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

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 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

"Caliper guide pins (front passenger side) seized causing pads to wear unevenly and caused pulsating feeling when pressing on brake pedal"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The parking break used the calipers. The hand break could not operate because where they connect to the calipers was seized"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement, under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seized"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"replaced brakes after 64,000 miles for the first time, so they actually lasted a long time. Only problem with front caliper guide pins seizing"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"at about 67,000 miles the pads had to be replaced for two of the wheels"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes were completely worn out"

James L., CA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Parking brake suddenly does not engage... dealer said that they could repair but it is no longer under warranty. Car has less than 36,000 miles"

Peter C., NY (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake mechanism no longer releases on rear calipers. New calipers are required to fix the problem"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Rear brake pads had to be replaced at 28,800 miles"

Anonymous, SD (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace front pads at that less than 28000 miles. This also happened on our previus 2009 Accord"

Anonymous, VT (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Need a complete break overhaul after 60,000 miles to the tune of $700 for pads an rotors. I've NEVER had a car with breaks needing such major repairs at that mileage, and I've been driving for more than 20 years"

Jessica C., TX (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had an emergency experience on the road and hit the brakes as hard as I could. The car stopped surprisingly quickly but the next time I used the brakes there was a terrible chatter. I took it to the dealer and it needed new pads and turning of th"

Anonymous, NS (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"typical Honda Accord brake pad wear. I knew about this because I have had several Honda Accords. The pads only lasted appox. 40 thousand miles. I consider this abnormal"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Break wear at 39000 miles"

Larry A., NJ (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Break wear at 39000 miles"

Larry A., NJ (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"highway driving - too soon for breaks to wear out on both axles"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Unknown but mechanic indicated brakes were premature and felt it was due to prior owner driving in northern part of county"

Ronnie H., VA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unusual brake wear for mostly highway driving"

Lawrence K., PA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"rotors started shaking when breaking beginning at 15,000 miles. Was told they would have to be resurfaced and this was normal to the car and would continue to have to be done every 25,000 miles until they had to be replaced - never had a car do this"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors warped and needed to be resurfaced just after warranty ran out. There had been some pulsing of brakes. Have heard others with same complaint"

Derek W., PA (2012 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"at about 67,000 miles the pads had to be replaced and the rotors had to be "cut" . expensive repair"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors needed to be turned"

Valerie P., FL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 16146 the front rotors needed to be re-surfaced. I have had seven honda and have never had this happen to any of them. I was very surprised to have this happen"

George G., MI (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Hondas seem to have an issue with warped rotors causing brake rumble and pulsation. This Accord has had the issue for about 20,000 miles"

Joseph C., KS (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors had to be turned at about 40000 miles"

Anonymous, KY (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"see previous comments"

Anonymous, NS (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One or more rotors has developed and grinding sound while both driving the vehicle and when applying the brakes. It is apparent that they will need to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front rotors replaced due to wear. They had already been turned once and could not be turned again. Original rotors had warped causing a vibration when the brakes were applied hard"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace front brake rotors and pads to cure vibration in steering wheel when braking (June 2016). Rotors were out of spec for parallelism (did work myself). Did not turn rotors because the vibration always returns after about a year when it has been done in the past on other Accords"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I Have owned three Accords previously and had put 150K miles or more and never had a rotor issue. I have 99K miles on this 2012 and have had to have the rotors turned twice, about every 50K. My driving habits and situations have not changed. I really believe they are a poor quality rotor if there is such a thing"

Dan C., AR (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes made noises due to worn pads"

Valerie P., FL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a bracket or screw or some similar small loosened several times on the front breaks, rubbed a nearby structure. More than one service visit required to eventually get it fixed"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Accord Unsure 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

Ball joints

"The grease sank to the bottom of the joint after i drove the car in SC with the heat and came back to NJ. There is a dealer notice for this problem"

Ricahrd G., NJ (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"The power steering fluid was leaking and they had to replace the whole power steering assembly which took an entire day at the shop after ordering parts"

Sandra M., CO (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rack was leaking. Rack was replaced"

Charles S., UT (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A hose was leaking power steering fluid"

Marcia S., CA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"replaced by Honda"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Twice I've taken it to the Honda dealer for a whirring noise. The first time they replaces the power steering pump for $500. Eighteen months later the whirring noise returned. Now Honda wants $1,500 to repair the power steering rack"

Anonymous, DE (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was informed at my car's last oil change that the entire power steering had to be replaced at a cost of nearly $2000"

Pamela Y., IL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Vibration when turning. Power steering unit replaced. Vibration disappeared, but another problem occurred when they road tested the car. Replaced this power steering unit. No charge for either repair or rental car needed for over 1 week"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pump was making shrill sounds on start up, and causing a "roaring" sound as you drove the car"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I discussed this in my previous comment"

Anonymous, DE (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Shocks were replaced last year"

Donna F., MI (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear struts are leaking & need to be replaced"

Michael T., FL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering gear failed. I had purchased a lifetime warranty when I bought the car, so the repair was covered, but the parts alone came to $1400 and it took a full day at the dealer's shop to replace. I got a free loaner, however"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noises were heard hen turning in cold weather. The dealership replaced parts under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Seals failed on one side of power steering . Had to replace Rack. Work done at Honda Dealer with OEM parts. Very expensive $1200 with 10% discount. Car has 53 K on it. Enjoy driving car and V6 engine"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noise when turning steering wheel. Very expensive repair +$1,000"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Dealer says they checked it on a computer and there is no problem. The transmission does not shift smoothly"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car had horrible shaking when bought. Dealer said it was the tires and refused to do anything. It has since gone away. Because of this, I will never buy another Honda"

Paul P., NC (2012 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Related tot tire ply separation problem"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Left rear tire had ply separation"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A routine 4 wheel alignment was performed for around 100 dollars. This was nothing out of the ordinary for any car, I would consider it routine maintenance"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Noises were heard hen turning in cold weather. The dealership replaced parts under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"making a noise"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front wheel bearing failed and was replaced under the drive system warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Air leaks from windows are frustrating. Unable to seal windows properly!"

Linda R., GA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My truck leaked very badly after each rain"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"SEAL BETWEEN FRONT SHIELD AND ROOF CAME LOOSE AND WATER DURING RAIN LEAKED IN TO CABIN"

Leslie P., KY (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattle from back shelf. Had it fixed once, now occurring again"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle on the passenger side that the dealer could not locate its source"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ask me about other issues - front wheel bearings had to be replaced after 1.5 years. Starter (fly wheel) will be replaced next week. Factory tires started to cup at 15 K miles. Replaced w/Michelins. Squeaking is loud and worsening"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both driver and passenger side has had rattles near vents. I have taken car in3 times and only one of the squeaks has been fully taken care off. The other was is a bit more controlled, but still is there at various times"

C S., CO (2012 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Right side air duct loose rattle. Lots of road noise from tires, this car is not as well insulated as my 2005 ex-l"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The noise was a result of a cracked axle which had to be replaced. This was an out of pocket cost"

Anonymous, KY (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"metal to metal sound from front right of car when crossing uneven pavement getting progressively worse. the dealer has seen and charged me $80 but cannot find anything wrong, states nothing wrong in any of suspension system. Returning car soon to try"

Darla F., TX (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"not horrid"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There has been a annoying rattle coming from the top center of the dash since I bought the car new in 2012. The rattle was extremely annoying, but there was nothing that the dealer could do about it. They said it would require opening up the dash, which might lead to other rattles. The rattle was constant, finally got to a point at which it came and went (a few months on, a few months off) and has since disappeared (for now). Also, within the last year a rattle has developed involving the ri"

Andy S., NY (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Very noisy especially on the highway.loud enough I need to turn up volume of radio"

Linda R., GA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The car is noisy"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda wind noise in normal highway traffic is not acceptable too much wind noise"

Richard A., TX (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A lot of wind and road noise to the point you can't converse on phone and listening to the radio is unbearable. Maybe it's me getting older but friends have complained about it"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Interior is loud. Background noise from wind makes it difficult to hear cell phone clearly. This Accord is cheaply made! Poorly padded seats hurt my bottom. Open wires in trunk. No thermometer or blue tooth. Cheap radio. No light in glove box. et"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers side door has bad wind noise. Dealer can't fix"

Sean R., MN (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"window seals wear too fast"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The road noise is awful and you cannot carry on a conversation in the back seat. It must have little or no undercarriage insulation!!"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"A lot of wind noise"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Accord SE 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

Display screen freezes up

"The screen would get waving and was unable to see the screen"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Display system went blank.Car had to betaken to dealer-took almost 3 weeks to correct the problem.Apparantly there is only 1 company that deals with this problem(based in Cal.)because of the mileage recorder.Replaced and working so far"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"periodically, the phone freezes in mid call. As a result, I can not use any of the navigation system. I need to shut off the ignition, wait a minute and then restart the engine, which reboots the computer and everything works again. dealer has not"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio constantly changes stations when I put the car in reverse and back up"

Peter C., NY (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally, the radio will switch from one station to another without my having touched any button or switch. Again, dealer can not duplicate the problem and, therefore, can not fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"for a one week period, my infotainment center would not connect to any function( cd, radio, Xm)and the rear camera also did not operate.. somehow it self corrected and have had no further problem to date.. also,. while charging my samsung s6 phone, the communication of tire pressure to computer was interrupted"

R W., MD (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor indicator light for low tire pressure comes on even though air pressure is correct. Car repair mechanic said the sensor has gone bad"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"Does not eject all the time"

Nino I., OH (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Unable to see navigation screen if sun is on it. Other makes of autos do not have this problem"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cannot see rear camera display day due to sun glare on camera and on screen making it mostly useless. Also difficult to see when headlights (always) on during day"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"In spite of having updated the navigation system, it did not get me where I needed to go"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigation system failed requiring replacement of the unit"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Expensive DVD updates (I don't buy them since they costly and already out of date when issued)"

Anonymous, WA (2012 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

"Rubber seal at exterior base of driver's window soft, sticky, crenulated. The very small molding at the exterior base of the driver's side passenger door window is loose at its leading edge"

Keith S., NV (2012 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sealant around the windows and trunk lid have either come off or loose"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"SEAL BETWEEN ROOF AND FRONT WIND SHIELD BECAME DISLODGED AND WHEN IT RAINED WATER DRIPPED INTO CABIN"

Leslie P., KY (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"minor issues with the trim of one of the vents"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side sun visor quit retracting all the way with car less than a year old"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Again a piece of trim that wouldn't stay in place. Replaced and all is well"

Clark N., IL (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"again paint scratches instantly"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"refer to prior ?/answer"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"seam sealer is mildewing"

Timothy L., TN (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint finish is becoming cloudy & hazy. This car is too new to have these issues & it has been well maintained"

Michael T., FL (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"its a white car it has rust pimples in many areas .I never should have bought this car or white .Honda definetly has a flaw withproduction paint process orstoreage of these vehicles .this is the same problem with our 02 Honda also white.i purchased 0"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rust on edge of floor next to door"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Accord LX 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

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rock kicked through system while visiting inlaws on gravel farm roads"

Greg H., IN (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor failed and had to be replaced. AC did not function"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor motor failing with high electric draw that tripped fuses"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Started making a racket and appeared to be off balanced"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Made a weird sound, not too loud in cabin. Blower motor replaced. Not fixable"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"The service record said they replaced the AC relay and put in two cans of freon which means there was some type of freon leak that happened"

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was blowing lukewarm air. Dealership said they didn't see any leaks but it was low on refrigerant. Since the car was less than four years old at the time, I felt it was a little early to be low on refrigerant. They charged me for an A/C recharge"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At first use this year (May 2017), A/C not cooling. Dealer ID'd leak and fixed it. Covered by warranty. No charge"

Harry S., PA (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"The system is undersized for the vehicle"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

"2012 Accords have an engine vibration problem as they do not have active engine mounts. The dealer knows about it and there is a pending recall"

Sean R., MN (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Warranty covered minor gasket on timing chain housing"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve cover gasket oil leak (driver side of engine). Repaired under warranty. Same gasket now leaking on other side of engine (passenger side). Very small leak, but car should not leak oil at this age / mileage"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil seal replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Check engine light came on. Fuel deposits caused by stop & go driving"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine was generating noise. This was a common problem with Accord. Extended Honda Care took care of the cost. Est. Cost $1,100"

Nick H., CA (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine noise on cold start-up"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Accord LX 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

Clock

"Upper half of LCD clock numbers are fading out. Lower half are bright"

Jeff M., WI (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"INterior dome light bulb burns out every 1 - 1 1/2 months"

Jeff M., WI (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The climate control bulbs burned out in less than 5 years"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"When charging a phone the TPMS comes on randomly"

Jesse B., AZ (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
USB port

"When charging a phone the TPMS light comes on"

Jesse B., AZ (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"all warnings lights illuminated. Bad circuit board. had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"back driver's side door lock no longer works with automatic locks at all. Neither with remote or in-car use of the button. Must manually unlock it each time. Also door sensor shows permanently opened unless a thick piece of paper over it"

Jessica C., TX (2012 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Drivers side Opens slow. When closing, quite often releasing the switch causes the window to reverse and fully open"

David J., NY (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"door lock actuator replaced"

Timothy L., TN (2012 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 (not hybrid or electric)

"replaced battery often"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"Car would not start when turning the key"

Thomas S., NY (2012 Honda Accord)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"I noticed a an issue with the motor early. I purchased the car with 22K miles on it. I took it to the local dealer to service and the car was using oil. The dealership monitored it for about 4 or 5 oil changes and then it seemed to quit using oil. They mentioned to me that the 6 cylinder engine had a known problem and to just monitor it. I guess I was fortunate the it was just the 1 - 4 spark plugs and not a ring job. At least for now"

Dan C., AR (2012 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

Rough shifting

"The car vibrates at certain RPM subtle but annoying!"

Garrett S., MN (2012 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Loose bolts caused small transmission fluid drips in garage. Dealer required payment of $50 to add dye to oil so leak could be pinpointed, even though transmission is covered under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord LX-P 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

Differential

"Trans mission shifts are rough"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
CV joint

"The cv joint popped out when making a normal turn at about 10 mph. Took to the dealer and the botched the first repair. Had to take it back to get it repaired again. Not happy with the dealer. The car was just out of warranty and luckily we had a"

Anonymous, VA (2012 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Told it was a defect in some vehicles. Piston rings blew out and damaged internal parts. Replaced 4 of 6 pistons, gasketets, rings"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"When I accelerate the muffler makes a loud sound. This just started. I have not taken it to get repaired yet"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are F5F and Q5E.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V502000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9555
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 16 2019
An incorrectly installed air bag inflator may not properly deploy the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagon, and 2010-2012 ZDX and 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, 2012-2014 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2013 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The front passenger air bag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V378000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19086
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Sep 27 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014 Honda Insight and Acura TSX and TSX Wagon, 2014-2015 Honda Crosstour and Pilot vehicles nationwide, as well as certain 2014 Honda FCX Clarity and Fit EV vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, California, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Honda is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Acura TSX, TSX Wagon and ZDX, Honda Crosstour, Insight, Fit and Pilot vehicles, 2011-2012 Honda Accord and 2011 Honda Civic NGV, Civic, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Lastly, Honda is recalling certain 2010-2013 Acura TSX and ZDX, Honda Crosstour, Fit, Insight and Pilot, 2011-2013 TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Honda Accord and 2010-2011 Honda Civic NGV, Civic, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began November 6, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M2J and S2K.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V661000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1355406
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 09 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Acura TSX, ZDX, Honda Accord Crosstour, Fit, Insight and Pilot vehicles, 2011-13 Acura TSX Sportswagon, 2010-2012 Honda Accord,, 2010-2011 Honda Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles and 2013 Honda FCX Clarity and Fit EV vehicles ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, Honda is recalling certain 2010-2012 Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Accord Crosstour, Fit and Pilot, 2010-2011 Honda Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid and CR-V, and 2010 Acura ZDX and Honda Insight vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Unless included in Zones A or B above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid, CR-V, Fit, and Pilot vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are B0K and L0J.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V042000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 691726
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Aug 31 2017
In the event of a crash, an incorrectly installed passenger frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag improperly, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2008-2012 Accord, 2010-2012 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2012 Fit and Pilot, 2010-2012 Insight, and 2009-2012 Acura TSX vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators. One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began October 30, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V545000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3257
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 10 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Accord Crosstour and Honda Insight, 2009-2012 Honda Fit, 2009-2012 Pilot, 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity and 2006-2011 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Civic NGV vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Fit and Pilot, 2008-2009 Honda Accord, 2006-2009 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, and 2007-2009 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV and 2007-2008 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has mailed an interim notification, and will send a second notification when parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KE1 and KE2.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V030000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 977708
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Feb 01 2012
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG MAY FAIL TO DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ACCORD AND CROSSTOUR VEHICLES. THE DRIVER-SIDE OR PASSENGER-SIDE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG INFLATOR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER'S SIDE OR PASSENGER'S SIDE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG AS NEEDED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 24, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
ON FEBRUARY 9, 2012, HONDA ADDED THE 2012 HONDA CIVIC AND THE 2012 ACURA MDX TO THE POPULATION REPRESENTING AN ADDITIONAL 627 VEHICLES.ON MARCH 16, 2012 THEY REMOVED THESE VEHICLES LEAVING ONLY 347 MODEL YEAR 2012 ACCORDS AND CROSSTOURS.HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S19 AND S20.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V030000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 347
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