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.
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There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

"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)
Premature brake wear

"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)

"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 Unsure 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 Unsure 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 Unsure 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)
Rotors

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 Unsure Unsure)

"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 Unsure 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 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 Unsure 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 Unsure 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)
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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

George M., NY (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 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)
Bushings

"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)

"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)

"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 Unsure 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 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)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

"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)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)
Steering wheel vibration

"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)

"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)
Tie rods

"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)

"control arm bushings were worn and alignment was out"

Gary W., NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)
Automatic climate control

"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)

"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)
Blower (fan) motor

"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)

"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)
Condenser

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"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 Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Weather stripping is cracking"

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

"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)
Squeaks or rattles

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

"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 Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"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)

"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)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"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 Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Burning oil rebuilt under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 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)

"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 Unsure)

"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 Unsure 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 Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was using excessive oil. Gasket replacement and new piston rings solved the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 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 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)

"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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)
Rust

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"Needed to replace one headlight"

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

"The bulb burned out"

Andrew S., NJ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Licence plate light is out and it appears to be hard to replace either by me or the mechanic"

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

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)
Keyless entry

"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 Unsure 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 Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Backup sensors failed causing a warning whenever car was placed in reverse"

Robert W., VA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 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

"After timing belt replacement, bracket for fan belt broke"

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

"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

"Cam shaft issue"

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

"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)

"There is a known issue with the 2008 Accords where they burn/leak oil. Honda did not make a recall for this issue. Instead we were told we must prove to our local dealer that it is an issue. After proof, they will repair it under an a special extended warranty. For proof, they are requiring the car to be brought in every 1000 miles to see how much oil was burned, and their threshold for proof of a problem is 1 qt/1000 miles. We are burning about .9qt/1000. So, we are not eligible for the w"

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

"Granted the car is old but starting to experience oil leaks in the transmission gasket and the left & right front axle seals"

Sheldon K., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"currently going through oil leak recall process. car is loosing over a quart of oil every 3000 miles or so"

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

"Oil pump failure - big expense"

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

"I followed the "Oil Life" remaining information provided by the computer in determining when to change my oil. This led to the oil gumming up the piston rings around the 3rd cylinder. This allowed oil into the combustion chamber and oil fouling the sparkplug. Before understanding it was fouled rings, I had them change the sparkplug and coil, but the issue resurfaced. Chnaged the oil a couple of time within 1,500 miles and the problem went away. Now I ignore the computer and change the oil ever"

Rex B., WA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brake fluid leaks and engine oil leaks"

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

"The car burns oil and has for years. There's no leak, and there's no drip, but you have to refill the oil at least once in between oil changes. We have had it in multiple times to try to address this, and it has never been fixed"

Margaret L., MI (2008 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"Vtec valve bank 2 leak caused alternator to go bad"

Mike K., UT (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear engine seal was leaking. Only shows up when car is running"

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

"Engine is burning a lot of oil. We have to continually fill up the oil. Honda knows it is a common problem in several of their cars. They want us to bring it into a dealership every 1000 miles and have it checked out We went 1100 miles on a checkup and they want us to start the process over"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"High loss of oil in three month period. Received notification from Honda, who fixed problem at o cost to me"

Henry E., CA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"engine burned oil. Engine was rebuilt in 2012. It is now burning oil again. H0nda says it is normal. If I knew I would have this problem and honda would not repair it, I would never buy a Honda"

Jeffery J., IL (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just starting dripping a little oil on the driveway, May 2015"

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

"Your choices are not complete. The issue I had was the chronic unfixable oil consumption issue that many have had with Honda V6 engines and led to the class action lawsuit"

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

"very small leak in the last 6 months"

Pat F., KY (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The 2008 Honda Accord burns oil. Every 1000 miles it burns a quart of oil"

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

"Oil Consumption Problems, engine burning excessive amounts of motor oil. There is a settlement for V6 engine, but my I4 engine is doing the same thing. Went to dealer to do a test and no problem was found. But my engine is loosing excessive amount of"

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

"After routine oil change, oil was low and has needed constant refilling"

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

"All 4 engine mounts broke and had to be replaced"

Brett B., MO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

"battery not charging. replace battery and alternator. problem solved"

Harry S., AZ (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator went bad and had it replaced. It cost more than I expected but I shopped around and the price was competitive. Service Manager indicated that alternators cost more because of the increased electrical output required"

Rex B., WA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed and was replaced"

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

"Alternator had to be replaced at 75,000 miles. I think this is premature failure"

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

"Alternator failed at 110000 miles. Was replaced"

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

"Alternator started making noise"

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

"Needed to be replaced"

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

"It did not last as long a I thought it should"

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

"Just needed new battery"

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

"Spark plug fouling due to excessive oil entering cylinder combustion chamber. At least 2 coil packs went bad. But, worst of all the front camshaft went bad, lobe surface damage causing a knocking sound, and had to be replaced to the tune of $1200. These engines start going bad some where north of 120,000 miles or so. They start using oil to the tune of a quart every 1000 miles, cam shafts go bad, rings need replacing. It's a bad design. This is the first year of this engine in the Accord that ru"

Don R., GA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Misfire caused by cylinders not being used while cruising on interstate. (It uses 3 of the 6 cylinders while under light load) Cylinders not used foul the plug causing increased oil use. Company replaced rings on three cylinders. Works fine now"

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

"This was the second time since owning this car that I have had to replace the spark plugs"

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

"The spark plugs were fouled with carbon deposits which caused bumpy acceleration when some cylinders failed to fire. Honda had a service bulletin on this, so there was no charge for the repair"

Timothy C., FL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Oil getting by the rings on the two pistons fouled the plugs"

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

"Starter completely failed at mile 141000 and car had to be towed to dealership"

Richard B., TX (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the starter of my 4 cylinder engine Accord at ~102,000 miles"

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

"I experienced intermittent problems where the engine wouldn't turn over, so I assumed there was a low battery charge issue. The issue suddenly became a no start at all issue, no engine turning over at all. Honda dealer replaced the starter"

Lawrence D., TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter occasionally failed to turn over when first started. Simply needed replacement"

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

"Starter internal solenoid plunger failed"

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

"Starter squeals in sub-freezing temperatures on startup. Issue not addressed in past 12 months"

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

"Intermittent issue, car wouldn't start, happened 1 every month..replaced started, has not failed since"

Ken R., ON (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Timing chain kit, VTC actuator cost $900 to repair"

J K., OH (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine harness

"The ECM was replaced, in an action related to ignition problems. The problem was severe enough for the car to be towed to the repair shop"

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

"Air con relay failure"

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

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Tire Pressure Management sensors no longer work"

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

"Short in receiver/CD player. $900 to $1200 to fix/replace"

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

"CD player just quit working about 2 years after we bought the car. To expensive to fix it"

Anonymous, AR (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"It would randomly go blank"

Aaron P., MO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"It doesn't work sometime. There was a load pop then no sound coming. Restart the car normally fix the issue"

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

"Electrical short in receiver. $900 to $1200 to fix. I had installed a aftermarket receiver instead for less with better functionality and $400 less"

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

"changes channels on its own"

Heidi M., WA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"poor reception"

Susan F., PA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The radio has not worked in some time. I have taken it to the dealer twice to have it fix. The dealer was not able to repair the radio nor say exactly what is wrong. The problem began after having a battery replaced"

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

"Radio/CD Player no longer function"

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

"Radio stopped after being hit with lumber shifting"

Sal S., CT (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Satellite radio keeps freezing up on me. It's done it since it was new, but never seems to do it for the dealer"

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

"All speakers on right side quit working, is not an issue of the manual balance settings"

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

"The sound system has some sort of problem with the wiring. It occurs while using the radio, cd player, or usb device. There will be a loud knocking. It feels like the car backfired, and then the sound just stops. It will return, sometimes within a few minutes, other times a few days. We tried to have it repaired but they said it wouldn't be worth it and we should just have a new aftermarket system installed"

Margaret L., MI (2008 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"Speaker on right front is intermitent"

Jim L., MS (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Access to GPS is not available 2/3 of the time. Clicking the button does not bring up GPS"

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

"Computer system can no longer read the DVD disk with the maps on it. The problem is NOT with the DVD itself. Cost to replace is like $800 for essentially a new DVD drive"

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

"Steering wheel made clicking noise, pronounced noise. Dealer repair without charge. Low mileage on car and there is a "history" of this problem. I was very satisfied with Honda of America and the dealer. Dealer also replaced a key as the paint had wo"

Robert F., NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Its very loud but when it connects to the person, it's very low. At times Voice control commands doesn't connect"

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

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"the transmission oil cooling function that the radiator performs and the radiator coolant flowed out of a broken hose attachment on the plastic bottom of the underside of my radiator. It leaked out rapidly the tranny fluid and forced me to pull of the road. required new radiator, and a tow to a shop"

Ronald W., NY (2008 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"transmission cooling line to the radiator broke off at the radiator and I lost transmission fluid and had to have the car towed to a repair shop which installed a new radiator and line and refilled the transmission fluid. The transmission was not da"

J D., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"shifting has been rough since we bought the vehicle. Dealer says that this is normal. Ridiculous"

Brett B., MO (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer has tested the car several times, but show no signs of slippage. I had a friend drive the car and noticed the problem as well. Problems when getting up to highway speeds"

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

"transmission is going bad, honda will not fix it"

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

"Automatic Transmission keeps slipping randomly"

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

"Bad design of transmission cooler fittings into radiator. Washer on fitting rusted, causing it to detach from radiator, emptied transmission fluid while on interstate. Lucky the transmission did not burn up. I had to replace radiator and flush transmission twice. Because of one washer that rusted out"

Stephen H., IL (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking oil seal"

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

"See previous transaxle leak"

Sheldon K., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Clutch adjustment

"The engine make a grinding noise when starting. The Starter has already been replaced"

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

"This car is has a manual transmission. It's very difficult to shift into 3rd gear coming from either 2nd or 4th"

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"This was the first clutch replacement for this vehicle and occurred around 150,000. All other maintenance for this vehicle for the life of it has been regular maintenance at normal intervals"

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

"Clutch wore out and eventually had to be replaced at around 95,000 miles"

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

"Clutch burned out at 105,000 miles"

David W., TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"judder between 35 and 45 mph"

Stephen W., NC (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"In October of 2016 while at a Red Light waiting to make a right turn I accelerated and all I heard was a "winding noise with a bit of grinding". We pushed the car into the gas stations and called my "shady tree" mechanic. He put the car in reverse and it was fine, then in drive and it was fine. However again while approaching his shop, same thing happened he was in a stop position and when attempted to turn received the same response as I. I personally found a transition for my car with 57,000"

Gerardo C., TX (2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"first, for the last 60,000 miles or so it would kick out of 3 gear randomly, then 2nd,4th,& 6th gears would quit and then come back. Honda said they fixed it but didn't. Then they went out all together. had to have the transmission rebuilt ($3000.00) then the shifter cable broke. I'll never buy another Honda"

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

"The transmission apparently failed because a quick oil change garage used the wrong transmission fluid"

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

"At 40,000 miles; I had transmission syncro issues and couldn't shift into 3rd gear. I had to get a replacement transmission and new clutch. The local Honda dealer didn't want to help me at first. I went to an aftermarket transmission shop"

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

"The dealer determined that the differential in the trans-axle was loose and replaced it with a Honda rebuilt transmission. We took the car to San Francisco 4 weeks later and the torque converted failed starting up Lombard St. and started rolling bac"

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

"The transmission is going bad just like my civic. Again Honda will not fix it"

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

"The transmission completely froze and needed to be replaced"

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

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

"During acceleration (not hard enough to engage traction control) the VSA fault light came on and would not reset. Dealer fixed problem for free under a TSB"

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

"This is controlled by the same modulator that was replaced"

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

"Faulty relay switch"

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

"I'm really ticked off about this one and it will probably impact my decision to buy another Honda. The door locks failed to operate properly. While driving down the road, the locking mechanism would cycle about every 10 seconds to try and lock the doors. Doors would not fully lock. I had the locks replaced on the driver side front and rear doors for about $400. I didn't replace the locks on the passenger side. Will live with locking them manually. What really ticks me off is that Honda has been"

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

"replaced both axes with 66,000 miles- what a shoke"

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

"The axle/driveshaft clunks when starting out or reversing"

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

"transaxle seal leaking. Repaired twice by Honda dealer within 30,000 miles of previous repair"

Sheldon K., NJ (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

"Electric locks do not work"

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

"Electronics of both back door locks failed within months of each other. Could only be operated manually by button on door. If unlocked while driving, system kept clicking loudly trying to auto-lock them. Ridiculous cost to fix"

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

"Drivers seat belt would not retract properly. Dealer replaced seatbelt without charge"

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

"Too expensive to repaire"

John W., OK (2008 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"The sunroof stopped working reliably, it would move very slowly and sometimes stop before getting to the fully open or closed position"

Bill B., TN (2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"passenger window would not operate"

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

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Two catalytic converter failures. Replaced both"

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

"Mounting studs and hardware were rusted off and needed to be replaced"

Tom G., MA (2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter bad at 83000 miles according to Honda dealer. Warranty ran out at 80000 miles"

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

"Muffler wore out after 8 years and became noisy and had to be replaced"

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

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Had to be replaced"

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

"Had to replace the catalytic converter and the oxygen sensors"

Michael G., NY (2008 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"The car was hesitating. I spent several months and spent a total of about $700 dollars to eventually get it fixed. I went to two repair shops including the Honda dealer, and no one could diagnose the problem. Fuel System cleaning fixed finally it"

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are F5F and Q5E.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V502000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9555
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 16 2019
An incorrectly installed air bag inflator may not properly deploy the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagon, and 2010-2012 ZDX and 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, 2012-2014 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2013 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The front passenger air bag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V378000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19086
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Aug 31 2017
In the event of a crash, an incorrectly installed passenger frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag improperly, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2008-2012 Accord, 2010-2012 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2012 Fit and Pilot, 2010-2012 Insight, and 2009-2012 Acura TSX vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators. One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began October 30, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V545000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3257
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 10 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Accord Crosstour and Honda Insight, 2009-2012 Honda Fit, 2009-2012 Pilot, 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity and 2006-2011 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Civic NGV vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Fit and Pilot, 2008-2009 Honda Accord, 2006-2009 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, and 2007-2009 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV and 2007-2008 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has mailed an interim notification, and will send a second notification when parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KE1 and KE2.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V030000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 977708
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 24 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Acura TSX, 2011 TSX Wagon, 2010-2011 Acura ZDX, 2008-2011 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid, and Civic GX, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2010-2011 FCX Clarity and Insight, and 2009-2011 Fit, and Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless already included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic GX, and 2007-2008 CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is KA4, KA5, KA6, and KA7.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V346000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2719386
AIR BAGS
Feb 02 2016
If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Summary:
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Accord vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control units, free of charge. Parts are expected to be available in Fall 2016. Interim notifications have been mailed to owners on March 15, 2016, and a second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JW9. Note: This recall supersedes Recall 15V665.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V056000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 341444
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Aug 04 2011
THIS COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL. ADDITIONALLY, BROKEN PIECES OF THE OUTER RACE OR BALL BEARING FROM THE SECONDARY SHAFT MAY BECOME LODGED IN THE PARKING PAWL RESULTING IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AFTER THE DRIVER HAS PLACED THE GEAR SELECTOR IN THE PARK POSITION. ENGINE STALL AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO PERSONS WITHIN THE PATH OF A ROLLING VEHICLE.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 ACCORD, 2007-2010 CR-V, AND 2005-2008 ELEMENT PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2010. THE OUTER RACE OF THE SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING MAY BE BROKEN DURING CERTAIN DRIVING STYLES. A BROKEN OUTER RACE MAY CAUSE ABNORMAL NOISE, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT TO TURN ON, AND ALLOW CONTACT BETWEEN THE TRANSMISSION IDLE GEAR AND AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR HOUSING WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R89.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V395000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1512107
EQUIPMENT
Nov 18 2009
THIS MAY RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY THAT COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING AFTERMARKET FULL NOSE MASKS, PART NUMBER 08P35-TA0-100 AND 08P35-TA6-100 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 9, 2007 THROUGH DECEMBER 11, 2007. THE ACCESSORY WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 HONDA ACCORD 4-DOOR VEHICLES. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE NOSE MASK MATERIAL TO INTERFERE WITH PART OF THE HOOD LATCH. IF THE HOOD HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETELY CLOSED AND THE NOSE MASK INTERFERES WITH THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH MECHANISM THE HOOD MAY POP OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE BEING DRIVEN.
What should you do:
HONDA IS ASKING OWNERS TO PLEASE REMOVE THE NOSE MASK IMMEDIATELY AND CALL ANY AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALER TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RETURN THE NOSE MASK AND HAVE IT REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E063000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3700
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