. Spent over $2300 for repair. The dealer says it throws cool air but only on days that are 80 degrees or below"

Anonymous, DE (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ran out of freon"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working...had to be replaced"

Peggy E., TX (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor went out last week; I was able to replace it myself"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CLUTCH FAILED"

John K., FL (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ac compressor broke and had to be replaced"

Tom D., RI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor component needed replacement $1000"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent problem but twice when have taken to dealer has worked fine so problem not identified"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I have owned 5 Honda vehicles: 3 Accords, 1 Prelude, 1 civics. With the exception of the Prelude, all others had weak air conditioning systems. The air was not cold and the fans were weak"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Freon leak - very hard to find"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Belt was stripped needing replacement"

Karen R., FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken compressor"

Mario P., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"just the a/c blows hot air"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"For years the heat would come on while it was in A/C mode. And hours later correct itself"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the temperature was much lower on the drivers side than the passenger side regardless of settings. It took two trips to a Honda service center before they found and fixed the problem"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the controls doors in the system quit working. We only got cold air on passanger side of the vehicle"

Richard L., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Hot air coming out of passenger vents while AC is operating."

Matthew W., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC seems to fail in the summer it would blow hot air. I can temporarily fix it by lowering the temperature control to the Lo setting (i.e. the setting below 58F) and then it works. Until I start the car again/"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The automatic climate control has three motors and I had to replace all three within 3 months of each other."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Cools on drivers side. Only cools on passenger side when I turn thermo to cold."

Edward R., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was blowing hot hair during ac mode"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When the A/C is on and the thermostat is set to a normal temperature (e.g. 70), it will not blow cold air. The air it blows is the same temperature as the outside air. In order to cool, the automatic thermostat has to be turned off and the temperature set the to the coldest setting"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Has never put out enough cold air. Dealer says it is operating correctly"

M F., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The system has a passenger and driver zone. We find it impossible to have the same temperature air enter both. It can actually be hot on one side and cold on the other. Dealers have flushed the system but that has not provided a long term fix. I'm told the next step requires disassembly / assembly of the dash. This costs over a $1,000 and does not include actual repair to the HVAC system"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Works erratic sometimes"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The problem was an issue with the air conditioner. Changing the air filter for inside car helped with this issue"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner blew warm air, then hot air out of the passenger side of the vehicle, periodically. At one time after 10 miles or so the passenger side vent would begin to blow warm air until it got consistently hot, while the driver side continued to be cool. Eventually the air became hot on both the passenger side and the driver side."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No air"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was stuck on high cool"

Anonymous, IA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Weak"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rarely blows at maximum speed. Speed increases and decreases randomly"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"See previous comment on compressor"

Charles B., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser was replaced"

Ronald G., MD (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser and A/C compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After many years of faithful service my Honda blew an air-condition compressed. The only other failure, ever, was a ten dollar relay related to the air conditioner.This Accord is by far the most reliable vehicle I have ever had the privilege to own."

Noble H., MI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser had a leak and needed replacing."

Charles S., CO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This part and another small part went bad and the a/c wasn't blowing cold air. The clutch is also going to need to be replaced within the year or so, per dealership"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"No air conditioning & blowing of oil through tail pipe"

Karen R., FL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Compressor clutch relay"

Walter D., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Relay failed intermittently, found during routine A/C service"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"See previous comment about AC."

Anonymous, DE (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Changed with AC problem."

Anonymous, DE (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"The heat in this car only works on the passenger side. The dealership has flushed the cooling system and replaced the coolant without fixing the problem. The dealership quoted approximately $1800 to replace the heater core which they say will fix the problem."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"had system recharged twice previously for poor cooling; finally diagnosed leak in compressor"

Joseph B., NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C did not work properly, had to ad refrigerant and needed to use dye should the leak persist"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Low on freon"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leak from heat exchanger in cabin"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pinched hose cause the leak"

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At the beginning of the warm season (June 2019) I addded an entire can of refrigerant. I added more in September. I have a coolant leak somewhere and I have not taken the car in for repair."

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is 12 years old and the AC was not cooling well. It needed Freon."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"system did not cool enough. I attempted to add coolant myself but wound up going to a repair shop"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C HAD TO BE CHARGED. THE DEALER ADDED MORE SERVICES THAT WERE NOT REALLY NEEDED."

James W., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ongoing problem with leak"

William S., IN (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"The A/C has not worked and no one can figure out what is wrong with it."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was blowing hot air."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Has to be recharged every year"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't cool"

Nathan O., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 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

"bubbling under chrome-like trim of front-center nose of c ar"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"front bumper became detached on passengers side because fastener broke. Paid body shop for repair"

Jeff B., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"chrome overcoat on grill pealing off"

Anonymous, MS (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as interior trim. Chrome door handles and chrome front grill peeled and bubbled within 3 years of ownership."

Dan Z., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"trim keeps getting loose and repairs don't last. One fixer charged 10 times as much as another and lasted briefly. Never use him again"

Miklos L., NY (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hinges on the door for the gas cap had rusted to the point where the door didn't open/close properly. Had to be replaced."

Brian W., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"My Honda sits so low that, if I'm not very careful, the front bumper will get caught on concrete blocks in parking lots and curbs. I have to re-snap the front end back onto my car. Once, the entire front end came off of the car. My husband had to bring his truck to take my front end to a repair shop. My car looked like it was a derelict vehicle until I got it fixed the next day!"

Diana M., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber trim on top is coming off. Some of the rubber is brittle."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"All window and door molding/trim cracked and disintegrated. Door lining puckered. Console material shredded. We live in the desert, but I do not feel heat was a factor because other vehicles we have owned did not have this problem."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Very think vinyl wears through quickly. Replaced the console cover already. Driver door handle is worn through to the padding"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"All kinds of problems with interior arm rests deteriorating"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"leather on top of center condole arm rest detached and torn under elbow pressure"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"headliner and "leather" trim would bubble and fall down"

Matthew B., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The console upholstery fell apart"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rubber beading is curling up and falling off"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Very poor quality on plastic moldings not holding carpet, lower front seat covering, Outside window rubber melted in first year of ownership. Paint faded in many areas and was addressed through Honda and myself 9 years after purchased. Very satisfied with their willingness to address this issue."

Dan Z., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the interior covering got loose and just about fell of the ceiling. Also the window tinting bubbled up and has to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"VISOR WILL NOT STAY UP"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Trim around drivers seat has been broken for years. Center arm rest had to be replaced. Headliner fell down in the rear and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Carpeting has come loose/unattached along the sides of the passenger compartment. Center console covering has completely torn loose"

David B., AL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Leather on center arm wrest is furrowed. Carpet under front passenger side door outside of vinyl trim"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior trim started separating after 2 years new. Carpet pulls out of door jam. Leather seats I have had to replce sections over the years"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Arm rest, door panels, center console arm rest is coming apart"

Walter G., GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint has been a problem on this car since it was new. Had to have the hood repainted because the paint had chipped so bad and Honda would not cover. Paint chips and scratches easily on all surfaces of the car"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"peeling around hood area had thickness of paint tested on rest of car and was very thin all over car body done by honda dealership"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to an issue with paint used by Honda we needed a new paint job in 2011"

Christine M., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is alligatoring on hood"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I front of the car got some scraps in 2010 (our fault) but since that time the paint on the front and and front quarter panels has been peeling"

Peter B., NY (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper fading & peeling"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"vehicle is midnight blue, has many small scratches that can't be waxed out, not sure what caused these. They are noticeable as they appear white"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front end paint is not resilient. Paint missing from bug splatter and small rocks hitting front end through normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint Finish is to soft, chips and cracks very easily"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint fading and chalking occurred in last 2 or 3 years on right front and rear metal quarter panels. No paint fading or chalking on plastic body parts."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Minor problems."

Karl S., SC (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Fading,paint job. Peeling on bumpers"

Miriam L., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling at several places on the car."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the silver on the grill is peeling offset makes the car look cheap"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clearcoat is beginning to peel of around the front grille."

Dorn P., OH (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Even though I wax the vehicle regularly, it has developed multiple spots where the clear coat has stripped away."

Kevin D., SC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"small scratches visible, car is black and undercoat is white"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda was a paint problem and there should be a law suit."

Joey J., GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the front has peeled off."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Accord)

"Mostly on the spoiler but also on the front bumper, the clear coat has been peeling off for the past year or so. When I have waxed my car AT LEAST once a year for the past 11 years, I wouldn't expect this to happen."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My car was waxed and garage kept for most of its life. The car got sun spots 2 years ago and is getting worse daily. Obviously, clear coat broke down. Looking around, lots of Hondas have this issue. I would NEVER buy another Honda."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is faded & it cracked in the front, rear, and on the trim"

Sarah S., CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The pain been peeling in multiple spots. started around therear window. Is now in spots (Large & Small) all over the car. Honda won't do anything about it"

Michael H., NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat chalking hood, top, truck, Honda agreed to repainted the car this year. Blue in color"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on my rear spoiler (from the factor, not after market) has started to paint. Since I get my car waxed at least once a year, I feel that this shouldn't happen"

Stephanie P., TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"We already had car painted 4 years ago for pealing, bubbling and wearing of paint and now we have rust and pealing again"

Christine M., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust at driver's side rear wheel well. Honda denies any responsibility for the rust"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The accord is rusting around both rear wheel wells and starting to rust around the front wheel wells as well... kind of upsetting"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"A really disappointing amount of body rust which is not related to damage"

Wendy R., PA (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A small round spot 2 centimetre diameter on back fender is rusting through the paint"

Anonymous, NB (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust developing in the rear wheel well"

Shaen S., OH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a rust bubble under the paint when I bought the car (on the hood) most likely from dirt introduced during painting. I had the hood sanded and repainted and now a year later it is back"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The forward edge of the right rear fender wheel well is beginning to rust."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust around both rear wheel wells requiring expensive body work. This work had to be repeated after 11 months."

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rust on running boards below doors"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is only one place the car is rusting and that is where the left rear wheel fender lip melds with its inner skin. Honda agreed to pay for half but the body shop couldn't solve the problem permanently."

Sam S., NY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust appeared on rear fender"

Anonymous, NB (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust developed around both rear wheel wells. Had to replace both quarter panels"

Les L., KS (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear, passenger wing, around fuel cap and all around the wheel well on out side edge between interior and exterior of the wheel well. That is a big desapointment, long time since I've seen this on a car that age"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Typical rust in rear driver side wheel well between two piece of spot welded sheet metal from the factory. It likely was rusting before the warranted was up but was hard to spot"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

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

"We have a leak through the sun roof. It is intermittent and has not affected our use of the car except that now the sunroof does not work properly"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"wind noise too loud"

R K., PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"weather stripping becomes unglued around windows"

Allen P., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Seal on upper front side of windshield caused the car to leak water during raining episodes. Fortunately the Honda dealer was able to remove glass and re-seal and problem was fixed"

Sergio V., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stripping coming off of front window"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All the weather stripping around the windows has deteriorated and crumbled away."

Kevin D., SC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Weather stripping is cracking"

Sarah S., CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"When I drive over any irregular surface there is a rattling noise that comes from the rear. There are a series of rods crossing the width of the trunk. I suspect they are causing this noise, but I have no way of being sure. I do not intend to ride"

John R., NC (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Fan in dashboard has a very high frequency whine. Rear window vibrates with deep bass music"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"One of the front wheel bearings required replacement"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"road noise; fit and finish was much better quality on previously owned Accords"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"back window rattles, and has done so since new"

Ken D., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear sub woofer rattled since I bought it new"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"driver door started sounding hollow or 'tinny' insulation is separating"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a rattle under the shelf under the back window"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent vibration/rattles from rear "package" panel (below rear window) that comes and goes"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Back deck rattled on rough roads"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent and mild emanating from dash area and other body locations while driving; unknown source; started within one year of purchase. Brakes squeal intermittently; mechanics try to fix with no success. Orig brakes replaced, same problem"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear window deck squeeks and bass speaker in deck rattles at any signficant volume level"

Steven I., IN (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Something with the rear window deck. I can't figure out how to stop it"

Wayne C., ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rattle in rear deck, behind back seats. Impossible to find without major dismantling"

Barry B., SC (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Cabin noise is very loud and interior rattles also"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Can't seem to locate where the squeak is coming from, but is coming from the back"

Anonymous, MS (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"TPMS system gets triggered when weather gets cold; needing to repeatedly add air to Michelin Pilot tires"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes squeak loudly when first driving"

Donna B., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have deck by rear window tightened"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The back deck rattles. Also rear wheel bearing went out at 40,000 miles"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a number of times THE rear deck on the passenger side rattles"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There's a rattle behind the rear seat that's very hard to pinpoint."

Anonymous, IA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Interior rear seat deck cover rattles. Dealer tried twice to fix it."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear deck rattles when going over bumpy roads."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was more of a buzz. The rear deck lid (I think) was vibrating due to rough road surface, causing it to buzz quite loudly. Has only occurred one time, so far."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord)

"Engine makes loud rattling noise similar to a diesel for the fist couple seconds of operation. It sounds horrific! I've read many complaints of this defect and it will cost $700-$1800 depending on if the timing chain was stretched from this issue."

Mark W., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very loud rattling in the trunk that comes and goes. Not sure what is causing it because I can't find anything that is loose within visual range"

David B., AL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The interior panels are not tight. The glove box rattles all the time, and the panel between the back seats and trunk rattles when the radio (Stock) is on"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear package shelf behind back seat rattles. I stopped it by stuffing foam rubber between the rear window and the trim"

Don D., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heat shield from exhaust rattles every time car starts"

Neal S., MI (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Glove box rattles going over minor road vibrations. Very annoying rattle in the rear of the car (behind back seat)"

Mike D., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cabin rattle, rear deck behind rear seat"

Michael V., MI (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a rattle in my dashboard that has been there for about a year. Mechanics can only evaluate what the problem is by taking apart my whole dashboard"

Stephanie P., TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"When I go over 65 mph the noise is strong that the radio music is impossible to enjoy no matter how loud you make the volume"

B W., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise too loud"

R K., PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There is a sweaking noise by the back window that the dealer cannot seam to fix"

Suzanne H., CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dealer does not knmow how to fix it"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the loudest vehicles I've had - there is very little sound insulation in this vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Has had more wind noise than I believe it should ahve had from beginning. Seems to be getting worse"

Steven I., IN (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The wind noise in the accord is unbelievable. When i am on the speaker phone - i have to yell just so I'm heard. in fact, i always get people saying, are your windows down there is so much noise"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"noisest car i have ever owned....have been in full size SUVs that are quiter. cant talk or use stereo"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The car is very noisy despite being the most expensive Accord. Honda designed this model with much too much emphasis on cost reduction"

R F., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Can not open back windows because of a pulsating sound which becomes louder and more forceful as the speed of the car increases"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is so loud in the passenger compartment that at 65mph you cannot hear the person next to you when they speak. Also hard to hear radio at that speed due to noise."

Lona W., VA (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Always experience wind noise which impact ability to hear entertainment system or people talking at normal levels. Louder when at highway speeds."

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"very high noise level at all speeds"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Air leaks around doors."

Janette N., NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"wind noises around front windows , could not find an actual leak but noise at highway speeds were always there"

Tom K., LA (2008 Honda Accord 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

Body control module

"Controls for driver seat gets stuck and does not function properly. It's been a problem off and on, the past year. The power window on the drivers side doesn't work when the weather is raining. That's been an issue the past 5 years"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The control module that operates the sunroof failed. I had to replace the motor and the module, since they are only sold as an assembly"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a majorelectrical failure where first the airbag light came on and then the entire electrical panel melted, filling the cabin with the smell of burning plastic and metal"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"While driving 65mph on highway, without warning, car just shut off, lights turned off, engine stopped, dashboard went dark, and car was just coasting. Dealership said fuse 38232-TA0-A01 blew but didn't know what caused it or if it will happen again"

Christopher D., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Same response as before"

Chaim C., FL (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"The module malfunctioned. Had to be replaced at a cost of some $1,200"

Stephen J., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Extremely difficult to change bulbs in taillights and headlights. Interior light fixture above rearview mirror pops out of frame and left light no longer works"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Simply had to replace a burnt out brake light (the third light) in the rear window. Easy fix. Cost $6.00"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"1 back up light was out."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Licence plate light is out and it appears to be hard to replace either by me or the mechanic"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"All the sensors on the dashboard are lit up. The dealer said nothing is wrong, but something must be wrong if they are all lit up. The oil sensor is currently reading -1000."

Chaim C., FL (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"The bulb burned out"

Andrew S., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"they are very yellowed and make the car look cheap plus I am sure the lights are dimmer because of it"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced head lamps. Cover over lights had gotten dull and at night light was diminished."

Yolanda L., TX (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Either the lights are getting dim or the lens covering is getting oxidized and making the lights dim."

Peter B., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to replace one headlight"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Frequently dash lights would go out, when replaced, would go out again"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights in front driver's and passenger side not working"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ballast needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Off and on, over the pasts 11 years, I have had a problem with my dashboard fan control lights. Sometimes, they all are lit. Usually more than half are dark. This is a real problem when I am driving at night."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Main interior light above console in roof quit working. Took it in to Honda. They could not find the problem (I went in hoping the bulb was burnt out. They wanted $600 to replace the portion of the wiring harness. I bought a stick up light at Walmart for $5."

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"the lights indicating which gear is selected on the shifter no longer work. Some indicator lights of the a/c or ventilation system are no longer lit at night"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The overhead console light switches are both broken despite little usage of them."

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Interior lights in the front have stopped working, it is not the bulbs...."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"one interior light does not always come on"

John B., IN (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"A coupe of the climate control backlights no longer work so unable to adjust at night. Also, one map light is out."

Mark W., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights don't work. I thought it was just the bulb, but I was told by the dealership that I needed to replace the entire light housing at a cost of several hundred dollars"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front interior lights stopped functioning both when being turned on manually as well when being turned on automatically by opening a door"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"I have had electrical problems with this car in the past. The newest problem is that the interior lights stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dashboard lights for ventilation sysem, radio controls burned out and shop wants $500 to dismantle dashboard to change all the lights. Decided to forego repair and operate in the blind when using car at night"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Neither of the car's keys work anymore. Replacing them is way too expensive"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The remote works maybe 10% of the time"

Richard B., NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Keyed ignition failed. Replaced steering column ignition assembly, approximately $700."

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The electronic key broke, and the mechanical lock on the door was failing."

Randall W., WA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Batteries in keys impossible to replace Driver door unlocks when driving"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The keys had to be reprogrammed and the window controls malfunctioned within a couple of months let me say that this is when the car was 8 years old.,"

Tom K., LA (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The motor that controls the lock/unlock of the driver's door failed. I had to use a manual key to enter/unlock the vehicle"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The locks have never worked properly. Honda says there is no problem. The battery in the key fob has been changed numerous times. The door locks do not open automatically when the engine is turned off. They sometimes lock automatically only after I have been driving for a time, even if I have gotten up to hi way speeds. The lights in the door rests which indicate window control and side mirror controls blink on and off at night. The other night the lights on the radio and air conditioner part o"

Lois G., CA (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Frequently malfunctions"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire pressure monitor lights will not turn off after all tire repairs were done. Only way to turn it off is through Honda dealer which would costs a ridiculously high price just to reset the TPS light. Decided to leave it on...presently driving with"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"tire pressure accuracy problem"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The light stays on and have to return to dealer to fix it !"

Ronald L., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire pressure sensor kept coming on. Faulty sensor"

Christopher S., AB (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"We experience this problem every time there is a seasonal change in the weather, e.g. first cold snap in the fall. Light will come on, even tho the tire pressure is fine. It will not go off until we go to have it reset at the dealer."

Anonymous, DC (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"operates correctly only in warm weather"

John B., IN (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Warning lite came on. It was the spare tire which they didn't tell which trier"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wouldn't go off and dealer couldn't figure it out. Cost me $200 just to look at it which I passed on. Costco fixes it for $50"

Bill C., KY (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace one tire valve & sensor"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"ABS, VSA and parking brake light remain lit (Unless temp is below freezing). Dealer attributes malfunction to some type of module or valve in the engine compartment; $1,200 new, $800 on eBay. Car runs fine yet neither ABS nor VSA systems work. I'm reticent to spend the money on a 12 year old vehicle."

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Knock sensor. Was resolved""

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup sensors failed causing a warning whenever car was placed in reverse"

Robert W., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wipers do not shut off when activated. Regardless of which position the switch is in, the wipers continue to operate. The only solution is to restart the car."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"both cams and four followers were bad. cams were not hardened correctly, which in turn caused the followers to fail"

Robert M., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"2008-10 Accord 4 cyclinder engines have a documented excessive oil consumption issue. After verification of consumption, the dealer stated the piston rings had to be replaced and after six months, Honda agreed to share cost. Very disappointed in car"

Cheryl G., OH (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda had to replace rings but was fully cover"

Lester W., ON (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"seized piston rings"

Anonymous, SK (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The piston rings had to be replaced. Check engine light would come on. Car wasn't running smoothly."

Mary K., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine running rough due to misfire due to faulty piston rings. Replaced piston rings on 3 cylinders, completed valve adjustment and replaced 6 spark plugs"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"recall. replaced Orings"

Harry S., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The accord engines and cr-v have major oil loss issue which comes from the piston rings failing. There is no recall as of yet but Honda did a SILENT ! warranty extension of 10years or 125000 miles on the engines"

Erik G., WA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"VTC actuator had to be replaced. Soon after that I started having problems with the car burning oil (over a quart every 1000 miles). Honda said that was "acceptable" and would not work with me to get he problem fixed"

Mike D., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Piston rings were allowing oil usage to be excessive. A recall for the problem, caused Honda to replace all of the rings"

Anonymous, ID (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Burning oil excessively. Known problem. Honda covered under warranty"

John M., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I own a hybrid and the engine went out. Because it was under warranty Honda replaced it for me"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord EX)

"Engine has always burned oil 1qt/5000mi with no change after "recall" and computer "reprogram". Check engine light came on, dealership stated timing chain stretched due to running low on oil, extensive $1100+ repair"

James P., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine was burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles, and fouling the spark plugs, causing misfire. The piston rings and spark plugs were replaced under Honda extended warranty"

Gerald S., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive oil USge, quart or more per tank. Not visible leakage. Plugs . Dealer indicates there could be a problem in cylinders. Goggle search shows other 4cyl models having problem. Over 4k est. cost to repair. 6cyl was recalled. Never buy agai"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace rings on two pistons. Rings were leaking oil and were burning about a litre of oil every 10000 km. Honda dealer was very slow in fixing the problem. We had to to take it back several times before it was fixed properly"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"At 135,000 miles, after having my timing belt changed on schedule at 100000 mile service, my timing belt blew and destroyed the engine. I had all my service done at Honda dealer and they refused to assist. The V-6 engines are hard to locate and cost"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil consumption problems. Burned oil so bad it would be gone in a normal oil change interval. Cylinder management system was junk! Ends of spark plugs eroded away due to oil consumption. Had to replace engine and Honda didn't want to take responsibil"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil drained rapidly and as a result we had to replace the engine. There was a successful class-action lawsuit for the V6 engine for this exact same issue, but they would not include ours in the settlement or replace our engine"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem was internal. Engine had to be replaced due to cracked piston or valve."

William S., AB (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See previous comment"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a recall for the engine that the dealer did not catch and I discovered after the recall was closed. Honda would not recognize my claim and I need to rebuild the piston rings and cylinders to prevent oil penetration which results in premature fouling."

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Oil consumption. Honda replaced rings on cylinders at no charge. Received letter from honda to have checked. Very happy with their service"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This occurred 5 years ago—not 12 mos. HOwever, it was burning oil at an alarming rate. Did oil consumption test and had to have a new engine block put in. Honda fought us and ended up paying for some of the repair—but we spent $1,000. Since then, read online that it should have been recalled. Tons of people had this happen to them."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda replaced pistons and rings due to oil consumption. It was done on a recall. I complained about oil consumption for years which Honda said was normal. Finally they did the recall. No oil consumption now. They resolved the issue"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a problem fixed by Honda. 3 of the 6 cylinders turn off at certain interstate speeds to increase fuel economy. One of the cylinders is prone to misfire (caused by this feature) and eventually caused more oil consumption because of damaged rings. Honda replaced all three sets of rings on the side that turns off at higher speeds. I now PUSH the car a little more to keep the engine "Blown out""

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine had factory defect. Piston rings installed incorrectly. Dealer kept saying injectors were fowling. Refused to repair correctly. There was a lawsuit about it and warranty was extended but they still would not fix it. The last Honda I will ever buy"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda dealership replaced piston rings/seals due to recall. I did have all the paperwork of past oil changes, receipts for extra oil bought between oil changes, etc. which showed I was having a problem. Dealership was at first hesitant insisting there was a not a problem. I was able to prove with paperwork their was a problem"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine block was cracked and the entire engine/block had to be replaced. Fortunately all was covered by warranty"

Richard B., DC (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Burning oil rebuilt under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive oil consumption. Repair was covered by Honda"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intake valve on cylinder 3 was cracked"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Car was using excessive oil. Gasket replacement and new piston rings solved the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"burning oil; Piston rings need to be replaced. apparetnly this is a known problem with V-tech engine"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing belt had to be replaced after 78000 miles. I consider that a very poor reliability problem, never happened in any car I ever owned except this one"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car was making a grinding noise on initial startup. Once the engine was warm, the noise would go away. This is a known problem with the VTEC actuator. I learned of this through research and got a one time discount from Honda"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"Timing Chain Slipped off - caused a spring to pop off in engine"

Jon P., GA (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed a new timing belt 20000 miles before the recommended milage"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When doing warranty work to replace piston rings and pistons, dealers noted timing chain and guides were worn and recommended replacing"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"see last comments. timing belt blew and destroyed my engine. They said it was "shredded" despite having been changed at 100000 mile service as recommended by Honda"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"The VTC Actuator for timing chain drains of oil when engine is off and grinds for 3 seconds on a cold engine start. There is a technical service bulletin that is on review/hold by Honda so they will not fix the problem until TSB comes off hold"

Ben S., MN (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing belt needs to be replaced due to age of vehicle."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was expensive"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The timing chain was stretched and had to be replaced at 150,000 miles. The Honda burns oil, and this led to the timing chain wearing prematurely. The repair was about $1,000 at the dealer."

Anonymous, NH (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Variable valve timing control actuator failure/replacement and replacement of timing chain."

Roderick W., TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing belt failed after 40000 miles. Blew engine. Should have lasted 60000 + miles. I have had more problems with this engine than any other car I have ever owned"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"At routine service, dealer said timing belt needed replacement, so I did it"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car was running rough"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Stretched belt"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine started to whine sporadically at 34,000 miles. A hum also developed which could be heard inside the car. Both problems are currently being evaluated by a mechanic."

Michael G., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After timing belt replacement, bracket for fan belt broke"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"the car quits switching from 4 to six cylinders & when happens idles rough jumps &backfires when trying to pass or accelerate"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Its the only thing that makes any since. Explained above"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"needed a software upgrade"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine check light was on and car had rough idle. Honda dlr did a software upgrade and replaced plugs under a service bulletin"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Since I bought my 2008 V-6 Accord I have to add oil between oil changes. Now my car requires about 1.5 quarts of oil between oil changes. At first the dealer told me that this was normal, and now both my warranty and extended warranty have expired"

Michael L., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"VCT actuator failure causing knocking noise during engine start"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Camshaft problem with fourth lobe"

Robert S., KY (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Issue was part of a recall over 5 years ago that took longer to manifest in my vehicle. This was due to sticking piston rings causing excessive oil consumption."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Enngine started pinging around 205k miles. Just searched around a few forums and was recommended to run a higher octane fuel so I went from regular to premium and the pinging stopped. Kinda bummed for the extra expense every time I go to fill up."

Anonymous, (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cam shaft issue"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)