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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 13 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 2010 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

“Sticking calipers require yearly lubrication. Also, rear breaks wear much faster than front”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I needed to replace the driver side rear caliper”

Charles G., PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“seizure of rear calipers. Had same problem on 2000 Accord”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Both rear calipers stuck and quit working”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“dealer indicated entire calipers were shot. unheard of for a 6 year old car. Also, the third time the rear brakes were replaced while the front's were replaced for the first time at 80,000 miles”

Timothy T., PA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The left rear caliper was sticking after brake pad replacement. The dealer replaced it to correct the problem”

John M., VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“During my routine maintenance check, my Honda dealer failed to inform me that my brakes were very worn down”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left front caliper was replaced”

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“normal wear and tear on brakes”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Both calipers went and destroyed the rotors. The first was cover by Honda, and the second by my extended warranty. This is clearly a problem area”

David H., NY (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers Seased”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The right rear caliper locked up. The caliper and rotor along with rear brake pads, were replaced”

Michael S., IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“torn pin”

Steve M., MN (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear caliper got hung up and caused the rotors to fail and brake pads”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Master cylinder leaked”

Albert W., NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“Rear brakes wore out at approx 35K. The rear brakes are undersized for the car”

Bruce M., GA (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear rotors were replaced 43,000 miles ago and are already work out”

Johnathan W., WI (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Inside rear brake pads wore down completely, while all other pads still had significant pads left”

Stan A., MD (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“too small brake parts for the auto's weight”

Anonymous, ID (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear brakes continue to be terrible. They wear out twice as fast as the front brakes”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake pads had to be replaced at 30,000 miles. My mechanic told me that this is a common happening on this model car. He said that the pads rub against the rotor even when you don't apply the brake and they wear down prematurely”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes were replaced last year. Seems like they did not last long”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“rear brake wear out fast”

Vince T., GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“rear brakes wore down prematurely. Replaced and got rebate from Honda. New brakes have continued to wear prematurely”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Premature rear brake wear, found this was common for this car”

Anonymous, AL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear brakes installed incorrectly at the factory. The front had very little ware but the back took it down to the rotor”

D O., IN (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Premature rear brake wear”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced rear brakes. My previous Honda did not need brakes replaced until about 70,000 miles”

Anonymous, NH (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“NO problem. Honda dealer said premature wear but I don't believe rear brokes required at 22000 miles”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“rear brakes worn out at 35000 miles”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear brakes on this car are a real problem. I drive all highway miles and have had to replace the pads twice and the rotors once on the rear brakes in 100k miles. My 2004 Saturn Ion went 150k with the same commute before the first brake job”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace rear disc brake pads”

Anonymous, MS (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Had to have front brakes repaired at or before 20000 miles. I feel like that was too soon. This is my 3rd Honda and previous ones did not need brake repair for many more miles on car than my current Accord. However, since retiring, I mostly drive”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The material used for the original brakes is not very good brakes were replace 60,000 miles before the brakes on my previous camry”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Very loud noise while driving. Thought it was transmission. Diagnosed as brake/wheel problem”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The brakes wear out way too quickly. I had to have the first set of brakes replaced at only 5000 miles. I feel the brakes are a major defect issue”

Teresa C., CA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Passenger side brake pads and rotor have had to be changed three times”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear brakes pads had to be replaced after 40,000 miles and rotors turned. Front brake pads lasted longer than the rear brake pads”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Brake pads wear very quickly under normal driving conditions. Pads had to be replaced after 40,000 km. Other cars I have normally last 60-70K”

Brian S., ON (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes wore out before time. The guy at the dealership said they have a problem with this year and model”

Anonymous, OK (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle had 25,000 and at 21,000 told the brakes still had over 50% of wear left. Car was from my cousin and well taken care of. Now at 28,000 and only 50% left. Rear brake issue only”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Car was purchased with 10000 miles on it...at about 20000 was taken to shop and had to spend about $800 for new brakes, calipers, rotors. Seems like brakes were replaced earlier than should have been”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Have been into dealer with complaints about brake pedal fading but no resolution. Has been apparent for the past 40000”

Harry S., OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear brakes wore out faster than the front”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My rear pads was finished in 39,000 km but my front pads are still working until 68,000 km. This means the rear pads tends to wear down faster than the front pads”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My brakes needed work. The dealer said that the rotors were warped and needed to be replaced. It cost about $700. The same thing happened on my 2008 Civic with a different dealer. I found it odd that Hondas have this problem, since I've had more miles on other makes and never had warped rotors”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced me rotors in my rear wheels after 78,000 miles”

Charles G., PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rotors were not able to be machined and had to be replaced (along with the pads)”

Jeremy S., OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Warped front rotor caused replacement. Not a quality issue, just normal wear”

Anonymous, VT (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“$1200 service to machine the brake rotors”

Murray P., ON (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“needed replacement”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors make a noise when going down a hill, and the brakes have to be applied, like they're warped”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear drivers side pads and rotors have been replaced three times”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear rotors had to be turned when replacing the rear brake pads after 40,000.00 mostly highway driving. The rear brakes pads and rotors did not last long”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“When braking at about 6o mph the steering shakes rapidly with instability”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors warped and made the wheels shimmy when breaking. Dealer dressed the rotors under the warranty, but it did add wear to them”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wheel bearing needed to be replaced - almost $1,000 to repair”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes made grinding sound on quick stop. Had front brake pads replaced. Rear were ok... Noise now gone. Brake pads were worn and rusty... all good now”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“heard a squeaking - mechanic changed my brakes”

Paul G., CA (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes squeaked since about 20000 miles”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“everytime I apply the breakes, there is a there is a metalic sound coming from it”

Gokhan G., FL (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

“In spite of the low mileage, this car needed complete new brakes front and rear. I've been told that this is due to the fact that it is all city driving--a lot of start and stop wears them down quickly”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car had 40,000+ miles on it - it just needed new brakes”

Paul G., CA (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace rear pads and machine the rear rotors”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have 33 traffic lights on my 33 mile commute to work”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer may not be truthful saying rear brakes required at 22000 miles but the safety of my wife was at stake since she drives that car”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Two sets of brakes in 73000 miles”

Joseph D., MA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Just discussed this in previous answer”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“MUCH TO SOON AT 48000 miles”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Brake setting was too sensitive i.e. they brake with a lot of force sending passengers forward. Tried several times to have this corrected but remains a problem”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Had to have rotors turned”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Parking brake lever seized”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Expensive but not a faiure”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 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

“large amount of air leakage around all windows. seal is not working well at this point”

Thomas L., WV (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“same as previous -- water leak through left fire wall (front)”

John M., VA (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“The weather seal on the driver side window became crimped which caused the window to malfunction”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“water leak through fire wall on left (passenger) side in front”

John M., VA (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Mildew smells in trunk, which spread to back seat”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Honda Accord EX Unsure)
Squeaks or rattles

“There is a quiet noise I can't identify when the AC is on. I asked at the dealership service dept. about it once but they didn't hear it. There has never been a problem with AC function so I just ignore it”

Donna J., DE (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car vibrates heavily when in gear and not moving”

David K., NY (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“More squeaks and rattles show up in the cabin during cold weather, then they are permanent”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad rattle in rear of car. Dealer cannot find issue”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“with the roads the way they are, my car developed some squeaks and rattles, but nothing serious. However, and this is a nit, but the sunglass storage case (in the ceiling) does not hold the sunglasses securely; meaning they rattled when I put them”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“We think it's the doors never being adjusted correct---too much road noise”

Frederick C., CA (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Speaker deck rattles and the exhaust system rattles”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rattling noise coming from back deck”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear window tray is so loose it rattles with the smallest bump on the road. Other interior trim pieces also are not well fitted and rattle on bumps or rough road”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear shelf rattles when vehicle is driven over rough roads. Honda repaired under warranty but came back and they won't fix the problem”

Donald S., DE (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“One of the windows squeaks when being rolled up and down. Dealership unable to isolate the sound”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Wind noise is bad when the sunroof and back windows are open. I have to mess around adjusting the sunroof, driver's window, passenger window and back window so they all work together without serious noise or a sort of vacuum pressure that bothers my ears. Bad design”

Donna J., DE (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind and tire noise are too loud on the highway, sometimes it's hard to have a conversation without talking very loudly”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Road noise from tires and wind is far too excessive for an automobile in this price range. You cannot carry on a conversation or listen to the radio at speeds over 60mph. I refuse to take it on a long trip, I had rather drive my truck, which is much”

James A., FL (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“The car has always been too noisy”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“For a Flagship Car the road noise is very high..when on expressway you can not hear the radio for the road noise...annoying enough to get rid of the car...very disappointment in this car for this unnecessary annoyance”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“This vehicle is much louder than my previous 2 Accords (1987 and 1997). Wind and road noise is very apparent and told by dealer it is due to "thin glass". Very disappointed. Enough so that I will reconsider to change my loyalty to make/model”

Harry S., OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Wind and road noise is unacceptable. I complained to the dealership and got no satisfaction. I complained to Honda Corp and got no satisfaction. It is just the way they make them--cheap noise insulation. I drove an Acura to compare. No difference”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise occurs when windows are closed. At times sound driving through a wind tunnel. Actually thought I bad a cracked window seal. Was told by dealer repair is a common issue”

Pamela P., OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind & road noise are bothersome while driving at higher speeds”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 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

Ball joints

“Had to replace them”

Anonymous, OK (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“heard a noise from the passenger side front wheel while travelling on the expressway. Took it into the shop and they repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Needed to replace front ball joints”

Thomas M., IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“power steering rack went out. replaced under warranty and replacement part was defective and had to be replaced again”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to have the steering gear assembly”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“right strut leaking, replaced right front strut $166.40”

Richard W., TX (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Service personnel found strut problems on front and back left side struts. Replaced both under warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Broken strut cartridge”

David M., FL (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had the entire rack and pinon system replaced due to a leak of power steering fluid. Repair retailed for over $2000”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Premature problems in general with things. Not happened so early with previous Honda Accords”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“Left front went out”

Anonymous, OK (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear wheel bearings which required replacement of the hubs”

Jeff D., MA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad wheel bearing in left front wheel. Occurred at 38,121 miles on odometer. Repaired under warranty by a Honda dealer for no cost to me”

Clarence L., SC (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Began after tires were rotated at Honda Dealer. Noise from Driver Wheel. Returned,told wheel bearing had to be replaced-$387”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger side front wheel bearing went out”

Anonymous, IA (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front left wheel bearing started grumbling. It needed dealership equipment to press it out instead of being easy for a shadetree mechanic to fix. It went out at the same mileage as it did in my crappy Pontiac! So much for Honda reliability”

Randy B., ON (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Front wheel bearing failed”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Grinding noise. Had to replace both front bearings”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“High pitched squealing sound coming from exterior of car when driving. Car only had about 60,000 miles on it--or less. Mechanic diagnosed as wheel bearings ready to fail. Had to be replaced under warranty. The whole car is the worse car I've ever”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

“Leak of the power steering fluid into the rack and pinion”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

“Unusual undiagnosed vibration at certain speeds”

David M., FL (2010 Honda Accord LX 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

“Failure of piston rings. Honda knows this engineering issue, yet no recall is in effect, only a technical service bulletin exists. This is unacceptable, repairs are $4K-$8K. More should be done to address this issue”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Cylinder 1 failure for 3rd time. Now a TSB extending warranty”

Tim S., GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Cylinder gaskets need to be replaced as the car burns almost a quart of oil every 1,000 miles”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Temp gauge going up in down, took car to Honda dealership, repairman claimed car had ran hot and head gasket were blown, claimed car needed a head job at 72000 miles. Result $3000.00 bill, had to have 2 coil packs replace prior to this (note car backfired in both cases). After car was repaired could not get the heater to work, dealership had the car in to check this out could not fine the problem and ask for another $1500.00 to pull the heater core out and replace”

James M., MS (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Oil leakage into cylinders”

Anonymous, KS (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The number 4 cylinder went bad”

James K., NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The system that drops the 6 cyclinders to 5 when cruising stopped working”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“The exhaust cam developed many minor holes in #4 exhaust valve - noted by clicking noise. A repair shop (has a radio show to provide help to call-in folks) indicated this is a ongoing problem with the 4cyl Honda engine”

John M., VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Piston rings and spark plugs were replaced under warranty extension 13-078”

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“I change oil & filter frequently using top grade oil(Mobil 1). The car started burning oil at 30,000 mls. The oil becomes dirty and burned smelling almost immediately after an oil change. I have to keep track of oil level frequently. May be a recall”

Joe S., IL (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Spark plug in cylinder #3 cracked. engine misfired and oil got into the combustion chamber. Piston and ring had to be replaced”

Patrick G., IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“Honda 6 cylinder engines have a defect. The piston rings, usually on piston 3, start to rotate and release oil on to the spark plugs and start the engine running rough. One dealer attempted to solve this problem with new spark plugs, but that didn't work and the engine had to be replaced. Honda was sued over this problem, but didn't alert owners about it. Honda did provided a rebuilt engine, but the process took two weeks”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Recall that entailed replacing pistons and rings”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Cylinder recall. Honda waranteed”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Engine cylinders failed and I took it to the dealer and it was repaired at no cost to me, plus dealer provided a substitute Honda Accord until repaired. [in repair shop for 5 days]”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Oil consumption, one spark plug fouled, 3 piston rings and 4 spark plugs were replaced under Honda's extended warranty policy”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The engine was misfiring. The Honda garage put in a new short block. similar problem as with the 4 cyl”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Vehicle began burning excessive amounts of oil. Honda checked into my complaint, verified it, and rebuilt the bottom end of the engine. I was charged $500. They paid the balance”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda was good about fixing the engine”

Karen W., MN (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Misfiring, had to replace 3 I believe”

Anonymous, KS (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“the compressor, condensor and evaporator all had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Recurrent odor from the AC vents - dates to the first year that I have owned car and dealer not able to permanently resolve”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Picked up car from local repair station after oil change. When I go home, I noticed smoke coming out from under the hood. Returned car to repair station, problem diagnosed as a/c compressor bearing failure”

Stephen M., NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Compressor clutch failure”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“failed, needed a new one”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bought the car in April of 2012 and within a year the air was not working. Took it to a mechanic and they said the compressor was "rusted out"”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The fan control does not take into account the magnitude of the difference between the set point and the actual temperature”

Anonymous, SC (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“On vacation outside temp reached 100 the AC blew hot air. Service station said Freon wasn't low enough to cause problem & said with low mileage this shouldn't happen. Returned home, our Honda dealer wouldn't diagnose & said it was operator error”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord)

“computer failure. It took the Honda dealer a week to find the problem”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Fan was noisy. Got sick of it so reluctantly took to dealer. They swapped out the blower for free but they did some trickery and blamed it on something else in the climate control system that was covered under recall. Kinda sketchy but greed took over. Honda has had their pound of flesh out of me. Figured I was due”

Bernie C., NS (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This was covered by my extended warranty, not a Honda warranty. Fist it was working well, then got very noisy”

David H., NY (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

“the condensor had to be replaced total cost $2900 for all 3 parts”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Detected leak a year ago. Added refrigerant with dye to determine leak and noted condenser needed to be replaced”

Bernice R., FL (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AC failed due to leak in condenser”

Anonymous, SC (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Valve would freeze up after 5+ hours of continuous use”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Evaporator and expansion valve replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“No Air Refrigerant escaped due to O rings on some of plumbing dried out needed to be replaced and system needed to recharged with Freon”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to recharge refrigerant last two years and they can find no leak”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noted warm air from air conditioner but dealership service dept. could not determine source of the leak. Service added dye to refrigerant to determine source so repair can be done. It has only one year”

Bernice R., FL (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“lost air conditioning, had trouble getting leak fixed, took two days”

Jerold L., MI (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“Computer had to be reprogrammed. Error message appeared and car would not go over 2000RPM”

Anonymous, KY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The V-6 had a class action lawsuit because the computer would shut the engine down. It has happened to me twice and the engine shut down to one cylinder due to the computer”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“oil pressure sensor failed, engine ran very rough and would not accelerate”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“a sensor failed & multiple trouble lights turned on”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“When I was in a lower gear and the rpm went high the engine sputtered. This continued especially when trying to shift to a higher gear till I disconnected the battery and then the car work well”

Roger C., NY (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“VCM didn't work correctly. Had to reprogram the computer. When the problem occurred, I couldn't drive over 50 mph. EXCESSIVE noise from the car during the problem”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Part of class action lawsuit, updating computer showed fouled spark plugs. then this time, piston rings and other engine valves had to be changed due to oil consumption study”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Engine started running real rough. Software upgrade was needed to fix the ECO feature resulting in lower gas mileage. If it happens again, the engine may need to be replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

“They added something to the spark plugs,and said if that didnt fix the ruffness ,the pistents would need to be changed”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“One of the cylinders cut in and out improperly”

Frank S., PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Burns a tremendous amount of oil. Severe engine knock when the car is started. A Honda rep told me that it was "normal" to add 2quarts of oil between oil changes!”

William L., NY (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Required to add a quart of oil every 4-6 weeks”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“B/c of cylinder 1 failure”

Tim S., GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“the car is leaking/burning oil. it gets low on oil at the point that the user indicator is at 60%. low enough that we have to add a quart”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car burns through a quart of oil every 6000 miles. There is no sign of a leak. Dealer said they wanted me to bring car in every 1000 miles after a oil change to monitor. I talked to various mechanics and they recommended an oil additive which I just tried a short while ago. To early to make determination”

L F., OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“oil doesn't leak it seems to just burn (evaporate)”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The accord goes through a quart of oil every 2000 miles”

Roger C., NY (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil was leaking around the drain plug”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A car that is well taken care of and garage kept shouldn't leak and burn oil in 3 1//2 years. There may have been an unannounced recall on the oil burning problem. We've not been contacted but I have read a few items”

Joe S., IL (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

“Complete failure”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced”

Anonymous, KS (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the alternator at about 62000 miles”

Kennard B., TX (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“I suspect that there is some short in the automobile. I have not been able to track this down, but I have had to purchase two new batteries in the past two years. Even with the new battery, I have had to jump the car on several occasions”

T G., DE (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced. Routine Maintainance”

John F., CT (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Four year old battery failed on a below zero day. That seems normal”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

“Defective VTC actuator -- known Honda problem with 2008 - 2012 Accords and many other models & years. Honda refuses to fix and have not been able to diagnose and fix properly in over 10 years according to dealers and lots of reading on internet”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“One plug was fouled with oil causing the car to run very rough when idling. Took it to a Honda dealer and they replaced 4of the 6 spark plugs to fix the problem. Now after 40000 miles the car burns a quart of oil every 2500 miles and Honda considers this normal. Honda won't fix the problem but did extend the warranty on the engine to 8 years. I'm not happy. Never had a car that burned oil”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Due to computer issues 5 of the 6 cylinder were fouled and te spark plugs became in operative”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Engine had inconsistent power. Warning lights in dash were activated multiple times”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Spark plugs needed to be repaired/replaced. Engine still rides rough even after replacement”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Spark plugs in cylinders 2 and 3 have fouled out two times causing car to have bad miss and misfire”

Kennard B., TX (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“related to the class action lawsuit. update to computer revealed fouled and dirty plugs resulting from engine malfunction”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“2 spark plugs fouled out and I had to have them replaced at a Honda dealer”

John C., PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“check engine light came on me I took the car to Honda and they Said there was a campaign to fix the problem. The problem was fixed at no cost to me”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Starter

“Heard grinding noise on startup occasionally for cold start on cold morning. Was able to strar the car on second try each time. The it didn't happen again all day. Sounded like solonoid wasn't engaging. Online showed a Tech Bulletin about a similar”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter was not always catching causing a terrible grinding sound at startup. Dealership could not duplicate the issue until the third time I mentioned it. I had to drop the car off for an extended period so they could figure out what was wrong”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“starter had to be replaced, the original was defective”

Chuck M., OH (2010 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

“The ABS light keeps coming on”

Anonymous, WV (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Kept going on / off”

Rob J., WI (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Driving lights failed to come on when car was started. Currently, they are working”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“Light bulbs need replacement and very expensive to do so. Did not expect to need to replace this early in car's history”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the entire assembly for the interior map lights as the brackets failed for the lights. I consider this important because lights are a safety issue when entering and exiting the vehicle at night”

Maureen M., GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Three dashboard buttons no longer illuminate”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Electric sensors that lock/unlock the car when in park or drive broke and thus caused the interior lights and locks to randomly go on and off”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior lights are not working. The vehicle is now at a repair shop and out of warranty”

Donald S., DE (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Rear drivers-side door lock stopped working. Using the key unlock and the button in the door, the door will not lock or unlock. I must now use the manual lever on the inside of the door”

Bruce J., TX (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“door locks periodically do not open with the remote”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Rear driver side door sounds like grinding and sometimes would lock or would not. Then I paid the Honda dealer ~$300 to fix it. That lasted a week. Now, the rear lock has the same issue again. However, the driver door will not work and must manually”

Anonymous, AL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Their seems to be some short in the keyless entry system. Sometimes it works, then it stops. Two weeks later it works again -- maybe once or twice,then stops again”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“Tire monitor would go on frequently. Took car in for check. Was told we must have a slow leak in tire. Could never get it fixed”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Tire pressure guages are in constant need of attention. Needed to over inflate the tires to elliminate the internal signal light. Had the system repaired several times. Each time the repair only lasted a short time. Bad system”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Various lights come on a lot. I am always getting them checked out”

Anonymous, WV (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light goes on and off”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Some areas do not light up”

Anonymous, PA (2010 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Because the car is so low in the front, many, many times my front bumper scrapes the parking bumper stop. Eventually, my front bumper became loose and I had to take it in for repair. The one thing about the Honda Accord I hate - way too low in front”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rim is peeling around the windows and this seems problematic given the age of the car and the fact that it has been garaged for most of the time”

Maureen M., GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The exterior window moldings are cracking and separating from the car”

James R., VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“left front outer door belt molding ( window opening) melted and started to fall off”

Anonymous, HI (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I bought it and found the bumper skin slightly protruding, like it had been repaired”

Neil S., TX (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“visor drops down will Drivers seat plastic around base keeps coming off”

Anonymous, MT (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The "leathert" covering the hump between the front seats is not keather but is cheap vinyl which first streached then tore requiring a $250. replacement of the same poor quality material. I fixed with an outside vendor”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Chalking and fading”

Galen T., AL (2010 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint on my Accord is terrible. It is a well taken care of vehicle with regular car washes. The paint, however, has been cracking and looks awful”

James R., VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“I have more chips and dents all over the car than any I have ever driven”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint peeling around rear window”

David C., KS (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is peeling around back window”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The top coat (gel coat) has worn off! car paint looks faded even after polishing”

Edward C., NY (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“painting peels”

Robertico P., FL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“After the car was scratched the paint came off and the body underneath rusted very quickly”

Thomas Z., NY (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

CD player

“CD at times will not eject and/or stops playing”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I just quick working recently. Haven't taken it in to get fixed yet”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“With 150,000 miles, I am not surprised that there are some problems”

T G., DE (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“picked up wife's new flip phone. Unable and have not tried to change over to my new smart phone”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)
Radio

“Radio reception has never been good, but got worse. Honda dealer said everything was ok. Issue not resolved”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The radio cuts out if the channel was changed to quick or too often”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

“blue tooth was stuck in on position at all times,killing thr battery if not every day”

Anonymous, OR (2010 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“The microphone for voice commands will not pick up the driver's voice while driving, or even when the vehicle is stopped.It is most frustrating and we have ceased trying to use it”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

“glare from external light”

G E., MT (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“impossible to read in sunlight”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“incorrect directions”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“sometimes the GPS does not work”

Anonymous, BC (2010 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

“A bad intermediate drive shaft bearing”

Leslie C., GA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“at 71,359 replaced right front wheel bearing & intermediate transaxle shaft; cost $1,200”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“right front wheel bearing”

G E., MT (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Whine between 40 and 50 mph in the drive train when reducing power. Have been told it was cupped tires or they couldn't hear it I hear it everyday and so do others”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“stearing wheel vebrates and shakes. They couldn't repair it. Dealer said it was the tires. Replaced tires and still vibrates. Never buy a Honda again”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“Alternator failed”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Stering, key lock sometimes. In manual how to make it work, but says bring to shop. Two shops made fun of me and says I don't know how to park and I can't expect them to fix it if it isn't locked when they get the car. I should pay to tow.”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Honda Accord EX Unsure)
Traction control

“When stuck in a parking spot in snow I tried to turn the traction control off so I could rock out of the spot and give it a little acceleration. The button didn't work. Took it to dealer and they said it had to be recalibrated. Makes no sense. I didn't do anything to cause a problem. Worked after they addressed it”

Jeffrey B., NY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 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 devices (includes EGR)

“At 190,000 miles both catalytic converters needed to be replaced”

Daryn W., DE (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“This occurred the same time as the O2 sensor failures and they tried to blame the gas when I use name-brand gas and none of my friends who use the same gas had the issue. Twice in 5 years!”

Robert N., FL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace the catalytic converter”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Check engine light is on and computer indicates major emission leak. Various repair shops, including Honda, unable to find”

Henry L., NY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Check Engine light displays, indicating various issues ex. O2 sensor. Replaced sensor, cleared alarm, yet 6 weeks later Check Engine light displays again, indicating O2 sensor. Emptied gas tank, refilled with new gas, and added an additive. Reset the Check Engine alarm, and currently testing to see if alarm returns”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“This happened twice since purchased. I had to really complain in order to get the 1st time partially covered by warranty, and the 2nd time partially covered by recall. Crazy for this to happen to a new car twice”

Robert N., FL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“Check Engine light came on, no other problems noticed. Dealer replaced (1) injector under warranty”

Anonymous, HI (2010 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

“Over the last 12 months, both front door locks failed. The two rear locks failed in the previous 12 month period. 1 lock is an issue. 2 locks is a pattern. 4 locks indicates really bad quality problem”

Anonymous, KY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Latch on fuel door would not release. Had it in for repairs many times”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“My car has had 18 door lock actuators in it in the 5 years I have owned it. It is obviously a known problem by Honda who hasn't had a recall on the Accord like they did on the CRV in 2014 with the class action lawsuit”

Quinn S., MS (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had to replace the module that control the locks twice. Passenger door would not lock”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Doors or sliding doors

“I have had to have the door lock mechism replaced in 3 doors. My Honda service advisor advises me that this is related to to the faulty door lock actuator problems with my Accord”

Quinn S., MS (2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

“Sunroof frame was protruding through the roof causing the paint to crack. I took it back to the dealer I bought it from and they had it fixed at no cost to me”

Anonymous, OH (2010 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

Transmission sensor or solenoid

“came to a stop sign, when proceeding car would only go in low”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“3rd gear sensor. Dealer replaced at cost of $250.00”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch”

Anthony T., OH (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

“coming down hill in cruise control - car revs very high, will not shift back to normal”

Chip B., NY (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“Bought used from one dealer. I had to buy a new battery within two weeks, and at a second dealer have a leaking transmission repaired and have the engine and cabin filters replaced”

John D., CT (2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Catalytic converter clogged up and to replace”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“I believe the catalytic convertor became dysfunctional relatively prematurely(at 104000 as the VCM led to excess oil consumption ( Honda had to replace small block). Honda has accepted no responsibility for this”

Gene R., MA (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

“The (plastic) radiator cracked and developed a slow leak around 35,000 miles. After some passionate discussions with the dealer, my aftermarket extended warranty covered the repair with an OEM radiator”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“The trans was making a strange noise and was shifting harshly. It was rebuilt under warranty”

Michael S., IL (2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
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