This version of the Honda Accord stands out as a comfortable, roomy, and efficient midsized sedan. It's also nice to drive and easy to live with. When matched with the smooth continuously variable transmission, the standard Accord's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine squeezes out an excellent 30 mpg overall and 40 on the highway. That's better than most smaller compact cars and even some subcompacts.

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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

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.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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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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 standard from 2003. Side air bags and head protection air bags standard from 2005. ESC standard from 2008. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.
Road Test

This version of the Honda Accord stands out as a comfortable, roomy, and efficient midsized sedan. It's also nice to drive and easy to live with.

When matched with the smooth continuously variable transmission, the standard Accord's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine squeezes out an excellent 30 mpg overall and 40 on the highway. That's better than most smaller compact cars and even some subcompacts. The 3.5-liter V6 is super smooth and powerful, snapping off a 6.3-second 0-to-60 mph time that's competitive with some sports cars. Its 26 mpg overall fuel economy was among the best in the V6 class. during its time.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
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Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (185 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Intermittently, the display screen shows no image from the camera, but still shows the guide lines. Had it to the dealer a couple of times, but there were unable to reproduce the problem."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Get black screen about 50% of the time"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"screen will not come on at all or the contrast is off by so much that you cannot make out any objects behind you."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"once or twice the back up camera didn't work properly"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Works intermittently"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent failure"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just ramdomly went blank for environment picture. Took in 3 times. Dealer couldn't duplicate first 2 times. Finally got it third try and replaced"

Larry G., TX (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The backup camera fails intermittently. I have had in the Honda dealer's shop twice with no change"

W S., NJ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear camera has a lousy image. Usually it is too dark Difficult to use indoor parking, sunset, dark days"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"gets stuck in backup camera mode"

Edward H., MD (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"back up camera showing green as brown"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On a few occasions the backup camera would not show the image clearly. The dealer did not fix it as I was not able to reproduce it. The problem does not exist anymore"

Ajay B., IL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On occasion, screen has gone blank. It hasn't occurred in more than a year"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Black screen"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Forward Collision Warning camera does not indicate correctly. When set for long distance will only indicate at 35 to 50 feet"

Frank M., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"At times, the Backup camera would show very low light images or just go blank. It would start working automatically after a few minutes or a few hours"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"While the CD is playing, it stops and goes to a random radio station if I hit a bump or have to brake hard suddenly."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player just stops playing. I have learned to deal with this. Park the car. Stop the engine. Restart the car; usually the CD player comes on again. If not, try to eject the CD from the CD player. then put it back after a few minutes. Usually it plays the CD again. I miss my multiple CD's in my 2003 Honda Accord EX with better speakers and sound system. I learned the hard way, not everything that is new is better. I have to live with this"

D V., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player stopped accepting CDs - I couldn't insert CDs fully"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD freezes in car and cannot be rejected or after rejected new one cannot be installed. Had in for "fix" several times but it is still happening. Car must be shut off for a few minutes and then Cd may work agin for one cd"

Howard K., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD wont accept disk and wont play disk then sometimes will work OK"

Edward H., MD (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player won't accept a disc. I haven't yet taken the car in to have it repaired (I generally use my iPod for listening)"

SUSn C., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player just stopped playing. This happened about 3 times this past 12 months. I told HONDA, they said to bring it when it is happening. After I shut the engine off, wait a few seconds, restart the engine, the CD player is all right again"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes freezes on CD's, whether self-burned or commercial"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Player sticks and won't play. Then it does. Dealer says they need to see the problem to fix it so I am stuck with the problem"

Sue D., MO (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"cd player didn't work. It was fixed with a software change"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the CD player have problem with one screen is said LOAD the other screen is said EJECT"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player comes on without my requesting operation at times. It seems to freeze up and I must manipulate screen to shut off. Recently, there were other electronic problems with driver side window found in down position and some other problems"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rejects CD after reading"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced under extended honda care warranty"

John B., AZ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It seems to stop working when the car sits outside in the hot sun."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"The touch screen stinks. Feels dangerous to use while driving"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display is useless on a sunny day"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)

"If it is a bright day, the screen has a bad glare. It would help if they would just at a glare free screen. The Acura I tested drove had the same problem"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"When bright light or sun light shines on screen difficult to see radio stations"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Suddenly None of the console electronics worked. The speedometer wasn't even working. Honda kept the vehicle for 10 days. They took apart seemingly everything and put it back together and it started to work again. When they drove it out to the lot it failed again. One of the mechanics even drove it home each night to figure it out. Finally when they put it back together it worked and has since. They guessed that it was a 'loose wire'."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Frequent problem with Sirius radio not displaying name of singer and title of song. Our selection of types of music changes against our wishes"

H S., SC (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Twice this year. Screen freezes up... no radio, no clock, no radio stations. However, I have learned how to deal with this. I park my car. Turn off the engine completely. Restart. The screen comes back. It is like rebooting a computer system. I can live with this"

D V., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The markers for the backup camera would come on and stay on"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At times the display freezes and may show the last thing played on the radio even though I have changed channels. I have turned the system off and turned it back on and some times this still does not work. Honda dealer says if they can't make it happen then they won't replace the system. Easy way to avoid replacing a bad system. Honda does NOT have good service customer service not quality material inside the vehicle"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Compared to my 2012 Honda Pilot, the system is VERY slow sometimes and doesn't show the rear camera sometimes for 5 or more seconds, or doesn't show the GPS for several seconds. I don't have this problem with the Pilot Touring. Dealer can't fix"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This happens at the same time as the radio audio getting the feedback/buzzing sound"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"internal hard drive sometimes will not spin up, causing display to also be unUSble until restart"

Tom D., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This happened 2-3 times since I bought the car in 2013. I shut the engine off. Wait a few seconds. Restart the engine. The problem is solved. Now I know how to handle it. When it first happened, I felt at a loss, then I thought of how to handle"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Twice the display froze up with a picture of the reference lines for the backup camera. Both cases the car was started up then backed up from a parking space. Shut the car down and restarted and screen cleared"

Charles W., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I can change channels on XM radio but the display screen will not change. I took it to the dealer and it seems to work OK now"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Twice in the past 8 months the display screen has frozen up. It also changed music but the screen did not change from the previous song. I did the same thing I would do to my computer. I turn the car off waited a minute and started it back up. I clea"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"using bluetooth link to iphone, system would freeze. Had dealer update with software modification and problem went awayh"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I finally get the system set-up, it sometimes goes blank and I have to start over again. I usually don 't use the system anymore"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The software has a problem controlling the CD and some times lockup the display screen. The CD does perform correctly but the software has difficulty leaving this mode and going to AM, FM, ETC"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen freezes up when the phone is picked up"

Patrick O., PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear back up camera would stay visible on screen while driving vehicle forward, and also blue screen would just appear while driving. Or screen would freeze up on EJECTING CD. even tho no CD was in player"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Back up camera has frozen up and will not turn off unless ignition is turned off"

Frank M., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the screen occasionally won't respond to any commands. volume won't respond to volume knob either. Drop's blue tooth pairing can't easily delete device to try repairing. Dealer never responded to repair/replace under warranty."

John L., IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The screen freezes up once in a while. The dealer says if they can't do something to make it freeze up that Honda won't replace it. So I'm stuck with the freezing. The screen will freeze on something that had been playing on the radio and stays there for several minutes. It won't give the correct information untils it get really."

Ricky C., TN (2013 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)

"It was fixed when I took it in for regular maintenance and recall fixes. It was annoying but not a big problem."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The video screen went out completely. I took it to the dealer and was told it would cost over $1800 to have this repaired. I went online and found a utube video, ordered a used part and fixed it myself $100 and 8 hours of my slow labor"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen is erratic and makes changes on it on. I can usually correct screen by restarting car but I usually just ignore it."

Anonymous, AR (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I start the car the display screen on occasion will be blank . then I hit the button for the display screen and it is Okay."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Information screen was distorted (lines). Unable to monitor or make changes to car settings or audio."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"At random times, defaults to No CD Inserted - even though we never use CDs - or something like that. We have learned to press the Source button and go from there."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen goes blank at times, but if I shut off the radio and turn it back on the display screen comes back on."

Ming T., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"halfway through a 5-hour highway drive, the entire display - both screens - went blank (as if I had turned off the car). After a few seconds, the displays started back up with the same screens that appear when you start the car. Mechanically, the car (engine, transmission, etc.) was fine. But the sudden loss of electronics raised fears that other components were about to fail in the middle of high speed highway traffic. The problem has yet to replicate"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had flat tire. Used spare for less than 10 miles. System would not reset"

Ken L., MD (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"While driving display goes blank and restarts randomly"

Kimberly T., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Goes blank at start up frequently. Have to restart, sometimes multiple times, to get screen display working again"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hit a hard bump in the road and the main display went out. Very odd but within warranty. Dealership tried twice and on the second try (replaced everything) the display was working again"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very Random, no explanation given by the dealer. Also battery failed within 18 months"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"switching from playing a cd back to the radio I have to shut it off and leave off for 5 to 10 minutes or I get no response from the Source button"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Top screen goes blank. Honda dealer said they ordered, but never called to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen goes blank and freezes this way . It has to "reboot " to work. I took to dealer and they said they would have to see it to fix it. It comes and goes so I am stuck with it until I trade the problem. CD also sticks and does not play"

Sue D., MO (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"screens are sometimes blank or show only the grid used for the backup camera. usually turning off & restarting the car clears the problem"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"screen blank at start up in extreme cold weather after shutting engine off and restart screen had display"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I hit a pothole hard. The Display screen went to random lines with sometimes black. Honda thought they fixed it but it would come and go. They think they have fixed it again. Got it back two days ago. Seems good. Here's hoping! Warranty did cover"

Cynthia B., OK (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It freezes and the backup camera goes blank. The radio stations freezes, all displayed same station"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen would go blank or show only grid lines for backup camera on a black screen"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera does not always work."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bump in the road caused the screen to go blank. Dealer replaced wiring harness"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Display randomly goes blank or freezes up. Usually clears it self after 24 hours or so."

Charles D., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Bluetooth module failed, would not link to any phone or other device."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord)

"Multiple issues. The pairing may or may not work on any particular day. To switch pairing between two phones is almost impossible. Even if I am in the car with the system paired to my phone, if the ignition is turned off and back on the system will pair with my wife's phone. The only way to get it to pair with my phone when she is in the car is to turn her bluetooth off."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"USB or Bluetooth connection not consistent . Display states failure and to contact manufacturer. Usually have restart vehicle to correct"

Javier C., KS (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On the factory radio, the music streaming apps rarely connected on the first try. I finally replaced the factory radio with an aftermarket unit improving my driving experience considerably."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car functions such as lighting and key fob are built in to car stereo. One can NOT replace stereo because of this. Will NOT buy a car like this again unless I can upgrade stereo..."

Joseph G., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The electronic has turned into a pile of junk on this car. The bluetooth drops calls constantly and is a nightmare to use. I am considering trading it off. It was dependable until about 6 months ago. I have talked to the dealer and they are absolutely no help"

Marshall E., IL (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Connection between I-Phone Pandora application and the car is unreliable. Connection is only made 50% of the time"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Poor design. Difficult to select songs to play. Alphabetical selection disabled while driving. Takes longer to select songs by scrolling sequentially through library"

Nelson H., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"connectivity to GPS in iphone 5C"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"As mentioned, iTunes will often start up randomly and pick various tracks (out of thoUSnds). Sometimes it continues where I was listening, BUT NOT ALL THE TIME. I have yet (after 1 year) to get this well understood"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"iPod not playing thru USB port"

Ester Y., NY (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"50% of the time the Entertainment system can't connect to Pandora on my iPhone 6. Pandora on phone works fine otherwise. I have good wireless coverage with AT&T. Other streaming through car not an issue"

Edward F., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Often will not recognize smart phone or iPod"

Kathleen E., PA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"iPod does not sinc well. In fact cannot use iPod slot. Have to use the USB. I get sound but can't manipulate things and it does not turn off when I shut off the car"

Michael G., MN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The USB port stopped working. It was fixed under warranty"

Eric L., NC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I first got my car the I-pod connection worked. About a year ago, it stopped working and I have to have two separate cords attached to the connection to get the player to work. Dealer can't figure out problem"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not recognize my iPod when plugged in & whenever I try & charge my smartphone it fails to charge in the cigarette lighter & barely charges in the USB port"

Alison P., NJ (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Phone keeps dropping off"

Robert C., IL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Activities associated with phone connection routinely freeze up, disconnect, or fail to connect in the first place."

W T., TN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Pandora interface in the car has difficulty pairing to the Pandora app on the iPhone 6. Related, it is very annoying to constantly have to accept Pandora on the phone before it plays in the car."

Edward F., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The problems are varied and somewhat intermittent Won't accept voice commands, stops working altogether. Been a problem since delivery. Often just use my iphone apps which I find less troublesome and more reliable. Gets somewhat "fixed" at dealer but returns in a short time."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My problem is not that it it doesn't work - it's that it costs $150 each time the navigation system has to be updated. My salesman was told that the updates were free by his management when, in fact, they are not free. They gave me a one-time $150 service department credit which was nice. I decided never to update it and just use the credit for other service. Probably (?) was an honest mistake on my saleperson's management's part but still left a bad taste in my mouth. I did not buy my next car at that dealership"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The route guidance frequently chooses the wrong route, sometimes even sending me in circles."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"• Wont respond to text messages• • Updates don't always work • System sometimes stops responding to commands"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It sometimes freezes up. It doesn't recognize many towns when using voice commands.e.g. you may ned to say Town of instead of just town."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"System freezes. You have to stop, turn the car off then restart the car. System will randomly send you to a different place then what you entered"

Joseph P., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"still have not mastered use of navigation system after 8 months"

Joseph R., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Difficult to change route, poor driving instructions, repeated attempts at different Honda dealers, and writing to honda about the gps since I bought the car. Appears instructions to real managers to ignore customer complaints complaints. My old tom Tom gps' works better. Safety package good for year. New. Ind spot warning, brake stopping car and rear back up sensors for price of system should have been included forsafetyshould be mandatory in all cars"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"NAV and infotainment system is loaded with software bugs. NAV is unUSble; must use Google maps as backup. There are too many severe problems to list. So sluggish it can take 10-20 seconds to respond to button press. An embarrassment to Honda"

Carl K., ON (2013 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS frequently inaccurate; has routed over dirt road; takes long time to recalculate when I don't follow its route; repeatedly tries to get me back to its route. I DON'T TRUST IT!"

M T., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This navigation system is the worst I have ever used and its voice recognition is useless. Horrible. I use my cell phone goggle instead. They need to subcontract out their system to something that works!"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"GPS ASSUMES THE NEW INFO YOU PUT IN IS IN YOUR HOME STATE. DOESN'T ASK YOU TO DENOTE STATE UNTIL LATER"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The in-dash navigation system is virtually worthless as the driver can only enter commands when the vehicle is at rest which is useless when the driver needs to locate a destination, original or alternate, in a time sensitive situation"

Brian M., KY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The maps are wrong, it does not provide the most efficient routing, the hard drive crashed several times, the NAV screen pops up when it should not, issue trying to upgrade the maps, the voice command is BAD!"

A S., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The system is very complicated to use. I have to get my manual out most of the time if I am going to use it. Also the screen is not visible in the bright sun. Very bad design."

Ricky C., TN (2013 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone pairing for Pandora and internet radio (such as iHeart Radio) is temperamental; it may take three tries at first to get it to function correctly. If cell signal is disrupted, such as going through a tunnel, it usually will not re-establish pairing once the signal comes back. It becomes necessary to completely stop the vehicle and turn the ignition off, then re-start and re-establish the pairing. This appears to be un-fixable."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blue tooth connection turns itself off from time to time without apparent reason. Is tedious to reset."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Can cause a wreck trying to get it work half the time which defeats the entire purpose of Bluetooth. Kevin always recognize voice commands unless they're pre-recorded or even though it is paired it dulls my cell phone itself and not through the Bluetooth"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"When I purchased a new phone in 2017 it was no longer compatible and they couldn't update the software. They could replace the device which cost over $600. Why they had no way to update the software tells me it was a design flaw."

Michael U., IL (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pandora link is not automatic , I try different things and can usually get it to work but the same fix does not work everytime"

Tom D., OH (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Whenever the cell phone spontaneously turns off Bluetooth and has to be reset, the car connection also has to be tediously reset."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Often the system will not download the phone contact list making the phone unusable. To remedy, the car needs to be turned off and on, sometimes more than once. Usually unsafe to do that while driving"

Conrad N., AB (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth did not function - dropped calls - text message function worked initially then ceased working - on phone calls - i could hear people talking but they couldn't hear me - it was the car system which was replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bought this car 'new', with 90 miles on it, from the dealer's lot. However, the dealer evidently demonstrated phone pairing to prospective customers and never removed names of phones paired. These names still exist to this date and I can't remove them. I'm also having trouble pairing my own phone to the car bluetooth"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The bluetooth constantly drops calls to the hand set and then back, making it unusable while driving since one cannot use the handset and drive in Illinois because it is state law"

Marshall E., IL (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dealer replaced bluetooth unit at no cost to me"

James W., WI (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes pairs with flip phone (LG) sometimes doesn't. When paired, frequently locks up the in dash Bluetooth; can reset only by shutting vehicle down!"

M T., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficult to do"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Does not always import phones data"

Michael F., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes it announces a call when there is none"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pairing with phone is intermittant. sometimes it does and others need to reboot system and phone"

Howard K., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Often the phone will NOT pair up. Even when it does, it will sometimes automatically start up iTunes and play random songs. I usually have to turn off the entire radio and wait until I can pull over and get another song, or other audio source selec"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keeps losing connection to I phone. Have to have dealer reset and reconnect phone"

Scott C., MT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just does not work and never has. My phone shows up on the list but disappears periodically but never rings through the car"

Linda L., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"not always working"

Anonymous, ID (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"had to purchase new phone,prior phone not compatible. 1 yr after purchase pairing ceased and required new pairing"

Harold M., MT (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"So hard to do I had to return to dealer to have them locate my model of Samsung phone...not in their database! Common phone model"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"slow to load"

Brian S., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone number list saved in system erases constantly"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It will occasionally just not pair and I have to reset the pairing process"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Will not download my phone book"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Often loses stored numbers"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"COULDN'T DELETE OLD CELL PHONE AND REPLACE IT WITH NEW iPHONE C5"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"phones paired would drop off (unpair) for no reason and with no predictibility. Honda dealer could not fix nor could 1-800 Honda tec support. The phones would pair the drop"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone loses contact list, so earthing must be put in again"

Steve M., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Incoming calls can't be answered and screen freezes"

Patrick O., PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When plugging / connecting phone and phone charger, the phone is off. But the connection turns on phone. Even tho phone is turned off. The USB connection turns on my cell phone. I do this three, times or more and each time the phone automatically tu"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Initial pairing of two devices was simple and straightforward. pairing after starting car occurred with no problems. after a few months repairing was not possible. Dealer blew me off. after repeated visits, I gave up. When I visit now for some recall I always approach a salesman with customers and warn them about poor warranty service at this dealership and hand them cards from a different dealer."

John L., IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It seems that every time I get into the car and want to use a paired phone (for calls or listening to podcasts), I must delete the device and then add it back."

Tom B., VA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Using the hands free option while on the phone is a very hit or miss option. Sometimes it connects, and sometimes it does not. Sometimes, even after it is connected, it will not allow calls to come in. The audio is very poor, particularly for the outside caller to understand me. I've paired my iphone in other cars and have no such problems."

Conrad N., AB (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"It seems that every time I want to use a paired phone (calling or listening to podcasts), I must delete the device and then add it back."

Tom B., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Has twice spontaneously lost car-phone Bluetooth connection for no apparent reason and had to be re-set by professionals."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No always connecting with bluetooth on apple 5se"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"none of the controls on the radio worked,i could only operate the radio using the steering wheel controls."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"volume knob stopped working"

John B., AZ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Reception drowned out by static at intersections with overhead traffic monitors, and poor quality reception in rural areas away from a=major city stations."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"radio did not allow me to change channels, froze"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"not intuitive--confusing"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio and screen controls stop working. Audio has a feedback/buzz to it. Sometimes switching it off and back on fixes it. Other times, the car has to be stopped, turned off and restarted for it to work"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I turn the engine on, the radio doesn't goback to the last station. Instead, it says "no CD present""

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio is erratic, Occasionally, when starting car, even if radio is shut off it will turn on. At times when driving with radio tuned to a FM Station, the function will change to " Disk Player". Dealer could not correct. I think it is a software pr"

R B., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio has cheap sound, like a table top radio. Honda dealer said if it works its okay. No commitment to improving or fixing. Honda regional only sent me bsck to the dealer. The sound quality is so poor I will not buy another Honda, since the deal"

Gabriel C., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it just needed a software update which they did very quickly"

Laura V., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sirius Radio channels sometimes freeze up and won't display channel names"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the entertainment system needed a software update shortly after i bought the car. the radio stopped working one day for no reason. the dealer was able to fix it quickly"

David J., NV (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Automatically turns on when car is started. The radio comes on on an FM station. The radio is always left in XM mode when turned off"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Firmware update needed for radio reception issue"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Radio would would not show stations without reSourcing to show stations"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Radio would not come on sometimes after starting the car. It was necessary to turn the radio off and on again"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After one week the radio stopped working. Took it to the dealer right away. They called and said it was fixed. It happened a couple more times. Dealer kept it for a week. Since then it has worked fine. Dealer was good"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"at times the radio will not switch. I can touch any button (screen) and it will remain on the same channel. Other times when you turn on the radio it sounds as if there is extreme electrical interference, all channels all the time. The only way to fi"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"Not good sound quality, scratchy, fuzzy, sounds better off"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio will switch to CD player by itself and give a message that no disc is in place. We don't use the CD player"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"volume knob became inoperative"

John B., AZ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficult to find radio channels"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the volume control knob is not working properly. If you wanted to turn up the volume either up or down the volume was turned up EXTREMELY loud. for example, if you wanted to turn up the volume level from a level eight to a slightly higher level eleven you would turn the knob slightly three clicks. But doing this will result in the volume to be turned up to a level 30 plus. very annoying. I have taken the car in to dealer twice. they have not been able to fix it."

Robert W., CA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"i know that it has ever updated."

Tom D., OH (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The GPS software needed updating. To install update, I was required to leave the engine running for several hours, while it read the two DVDs and updated!! Unbelievable."

Bruce W., CA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"Overall, terrible sound quality. Bussing fromrear speaker"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The sound system in my 1983 hyundai was better. The sound quality in this car is atrocious"

Thomas P., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front driver's side tweeter, in door, cuts in and out and rattles tremendously. I've pointed this out to the dealer at least four times and each time they refuse to look at it or replace the defective tweeter. Unacceptable"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"a couples of times the sound was distorted after car was turn on Restarted car sound ok"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"cannot hear subwoofer,despite discussing with dealer"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Subwoofer does not work properly regarding sound quality"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes can not listen to the sound (Distorde). When problem happened, I had to turn off the audio and engine. Restard the engine or sometimes leave the car overnight, the nest day the audio will be OK. This problem I had since the car was new. I c"

Nguyen N., ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Auto has a premium sound system including a separately controlled subwoofer which has never been operational. I took it to my local Honda dealer for servicing but the dealer was unable to correct the issue or to offer a satisfactory explanation"

Brian M., KY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Even with the windows up half the time doesn't recognize anything unless it is pre-recorded. Often brings up names that are not even close to what I said"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"Voice commands never worked well from the beginning, after a couple years don't work at all. Since it's not that important never attempted to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The voice commands are picked up intermittently and with enough errors that derail your intended action that I use them only when absolutely necessary. Otherwise, I just do without, which eliminates the value of having the features in the car"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Poorly designeed system. Doesnt recognize common commands responds very slowly-maddeningly so. Terrible "premium" sound system. New phone needed for recejving calls. Routing of GPS is often mysterious. Most maddening: every menu gets greyedout whenthe caris moving,so my wife cannot search or change options or address!"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When giving the phone a name to call it generally does not get it right or it gives you 3 choices. You can't just say "call John", you have to go thru this whole process of "call by name or number" and it still gives 3 choices"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"screen reverts to phone call in progress when there is none and will not budge until I pull over and use the word "transition." Voice control does not understand names and usually gives the wrong phone list when I ask by name"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficult to use"

Michael F., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The voice controls/voice recognition doesn't work very well: it often doesn't recognize the commands given even after carefully repeating them several times (even when stopped and there is no wind/driving noise or radio on), when using the navigatio"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Does not "hear" very well, even when I use clear voice"

Peter E., GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Voice control problems are difficult to use. System is not user friendly at all. I think if someone is good with computers they might enjoy the system"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Initially the system worked great. I would only need to use a persons first name when requesting to make a phone call. Suddenly, when I would say call "Cindy", it would respond back with a question, such as call "Al"? It wasn't even close"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cannot make a call using voice commands. Worked fine for the first 6-9 months then stopped. It does not recognize names properly and when it does, it then automatically hangs up. Eventually the entire computer system/chip and microphone were replaced. It worked a few times, then the same issues began again. I have a Samsung phone, nothing out of the ordinary. Only way I can make a call is to dial using my cellphone. The answer an incoming call button and hangup buttons work fine."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice dialing is way off. Say call Tom and it will dial Mary's phone number or show the wallpaper screen. It does not get any worse than this! It would be better off if it did nothing!"

A S., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"You have to talk slowly and enunciate; not use normal speech tone"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Voice recognition is very primitive. I just use the navigation on my phone now because it takes sooooo long to input address to car nav."

Christine K., OR (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice commands only work at times. Function is not consistently reliabe or effective."

W T., TN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn't understand voice commands - numbers must be repeated numerous times."

Ellen B., NJ (2013 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"the ABS light went on along with 3 others and there was a module that controlled all 4 areas. Honda doesn't allow it to be sold through retailers like NAPA. Honda didn't have any in stock and said their manufacturer was behind. There was such a demand they couldn't keep up. Was there a recall? we were told no. I was without a car for over a week."

Michael U., IL (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Caliper failed to operate properly causing premature wear to the rotor and pads"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers seized"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Guide pins in calipers corroded quickly even when properly lubricated, causing my brake calipers to fail to fully retract the brake pads. The pads wore unevenly, they scored the rotors and the caliper pistons rusted more than I felt safe. I ended up replacing the pads, rotors and calipers on the rear of the Accord, along with the guide pins. Now I pull the guide pins on the front and rear brakes every 6 months in order to lubricate them."

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"calipers froze up 2nd time"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"Rear brakes are notoriously problematic on Accords. The caliper pins and pads tend to stick (especially after winter) and then the pads wear out since one pad drags or they don't retract. I find that the rears need to be disassembled, cleaned and lubricated after winter. This is the one item that Honda needs to get straight. Same issue on my 2009. This winter the parking brake arm on the caliper stuck. The caliper and rear brake components had to be replaced. Expensive fix."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"parking brake was slow to engage, needed new calipers on both back wheels"

James K., NY (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left rear caliper froze up and was discovered by the dealer during routine maintenance and was covered by an extended warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rear calipars wore out"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper froze up."

Robert S., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace in California because of rust and wear"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side rear caliper was found to be broken (!) at a routine service. Very strange. But note: 2 months prior, the car was rear-ended, at low speed, while stoppped with mt foot on the brakes. Still trying to resolve this aspect"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement at 40,000 miles; a bit early"

J P., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Frozen rear caliper causing premature disc replacement"

Michael C., WI (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clips that hold the brake pads to the calipers on the left, front brake were loose and coming off and scraping the disc"

Michael L., CT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The front calipers did not fully retract after braking causing noise, overheating and premature wear of pads and rotors. Took it into a Honda dealer away from home during vacation where it was repaired under warranty. Service level was excellent"

Carl K., ON (2013 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I experienced a sound like a flat tire thumping, when I took car into dealership they seemed quite confident they knew what was wrong and would have it fixed in a couple of hours. And, they did call with it repaired. They said a couple of bolts on th"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced a noise, when braking & into a right turn. Honda had sent a bulletin to Dealers & it was fixed, no charge to me"

William D., IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Squeel car was subject to brake recall dealer repaired"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front caliper shims had to be replaced but was under warranty. Disruptive from a time perspective rather than cost"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pre-mature wear resulting in squeaking. Repaired at no cost by Honda. No problems since"

Jerry G., FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rusted and wore out"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers & rotors needed replacement. Rotors I understand due to high mileage but I've never needed calipers replaced on any car."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed excess heat from right rear wheel after a 10 mile trip on a cold day. Caliper was binding. DYI job for me. I decided to replace both rear calipers, brake pads and also the disc rotors while I was at it. (New England road salt corrosion). This was the first ever repair of any kind needed for this vehicle....not counting, wiper blades, oil, filters and a recent set of tires"

Philip B., MA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear caliper seized up, requiring caliper, disc and brake pad replacement"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 60000 miles both rear calipers were seized and required a replacement of both calipers, pads, resurfacing of rotors and brake fluid flush. 1700$ dollars for this fix. What was especially interesting was that the only reason I thought something was wrong was it took significant movement of the parking brake to set the brake. Upon inspection, they indicated that the left was totally seized and the right was not moving correctly. This vehicle had just recently been in for a oil change - with a comprehensive safety inspection- and no issues were found. Again, I am shocked that on a CPO vehicle, with 60000 miles, I am paying 1700 for a full brake replacement on the rear."

Gregory W., MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The right rear caliper seized up and wore that brake down to metal on metal. The other back brake was fine."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rear brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"normal brake wear"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda vehicles are prone to experiencing brake pad wear as a result of the brake pads binding in the caliper slots due to corrosion build up. This results in the brake pad not retracting from the rotor when the brakes are released and, as a result, the pad wears prematurely and may result in scoring the rotor if the pads are not replaced before the pad wears down to the steel backing plate. I replaced the brake pads myself and paid particular attention to making sure the new pads moved freely in the caliper slots by grinding the ears of the pads to open up the clearance and using Honda's recommended anti-seize lubricant on the pad ears which slide in the caliper slots."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Just normal break wear based on common driving"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front rotors seem to warp before pads are gone. No reason not to replace pads when rotors are turned or replaced."

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"just normal brake wear"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"we could tell it was the brakes Took it to car repair..they fixed it"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"Went to get new tires and was informed and shown that the brakes needed to be replaced."

Steve R., NY (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replace brake pads x4 and replace right rear caliper"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to repair with about 30000 miles on the car. Thought that was pretty fast for brake replacement"

David M., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to change rotors, already out of specs(thinner)"

Alexander M., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer said tests showed I needed brake repair."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed repair during routine service"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced rear pads & rotors."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I took the Accord to the Honda dealer because there was a squeaking or scratching sound when driving the car. Honda looked at it and said they could not find the cause. They said they would have to have the vehicle left with them three or four days so they could drive it around to diagnose the problem. I took the Accord to a trusted mechanic other than Honda and left it with them. 1.5 hours later they called me and told me it was the front brake pads that needed replacing. They put new pads on and turned the rotors and everything was fine. Why couldn't Honda dealer figure that out?"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"right rear brake sticks on and when applied grinds"

Roy S., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had the brakes checked at the previous service appointment. Service manager said they were fine and would recheck at next routine service. Brakes started loud grinding noise. The rotors were damaged since pads were worn too deep..."

David S., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Original brakes lasted 5 years, 75000 km, so very good brakes."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Turn front rotors"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Replaced rear brake calipers due to parking brake freezing. Replaced approximately 2 years ago."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It was soft, and adjusted the calipers so tight that the rear brakes wore out prematurely at 43000 mi."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I just feel that they should have lasted longer"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Parking brake locked up. Repair shop indicated entire left and right calipers needed to be replaced. Charge $903.79"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The cable loosened and needed replaced. Minor issue."

Neil C., PA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"back brakes would lock up occasionally when sitting over night they would release in a few minutes of driving. dealer could find no problem, but said brakes were worn out. also said I only thought brakes were sticking. took car to local shop, they found emergency brake was freezing on. replaced it and rear brakes"

Charles G., NB (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both rear parking brake levers were frozen. The problem can be fixed only by replacing both rear calipers, which I did, at a cost of $425"

Jeffrey G., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Parking brake arm on the caliper stuck (from not enough use) causing break wear."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rear brakes subject to corrosion"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Caliper seized"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brake pads wore completely out long before the front pads required replacement. Since replacement rear pads are now okay"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Related to pads sticking, as outlined in caliper issue."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes and rotors seem to wear quickly."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes need to be replaced more often than they should."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors and pads were completely shot after only 55k miles"

Richard L., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace my brakes after only one year after having them fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Less than 5,000 miles on all new breaks installed by the dealer"

Paul M., PA (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Pads wore out around 30000 miles, due to heavy footed driver"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brakes needed service at only about 35000 miles, which I consider to be premature"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"front brakes started squealing and scraping while going down mountain road. Took it to garage and front brakes had to be replaced after only 21,500 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace both rear pads and rotors after 57000 km"

Jim M., ON (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"needed rear brake job with only 26000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"May not actually be premature, break pads need to be replaced but just realized I've had this car for 4 years so it's probably time"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Every Accord I've had in the last 20 years has always had bad rotors. Have to be replaced within 18 months with less than 15K miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed brake before 12000"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"within just a few thoUSnd miles, the brakes started to wobble and the rotor was warped. Honda fixed it, but we don't know if they fixed the underlying problem"

Rick S., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The breaks were grinding at 20000 miles. One dealer want me to change miles and calipers. Another dealer did not see a problem. After the 3 rd visit with the same complaint they machines the breaks on Honda warrantee and it has be fine since then"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes squeak from beginning. Front brake job after 10000 miles that Honda did not cover. Still squeaks"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear rotors and pads worn out in 36000km"

Kevin W., NL (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 45000 miles the pads & rotors were Junk. Not a normal stat. for previous Honda's I've owned.I've had 7."

Richard L., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the rear brake pads froze in the caliper frame, causing them to not fully release from the rotor, causing squeaking, and excessive pad wear."

Dan S., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"due to parking brake sticking on periodically. we think it was freezing on but released within a half mile or so. time mechanic got car there was no problem .also, calipers may have been sticking. slides had to be lubricated once a year. last week rear brakes stuck again. mechanic said calipers stuck on. not resolved yet.3rd set of pads on rear, front still original. wonder if it is affecting mileage. incidentally, parking brake was repaired."

Charles G., NB (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A rear brake froze after less than a year and 6000 miles. Rear brake pads & rotors needed to be replaced."

J P., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Had the dealer turn rotors on two different times and vibration still came back. Had rotors and pads replaced with aftermarket parts by private service person and all is good."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed Brakes and alignment"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"disk seem to create high and low spots. covered under extended warranty."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Have had four Accords. Developing warped rotors seems to be a common occurrence after 6-7 years. Can hardly complain with overall terrific reliability. My routine is to buy a 3 year old Accord and sell after four years and buy another three year old. Seems to offer the best balance of depreciation and reliability."

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration on steering wheel"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda brand rotors are junk. Had a new set installed and within 2 years and 10,000 miles pulsing is back."

Steve B., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One front disc warped. Machined during pad replacement and is fine now."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Serviced by OEM Dealer twice since purchase. Rotors were turned, vibration returned shortly after warranty period ended. Third time had front rotors and pads replaced by independent mechanic with aftermarket parts. Still working BETTER than OEM parts."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Normal brake wear"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors were replaced due to wear and rust"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"needed replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the rotor froze--had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear brake assembly was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors replace in California because of rust an wear. In NY they would probably just turned them"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Actually it was a bad wheel bearing but I didn't know where that fit"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out at 40,000 miles; seems a bit early"

J P., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda service tech says the rotors get hot & probably warped when using the parking brake. Never heard that before"

Cindy S., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped rotors caused severe pulsation when brakes applied. Mechanic stated it was worst warpage he had seen"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to put in new rear rotors first (2 years ago), due to a frozen caliper (rust - perhaps brought on by New England snow/salt). This year I had to put in new front rotors, even though the pads had not worn through, which struck me as odd"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors warped and I had to have them resurfaced. Aprox-23,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were warped and had to be resurfaced"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front and read rotors were warped...both replaced (for free) along w/ brake pads"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Inferior quality rotors used, causing creaking at low speeds when coming to a stop"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors had to serviced twice during first 60000 km. First time machined, second time replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"honda change both front the rotor under warrranty. something was uneven and count't fix machaning"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to have the rotors replaced at 60,000. New rotors had problems after 20,000 miles"

Renee L., PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"waiting to have repaired"

Roy S., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wheel rotors wore out ."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"started to develop warping (that just the term commonly used although it is not accurate) at just 20,000 miles. Finally had the rotors machined at 24,000."

Steve H., WI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle shuddered on braking from speed. Diagnosis was warped front rotors. Front rotor replacement completely effective in eliminating shudder."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"I replaced brakes and rotors in 2018 and again in 2019. Not sure why. 2018 repair error?"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had a problem with squeaking brakes pretty much constantly. Never resolved."

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning not working"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Began squeaking when I applied brakes normally. I had them replaced after a few days."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"NOISE WHEN TURNING ,REPAIRED BY DEALER UNDER WARRANTY"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Covered by warranty and service notice"

Leroy W., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to take my care in multiple times for both from wheels where the brake shims weren't installed correctly from the manufacturer. There's a tech bulletin on this issue that was released prior to the model year even hitting the showroom floors"

Brian J., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes rub and squeak on front left wheel when turning to the right"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"NOISE AS WHEN PADS ARE WEARING OUT"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When turning left, loud metallic noise"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"drivers front wheel squealed when steering wheel was turned left"

Donald F., FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Common to my particular car. The repair was covered under warranty"

John K., MD (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking noise from Front left tire, caused by issue with brake pad mount"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"There was a constant noise from the front side like a metal scratching metal and after two tries the dealer was able to fix it. Which is not expected on a brand new Honda Car"

Murali R., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I think this one is a stumper for my dealership -- they could never identify the cause or the possible consequences. It was described to me as the usual Honda squeal that -- apparently -- is common for my make and model. I was told several things it couldn't be -- including brakes -- but yet after I had my brakes serviced, the squeal seems to have gone away."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Happens every time after rain for a few minutes."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Back seat floor area would fill with water. After several trips to the dealer it turned out to be the AC would freeze up, then drain into the floor area when the ice would melt.No problems after the problem was found."

Anonymous, (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was the same problem. I only had the problem once. It was a leaking trunk seal."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water dripping behind glove box onto floor"

Don M., GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Some air leaks around the rear doors that are annoying"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"dealer replaced and nay a new problem. great service department"

James S., SC (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"right front door"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"can not find where problem comes from"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"I had to replace my trunk seal because it was leaking. It was found to have a cut in the seal. I don't know if I was responsible for the cut or not."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"THe seal of the front glass had a gap wind and dust can be in at the conrol panel"

Edmundo M., TX (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leak in trunk from tailight seals"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The drain tube from the front wind screen became stopped up and allowed water to come in under the dash board. The dealer then blew it out with air pressure to stop the leaks"

Hugh R., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"weathering stripping relaxed"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"When I took the car to have the oil changed I was told to take it back to the dealer because a gasket leak was detected. I took it back, they fixed it and I was on my way"

Gail O., MD (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The weather stripping on the doors seems inadequate"

John F., MO (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers window rubbing"

Lance F., MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"right front door leaks,making the car think the door is open. can't lock the doors until it dries. dealer no help"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"The noise seems to be in the dash as I can push on an area and it will stop until I stop pushing. It started about a year ago and is intermittent with it being an issue now most of the time. I will eventually take it to a body shop to see if they can locate the loose part causing the issue."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"there is a rattle on left side rear and I'm having the struts looked at."

Renee K., FL (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rattle seems to come from the front passenger area!"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks and rattles developed in the last 18 months, unable to correct"

Javier C., KS (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had a frequent squeak almost from the very beginning of my ownership (purchased new). They don't seem to be able to fix it for more than a day of two."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There is an eretating rattle in the right side of the console. Apparently its common on these cars, There is a fix on youtube that explains how to repair it,, However I just stuck a straw between the console and carpet.. Seems to work most of the time in colder weather, but not so much in hotter weather."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"While driving I here rattles coming from the interior of the car"

Don M., GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The dashboard rattles, sometimes stops when you bang it. This is very annoying."

Joyce C., MD (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a persistant rattle in the dashboard area from day one. It was taken to the dealer three times. The first time, they found a loose nut and bolt and removed it. The second time they found nothing; and by the third time I was told that the cure (taking apart the dash) would be worse than the original problem. It continues to this day, and is an annoyance akin to nails on a chalkboard."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The break pad retaining clip came loose on the drivers side front wheel causing squeeks and squeals until repair. This is related to TSB12-081"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There are constant rattles in the instrument panel"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

"rattles around center console and front dash"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"About a year or so ago, the car started to rattle,, thought it was in the air conditioner duct but could not locate it. Looked it up on You Tube and believe it or not, found out that other people have had same problem. It was inside the panel connected to the shifter console. You Tube showed a fairly easy fix.. It was very annoying"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sunroof and back area of the car rattles while driving"

Kimberly T., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I am annoyed by the rattles. It is not a quiet car"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My car only has 24,000 miles on it and I feel like I am driving a old beater instead. Shock need adjustment tires loose air. Air conditioner is not blowing cool air as before"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Right front disc brake squeals when making left hand turns. Pulled wheel and disassembled brakes. Retainer clip holding pad may have been loose. Lubricated everything and reassembled. Squeal stopped. Brake pad remaining life about 50% for all four wheels"

Stephen H., PA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front brake squeaks when making left turns. Removed assembly and lubricated, reassembled. Squeal stopped. Brake life about 50% on all pads"

Stephen H., PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car rattles even when going over minor potholes. Major potholes or uneven road caused most rattling through out the car"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Constant rattle in of the back window when the car is running"

Marcella P., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rattles from rear fold down seat"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The outside right hand mirror rattles even after a supposed fix. The door started beeping when the car is off just two weeks ago for no reason and nothing I do can stop it. I am going to go to the dealer for this one"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearings were making noise, dealer replaced under warranty which resolved problem"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A persistant squeak in the wheels. The dealer was unable to locate the problem and it now comes and goes"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"there IS A RATTLE OR VIBRATION NOISE IN THAT DASHBOARD THAT THE DEALER HAS BEEN UNABLE TO ISOLATE OT FIX"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The center console squeaks and rattles when the car moves"

Johns D., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rattle speaker in passanger door"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It's just a noisy car and we hate it. So disappointed"

C L., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"unknown whine from engine area"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"constant squeak in the drivers seat that has been worked on by the Honda dealer and is still not fixed. I will have work on it again at my next service"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the driver's seat is squeaking"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger's seat frame replaced cured issue"

Kenneth R., MB (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had it check twice, dealer couldn't find the problem. It just disappeared on its own, for now"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front passenger side has squeak that needs to be addressed. Maybe the side window or windshield on that side, or in the door"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has more creaks and rattles than any car I have ever owned. Steering wheel had to be replaced due to missing insulation. Other noises everywhere! I hate this car"

Charles G., CT (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A rattle in the dash or console started 2 weeks after purchase . I have taken it into the dealer 4 times and each time its repaired it gets quieter , but has always returned . If it occurs again I will request a replacement console and have to leave"

Kevin H., MO (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The read shocks squeak. It was reported to the dealer and addressed. Six months later it is doing it again"

Elvin S., MS (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle in trunk area that honda could not duplicate, but I found wire harness that was not secured on speaker panel in the trunk. I put foam rubber to stop noise on the wire harness"

Anthony A., NY (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Returned the car to the dealer 3 times to eliminate squeaks and rattles in the dashboard area. One time the problem was caused by a broken mounting bracket for the bluetooth devise"

David P., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After the first 6 months the interior of the car has been very noisy - the front panel does not appear to have been well manufactured/designed based on the numerous noises from multiple areas"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At idle, the four-cylinder engine produces a slight vibration that causes a slight rattle that seems to come from the steering wheel. It's no big thing, but it is a little irritating on a car is otherwise extremely well made"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Over time attach fittings loosening up"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car rattles whenever hits the potholes"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"squeaks come from some where in the back of the car near speakers have not let pin pointed it yet"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle in front passenger door and some minor dashboard rattles in cold weather. Not yet fixed"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"About 3 months after purchasing the car, it made a loud roaring sound around 45-55 mph. Each time we brought it in to Honda the techs would say it was the torque converter and would fix it but the sound came back. Honda corporate said it was an "id"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Annoying rattle in dash"

Stephen P., RI (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The panel that separates the rear seat and rear window rattles. A repair was attempted but was not successful. It annoys mw so much that I may never purchase another Honda"

A O., ON (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"noise comes and goes , not find the problem"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It vibrates or shdders when first started up.. Was told to use higher grade gas"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The console box hits the driver seat and makes a very loud squeek that is terribly annoying."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Between the front seats is a glove or utility box. The cover rubs against the driver's seat. Often drive with it open to stop sound. In certain seat positions it does not squeak. Complained to Honda in second year but I was told it was out of warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"thumping sound from the rear end when going over small bumps on the road"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drove me crazy,,It was a rattle.. Thought it was in the air condition ducts.. BUT looked it up on youtube... seems all Honda's of this year have the same problem. It was right hand side of the console below gear shifter.. an easy fix,, I just stuck a peace of plastic and solved the problem temporary.....By the way youtube had several articles on this problem.."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"One appeal feature of the 2013 model was ANC (Auto Noise cancellation) but the wind noise on the driver window is unacceptable."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The outside black thick frame around the driver's window came off at around 7 months of owning the car, the dealership fix it, it was very windy"

Rafael E., FL (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise and road noise present during driving highway"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am not happy with the amount of road noise I experience with this car"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers door seal and black molding between front and rear window defect"

James S., SC (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise at speeds higher than 40 mph"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have owned seven Honda Accords and this car is, by far, the noisiest during normal driving. Not just wind noise, but also traffic and other outside sounds are very prevalent"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It seems for how well hondas are put together, they could do a better job at making the car quiet on the highway"

John F., MO (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy noisy car. Hard to have conversation & promised noise-canceling system - the only reason we bought it - is non-existent. Unhappy with purchase"

C L., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I can hear noise coming from the passenger window while driving on the highway"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda always has trouble with a quiet cabin, free from outside noise"

Keith B., LA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is very noisy and rides very rough. I wish consumer reports had warned me about this before the purchase. It made no mention"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"B pillar wind noise - poor design"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There was noise in the area around the driver's window. The dealer only fixed it after I pointed out that it was a known problem with this model. It took 4 visits! There is also loud buzzing around the collision light that can't be traced"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"road noise has gotten load making long trips uncomfortable; dealer indicates all is well. looking to sell car soon"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Battery was not being charged enough when tested"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is my 3rd Honda. The alternator should last way more than 70,000 miles!"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery fails every two years, regardless of battery brand or warranty length. Honda says the vehicle is performing as designed. I have purchased a portable lithium-ion jump-start battery that I keep in the vehicle at all times."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have replaced battery twice"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"while we were having starter trouble our battery went dead"

Bruce M., MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace battery after only $40,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"died"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dead battery 4 times with minimal use of electric devises while engine off"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery died before 24 months"

John S., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery went dead after car sat idle for a few days"

Wm V., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The battery that was installed in the 2013 Accord was not adequate. It did not have much reserve time. My ignition was left on for no more than 20 minutes with nothing powered on (while my windows were being tinted) and the battery was dead. CCA were fine, reserve time was not."

Anonymous, SD (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Repeated battery failure. Recall was issued"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Under size battery."

Charles S., IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"The warning lights were coming on and could not be reset. Brought the Honda into service the same day and the car was fixed by replacing the coil."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"There is a well-known issue with a TSB (A16-002) and multiple starter part revisions on this V6 Accord with push button ignition. The starter will fail to fully engage the torque converter, and fail to start the engine, on occasion. Requires Starter replacement"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"From the first 5000 miles on this car occassionally will not start. All of the lights/gages flash on and off and car will not start. Both the dealer and Honda corporation were rude and refused to help me. They said I should pay to have it towed to them and pay for diagnostics. Then, if they find whats wrong and if it is covered by the warantee they would repair it under warantee, but that electronic issues are hard to identify when intermittent. Basic attitude was you bought it your stuck w"

Christine K., OR (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The starter failed at 42000 and Honda fixed it at no cost to me"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When running at highway speeds in 6th gear the car occasionally stumbles momentarily. Hard to duplicate and it sets no codes. My opinion is that it acts like a faulty ECU"

Steve D., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Keyless it would only click click and not start. Dealer said it was probably the battery. Replaced, still would not start. Must be starter thought they wanted 600-800 $ to repair. Went else where."

Charles S., IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ignition switch had to be replaced about a month out of warranty. It was some sort of electric issue with the starting solenoid. From researching online this appears to be a fairly common problem. I complained to Honda and they reimbursed me the cost of the repair in the form of a Honda gift card."

Jason S., TN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Push button failed. Could not start car"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Push to start did not detect a key on occasion. Could not start car"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"On two occasions, engine would NOT start without jumper cables. Think problem may have been created by having auxiliary power (IE radio) on prior to wanting to start vehicle for driving"

Richard H., SC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"have replaced the 100,000 miles spark plug 3 times since purchasing the car, this was the 4 time the spark plugs have been replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"At 26000 miles the starter failed. It would refuse to start. Apparently this is a common problem in this year and model. I was not happy to have to replace starter at 26000."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car would not start. The mechanic replaced with an off market starter, which failed. Honda replaced it with a Honda starter and no problems. It cost more but apparently it was essential for this repair."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"starter needed replacement, car started intermittently"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"Occasional refusal to turn over turned into complete refusal. Replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"started when car was about 2 years old and is random. A second or third try will usually be successful. Got new battery and replaced starter at my expense. New starter makes a rasping noise sometimes but usually will eventualy start engine."

Anonymous, AR (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Quick working June 2019. Dealer replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter started working only intermittently, failure becoming more frequent over time."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed at 74,000 miles, car was towed to shop, started having issues starting a few months before then stopped in May 2019"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It worked part time It would engage one in six attempts to start the engine"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Starter failed and needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Flywheel cracked"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Starting became intermittent then wouldn't start at all, required a new starter."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord)

"We were told the problem with intermittant starting was the genereator and it had to be replaced for $600. Not covered by warantee."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Was a known problem with this Honda, local Honda service wanted over $700 to fix, had local garage repair for $383, with a better seater and warranty. Have owned 8 previous Honda’s, never any problems , this should have been cared for on a recall. No more Honda’s for us"

Larry M., FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced starter at 60+k out of warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter solenoid started to stick at 65,000 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a well-known issue with a TSB (A16-002) and multiple starter part revisions on this V6 Accord with push button ignition. The starter will fail to fully engage the torque converter, and fail to start the engine, on occasion. Requires Starter replacement"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Starter. Was told it had a dead spot in the motor."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Started would not engage multiple times. Each time vehicle would start but required turning ignition on and off several times. Starter replaced by dealer."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent failure to start. Maybe once very week or so. When towed to dealer, worked fine. On second tow to dealer, left for several days. They eventually were able to reproduce the problem and replaced the starter."

Bruce W., CA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I turned the key it would not start. I had to manipulate the emergency clutch, gear shift and brake pedal to get it to start."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"WHENEVER THE TEMP DIPPED BELOW FREEZING I WAS UNABLE TO START MY HONDA I THOUGHT IT WAS THE BATTERY SO I PAID AND HAD IT CHANGED AFTER SEVERAL OCCURENCES , A FRIEND KEPT TELLING ME IT IS THE STARTER BUT EVERYTIME I CALLED HONDA THEY WOULD TELL ME TO BRING IT IN AS THEY COULDN'T ANALYZE PROBLEM W/O SEEING IT. WELL HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO bring it in if it wouldn't start???? I HAD SINCE GOOGLED THE PROBLEM AND IT SEEMS THAT 2013'S AND A YEAR OR 2 AFTER SEEMED TO HAVE A SIMILAR PROBLEM . I THINK HONDA JUST DIDN'T WANT TO OWN UP TO IT.........NOT SURE. I WOULD STILL BUY ANOTHER HONDA AS OTHERWISE I HAVE FOUND THEM RELIABLE AND I HAVE ALREADY OWNED 4 OVER THE YEARS."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"Car would not start unless pushed start button repeatedly and stepped on the brake repeatedly. The problem is know and its a bad starter motor. Honda replaced it for $800. They did not acknowledge its a warranty problem."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car started taking 2, 3 4 and more times to start, eventually never starting, It was an $1,100 repair at the dealer, $600 part and $500 labor that looked like it took about 2 hours to complete. Not happy with dealer or corporate Honda. This appears to be a very common issue with many of their models and they had no response"

Scott W., CT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a loud a screech when starting the car. I tried again and the car started. I didn't wait long, I went straight to my dealer, as premature starter replacements are fairly common for this car. However, it did last almost 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Starter failed at 52000 miles. From my research this seems to be an issue with this model"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not start while pressing the Start button. Dealer replaced starter (not under warranty)"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace starter"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord LX)

"Starter failed within 33 months of purchase with approximately 65000 miles on car. Had to replace starter for a cost of $800"

Charles D., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The starter went bad after 49,000 miles. It cost $750.00 to replace"

Gerrard I., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It went bad and had to be replaced for $ 1,000"

Thomas B., NC (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The starter was faulty and left me stranded twice. I thought it must be the battery (though it tested fine) so we replaced it: $137. After doing research online we found out many other Accord owners had had our problem. We contacted Honda hq. They "know" this is a design flaw, but refused to do anything about it. I realize that this might not be considered a "major" repair, but for a car less than 3 years old to need a new starter seems major to me. We spent over $600. replacing the starter"

Terri S., OK (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"we have a push button starter instead of key and it won't start sometimes found out it was the starter which cost 800.00 dollars to fix and got no help from Honda which was disappointing"

Bruce M., MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wouldn't start. $800 to replace at only $55,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not crank. I was told this was a common problem with this particular starter"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter motor began to intermittently not engage. Problem worsened over a period of three months and I finally had it changed. Dealer wanted $750. I objected as there were many reports of starter failure for this vehicle. The next day, a Honda representative accepted 50% of cost"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Starter failed at approximately 40,000 which is very early for a new car. After researching on the internet, many others have had an issue with a bad starter in this car yet no recalls have been issued. And of course the starter failed right after my manufacturer warranty ended"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car sometimes would not start. Problem was intermittent, and it didn't generally happen when I took it in to the dealer. Problem was the starter, and repair cost over $500. Mileage on the Accord was just over 50,000 miles"

Richard T., SC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter motor would not run intermittently"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"starter very noisy immediately when started"

Mike F., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter failed to work intermittently. Dealer said spindle was broken - starter had to be replaced."

William H., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The starter failed with an odometer reading of less than 33,000 miles. A very expensive and unexpected repair (more than $700) for a vehicle with so few miles."

Paul L., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is a push button starter. First trouble occurred when I attempted a start &all lights came on on the dash, couldn't even cut the lights off. A relative worked with the brake pedal & finally started it. It started a few times after that, but I took it for repair within 36 hours."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter worked intermittently. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced starter with or 58k miles"

John A., TX (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car was not starting consistently as it always had in the past. Took it to dealer, and it was the starter. I always thought starters failed on much older cars. Cost for new starter was $912 with tax. I went online and found a public forum online indicating this is a problem with this year and model Honda. Said Honda is aware of it but won't do a recall. $912 really was a hardship for me, and I will not be as confident that Honda is reliable in the future. I don't regret buying this car because I got it from estate for great price, and was so happy at the time, as I had done my research and was debating between Toyota, Ford Fusion or Honda Accord. What really worries me, also, is how long this new starter will last? Has Honda fixed the design flaw?"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Accord)

"The starter on our 2013 Honda accord failed at approximately 60,000 miles. The car has a push button start and we would hit the button and sometimes it wouldn't start. Sometimes we would try 5 or more times before starting. It eventually completely failed and we had to replace it - over $700."

Richard G., KY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the starter twice, first time at 68000 miles and again 29000 miles later. Honda clearly has a starter defect/design issue with 2013 Honda Accords (4 cylinders)"

Charles D., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I pushed the START button, it would immediately turn off. Advised to wait 10 second and try again, I could get the car to start. After about three weeks of this, I took it to the dealer. The service writer either misunderstood the problem I described or didn't attend to it. They checked the battery, said it was all right,and returned the car to me. The problem continued. I called the service director, who asked me to bring it in and leave it overnight. The next morning I got a call that it needed a new starter. Cost: $555. they had submitted data to Honda and Honda would absorb $500 if I would pay $55. I accepted. It's taken a month for me to accept that the car is reliable again; I've just reached that point. Overall I am satisfied with the way the dealer and Honda handled the situation."

J C., SC (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter failed, not covered by warranty quoted $700 by dealer to replace."

- F., GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda has know of starter problems since 2012. They have not corrected it. Look it up on the internet you will see many compliants. They want a pretty penny to repair."

Charles S., IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wouldn’t start -was left stranded in a parking lot - had to tow car to dealer to have it replaced"

J C., PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"starter would not operate, stranding car to be towed 3 times"

Ted M., GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When starter push button is pushed, lights came on dash but nothing happened. Problem occurred progressively over time. At fist was intermittent, then was frequent but would finally started after repeated pushes of the buttom. Finally, didn't respond at all. This happened when car was 49 month old and had about 52,000 miles. Not what I expected from Honda. Company could have cared less as could the dealer."

Nancy K., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine would often (but not always) fail to start on first attempt at pushing stater button. It would always start eventually, sometimes requiring 2-6 additional attempts."

William P., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The starter would not work. Usually, after repeated attempts, it would start. The starter was replaced in December 2017 for $670."

Fred H., AL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"About six months ago, I went to start the car and instead of it starting heard a grinding sound. Much like turning the ignition to start when the car is already started. This happened three times in a row, then started normally the fourth try. Took it to a service station and they found nothing. A few weeks later it happened again, then on the second try started normally. Took it to the Honda dealer and they could not find anything wrong with it. They mentioned something about a service bulletin addressing starter issues in Accords. They said they would be reluctant to replace a starter because of the cost, not knowing for sure that this was the issue. So for the last few months, this problem happens occasionally, but has always started in a try or two. I've been waiting for the day it leaves me stranded and someone will finally fix the problem."

Brady Z., NY (2013 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Related to previous claim/statement"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The alarm will not always activate when you lock the doors. On a random occasion, the alarm will go off requiring deactivation. There is no consistency to this problem. The dealer replaced an actuator, but the problem continues. I'll take it back for another attempt to correct."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Body control module

"The ABS control module required $1500 and caused all the dashboard lights to come on until it was fixed."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"A computer module failed that controlled 90 % of the saftey features on the car. The dash lights went on ,however the car was drivable to the dealer and repairs were made in a few days ,"

Theodore G., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The running lights, or parking lights needed replacing. Surprised to find it was not a matter of simply replacing the bulb. The entire front bumper was required to be removed, and the estimated cost was over $300!!"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"License plate lights blew. Replaced one, tested & both came on. A month later was stopped because the non replaced light had blown."

John N., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Gauge lights would come on and stay on.. Module in the on-board computer had to be replaced. Warranty covered cost which would have cost me $990"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"gas gauge sometimes sticks below actual fuel level and fyel warning light goes on"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"modern day car headlights get cloudy and are a joke. Stop insulting our intelligence."

Joseph G., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The high beams are so bad (I've upgraded the bulbs to LED) that I do not like rural driving at night. They reach only slightly further than the low beams."

Conrad N., AB (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Several times have had the wiring chewed up by rodents due to them liking the soy based covering on the wiring."

Fred N., AR (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights frequently burnout. No electrical problems detected by mechanics"

John N., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was marketed as having LED headlights. Only low beams are LED and work great. The high beams are pitiful - unsafe as they do not illuminate the road ahead"

Conrad N., AB (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"The car was advertised as having LED headlights. Only the low beams are LED, and are great, but the high beams are very poor; it appears that the they are aimed too low, but raising them also raises the low beams which then blind oncoming traffic. I cannot drive this car outside urban areas at night."

Conrad N., AB (2013 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Headlights seem to 'blow' every 1.5 years"

John N., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"seat adjustment was not working with keyless entry fob"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Horn

"Horn went off by itself. Problem with a wiring harness. Dealer fixed using technical service bulletin"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This was a know issue with Accord - when you turned the steering wheel the horn would go off - I saw the information pack from Honda that dealer had - it was a cable issue - the car was to the dealer 2 times - the 2nd time the horn stuck on we though"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"all courtesylighty are out."

Paul D., OH (2013 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"L Dash lights would flicker on and off. For no reason."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior ceiling light not on or off correctly...took 3 days for technicians to correct...a pinched wire in the ceiling at original production apparently was the cause"

Carl A., MO (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"bad ground in trunk latch"

John T., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The keyless entry doesn't work for more than two years now, and dealer is quoted a $350-$400 + tax to fix it. The safety issue is that now I drive my grandkid in their car seat and doors don't open from the driver seat, we have to reach from inside and manually open doors. For my kid safety I drive her only on my 2018 Accord. Why I haven't fix it? Life, work, etc busy, and feel that a $30K car I shouldn't be paying that much for someting the OEM shoud I least meet consumer half way, specially loyal consumers of their products (5 Accords)"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The keyless entry thing can, and does partially open windows and sunroof without you knowing it at times.and you can't disable it. Utterly stupid, even worse than the touchscreens"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car does not start numerous times. The starter was replaced, the battery was replaced. The car still does not start many times. Honda can not find problem. There may be a class action suit against Honda and its starter"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry system had a warning light when the car was purchased, which prevented the keyless entry from working, and occasionally caused the car to fail to start. Because we used Carvana, we used the bumper to bumper warranty and brought to dealer. They "fixed it" twice, only to have me get in the car and the same problem occurred. The third time, I took it to another dealership, explained what had been done, and what the symptoms were. They asked if I had a budget, I explained about the war"

Andy M., NC (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Despite a new battery the keyless entry warning light indicates batter signal is poor"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Clicker could not be used to lock or unlock vehicle. KEYLESS CONTROL UNIT failed"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Receiving unit under dash stopped working. Dealer found it had come loose and reconnected it"

Ben M., PA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"keyless entry was okay but the auto seat adjustment stop functioning and the dealer had to reset the device"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The warning light would come in itermediately. Telling you a problem with the door locks. And the remotes did not work. I had to have the modules replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Did not work and sensor had to be replaced"

Richard R., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry system sometimes does not work, shuts down and a check engine light appears on dashboard"

Roberto F., PR (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to be within 20 feet of car to get it to lock and they fixed that"

Diane B., CO (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless Entry stopped working due to a failure of the relay box. Was replaced under warranty. There was a TSB documenting the known issue of failure of this part"

Gregory P., NJ (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rear driver side door does not always unlock/lock with key fob. This is annoying because the car alarm will not arm until all doors are locked, and I have to manually lock that door when electronic lock is not functioning correctly."

Scott W., VA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On two occasions the keyless entry system required using the key to unlock and lock the car. Replacing the battery did not correct the problem. In both situations the weather was inclement with rain for a few days. Once the weather dried up the keyless system returned to normal, but the alarm system was only operating sporadically."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"All but one automatic lock mechanism failed on the door locks."

Luis C., CA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have the switch replaces"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord)
Remote engine starter

"Problem with the car not receiving signal from the keyless fob. Battery in fob is not the issue. It's something in the car's electronics. Keeps signaling that the battery is about to die despite putting in a new battery several times in a day."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)