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While this iteration of the Honda Accord remains an excellent midsized sedan overall, gas mileage is not as good as that of the previous model. This Accord still has a generous backseat, however both the four- and six-cylinder versions are more powerful than before. Stability control was made standard in all trim levels and crash-test results are impressive. We tested both a four-cylinder LX-P model and a six-cylinder EX-L.
Alerts
There are 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

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

Owner Reports

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

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

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

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

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (190 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (177 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (271 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 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

“ABS Modulator failed after just 47K miles. Repair cost before any discount was $1300”

Jeffrey C., MA (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“ABS Sensor - rear wheel went bad”

Herman D., MD (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Makes a rumbling noise when braking to slow the car down. Have had this noise since 2012 and neither the dealer nor a private mechanic have been able to fix it”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Just included with new front brake installation”

Larry L., KS (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At slow speeds, applying brakes causes slight acceleration and makes the car stop a little farther”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord)
Calipers

“Rear brake caliper froze. Had to be replaced. Replaced both for safety reasons”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“one was replaced by warranty the other paid for rear brakes wore out too fast”

Mike B., NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“$1,000”

R S., NJ (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Normal Maintenance at 72000 miles”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Left rear caliper was locked. Had to have new one installed”

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“froze up on driver side”

Richard W., WV (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Calipers that had just been installed six months prior failed and were replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake pads and rotors worn to the point where both had to be replaced. Pads are understood to wear out over 50,000 miles, but not rotors. Rotors should last at least two brake pad changes”

Frank A., MA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers on rear brakes were stuck on causing drag and excessive wear”

Jim H., MI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“1 FROZE UP”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake fluid was leaking”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“1 rear caliper seized, had to replace both. Bought aftermarket parts for less than 1/2 price quoted by Honda Dealer”

Peter A., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear left caliper was stuck, have freed up by removing , stoking & resetting piston 1/4 turn and seems fine”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear calipers seized 75000 km because of rust. I had not notice. Was luck did not make any emergency stops”

Gerald C., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Rear calipers locked and wore out brakes prematurely. Cost an entire brake job”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced due to car not stopping well. Last resort after not being able to figure it out. I think it was brake fluid on the pad/rotor after changing the brake fluid. Cylinder was 800 + install”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“brake stopped working - related to rotors and caliphers”

R S., NJ (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The parking brake adjuster seized and the parking brake became inoperative. Ultimjately the rear caliper set had to be replaced to solve the prollem”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It is still messed up”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left rear seized once causing need for replacement of parking brake, rotor, all pads”

Robert P., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to have the brakes repaired when I first bought this vehicle. Have recently had to have major work done on the brakes for the car -over $700 worth”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“I had to replace all 4 discs, all brak pads, and two sets of calipers, plus flush brake fluid. The brakes wore out very fast since last inspection”

Stan H., IL (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear breaks lasted way too little. I usually get 20 K more”

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“pulsating brakes”

E R., TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I've had to get major brake repair done every year for inspection due to premature brake wear”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This is the second time that I have had to repair the rear brakes and I had to replace both the rotors and brake pads”

Anonymous, AB (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake pads did not last more than 45,000 miles”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had my brake pads replaced multiple times since owning this vehicle. They wear out far too fast and the calipers have also caused multiple issues”

Anonymous, MO (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“New brakes were needed approx every 30 thousand miles. Seem to not wear well. Thus is the 3rd Accord we've own so have vehicles to compare”

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I feel the brakes wore out WAY TOO soon”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have replaced the rear brakes 4 times in this car and front brakes 2 times”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“second set of brakes”

Richard C., OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pads replaced at 120,000. Now front brakes need new pads”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall issued for premature brake pads. The pads were replaced but the replacements squeaked with a loud, high pitch. We addressed it with Honda and they told us there was nothing they could do, we were stuck with the issue”

Michael T., OH (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear pads seized and wore out prematurely”

Adam P., IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda replaced on recall, per their procedure they think they must turn down the rotors to match the replacement brake shoes, just to cover their butts, turns out they didn't turn the rotors true and vibration was eventually violent. Honda says, sorry you should have come back to us within 90 days. now it's your nickel, I replaced in my driveway with new rotors which is what they should have done. Brakes are good now, that I did it myself in the backyard, Sad, Honda policy legally screws the cus”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“More frequent brake jobs were required. Frequent rusting, noise, etc. I found this to be a problem in other Hondas that we have owned”

Marty L., RI (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I change rosters and pads about every 18 months or less. They atribute it to the winter Road salt brine used by PADOT”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“This model came with substandard rear brake pads. I have had to have the rear brakes replaced twice at about 16,000 mile intervals. The manufacturer admitted the poor quality of the pads and paid part of the replacement cost both times”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Known inferior brake linings. Because this car does not have high mileage, the problem did not occur until after the class action suit was closed. Honda America did not do a reimbursement but gave me a Honda card good for one year on service”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear brakes”

Elliott S., CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Very early brake replacement needed”

Bernard V., GA (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Honda had a problem with premature wear of the rear brake pads on this model. Rather than have the car tied up at the dealer for hours, I replaced the pads myself when the wear sensors starting making their sound. It was not a big deal because the”

David S., TX (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Noise and pulsing when applying brakes”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes class action law suit”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced pads and rotors at 33,000 miles”

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the toyota we had before went over 100000 miles without any brake problems or premature wear. this honda has had the brakes repaired twice both times at honda dealer”

J P., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear Brakes failing on a car w/ front wheel drive after 18,000 miles is premature to me, and a lot of other Honda Accord owners”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“I was told that the brakes needed repair 2 weeks after the warranty expired”

H J., CA (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Recently required replacement of brake fluid”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“All past vehicles I've owned have had good brake pad wear and performance. (I'm easy on brakes!) At 40,000 miles I had to have 4-wheel brake service”

Ronald K., UT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“rear brake pads wore out ... Honda had a recall to replace free, but since I don't drive much I didn't need replacement before recall expired - so I paid”

Daniel S., MA (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“cost 600 to repair only 150 covered by class action one time suit.Had the same problem a year later.not covered”

George D., PA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes had to be replaced with less than 15000 miles. Factory recall with 200 dollars still coming from me”

Wilbert B., PA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced rear brakes early in life of car”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Very low mileage for rear brake pad wear”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Began within six months of owning vehicle and has continued thruout. Honda never issued a recall and asked us the owner to pay "at cost" for repairs”

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear pads wore out at 40,000 miles”

Gail T., TN (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes are soft”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake pads wore out at 41,000 miles. Front pads did need replacement until 120,000 miles”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had to replace front and rear brakes 2 times each. ONe of the replacements was done by Honda because of a recall for the brakes. Considering that I have only about 49000 miles on this car to have to replace both sets of brakes, calipers, etc”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear brakes need repeated replacement. Still using original front brakes, including linings, so I'm not hard on brakes”

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Rear brakes were worn and leaking fluid”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear pads seem to wear more quickly than the front pads”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Apparently this was a recalled problem from 2009, the dealer where the car was purchased already changed the brakes back in 2010. I had to replace them again this past year. The pads had to be replaced twice for a car with 25k is not a usual Honda is”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“With such low mileage, it is hard to understand how the factory brake pads completely wore down to nothing”

J K., TX (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“I have had to replace breaks on average after less than 5,000 miles”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“Inside rear brake pads have to be replaced about every 50000 miles. They have been replaced twice”

Anonymous, UT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have not replaced the front brake pads or rotors in 25000 km of mostly highway driving. I am on my 4th set of rear rotors and pads. A parking brake on the left rear seized once and precipitated one of the replacements”

Robert P., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear disk brakes had to be replaced every 40,000km or so (roughly every 2 years) since I own the vehicle. They should last at least twice as much”

Anonymous, QC (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear pads sticking causing the rotors to fail”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“recall rear brake pads worn out”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I found out from Consumer Reports that the 2009 Honda had a brake problem, and I did, after 25,0000 miles”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear brakes at 30K miles”

Anonymous, NM (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall on back brakes. Premature wear”

William W., OH (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake pads wore out prematurely as well as the rear tires. Rear tires wear was so noticeable the tire shop recommended not rotating tires at some of the 5000 mile intervals”

Arthur E., OR (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear brakes disc wear”

Anonymous, QC (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“premature brake pad failure causes the rotors to warp & need replacement”

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a brake pad class action lawsuit for rear brake pads failure that covered only brakes and related parts replaced by 2013. Mine was the next year and I was turned down because of this timing. I used premium pads and 2 new rotors, only 1 wa”

George S., TN (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes went out at like 22k mi, I express shock at dealer. Do research and find class action suit over type of pads used. Ask dealer about it,mint basically threatens me he can't discuss it and if I do he won't fix my car. I call a Midas on military”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“I thought they wore out prematurely”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes had to be replaced at 15000 miles”

Cynthia R., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced rear brakes Twice”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes were replaced much sooner than expected. I believe there was a class action lawsuit, but we received no compensation from the dealership”

Thomas W., FL (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to replace pads and 1 front rotor”

Curt F., MN (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Feels like I'm always resurfacing or replacing the rotors”

Anonymous, AB (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“regular inspection found rear brakes needed attention and were replaced (not a big deal)”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pulsing brakes, rotors had to be replaced”

Douglas S., TX (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“They rust prematurely and as a result wear out the pads prematurely as well. Possibly from the winter Road salt brine used on the roads by PA DOT”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“All 4 rotors warped and needed replaced even though brake pads still had plenty of wear left”

Tim B., IA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had to put my 3rd set of rotors on the car. The front rotors keep wearing out. First set was 35k miles, second was 35k miles and the last set didn't last 25k miles. Can't find any problems with the calipers or pins”

Douglas A., VA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I am on my 4th set of front (2nd aftermarket) and 2nd set of rear rotors. Due to extreme stop and go 60 mile one way commute the OE rotors could not handle the stress. Replaced with after market drilled & slotted. The first set lasted 3K miles”

John B., GA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Had to be replaced. 55k seems like not many miles before rotors go”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“premature ware on rear brakes”

George D., PA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It was just time to install new front brakes on the Honda Accord”

Larry L., KS (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors needed replacing after 7000 miles. Covered under lifetime warranty thankfully!”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had to have the rotors replaced 2 times since I bought it at 33000 miles”

Vicki C., VA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car has taken to rumble & vibration on hard braking; Internet search of problem pointed at rotor warpage as a common problem. Yet to be repaired”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This caused the pulsing and vibrations. Took to a Honda dealer and they shaved them smooth but after a few weeks the problem is coming back”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes stick when car sits for a short time. Makes a load "popping" noise when it releases”

Ryan M., OH (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors replaced as RR was badly damaged. I had forgotten that my wife told me about squealing noise weeks before. Might have caught before bad damage if I'd tore down earlier”

George S., TN (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“They had to be replaced when the brake lining waas replaced early. No enough miles,”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“While braking at high speeds there is a vibration and unequal contact of t he left front caliper with the brake disk; suspect the disk is warped”

Peter G., TX (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My Accord has the infamous squeaking rear brakes. I had pads replaced under the class action settlement, and while wear is better, squeaking is atrocious. The dealer insists this is normal, but the car has sounded like this since new, and I rarely hear this from other cars on the road”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake pads wearing down, squeaked. Replaced pads, rotors were OK”

T T., LA (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers stick, causing premature wear of the pads and also squeaking”

Anonymous, MO (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Regular break squeaking noted in my car off and on for several years. Had brakes replaced last year and problem went away for a short period of time but has returned. Seems to be prone to squeaking”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine noise that sounds like a bearing was inspected multiple times but the source of the noise was never repaired”

Michael T., OH (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“After sitting overnight, every time we descend our driveway, the brakes grind and squeal the entire way down the driveway. After a few miles they stop the grinding sound”

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Squeak or more likely squeals like brake pads are worn and need replacement except it's always sounded like this from day one of ownership and dealership states there is now problem. Very annoying”

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear brakes worn out had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Application of brake pedal resulted in squeaks. Replaced the pads and noise abated”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“dealer suggested replacement of rear brakes during safety inspection -- didn't fail inspection”

Anonymous, MO (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the rear brake pads at 16000 miles. Honda reimbursed me $200 to cover the cost”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake replacement was costly”

Anonymous, NE (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had brake shoes replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“advised by dealer that brakes needed replacing”

Grace M., MN (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sqeeling brake pads”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“squeaking and grinding”

Andrew L., WI (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear disc brakes required pad replacement at 40,000 miles and pad and disc replacement at 80,000”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“told the pads were worn down”

Eileen M., NY (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Do not last long”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A annual inspection revealed that the rear brake pads needed replacement. Rotors were not replaced or turned”

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced rear brake pads at 35,000 miles”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“New brake pads - normal”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car needed new brakes”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Made a grinding metallic noise due to brake wear”

Jerome K., GA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes @ 80% suggested by reliable mechanic to have them replaced since going on 2 trips”

Anonymous, KY (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Two sets of new brakes within three years of each other. Typical Honda issue. Brakes have always been an issue with my three Hondas”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“The sun-roof has jumped its track on two occasions”

Martin F., MD (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“Bad intermittent rattle in the back. Neither the dealer nor or mechanic were able to solve it. Finally identified that pressing down on the back deck would reduce the rattle. I suspect the back deck is held by clips that age over time, allowing it to vibrate. So I recently put tubular rubber door insulation 1" and 1.5" thick) into the area where the rear deck and rear window meet, forcing the tube into the gap. This seems to have reduced the problem, but we're still monitoring it”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake squeaks”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I just notice the ride is noisier than it used to be”

Marian M., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A vibration noise or buzzing coming from the rear shelf area”

R N., RI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“rattles coming from the rear deck below the windshield where the speakers are mounted”

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Currently in shop for analysis. No resolution as of this date”

David Y., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“speakers in rear rattled alot”

Richard W., WV (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“back speaker issue”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“the tail light in the back window rattles against the window and has since I bought it. It can't be fixed I guess”

Merrill J., AB (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Housing for rear speakers behind the back seat somehow lost padding and began rattling constantly”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Door locks making a squeeky noise when engaging”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle, cracking sound from rear panel area behind seat when hitting bumps in road”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This car is noisy--- the engine whines and shifts are loud”

Maggie G., TX (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Something in back, probably on back shelf, rattles. Has been almost impossible to identify where, and isn't fixed”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattles coming from the back deck area of the car”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Intermittant squeaking when backing up”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a vibration/rattle on the right side of the vehicle while driving”

Martin F., MD (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Has gotten more squeaks as it ages of course. Owner cannot find source”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rattle coming from back seat/truck area”

David G., NJ (2009 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“Squeaked during start up. Repaired during engine replacement”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The warmer the temperature, the more the rear shelf rattles near the back window. The bumpier the road, the more it rattles”

David L., OH (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the ride is producing more thumps and bumps than previously”

Barney B., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Squeaks behind the rear seat area”

Tim R., MA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

“car does not keep outside noise outside”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“wind noise is exceptionally bad. There are times when you cannot hear the radio”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The car in general is noisy”

Arthur H., FL (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Window or roof seal do not contain wind noise”

Maggie G., TX (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I can hear wind seeping around the front passenger door. I also have a whirring in the starter after the car has started”

Beverly A., VA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger side front door, severe wind noise around the window. Several attempts to correct problem with no positive results”

James S., FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Despites of being aware of their noise 'issues' Honda has done little, or next to nothing, to improve wind and road noise”

Barney B., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Accord has significant engine and wind noise”

Chris G., TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“This vehicle has always been unusually noisy. Sound system is inaudible at highway speeds. I blame the lightweight construction. Not really a defect but a design shortcoming”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The overall noise level is a bit high. Door adjustments helped a bit”

David B., MI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“sometimes the sunroof has wind noise after it was closed, I would reopen then close it again and the noise goes away”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Since the car was new it has lost a engine coolant may be burning it”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

“Valve seats were over bored a factory and Honda replaced the motor, at no cost”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“3x in dealer for fouled plugs, finally replaced oil rings on back cylinders as factory warranty. Had to get forceful for Honda to pay for replacement plugs to keep them all within reasonable like mileage. Had H2O pump and timing belt changed also”

John B., GA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“V6 engine was buring oil and fouling spark plugs, Eventually Honda had to replace pistons and clean cyclinder heads”

Richard F., MA (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Oct 2014 Piston rings rotated and aligned, led to extreme spark plug fouling, loss of power, and drop of 4-6 mpg. Honda dealer updated PCM and replaced spark plugs 1-4 per Part A of TSB. By Jan 2015 plugs were badly fouled, as if never changed”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The "check engine" light came on and since Honda had replaced a faulty spark plug previously, Honda determined that a more major problem was with the cylinder head and needed repair”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Severe vibration in engine so car could not be driven. Problem corrected by changing the computer timing of valves. Honda paid for repairs at no charge”

T O., IA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“recall on rings and cylinder head was bad also”

Anonymous, MO (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“Piston and rings were replaced under an extended warranty . I was not aware of the warranty extension until the dealers agent told me I had excessive oil use,l”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Was using too much oil did a oil consumptiom test Rebuilt engine”

Mike B., NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The engine was rebuilt to replace piston rings that were too soft causing excessive oil consumption”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Notice was given that some models were experiencing oil loss due to bad pistons/rings. They did a multi-month test and replaced my pistons & rings at their cost, and also an actuator that was going bad, at my cost”

Bill Z., IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Broken piston ring”

Barb S., NE (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Serious oil consumption since new, Honda deflected calling it normal, years later class action suit filed, my car not in the those considered applicable to law suit even though it has the exact symptoms. Honda lawyers jerking the public around to save company money. They win will never buy Honda again, despite your high ratings that were somewhat misguided, not your fault. I understand”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The cam shafts had to be replaced and while the engine was apart, we had the timing belt and water pump replaced”

D G., IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“The engine burned oil in excessive amounts 2 quarts per 1000 miles. Dealer replaced the engine after repeated complaints”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Cylinders and Pistons had to be replaced”

Anonymous, OK (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Using oil, covered by Honda. Rebuilt 3 of 6 cylinders and head gasket”

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Engine began burning oil. Upon investigating, it turns out the Honda Accord V6 engine had a design / manufacturing flaw in which the piston rings would wear prematurely, allowing engine oil to travel from the crankcase into the cylinder head. Initial”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Had very high oil burn. No Leaks, had it looked at and apparently Honda has a service bulletin that says that the rings get bound up in the pistons and don't seat oil. Service is piston & ring replacement”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine re-built due to factory recall for defective piston rings”

Bill S., FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“leaky timing belt tensioner necessitated $1100 repair bill”

Wayne S., FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“engine noise at cold start up, from overhead cam assembly. Oil consumption,one quart or more every 1000 miles”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had a defective timing belt tensioner. While the dealer had the engine apart, I had them replace the water pump and timing belt since that would be necessary in the next 20,ooo miles”

Donald C., CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear Brake system need replacement,poor design.During shift from park to drive or reverse big clutch noise.Lastly this model car has variable time chain problem. Honda Dealer repair shop tells us problem seen on this model year”

Vahik A., CA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Variable belt timing controller went bad and took out the timing chain”

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“stretched timing chain requiring sprockets and VTC actuator replacement. Likely due to excess oil consumption from the accord”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had shrieking noise when vehicle started, especially in cold weather. Dealer stated it was a VTC gear on the timing chain”

Anonymous, AL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

“Timing belts are very expensive to replace along with the other things they recommend at that time. I spent $1600. Why can't all cars have timing chains like my Toyota Celica which didn't need to be replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“This was just normal required maintenance on my vehicle for its current mileage”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

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

Gauges

“back light illumination for climate control section, on dashboard, failed”

Geoff G., OR (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left brakelight failed last week”

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Rear brake light was replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

“dashboard indicator lighting for the radio and a/c controls are partially out”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The 'night time' lights on some of the controls no longer work. The dealer advised that it would cost about $1,000 to repair this as the control panel would have to be replaced. Couldn't they change the light bulbs??”

John M., PA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“INTERIOR LIGHTS DO NOT WORK”

Tom M., CT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“some of the indicator lights (vent, rear window) lights do not come on, will take to local mechanic to fix. Replaced dome lights”

Mary M., MO (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The overhead console lights stop working. Then when you take apart to replace bulb, it starts working again, only to stop working again later. Some type of push switch or other contact issue in the construction of the overhead unit”

Lewis D., FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Both the driver pointing and the passenger pointing interior lights have faiiled on separate occasions. One bulb was replaced by the dealer with no indication of why it failed. The other one was out for a week then suddenly began working again. Deale”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior lights will turn on while car is at rest in garage. Key FOB has never worked and Honda has never fixed it...before and after warranty. Rattle behind rear seat beneath window is continuous and Honda dealer has not fixed it. Kind of a lemon”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

“wiper delay erratic”

David S., CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“washer fluid pump”

David Z., FL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“when turned on it does what it wants to as far as speed. it can change from slow to fast or intermittent without touching controls”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Alarm has started going off when the trunk is open without opening the doors”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“BOTH KEYS DO NOT UNLOCK THE CAR”

Tom M., CT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“has not worked properly from day one. was told they were aware of problem but did not know what to do to fix it”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Key fob had problems within the first 24 months i would replace the battery and it would improve for a few months. when no longer would work I inquired to replace and found there was a service advisory for the fob but i was now out of warranty”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The remote on one key has failed. Replacing the battery does not help”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Occasionally unable to unlock doors with key fob”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Keyless entry does not work for driver side door”

Bill J., TN (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The remotes on both keys quit working and new batteries did not solve the problem. The contacts were worn resulting the replacing of the keys for $400. Way too soon for remotes to wear out since only I drive the car”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“battery replaced. battery was new and still did not work sometimes - it must be serviced/cleaned inside connectors”

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Keyless entry system has always had poor range, with new batteries, still performs poorly”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I was unable to use the keypad to open car doors”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“intermittent operation”

Anonymous, QC (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced battery in both keyless entry keys and they still don't work 99% of the time. Honda has keyhole only on driver's side. not passenger. not trunk. I have a baby, so I often have to step into traffic to unlock the driver door manually. Bad!”

Elizabeth M., CA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

“same thing happened with Accord at with Fit”

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“The motor quit using the varable cylinder set up”

Richard T., AR (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Check engine light indicates misfiring cylinder - known problem with V6 engine - class actions suit about it but Honda will not cover it since it is over 8 years since i purchased car. Could involve replacing piston rings”

Wayne E., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Recall on airbag sensor. Software problem on Econo engine three cylinder operation”

Larry C., MI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The check engine light has come on about 4 or 5 times in the past 12 months, and I just recently had a check gas cap come on”

Thomas I., NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Honda had a major computer problem so the computer caused two sparkplugs to misfire. the computer had to be updated and plugs replaced. I experienced a sudden major engine oil consumption. another come Honda problem with this engine and model year. The piston rings were improperly install originally so new rings had to be installed. We had about two days of down time for that. Both the computer problem and the engine ring problem was covered by Honda warranty. I was told Honda didn't want to do”

Don G., MN (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Oil burning/leaking due to variable cylinder design. Honda claimed Engine computer issue”

Joseph B., GA (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced #1 cylinder spark plug and updated computer software”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Regular mechanic thinks PCM has been set so that it will not count all misfires and thus Honda need never proceed to Part B of TSB. No way to verify. See Warranty Extension for Misfire DTC's. Car hesitates upon acceleration, burns oil at higher rate”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The MASSAIR FLOW SENSOR was partially blocked by leaf particles which had gotten through the MASSAIR FLOW FILTER; blockage caused sensor to divert airflow and caused engine computer to shut down some engine options, causing rough engine performance”

Anonymous, DE (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Idiot light would come on. Engine would miss. Took three times, but Honda eventually fixed it at their cost”

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Car was running roughly and misfiring due to known issue. See Honda service bulletin 13-078 - piston rings. My car's issue was resolved by on-board software update”

Anonymous, CO (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Spark plug fouling due to 3 cylinder cut out computer problem”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“Cylinder ring position created severe engine vibration. Corrected by computer adjustment of valve timing. Was part of class action suit and costs were covered by Honda extended warranty. Dealer repaired at no charge”

T O., IA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“upon start up”

Roy G., QC (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Relatively high mileage on the Accord. We have had low oil issues for at least 5 years. No oil light to indicate problems, but just the motor racing when the oil level gets low. When recall issued, our mileage was too high for the fix, but the problem was much older, and should have been covered”

Erin F., WI (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall occurred in Honda's 6 cylinder cars for excessive oil consumption and a class action lawsuit out of those issues, which Honda lost. There was later a warning of possible similar issues by Honda in their 4 cylinder cars (I believe specifically Accords were having such issues). I ended up having the same issue in my 4 cylinder Accord. Honda made me prove sufficient maintenance on my Accord since 2009 and when I did, Honda paid around 90% of the cost to address fixing leaking valve gasket se”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Uses 1 quart oil every 3000 miles”

Todd S., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“It burns a quart of oil every 2000 miles”

Gerald S., NJ (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The oil leaks mean that the the oil has to be topped off when the oil gauge register reads 30% full”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Excess oil consumption (1 qt/1000 miles). Dealer was completely unhelpful even though this is apparently a known problem with this model year”

William L., PA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It had a bad main seal when we bought it. This time it was just an oil change plug that needed to be replaced”

Virginia D., TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L Unsure)

“Engine burns oil”

Roy G., QC (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

“Standard dead battery, while it was still under warranty”

Anonymous, AL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

“Car sometimes does not start for unknown reason”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“Replaced 3rd cylinder spark and coil twice in last year”

Gregg V., MO (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“This also relates to the misfiring cylinders. Same class action suit but I had my spark plugs changed at 105K service so they shouldn't be the cause according to Honda dealer”

Wayne E., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Because of some of the cylinders not firing on this variable 6 design at the higher speeds for fuel economy, the raw gas that is injected into these cylinders and not ignited by the spark plugs firing, causes the plugs to foul. the plugs are supposed to be good for 100,ooo miles. I am on set no.4”

Thomas I., NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Car idled very rough, jerky ,rpm fluctuation,check engine light came on flashing. Had to be towed. Dealer service stated spark plug 1 was fouled, misfiring, and pcm software was outdated and malfunctioning. He replaced all 4 spark plugs and updated software”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced Platinum spark plugs for the fourth time since I have purchased this vehicle. I was told after this last replacement that with the on board computer updates and valve adjustments that the plugs should last for their 90,000 mile est. life”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“2/3 plugs fouled. Software/firmware problem. Resolved under warranty by dealer”

Ronnie A., KY (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“I am not quite sure what the problem was but the Honda dealer said that when my car started misfiring that this was a common problem with this year Accord. It was reportedly VERY expensive to fix, but I was not charged due to the common occurrence o”

Anonymous, OK (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Spark plugs fouled at just over 36,000 miles (#3&4) this happened again around 80,000 miles and again at 102,000 miles. The last time I replaced all spark plugs. Honda dealers not forthright re: this issue. Owners on internet complain re: engineeri”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“excessive oil use”

Gail T., TN (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Honda has faulty spark plugs that needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Two incidents of spark plug muisfire”

Anonymous, MS (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“As I drive long distances the check engine light can come on and cause the engine to only run with 6 cylinders versus using the eco feature to run on 3 cylinders when I am not accelerating. Problem seem to be with coils going from spark plug to eng”

Laurie G., MI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Misfires. This was repaired twice. I believe that one was covered by a technical bulletin”

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Engine misfire due to severely fouled spark plugs. Subject of class-action lawsuit. Twice Honda has changed the plugs but not fixed the defect that causes the problem. Disappointing”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Starter

“had to replace starter”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“it was starting to make a loud noise. Brought it to the dealer an diagnosed it was the starter”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Starter died. Had to be replaced”

Steve S., WA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alternator

“while on a trip (<500 miles) the alternator started to fail intermittently. While on vacation, it failed solidly. A dealer replaced it a couple days later”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Alternator burned out at 77,000 miles, replacement cost was $392”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Coil

“1 coil failed and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

“Leak on power steering unit. Unit was replaced”

Michael N., AL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Scraping noise when turning or going over uneven terrain. Dealer replaced the struts, the noise did not go away. They said steering rack is leaking so they replaced it. Disappointing low quality coming for a Honda with only 55,000 miles!”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering fluid almost empty. Had to refill completely”

Nancy B., NY (2009 Honda Accord EX-L Unsure)

“Discovered during an oil change. Honda agreed with dealership that problem should not occur so they paid 90% of cost to repair. Honda handled this very well”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering pump leak”

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had the power steering pump replaced two times”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“power steering pump replacied”

George W., NV (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My only comment is this HONDA has been a complete lemon. Honda America does NOT stand by their warranty and pretty much told me they will not accept any claims even when the car was still under full warranty”

Anonymous, IA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“broken; needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

“Told they need replacing”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Bearing failed on end of steering column. Was not covered by warranty. Cost me $1000 to repair. Feel this was due to a manufacturing defect and Honda should have covered some of the cost”

F M., OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering pump began leaking into rack and pension, which had to be replaced for $1300”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bearings in the steering column became very noisy and the steering column was replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Intern Nal leak in the rack and pinion needing complete replacement”

Thomas B., MA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Nothing more to tell”

Donald M., PA (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Axle bearing on driverside needed to be replaced”

Michael S., FL (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Just needed repair”

Walter G., TX (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“noisy, had tyo be replaced”

Amelia D., AZ (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“They went bad, were making a lot of noise, and both front bearings had to be replaced”

Bill Z., IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At 60 mph a severe vibration in steering wheel. Cost of repair about $700. Odometer was about 75000. I complained to Honda corporate office but received no response. Not happy with Honda after owning several of them”

Donald M., PA (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

“car made loud clicking / banging I had to take it to the dealer multiple times. Finally a local mechanic found the problem”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“front bumper detached from body on passenger side”

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Carpet will continue to come away from the rocker panel ...dealership tried multiply times to fix.. Still is not correct ... Cover on the arm rest on the doors and middle arm rest have buckled ... Dealership fixed the middle arm rest already once”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vinyl areas on the door arm rest and center console have delaminated and split open”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The vinyl used to cover the door and console arm rests are sensitive to body oils and became blistered and torn. Honda replaced console once, then out of warranty. Honda denies any manufacturing defect in material exists”

Lewis D., FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Carpet loose from trim on passenger side floorboard nearest the door”

Anonymous, MS (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The carpet in the front passenger side does not fit correctly and continues to come out from under the rocker panel.... I was told that the carpet was cut to short from the factory”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Trim is poor quality. Other Honda's I have owned have held up better over time”

Ryan M., OH (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Many pits in the paint with rust spots deveioping, some discoloration with crackling, darkening (white)”

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The top coat clear coat has split cause the paint to crack”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“white paint peeling at roof panel beside sunroof (12" sq area and beside rear window). discussed with 2 differenrt Honda dealesr without resolution. (vehicle is 8 years old, honda says no warranty, my body shop says should be covered”

Herb H., BC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“this survey thinks that I have 2 2009 honda accords, I have 1”

Herb H., BC (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“paint job seems to be thin and cheap”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint peeling off roof same problem as civic which had a recall for the same year”

Paul K., FL (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“peeling paint around rear window”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint is too soft and even the most minor incident leaves a scratch”

James E., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint color is black and it just looks awful. Like it is faded and cracking under the clear coat. Also had a piece chip off which rusted in two weeks”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Paint on engine hood and trunk was fading and cracking badly. Car was kept in garage and waxed on a regular basis. This defect is an obvious problem with the paint quality”

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The left rear side of the bumper cover .The paint is fading on the bumper cover (side only). The paint on the car where it meets the cover is fine . The worst part is my wife noticed it before I did :-)”

Steven G., LA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“rust spots showing up on hood, door sills, and around wheel wells despite frequent car washing during winter weather”

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rust spots developing on all rocker panels as well as hood in multiple spots”

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 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

“Compressor locked, metal parts flew through the system a/c blows hot air now. Repair encompasses replacing the whole a/c system to include all lines to the tune of $3800.00. American Honda will not provide any assistance in correcting the problem”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“plastic gear clicks”

William C., FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“during high temperature days on long trips, the A/C system malfunctioned and stopped cooling. Several dealers could not diagnose the problem because it was intermittent. One dealer claimed to fix the problem and it seemed so until recently when the same thing happened”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C not responding when activated”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Outside air temp is not accurate. Auto temp control often blows AC even when it's cold”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

“Fan hitting fan housing noise”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The blower fan is noisy. The problem started in December 2013”

Dennis C., ON (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It just needed to be replaced; was not blowing air out at a sufficient volume”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

“It would not cool”

Charlotte R., LA (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Had compressor o-rings replaced in august 2016 & 2 hoses replaced in may 2017. Repairs totaled over $800”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The air conditioner stopped working. It was caused by a leak which was repaired”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Air conditioner would work for approximately 5minutes and then not cool. O-ring leak was found and Freon was added”

Anonymous, MO (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The A/C stopped working. A pressure test indicated that the system leaked. A dye was placed in the system and two leaks were later found. Two visits were required costing more than $700”

David Z., IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

“had to be replaced as it stopped working with 6 cd changer”

Thomas G., AZ (2009 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“Screen kept getting dimmer until it could no longer be seen. Had to replace”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The DVD player mounted in the trunk has begun to fail. I will be using the GPS, and then suddenly it will stop working and a message says DVD failure, see your dealer”

Bradley L., WI (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Despite purchasing latest upgrade, system is not consistently accurate and frequently provides wrong directional information”

Charles T., VA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Hard to use. Unable to find my 60 yr old home. Easier to use iPhone for navigation and other features that navigation system is supposed to provide”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“GPS DVD player is failing to read the GPS disc. Am replacing unit in trunk of car”

Michael D., VA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“If I leave the map after setting the gps, the mapping goes off until I stop the engine and restart it. This does not occur if I set the destination before driving and do not leave the map”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sirius radio works intermittently”

Anonymous, AR (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Sirius-XM radio keeps malfunctioning so that you cannot play stations”

David A., CT (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“Steering wheel controls for cruising do not work properly. Wheel use always tightens up”

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

“In most cases you cant see it and am going to trsde nit in for a Toyota”

Elliott S., CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not very visible in daylight”

Floyd B., MO (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

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

“key does not allow keyless entry”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The door locks do not always open and close when the interior door lock button is pushed; or when the key unlock button is depressed”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Cannot unlock doors from interior passenger door frequently”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Electric door locks on both rear doors failed at 320000 miles, but it was past 36 month warranty, $600 to repair & dealer did NOT have the parts in stock--repair decline, rear door locks don't work”

James G., NY (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“door gaskets fell apart”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Locking mechanism does not lock. Sometimes, the mechanism will keep trying to lock the door (unsuccessfully) as I drive. Third time to repair the driver door: replace dr door lock actuator $300. The other doors are now failing too”

Luis L., TX (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

“cracked for no reason”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“During this past winter, the heater for the seats did not work and neither did the heater for he car. I had to drive without heat on at lest three occasions. IT was only when the car sat in the sun while at work, did the heater finally work!”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Lumbar quit working”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“Electric windows had to be replaced. Auto door lock/ unlock is awful”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“Broken window frame”

Philip L., CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“The driveshaft had to be replaced on this car after it was leaking and whining. Thankful the car was under the extended warranty we purchased with the car from the dealership”

Anonymous, ME (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Right front axle broke. Had to be replaced”

Jay B., IL (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Axle issue - car wobbled under acceleration. Car was out of warranty so replacement cost about $1000”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“vibration in front end, replaced both sides of axle”

Richard K., WI (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“broken axle on the right side. now the same thing is happening on the left side”

Gerald S., NJ (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

“I got a recall but I don't understand what is wrong”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“Have not used 2009 Honda for past 12 months due to medical limitation. attempted turning car back on and starting recently, computer system has some type of shut off if car not run periodically. shut off is only correctable by manufacturer”

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

“Tire Pressure Monitoring System fails intermittently. This affects traction control which cannot be disabled”

Adam P., IL (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“Had to replace clutch”

Chris W., MA (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch started slipping. I needed to have the clutch and clutch cable replaced”

Anonymous, NH (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch wore out at fewer than 40,000 miles. The clutch assembly is very poorly designed so that changing the clutch required many hours of labor and special lifts and cost more than $2,000 dollars”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch replaced shortly after we purchased it, car had less than 40000 miles on it”

Mark P., CO (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Shifting not working properly”

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Automatic transmission failed without warning...had to be replacede”

Anonymous, MS (2009 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

“Emission Control device caused Engine Light to turn on”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Receive fuel cap notice on dash display when cap is very securely installed”

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Eco on off sensor”

Todd S., NC (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Sensor defect causing Engine light to turn on”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“Replaced clutch master and slave cylinder”

Anonymous, CO (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“slipping transmission in low gear”

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“axle seal leaking at transmission”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“While the car is in drive, the gear indicator light blinks. This is indicating that one of the sensors is malfunctioning”

Peter G., TX (2009 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

“This Honda and at least two previous hondas have had rattling heat shields as the car aged”

David W., OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

“Hole in tail pipe; however, car has original exhaust system and is eight years old”

David W., OH (2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

“Thermostat sensors went out”

Anonymous, UT (2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
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