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

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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

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)
Display screen freezes up

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"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)

"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)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"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)

"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)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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 Unsure 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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)
Voice control commands

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"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)

"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)
Squeaks or rattles

"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 Unsure 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)
Wind noise

"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 Unsure 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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)
Squeaking

"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)

"NOISE WHEN TURNING ,REPAIRED BY DEALER UNDER WARRANTY"

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

"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)

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

Body control module

"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)
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)
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

"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

"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 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)

"Car would not start. Starter was replaced"

Anonymous, PR (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Redundant instances of high/low pressure...not accurate...after several traveling issues...finally they disappeared...dealer apparently corrected ranges or sensitivity.?"

Carl A., MO (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Light came on, didn't respond to adjusted tire pressure. Took to dealer, they said they were aware of issue and reset it. Later, it came on again"

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

"warning light is always on no matter if I add air to the tires"

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

"after service at dealer tire pressure monitor warning light kept coming on while driving at home checked tire pressure OK Tire gauge looked pushed into tire rim took back to dealer said OK and did not occur again"

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

"This will periodically light but the tires are ok. Has to be reset"

Richard R., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The tire pressure light remains on no matter what adjustments are made to the tires, even when they have been reinflated by the dealer"

Gary W., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"senor light for tire pressure won't turn off"

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

"Comes on every once in awhile and the tire pressure is ok"

W P., OR (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Does not reset"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"TPM light came on. Checked tire pressures - all high but the same. Re-calibrated and light has not come back on (yet)"

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

"The light would not turn off for months, it finally turned off. The tire pressure was always good when I checked it"

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

"Slow charge"

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

"at times all the warning lights come on for no apparent reason, then after a few minutes drivinig they go ouit"

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

"The "smart entry system indicator" light appeared on the dashboard. Subsequently, a "module" had to be replaced"

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

"this issue was part of the computer module that failed and was fixed. I have not had any futher problems since"

Theodore G., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the service engine light came on and it required replacing a sensor that had to be ordered and they kept the car overnight"

Antoine G., UT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All warning lights would come on and stay on. Solution was a replaced module in the on-board computer. Covered by warranty but would have cost me $990"

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

"The passenger airbag light flickers on and off intermittently for no reason"

Gary W., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My dashboard lite up like a Christmas tree. The wiring harness had to be replaced. My warranty covered the cost"

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

"When outside temp is above 95 degrees the battery to the keyless and the front collision warning system lights light when nothing is really wrong. Dealer says happens when temp is hot outside"

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

"I had an incident where I pulled out of my garage and drove down the street and suddenly ALL of the warning lights on the dash came on and stayed on. Turning off and restarting the car did nothing. The lights remained on as I drove to straight to the dealer. They said it needed a "software update." It was fixed in a short time but wanted to charge me $100 as the car was out of warranty, which I paid but asked to speak to a service manager. He accepted my argument that this should not be my re"

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

"The car reports a Forward Collision warning system failure. I lose ABS, electronic stability control, and forward collision warning systems. This occurs usually after continuous driving of 1.5+ hours. Resets over night and the car is fine around town. Mechanic reports over $1000 repair"

Ted B., CO (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"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 Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Alignment

"pulls left but Honda says alainment is correct"

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

"Car doesn't feel strong that it can handle the potholes comfortably. Steering feels loose"

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

"Car continues to pull slightly to the left even though alignment is within specs"

Christopher S., MD (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Due to the mentioned problems with the linkage, the alignment needed to be fixed"

Sean M., TX (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"replaced by dealer, no issues"

Edward R., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power Steering assist dropped while driving.(several times) Dealer first try diagnosed a bad battery. Changed Battery. Happened again (several times) Dealer second try was an electronic module. Nudged them a little when I mentioned I knew the NTSB wa"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Front strut failed"

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

"seems very stiff"

David U., OH (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Strut damaged by an unknown incident, replaced"

Mark H., CT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Strut is leaking and needs to be replaced"

David P., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Broken strut"

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

"Left strut failed at about 20,000 miles which is rather unusual. It is repaired under warranty but it "leaves a bad taste in the mouth""

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

"Fluid in rear strut blew out"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Noise in the steering wheel that the dealer after 3 visits found it was faulty rack"

Ioannis A., BC (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The steering linkage needed to be replaced"

Sean M., TX (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"The car rides rough between 30 and 40 mph. The steering wheel vibrates and the ride is not as smooth as it should be"

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

"clicking noise when turn the steering wheel. Little vibration at high speed"

Tua N., TX (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the suspension feels very stiff vibration at 70 mph"

Joseph R., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires tread was cupping"

Robert F., DE (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear tires wore out quickly on inside at rear due to chronic lack of algnment of tires. I had to go to $300 aftermarket suspension parts not available from Honda in order to correct the camber. It is fine now and the tires are once again wearing properly"

Bill L., NS (2013 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Noise in right, rear, wheel bearing. Honda replaced wheel bearing in right rear under warranty"

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

"Front wheel bearings became very noisy after 25000 miles"

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

"Bearing noise on right side of car began in March of this year. Brought car to dealer, they diagnosed the problem as a prematurely wearing right rear bearing and replaced it under warranty"

D P., NY (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There is a humming noise in the car related directly to road speed. There is a TSB on rear wheel bearings. I have not taken the car to the dealership yet"

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

"The front left wheel bearing was making noise and apparently was bad"

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

"The cars is only a few years old. No way wheel bearings should fail this soon"

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

"right rear wheel baring started making noise. Needed to be replaced"

Robert F., FL (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heard a humming in the right rear. Dealer thought is was due to uneven tire wear. Took to another dealer and they told me that there was bulletin about wheel bearings. Replaced under warranty"

Christopher S., MD (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I was hearing a noise that I thought was coming from a bearing when the car had 2000 miles on it. When I took it to the dealer they insisted that the noise was normal. The noise got worse with time so that by January of this year it had turned into a scream. I took it back to the dealer and they replaced the bad bearing at no cost to me. As usual they tried to deny problem from the start but had a record of my previous complaint"

Bela P., OH (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a wheel bearing go bad and had it replaced under warranty"

Gary D., FL (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"noise has been diagnosed as left rear bearing... this element of the vehicle should never fail... it was a) installed incorrectly, b) it had a broken seal, or c) it was a defective part initially.. in short: this is without a doubt, a factory defect"

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

"Wheel bearing needed to be replaced under warranty"

P S., NJ (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear right wheel bearing was noisy. Replaced by dealer under Honda powertrain warranty"

Emily P., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear right wheel bearing went bad so I had them both replaced at about 64,500 miles"

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

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"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 Unsure)

"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 Unsure 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)
Alternator

"Battery was not being charged enough when tested"

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

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"replade trim due to broken bracket"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L Unsure)

"Backed rear bumper into snow pile and it cracked the plastic about 8 cm. Loosened foglight from scraped front fairing"

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

"Trim around wheels were loose within the first year and were replaced. Last week just under 2 years old, trim around the wheels were rusting and plastic trim on the doors had discoloration and were replaced"

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

"Exterior Body is so thin, the most minor hits to any part of the body leaves a dent"

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

"Right front fender liner loosened for unknown reason , fell out of wheel well, fortunately occurring when I pulled to side of road to investigate noise in right front"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Actually the trim started to come loose in late 2014. I took it back to the dealer and they ordered the correct color trim and replaced all the trim, not just the loose pieces"

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

"numerous creaks from area of lower dash, glove box, left and right B-pillars"

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

"Driver side sun visor does not stay up. It flops down and blocks some of the view even when you don't want it to"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Front bumper had cracking since it was shown that the bumper had been repainted even though I prurchased it new from a dealer,"

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

"Poor paint job. Something happened that was not right in process. Paint comes off after removal of bugs at car wash. Had other vehicles at this dealership with same or similar problems. Car will get repainted at close to the end of warranty perio"

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

"Large sections of paint peeling from area below both doors on passenger side"

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

"White paint seems to chip/crack easily from road debris, at least much more than prior cars I've owned. Pebbles(etc.) seem to cause noted chipped paint - as if a more robust or resistant paint product could be used, as with other car brands"

Trevor D., WA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on front bumper bubbled and started to peel off"

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

"Had a spot where the paint bubbled up"

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

"Paint seems super thin. In spite of minimal driving and careful, various small chips showing white primer. Rather disturbing and frustrating"

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

"The paint on this Accord is very easily chipped. I have several spots that are chipped already, the dealership would not do anything to assist, I understand normal wear, but the quality is poor as I thought Honda was a quality product"

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

"The trunk had a hole/chip in the paint"

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

"Quarter inch white dots suddenly appeared on top of the hood, roof and trunk about a year and a half after car was purchased. Honda and other qualified paint experts all claimed these dots are not a paint problem. The cause comes from some other sour"

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

"Within just 13 months I had numerous rock chips to the front and side of the car. These were mostly on the hood but a couple were on the doors. This seems very unusual for a new vehicle"

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

"rocks chipped paint in many places"

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

"Paint on the front of the car was chipping. Had to have the hood and front repainted and split the cost with Honda"

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

"Paint appears to just rub off front bumper when washed"

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

"This vehicle has had problems with excessive chipping and chalking since new, but Honda said it was normal wear and declined to fix it"

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

"Paint immediately had issues. Several spots on car where paint has worn away to bare metal, despite the fact that I keep my car in a garage and wash it regularly. This has occurred mainly on the hood of the car, but there are other areas developing as well, such as on the trunk and top of the car. I even paid extra for paint protection from the dealership. Local Honda dealer refuses to help"

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

"Within first few thousand miles, trunk lid paint developed faded and cracked areas. There are now more. Dealer said cause must be road use. I don't agree"

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

"Paint chipped after a minor repair job"

Everett W., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Some rust showing below both doors on passenger side"

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

"Not exactly rust, but the chrome trim looks terrible. It is very tarnished and this happened almost immediately even though I keep the car clean"

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

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

"Had the car in 6 times trying to find out why passenger side A/C was not cooling, they fixed compressor, condensor, and put refrigerate in there two times, I hope this time they fixed the problems permanently. The driver side A/C worked fine it was t"

Roger F., IL (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C failed to work"

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

"blower fan motor bearing failure"

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

"developed squealing sound"

Craig H., IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower motor began making chirping sound, more in cold weather. Replaced at no cost under original car 36,000 mile warranty"

Thomas B., OH (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working and would return intermittently"

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

"Began making a horrible noise. Had it serviced and they had to replace it. It has not been as quiet at the original since"

Kimberly L., WA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"the condenser and compressor for A/C. both problems, see previous explanation"

Roger F., IL (2013 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"rats chewed through the wiring, causing a/c to fail"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The heated seats cycle off after about 4 minutes, stay off for 5-8 minutes, then cycle back on. Even in negative degree weather, the longest the heated seat will stay on is 4 minutes. Sensor was replaced but did not fix the issue"

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

"The engine/heater are slow to heat up and provide heat in the winter"

Kevin C., KS (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Air conditioner problem reported to dealer within months of delivery. Dealer topped of refrigerent. 2nd report of problem during winter was ignored. 3rd report at different dealer who replace compressor which worked for about a year. 4th rerport a"

Patrick G., WA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"condensor unit leaked refrigerant. Fixed under warranty. No problem since"

Timothy M., NY (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Since I bought it the smell of radiator fluid comes through the AC vents. Dealer can't or won't find the cause of it. I'm not happy about it"

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

"A/C stopped blowing cool air. Took to dealer and they recharged refrigerant. Put dye in system, but could not find where the leak is coming from"

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

"each year I have to have more refrigerant put into my A/C"

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

"The o rings in the tubing connections had to be replaced twice"

Jeff G., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C wasn't cooling, had to be recharged"

D B., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Air conditioner quit cooling"

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

"System stopped cooling. Serviced under warranty to replace some refrigerant line parts to correct refrigerant leaks"

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

"The Honda dealership I took it to said that they checked it out and that it was working correctly, but basically, it wasn't working as it had in the past. The auto function didn't work correctly and had to be adjusted manually"

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

"System wouldn't maintain set temperature, but this may have been result of other problems - refrigerant leaks"

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

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"valve body faulty, really hard shift into second gear when hot"

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

"When gas peddle is pressed and your in between 1st & 2nd it hesitates and lunges/jerks forward"

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

"When the torque converter lockup clutch engaged, it sometimes caused a shudder. This was fixed with a software update"

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

"Rough CVT judder. Corrected well by Honda service"

Darrel Q., CO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CVT transmission "juddered" on backup and downhill. Warranty repaired based on Tech Bulletin to my satisfaction"

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

"Experience "judder" when moving from stopped position to first/second gear, especially when first using vehicle in the a.m. I have told Honda about this on several occasions (documented by service tech). To date, no fix"

Dan T., PA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I've taken my Accord into a Honda dealership four times in the last six months because it has trouble shifting down from 3rd to 2nd gear. It's still not fixed. I traded in a 2009 Accord with the same car/trim/body because I was tired of dealing with transmission problems. It was a poor choice. I've had five Hondas, but I'm never buying another one again. Honda quality isn't what it used to be. Oh, and a year after buying my 2013 Accord, Honda had to rip out the entire navi system because it wa"

Gregg N., OK (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"intermitent slipping when hifting. Dealer found no problems"

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

"CVT transmission occasionally slips when first putting car into gear. Problem occurs after car sits overnight. Dealer unable to replicate/fix problem due to random nature of occurrence"

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

"Pause occurred intermittently during driving and turning. Dealer replaced "...valve body in transmission" and " update PGM-1 software.""

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Accord)

"When cold the transmission would not properly engage resulting in engine revving without movement. Transmission also jerky when accelerating under light throttle. After arguments with dealer had TSB implemented which solved the problems"

John H., ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"not all the time, but sometimes when car is cold, I have to let off accelerator to get it to change gears. They have updated software several times. A valve body kit was replaced. I was told not to use "Econ" button. Problem continues"

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

"from beginning, had 'shudders' at low speeds, recently slipping/not engaging from Park into Drive or Reverse. Finally fixed just last month on a 'bulletin' to replace valve control in transmission. Been fine since"

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

"Spent over $1,000 & the transmission still slips. ALL work preformed at a Honda dealer"

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

"See my previous comments regarding my transmission"

Gregg N., OK (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"hesitation when starting forward"

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

"The car suddenly down shifted at 55 mph. Could not then go above 20 mph after pulling onto shoulder. Limped to a gas station several miles away. Car was towed to dealer. Never repeated the incident but car in shop for 2 days. Felt very unsettled driv"

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

"It was not running smoothly"

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

"juddering or jurking when car is cold. Honda has an SB for this issue"

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

"juddering transmission, honda dealer performed a software update today"

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

"been informed that the seals are leaking from transmission, the dealer put die in the transmission, been informed that they will cover it, worked to start in one week"

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

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"clogged, needed replaced"

Craig H., IA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash light indicated a problem which turned out to be a faulty catalytic converter. Was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Poor design. Difficult to adjust brightness. Difficult/unsafe to use touch screen while driving. Redundant displays. No full-time clock. Safety splash screen displays after every start. Large capacity USB stick causes entertainment system to freeze"

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

"From time to time several electronic items will not work-multi-driver seat selection, driver window,"

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

"Recalled by Honda for firmware update, screens go blank occasionally even after update"

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

"Not user friendly"

Jack K., NE (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer states problems are software related and to wait on a "fix" - still none coming. The system gets hung up and can;t play a cd or does not pair with blue tooth connection with phone"

Donald G., TN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AHA system rarely works and the use of the info and entertainment system is very complicated and difficult to use"

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

"Per a recall needed a software upgrade"

Ron K., MN (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Audio system randomly comes up "No Disc" when starting the vehicle instead of coming up on the same setting/source it was at when the vehicle was turned off. Most of the time it works correctly, but several time each month this problem arises. The d"

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

"slow to load"

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

"Without me touching or changing anything, the system sometimes changed to a different display with the "Info" options, sometimes changed from the "Info" to the "Audio" display on its own; and the radio sometimes turned on by itself. And all this is"

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

"screens are sometimes blank. usually corrected by turning off & restarting the car"

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

"screen blank at starty up during extreme cold weather"

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

"Radio presets disappeared, Honda updated firmware"

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

"a pipe within the pipe loosened and caused a rattle"

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

"It caused a rattle"

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

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Check engine light indicated needed a NEW catalytic converter. It was replaced under warranty"

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

"when I want to accelerate the car hesitates before it will move forward. I feel it a safety hazard"

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

"Canister and plugged tube were replaced under warranty"

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

"Dash monitor continually had message "tightened fuel cap""

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

"Original fuel cap was not sealing properly.Dealer replaced it at no charge"

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

"Had to have gas tank and fuel cap replaced due to vapor leak somewhere in system"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"high pressure fuel pump failure"

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

"Hose broke on top of gas tank. sprayed gas for days before i noticed. Potentially VERY dangerous situation. Honda repaired for free states likely came from factory that way"

Steven D., NY (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine computer does not reset when battery is changed. Car would not pass inspection because of computer"

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

"was sluggish at accelerating, getting stuck at 3000 rpm's, engine not responding when pressing the gas pedal"

Steven F., MA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Gave warnings of multiple system failures"

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

"Same as major problem area: improper head gasket installation at factory"

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

"valve cover gasket was replaced at dealer a month later it started leaking"

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

"Valve cover was leaking"

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

"Engine gasket leak. Brought to dealer 3 times. Got run-around first 2. Told it was rat pee"

Paul F., CA (2013 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"valve cover gaskets leaking oil"

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

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Trunk latch quit releasing so we could not open the trunk"

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

"Side mirrors get cloudy coating/stain of some sort making it difficult to see at night. Honda replaced both but now passenger side mirror needs replacing again"

Mark R., MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Motorized roof became stuck in open position"

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

"The deflector rattled severely. Dealer didn't want to fix but finally convinced him and problem solved. Control panel for the sunroof then developed a major rattle. arguments again but finally fixed"

John H., ON (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"air deflector on sunroof keeps coming loose and making rattling noise"

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

"read windows are very loose wobble back and forth dealer service rep said this is normal LIE Neighbor has Accord windows are NOT LOOSE"

Peter D., CA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"seat belts don't re-tract and get caught in doors causing damage to locks"

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

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Oil leak due to improperly installed/sealed head gasket"

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

"Leaking since I bought it used, dealer finally figured out it was the gasket"

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

"Small oil leak found from head gasket"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"The timing chain tensioner broke when the car had less than 2000 miles on the odometer"

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

"The hydraulic tensioner on the liming belt failed and started leaking"

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

"Noise sounded like an exhaust or muffler problem which was an internal problem nessatating an engine tear down and replacement of the upper head portion"

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

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

"Rt rear axle bearing went bad. Replaced under warrenty"

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

"rear bearing failure"

Joel G., IL (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wheel bearing failure, both wheels"

Michael C., MO (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Engine hesitates when accelerating from a stop. No error codes or problems found by dealer. I hate this car!"

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

"car wouldnt start"

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

"Twice failed to start. Battery OK. Both times started after several attempts. and considerable time"

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Noise coming from transmission that resulted in the torque converter needing to be changed. At first Honda couldn't figure out the problem. We are very upset that our car was used as a test and took over a week to figure it out"

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

"No fix yet. Honda changed trans fluid as temp band-aid but still waiting on Honda for program update that addresses this issue"

Donald B., CT (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"there was a failure in accelerating. first thought to be engine on ECO mode but later found out that there was a transmission issues that the dealer decided to changed..there was hesistation at first until honda corporation decided to foot the bill"

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

"Transmission leak do to crack in transmission case. Transmission was replaced under warranty"

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

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"The engine heated up SLOW. I had to harass the Dealer to change it. After the change the engine heated significantly better"

Stanley N., MI (2013 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Thermostat was stuck 'open'. Engine took forever to warm up"

Paul H., ME (2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine temperature did not increase as fast as normal. Cabin heat was delayed"

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

"Water pump was replaced under warranty when it started making noise"

Joseph P., LA (2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Jun 29 2017
An electrical short increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Honda Accord vehicles. The case for the battery sensor, part of the battery management system, may allow water to get in, potentially causing an electrical short.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor, free of charge. Dealers will perform an interim remedy of applying adhesive to the case to prevent water intrusion. The recall began November 8, 2017. Owners may contact American Honda Customer Support Center at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KG0.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V418000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1148550
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jul 08 2013
An insufficent seal may led to a fuel leak which increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Accord vehicles that are Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) II rated that were manufactured January 15, 2013, through April 5, 2013. The fuel tank neck may be out of specification causing the fuel pump to not properly seal to the fuel tank.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, nut and O-ring gasket free of charge. The recall began during August 2013. Honda's recall number is JA9. Owners may contact Honda at 1-310-783-2000.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V297000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1659
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