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The well rounded Accord's strong points include a compliant ride, responsive handling, and a roomy cabin. The driving position and visibility are excellent. The 2011 freshening improved the refined four-cylinder engine's performance and fuel economy, but diminished cornering and braking performance. Road noise remains pronounced, and cabin features are sparse compared with many competitors.
Alerts
There are 8 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 (sec.) 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

The well rounded Accord's strong points include a compliant ride, responsive handling, and a roomy cabin. The driving position and visibility are excellent. The 2011 freshening improved the refined four-cylinder engine's performance and fuel economy, but diminished cornering and braking performance. Road noise remains pronounced, and cabin features are sparse compared with many competitors.

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 2011 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Water in trunk; dealer caulked body beneath trunk lid. Same area may have been repaired previously”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Outside the RT door, the vinyl had a crack in it. Had it replaced twice under the warranty. I will have it replaced again when I see the dealer. My 2001 Accord Honda had a thicker vinyl, and that never broke!”

Marvin S., NJ (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When we go through a car wash, the interior cabin air filter gets wet because of a leak”

Zach B., TX (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Both front and back passenger side window seals had to be replaced. The vehicle only had around 40,000 miles it”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“center armrest squeaks. small rattle in dash. hard plastics are easily scuffed on doors”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On a Cold start, between 40 to 60 MPH, the car Vibrates in the front end.The Vibration only last for about the 1st. 2 or 3 miles of driving but only between the speed of 40 to 60 MPH., at a slower speed there is NO Vibration. Honda states its a "FLAT”

Carlton G., MA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise coming from the trunk, road noise”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The door lock squeaks when it engages and there has been an underdash rattle that has never been fixed”

Chris B., CT (2011 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“rear deck self rattles constantly”

Roger S., FL (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a regular squeek in the forward interior trim above the windshield”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The trunk springs rattle. The dealer put foam inbetween and it helped”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clicking noise coming from trunk narea”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rattles in the dashboard come and go frequently. Most noisy road noise, especially driving on highways, so much that I hate the car for it and want a "cone of silence" in the interior”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear speakers rattled”

B K., FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On braking, there is a distinct and disconcerting rattle about 10 % of the time. We're pretty certain it doesn't affect performance, but it's very pronounced and hasn't been accurately diagnosed by our dealership's mechanic”

Patrick B., SC (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Ratting with moonroof”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The back seat had somehow become loose and rattled when the car went over a bump”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The wheel bearing on the front driver side was bad and causing the car to shake when braking and making a very loud noise”

Chad W., TX (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car makes a screeching noise when starting, runs fine”

Sarah B., WI (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Squeak around rear speaker since purchase”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“Poorly insulated, wind noise”

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind and road noise from tires”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Sun roof and doors have wind noise”

James K., CA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“This accord is more wind noise come from front left driver side , right of small speaker rear view outside mirror , more noise come from auto rerpair did not do right thing .They try to do some but still bad”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This is the loudest road car I've been in for a long time. Noise from air and from road service. I used this car to travel weekly, and it has been good for that purpose; however, little or no engineering went into making this car quiet on the road”

Randall P., TN (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Sun Roof Air deflector makes noise at highway speeds. Bumps and rattles above 65mph”

David H., SC (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car is very noisy now. Dealer has no solution . CR recommended quietest tires have not helped”

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“an ongoing problem at highway speeds, more wind/road noise than I feel there should be. Prolem has existed pretty much since we bought the car (2011)”

Robert S., NH (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Lots of noise”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

“I had to replace everything on the brakes on the back left side of the car. It was an expensive repair”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seized shortly after a brake job and said it wasn't their problem”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers are continually locking up and wearing the brakes down. Different tires. Causing me constant brake replacement and secondarily having to replace the tires constantly. It's awful”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers had to be replaced with normal brake wear”

Robert P., MA (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had my car for 5 years with about 60,000 miles, After routine oil change and tire rotation. Honda say my rear brake calipers are stuck. I don't know how that happen. They show me that my rear rotors were damage. So I had to replace everything: the calipers, brake pads, and the rotors costing me over $1000. I thought calipers suppose to last a life time”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The dealer's certification seemed to overlook wear on the disc brakes”

M M., NJ (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replace pads, turn rotors?”

Scott C., NS (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Brakes required servicing one week after purchase. Rear Brake pads had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes wear faster than front”

Vincent P., CA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At a regular inspection, the dealer found that one of the rear brake pads was prematurely worn. As far as I know, the reason was corrected and the pads replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Eats brake pads on top of the noise. The brakes have been bad since new, and though aftermarket brembo rotors and pads have helped it still makes noise. It goes through pads every 20k miles”

Jean W., MA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Within 6 months after buying new car, I had to replace rear brake pads. I had the same problem with my 2008 Honda Accord (which I traded in). I don't know how the rear brakes are worn out faster than the front. It makes no sense to me at all”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors warp quickly, 20000 miles”

Vincent P., CA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“when not driven for a couple hours, the rotors grind the first couple of times braking”

Douglas P., WI (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Corrosion and rust on rear rotors”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced rear pads and rotors at 78500 miles”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors wore unevenly causing pulsation and uneven braking”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Shortly after a brake service they warped”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Original Honda rotors are warped. They've already been turned twice. Dealership indicates Honda rotors are made from 3 different types of metals, so all three types of metals expand and contract differently, and warp very easily. Recommended solution was to have another front brake service, and replace rotors with non-Honda parts”

Michael M., LA (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“First couple applications when brakes are cold right front sounds like metal on metal (grinding). Also, in heavy use such as a long down hill the right front vibrates very badly and begins to fade after it heats up”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes squeak”

Roger S., FL (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The brakes on the car constantly and consistently since new have made noise. The dealer did nothing at all and claimed it was 'normal.' But magically when our mechanic replaced the pads and rotors with Brembo, nothing. Brakes on this car are terrible”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes on this car are horrid. It sounds like a train pulling into the station when the car hasn't had the brake dust washed off weekly. The car stops, it just sounds like it won't. And it doesn't exactly inspire confidence when you're questioning the brakes”

Jean W., MA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Breaks replaced still squeaked aftee”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I was in a jam and as a result used a Firestone Service Center for my brakes. They are open on Sundays. The brakes have squeaked since installation”

Robert P., MA (2011 Honda Accord SE 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

Bushings

“Bushings in control arms are cracked”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

“Replaced rack and pinion. New rack started leaking in less than yr Honda replaced it again”

Anonymous, NH (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering pump replacement, $239”

Anonymous, DE (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Afteracknolaging problem, replacing pump 3 times said they could not fix problem and would not do any more repairs to fix it”

Anonymous, NH (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

“Leaking strut - had to be replaced at 32000 miles”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Had to have the left rear strut replaced”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“car rear end hops around a lot. busy ride on nyc roads car rocks diagonally on hwy ruts, rubberyride”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear shock failure”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Broken rack”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Steering rack has been replaced 4 times. Makes unusual noises, and steering wheel is affected as well. Dealer has replaced 4 times (under extended warranty), and it continues to come back. Very last time dealer finally used Honda OEM parts. Problem came back, but took longer this time”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Had to have them replaced for the second time in 2 1/2 years”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“front wheel bearing replaced.... was making a bad grinding noise”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The car sounded as if it did not change gears (remained in the lower gear); the mechanic had to replace the bearings”

Zoran V., PR (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“a bearing was replaced under warranty and the problem is fixed”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Loud/worn wheel bearings. Passenger side replaced under warranty. Driver side showed same issue after warranty expired, needs to be replaced”

Rich G., GA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rt front wheel bearing started to make noise..repaired under warranty”

Richard R., OH (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“wheel bearing failure on right front of vehicle”

Bill A., SC (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The drivers side rear wheel bearing failed. It was making a grinding sound and was replaced by the dealer under warranty”

Scott Z., FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver side front wheel bearing started to make noise. Covered under the warranty, the dealer repared the faulty item within a few hours”

Anonymous, KY (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Front wheel bearing went bad”

Gary B., MO (2011 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Tires worn down and loud noise when driving”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wheel bearing went bad. I knew this could be a problem based on articles in Consumer Reports”

Anonymous, MO (2011 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“My drivers side front wheel bearing went out at around 40,000 miles. I thought this was way too soon for a wheel bearing to go out”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wheel bearing needed replacing”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 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

“some molding wont stay on, esp rubber around windows”

Hollis W., TX (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front right quarter wheel cover molding continually pops out”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“PAINT SYSTEM IS POOR”

Anonymous, LA (2011 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“Not a real big deal, but the weather stripping along the exterior of the windows is loose the edge near the center column between the front and rear doors”

Ryan M., CA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Front bumper dislodges easily if scraping against curb (like when parallel parking)”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Weather stripping has detached from body”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“For the past 12 months, I have seen the side weatherstripping for the passenger doors gradually off the body of my car. I have seen this on other Accords, too”

Andrew G., FL (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“The sun-visor cannot be returned to its original position, it hangs lower”

Zoran V., PR (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not exactly loose interior trim, but the leather on the passenger side arm rest on the door, bubbled and split. The leather on the driver's side arm rest on the door is beginning to do the same”

Anonymous, NV (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Bad paint job. Specks. Peeling No help from dealer or Honda”

Anonymous, CO (2011 Honda Accord SE 3.5-L V6)

“Paint cracks off in places around the doors”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Fading paint on two doors. Area is about 6x6 inches. Repaired by rubbing compound, but fading re-appeared after several weeks. Honda is not helping with this issue”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint chips very easily”

James K., CA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Exterior molding is cracking and fading. Exterior body is fading even though I have waxed occasionally”

Thomas T., FL (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“nicks turn into rust”

Hollis W., TX (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“After two years the wheel that rims are on rusted. Also trunk has a bunch of small rust spots”

Anonymous, MA (2011 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

“both plugs blew fuses while charging phones”

J A., FL (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

“Gauges froze (Speedometer and tachometer stayed at certain speed and rpm and did not move) and all warning lights stayed on. The dealer hard boot the computer to reset. If it occurs again, the assembly would need to be replaced. No problems since las”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“Map light was burned out. Was fixed one unsuccessful, but finally light changed. Two trips for repair”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“interior light works intermittently”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The driver-side interior light module would not come on when the doors were opened. It was possible to tweak the settings to make it work, but it stopped working after awhile. The module was replaced, which solved the problem”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Works sometimes”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“keyless entry not reliable and only worked within range of 6 feet. three visits to dealer before replacement - has worked fine since replacement”

Steve H., ON (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to have all 4 electronic door lock actuators replaced over time”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Keyless entry works intermittently and is not reliable as a result”

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“failed-no a/c fixed under warranty”

Scott C., NS (2011 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

“Makes a squeaking sound that gets louder the faster it runs”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The blower motor would not come on until the car had been running for several minutes. No problems with the temperature though”

Chad W., TX (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“thermostat stuck open. took 3 or 4 trips for dealer to find”

Mario G., OH (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“Faulty gasket”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had a (slow) refigerant leak since the car was purchased. Every year as the weather warmed up in the spring, the A/C would not work. Took the dealership 3 years (2014) to finally locate the leak”

Murray H., WI (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Unit stopped cooling due to low refrigerant pressure”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had A/C system flushed and refilled @ 130000. Works fine without any other repair”

John C., FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 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

“battery, a complete failure in 34 months”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Repeated battery failures undiagnosed by dealer until warranty period had lapsed. Engine would not start had to boost; all electrical components fully reset”

Steve H., ON (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dyed before 60.000 miles”

Anonymous, PR (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“Four of the six spark plugs failed causing my car to breakdown on the highway and needing to be towed. It was covered under warranty but still a pain and expense”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“2 ignition coil failures”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Starter

“Starter would sound like it would stay engaged on a cold start. Fixed under warranty”

Anonymous, NM (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 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

“It would not load a CD. Radio worked fine as it is a separate unit”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“In-dash nav display backlight will intermittently not turn on in the morning; will come on after a few minutes when I toggle the day/night brightness. Dealer unable to replicate”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“While playing music from iPhone via USB (aux) connection, in-dash stereo will suddenly report phone as unsupported device. When I unplug and reconnect phone it works fine again. Intermittent”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“Mode changes randomly”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

“The system rarely understands voice commands. I no longer try to use this feature. I took it to the dealer repeatedly and eventually was told it was a poorly designed system and nothing could be done to fix it”

Anonymous, GA (2011 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

“Replace driver power door lock actuator. A month later, the doors locks would lock and unlock as you drive. Also driver ajar light came on. Replace driver's door latch assembly and aligned.Problem solved. This was one strange problem that I never exp”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

“My car has a lovely chrome trim. The outside mirrors have discolored. They have a mottled look”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“It's very hard, to close and open the trunk, since a spring trunk opener cracked”

Marvin S., NJ (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“automatic window switch malfunctions, window goes down when you want it to close”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Switch button slow to response when I push down the window both side , front and back , left and right the same ., every time start run the car”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Front vibration, took several trips to dealer and tire shop to diagnose. Fixed under warranty”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“drive shaft bearing noise hum”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“RIGHT WHEEL BEARING NEEDED REPLACEMENT”

Jack H., OH (2011 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“Leaking seal around drive shaft”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“My car alarm started going off, and it ended up being a failure of the fuse box - the costs to replace the fuse box were fully covered by the extended warranty”

Anonymous, VA (2011 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

“First the ERG valve need to be replaced. A month later I had to take the car back in. The line feeding the egr valve needed to be drilled out. Im not sure that the ERG replacement was needed or that they couldnt have seen the clogged line then”

Chris B., CT (2011 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Honda defect”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It's been repaired/replaced 3 times”

Chris B., CT (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“One sensor failed and needed to be replaced”

Mariel F., TX (2011 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

“Car stopped running and had to be towed, due to a vacuum fitting clog. This had also happened in a prior year and had been misdiagnosed”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

“Rocker arm that was fixed under warranty”

Michael S., TX (2011 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine knocks and vibrates hard at startup”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Accessory belts or pulleys

“In the morning the Pulley was making a sound similarly when engine goes out. Only @ cool temperatures”

Anonymous, PR (2011 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

Slipping transmission

“squealing noise when starting car”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“transmission seal leaks where right axle inserts”

Paul P., NY (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When parked on a slight incline and with the parking brake on, the car makes a terrible sound when gear is changed from park to drive or reverse. The same thing happened with my last accord, and I ended up with a failed transmission. $4500. Honda dealer tech told me it was normal! I was at fault for now t pulling the brake on extremely high and perhaps letting my foot off of the brake pedal because that was how the Hondas were! If I do that, I do not get the serious clunking and lurching”

Anonymous, HI (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission delayed going into reverse or at times would not go in reverse at all. Did not shift smoothly through the gears. Honda replaced the transmission with a new one”

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“no problems”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“I had to replace the MAF sensor and now I need 2 cats ....not happy”

Anonymous, RI (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The car wouldn't pass SMOG because of "monitors not running / not ready" during the SMOG test process. Repair facilities suggested several different driving scenarios to resolve the problem. Ended up taking the car to the dealer where they were aware of the problem and were able to fix and perform successful SMOG test”

Bruce B., CA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Engine rings defective replaced engine under recall notice”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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