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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.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016.
Road Test

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

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

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 1-speed Direct
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (196 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 electric (196 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (185 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 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

“The right turn camera image will randomly show the backup camera grid overlay. When this is taken to Honda they say they do not have any other reports of such a problem and do not know what is causing it. I am advised to bring it in, but it happens randomly and I cannot take the time to go to the Honda dealership when it happens”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Backup camera malfunctioned and had to be replaced”

Arnold F., MD (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“they don't work”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Back up camera failed also causing blinds pot camera to not work. Though a little past warranty mileage, Honda assisted to reduce cost of repair to $52”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the wires in the trunk area broke causing the back up camera to fail and the xm radio”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“completely died 2 weeks after the 24 month warranty expired. I was way under the km warranty and dealer and Honda Canada still would not fix it. After complaining to Honda Canada 3 times and indicated that 100's of other users were having the same issue, they finally replaced it”

John T., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Backup cameras do not show on screen quickly after starting car. If audio system is in use, backup cameras sometimes take up to 30 seconds to display on screen”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Camera, lane alert system warns temp hot. Outside temp show mid 80s when car is parked for short period of time like store shopping. Adter driving for under ten minutes system will reset to working mode”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Back-up camera became detached from its mount in the rear of the vehicle and no longer functions”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Back-up camera stopped working when it got hot outside. Dealer made some excuse. It should work when hot outside”

Mahlon W., AL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Camera provides a very distorted view that does not allow you to park the vehicle straight within the parking space”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Stopped working”

Gerald V., NY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

“Had to replace the system twice”

Lezli C., IL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The in-dash electronics in this car are slow, unresponsive, and plain stupid. The speed dial for the phone will arbitrarily erase all entries, entering information into the GPS is very slow, switching from one mode to another - GPS, Phone, Info, Audio - is slow. On a whole, these electronics are just poorly done”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I would have to turn off the car to reset it. The dealer finally disconnected the battery and rebooted. No problems since”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Same as above”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“Foot no apparent reason both screens went blank at same time”

David S., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Once, during startup and backing out of garage, both screens went blank. Restart car to resolve issue”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“DISPLAY SCREEN DIVFFICULT TO NAVAGATE. CANNOT EASILY GET DESIRED STATION. PLEASE ASK ME ABOUT MY DEFECTIVE MANUAL DRIVER SEAT.IT DOES NO HOLD ITS SETTING. DIST MGR SAYS IT IS MY FAULT. USED LEMON LAW!!!”

Stuart M., FL (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The lower screen on the dash goes blank, usually when there i a new electrical load on the car - turn on a turn signal, step on the brake, turn o windshield wiper, etc. Dealer said they could not re-create the problem. It is intermittent”

Robert P., NY (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)

“When an iPhone is streaming via Bluetooth ...and then plugged into the accessory port to charge, the head unit must be powered off and on to restore the Bluetooth streaming. Playback via the usb port never seems to work right when using a phone as the source. Also, the active noise function in the audio system gets overwhelmed when the front defroster is set to high. The airflow across the headliner causes the audio system to emit a very noticeable low frequency rumble. $25 worth of sou”

Jeffrey L., PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Music from iTunes comes on when I don't want it. Sometimes I can't turn it off; this is serious when I'm on a busy interstate, and I can't hear the google maps for direction”

Anonymous, LA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The software of the car is unable to keep up with the new software of the phone thus play control is spotty at best most of the time none of the controls work”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“See previous comments”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Maps for the car were out of date even when I purchased the vehicle. Every map update is $200 and it's been a constant source of frustration - renders the map useless in many areas”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“Intermittently, the built-In clock wakes up showing 08:00. One attempt to repair this was made, and the problem did not recur for several months, but has now occurred again. The repair was to replace the satellite antenna and update the firmware”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)

“Navigation system is over-engineered, over-complicated, buggy, and user unfriendly compared to over-the-counter aftermarket hand-held GPS units”

Dale S., UT (2014 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“Unable to update map, dealer said needed to go to aftermarket person, aftermarket person said they can not assist, talk to dealer”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“For unkown reason radio will change from xm to fm radio station. Speed dial numbers will disappear but will still be in history. Dealer unable to correct. No system upgrades”

David S., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Doesn't quite gets you to the location entered (tells you to go the wrong way on street or states that the address is located on the wrong side of the street). Once it was 25 miles off. Sometimes it will bounce your current location off and on the”

Cheryl B., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The phone randomly stops being paired despite the fact that the iPhone bluetooth is on. I must repair using the Honda controls”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“My Blackberry passport used to be paired with the Honda for 2 years without issue however this year it was disengaged. All attempts to pair would not work. Honda link saw my phone but when I was to enter the sync code, the screen would not come up to complete the connection. Worked fine for Apple or android phones”

John T., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car wouldn't pair with the phone. The dealer said it was the fault of the phone. Weny and purchased a new expensive phone. Car still wouln't pair”

Alan Y., CO (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Audio system takes up to 30secs to pair, locks out controls frequently, loses pairing, and often cannot control iPhone via car after specific conditions occur. Some problems require you to stop and restart car to fix. Dealer was unhelpful”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“About a month ago, my Iphone would not automatically hook up upon starting the ignition. I have read the manual 3 times and followed the directions. I cannot seem to go back and make it register my phone. I will need to take it to the dealers to fix”

Barbara F., FL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The system will erase all speed dial and history. THe electronics just freeze up”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Voice Commands are recognized all of the time”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The system freezes up periodically. I have to stop, turn the car off and restart the system”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Phone never pairs properly and when you use voice commands even when you create voice tags they do not work and defaults to the systems reading of your contact info”

Edgar E., NY (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My cell phone and my Samsung tablet both pair with my Nissan, three Toyotas owned by friends, and other devices. This Honda Accord will not even recognize they exist. The dealer is no help, they tell me to buy a new phone”

Thomas B., OR (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Phone sometime does not pair. restarting the phone or car fixes the problem”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“lost Bluetooth connection one phone and would not recognize the second phone as it was in the wrong slot”

Glenn S., NY (2014 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car forgets phone pairing and does not recognize paired phones”

Charles L., GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer replaced H/U AM/FM Tuner assembly. Part number 39100-TA2-A22ZARM”

Terry D., AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“does not work. does not reconize my phone”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Most of time will not pair with iPhone 6+; occasionally will pair but then drops the pairing. I have seen similar complaints but no fix. I haven't yet checked with Honda about a fix”

Jeffrey S., CA (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The blue tooth stinks, takes a long time to connect to phone, people have difficult time hearing me”

Anonymous, ME (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)
Radio

“For no apparent reason radio changes by itself from Sirius to stereo”

David S., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not easy to manipulate the choices offered”

Iqbal H., NY (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Simply put the radio and speakers, although they were the "premium" JBL - are worse than my base 2001 Accord has. I've put in an amp and am gradually putting in new speakers which is helping”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“Radio did not always turn on. It was eventually replaced by Honda America. At third visit”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“non-responsive”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Voice recognition is very poor. Often have to repeat command 5-6 times before it is correctly recognized”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It never recognizes what I'm saying when I want it to dial a call. Never recognizes the name”

Anonymous, LA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“fails to follow commands”

David P., WI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Too much noise when people are trying to talk to me when I am on the car blue tooth. The dealer replaced the microphone. Didn't work. Also, the system has a hard time figuring out some voice commands”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Can't hear a command, calling numbers that are not related to the person requested, displaying numbers that are not even close to the requested number”

Cheryl B., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The menu sequence and controls for making and accepting calls are incomprehensible”

Jeffrey S., CA (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Normal english does not work and when it does recognize what you said, it thinks it was something totally different thus being useless”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It does not recognize names well when I want to call someone. Get's it wrong every time. I don't use this function at all”

Anonymous, ME (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Water leaking into rear passenger side roof area. Likely due to a blockage”

Michael C., MA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“when raining water would leak on passenger side from under right of dash. Was a stopped up or kinked line from sunroof or so we were told. dealer repaired...no further problems”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seal in the truck had air and moisture coming in freezing up and fogging up the back window”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Air leaks from passenger front door..dealer can not find problem..clunking noise when turning...same result from dealer”

D F., VA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“When I crack the windows, I hear air leaks (?) when driving”

David B., MA (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Weather stripping kept falling off door”

Andre L., GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The trim around the windshield keeps losing chunks of it, like it is getting ripped and breaking away. On the second seal which is doing it again”

Terry B., MI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Seal in the truck had air and moisture coming in freezing up and fogging up the back window”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Water drained into trunk and collected in a pool in the compartment under the trunk floor when the trunk lid was opened after or during a rain storm. The flat tire inflation device, an electronic device designed to be powered by the vehicle's interio”

Federico C., CA (2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid)
Squeaks or rattles

“Dash board rattle”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rattle in dash by radio”

David N., TX (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Slight vibration and rattling in dash while in low idle especially when a.c. is on as the a.c. causes a further reduction in rpm when compressor comes on”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“All door panels buzz during cold weather. The plastic panel behind the rear seats (once known as the package shelf) buzzes and rattles when the sub-woofer kicks in”

Jeffrey L., PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car sometimes squeaks”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There are more rattle from this Honda then any i have owned in the past. There are rattles from the dashboard and vibration noises/ rattles from the door post column”

Marcellus P., CT (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Glove compartment rattles when driving on rough roads”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Glass rattling noise from driver door at about ear level. It has been back to dealership 3 times with no resolution. I finally narrowed it down to applying pressure to door panel stops the glass rattle. Back to dealership this week”

David L., TX (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a rattle in the driver side front of the car that can be heard at 45 MPH or less”

Larry S., GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“left front noise from brake one stop at honda and quick fix no more noise”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Major fuel tank slosh thumping popping banging worst in cold weather”

Ralph G., PA (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle heard inside the car on rough roads”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“there is a constant rattle somewhere under the dash that i can't seem to get rid of”

SUSn E., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Vehicle has been back to the dealership 4 times in 7 months for multiple rattles, trim pieces falling off, and various other issues”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Top hat of left suspension strut came loose. Caught early and extremely simple fix, but if ignored might have been serious”

Gerald E., GA (2014 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“There has been a persistent and annoying rattle in the dashboard in the area of the gauge cluster. The dealer had advised that we have to leave the car for a day so that they can disassemble the dashboard to find the cause”

Robert Z., ON (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)

“Car has been in shop several times to find the mystery noise. Dash has been removed twice. Noise goes away for a few months then comes back. I've stopped trying to get it fixed”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“was on drive front of vehicle and was fixed the first visit back to dealership”

Robert B., AL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seems to squeak in the speedometer section of the dash”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The car was solid when new, but quickly started rattling. Dash and doors mainly, and the door cards are flimsy and creak”

Eric F., NC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a constant squeak in the dash area. I've taken it to the dealership and they are no help”

Joe V., TX (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a rattling somewhere in the glove compartment area. it sounds like it potentially could be the hood prop rattling around inside the engine bay, but I'm unsure at this time”

Ryan N., CA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“there is a buzzing noise around the driver side curtain airbag as well as a strange noise while you are braking - humming”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

“I experience wind noise when driving at highway speeds”

Gregory J., IL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“started getting air noise thru sunroof and windows after 36k. dealer would not address”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At highway speeds it is as if ,I were riding in an open cockpit aircraft. Tire noise, wind noise around the doors, and some noise comes in from the trunk”

Sandra G., FL (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind noise excessive from day car was purchased”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“excessive wind noise around doors and windows”

Sharon W., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Large amount of wind noise on the driver's side around the side window and side mirror. Dealer worked on the car for three days and was able to reduce the noise substantially”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“there is significant wind noise at the front doors and windshield . The dealer has checked it but found no seals or weather stripping defective. I believe it is the design of the car. Also, the car has a "choppy" ride, and the front seat under thigh”

Anonymous, CO (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind noise at the Driver door is unacceptable (louder than the 2003 Mazda with weathered seals that I traded!). Dealer said it was "normal" and that most people were not happy about it. I am not happy that Honda engineers consider this "acceptable"”

Gary L., AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Road and tire noise very bad”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“TSB for severe wind noise only applied to 2013 model year, but severe wind noise is still present in 2014 model year. Dealership refuses to fix”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On highway, the level of road noise inside the car seems high, compared to my previous Honda”

Ralph P., IN (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Has a lot road noise. Wind noise is higher my old BUICK!”

Melinda A., KS (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“wind noise was bad initially due to manufacturer NOT placing appropriate components within the drivers side mirror housing. Replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Accord Sport 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 interior trim or moldings

“Rubber door seals have come loose from inadequate glue”

Cary K., FL (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“black leather interior and molding seems to be fading/bleaching”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“For a top of the line Accord this Honda has many rattles coming from all over. There is a window bracket that continues to fall off, air vent deflectors are loose and rattle and the seats are very uncomfortable”

Charles G., HI (2014 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“mylar-like trim around shifter was wrinkled”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“upper door molding fell off and was replaced by Honda”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the rear package tray faded badly, which Honda eventually replaced under warranty. it was a bit like pulling teeth however in getting them to honor and actually do the work”

Barry B., NC (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bubbles under paint on hood”

Tomasz B., IL (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car delivered with pitted paint. Dealer had to buff out entire car (horizontal surfaces)”

William S., OH (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“black paint seems to chip and scratch easily”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“factory defect in painting in the front of the car that needed to be touched up. Small spot”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“car received from dealer with several chips on hood”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“paint seems too thin. Prone to scratches”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Our car is white. It seems that the paint is quite brittle. There are several chips in the hood. Honda offered to repaint the hood, but I declined because the paint would likely be thinner and even more prone to chipping”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Numerous small (1/4 in diameter) areas that are cracked/peeling on hood”

Deborah B., NC (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint peeling on roof”

Ralph G., PA (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint repairs needed at purchase. Surprised and disappointed in paint quality. Requires additional $300 clear coat to avoid permanent bug spots”

Ken F., IN (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint used is applied so thin. even small chips lead to rust on the hood. They skimped on the paint and clearcoat - it is not up to Honda quality”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clear coat peeled”

Anonymous, CT (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front end is covered in noticeable pits and chips. Paint is not holding up very good”

Bob F., ID (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“paint has many chips on front hood . i don't think the paint is very thick . paint scratches too easily ( eg. maybe from brushing off snow ) , or , i don't really know how the scratches get there . i'm very careful with the car”

Pat O., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint chipping”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“flaw in the paint, occurred at the factory”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda uses the thinnest layer of paint possible, and there are already significant chips in the paint down to the basecoat”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“paint chips at the least little thing”

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint started to chip at 7000 kms, with almost no gravel roads being driven on. Honda would not warranty problem. Multiple body shops, including an Insurance adjuster said there is a problem with the paint between the metal and finish coat”

Anonymous, SK (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“Rust on the rear edge of the hood by the wipers. Very unusual place to have rust. Not sure, but may be caused by aerodynamics causing a sandblasting affect. Similar wear also noticed on the wiper arms”

John E., NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Exterior molding around door and in window track was loose and kinked respectively”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The gasket surrounding the windshield has split in a few places”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“B-Pillar trim of driver door loose and creating loud wind noise. Took two visits to get repaired”

Stephen E., CA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The chrome on the grill was peeling off”

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)

“trim at base of A pillar on drivers side was loose”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Found the passenger side front mud flap is not attached at the bottom. The bolt securing the flap is under the mud flap. Passenger side door weather stripping is not attached at top. This has been in 3 times. First, they ordered the wrong part. 2n”

David L., TX (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“front trim by license plate was loose”

Larry S., TX (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Right side bumper bolt broke resulting in slight "bumper droop"”

Rebecca W., OK (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Alignment

“Went out of alignment causing premature tire wear and replacement”

James H., NY (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car was apparently delivered new by the dealer out of alignment. My mechanic advised a 4-wheel alignment was needed to prevent early tire replacement. Car drove OK, but the inside of the front tires were wearing out quickly”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Honda Accord EX-L Hybrid)
Shocks or struts

“During an oil change a service tech discovered a leaking rear strut. Honda replaced the item under warranty”

Gerald S., AZ (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front strut nuts began to make noise. Replaced by warranty”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“noise”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Several of the bolts that attached the tire to struts came loose, creating a loud screeching noise every time I turned the vehicle. Honda Dealer admitted manufacturing defect and replaced at no charge. Honda had published a service bulletin on the issue”

David P., NC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear struts had to be replaced”

Gary J., NM (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The front driver side strut was installed incorrectly at the manufacturing plant, causing a loud popping noise resulting in uneven tire wear”

Lawrence H., TX (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)

“Defective front driver side strut was replaced under warranty”

William C., IL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L Hybrid)

“Clunking/rattling sound in front by drivers side while going at slower speeds, that went away at highway driving. Also clunked when turning the wheel when backing up. Repair turned out to be a faulty locking nut on strut”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“RF strut replaced under warranty due to clunking noise”

Anthony V., IN (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car began making a thunking noise during right turns. The dealer replace the nuts on the strut. There was a service bulletin on this. It was a quick repair and covered by warranty. So, only notable because the car was so new”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)

“front driver's side strut bolt loose.fixed under warranty”

Michael W., NC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left front strut nut was not tightened correctly at the factory and gradually loosened causing lots of noise. This was corrected at a dealership while on a road trip”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Broken (right/front) strut mount had to be replaced. Vehicle was less than 6 months old when problem first started (heard a knocking noise when turning)”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front strut tower makes a popping sound ,due from lack of a rubber gasket to separate the mount from strut tower when turning causing friction”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left front strut was making clicking noise. Replaced by dealer”

David S., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Lower shock bolt not torqued or tightened properly at factory. Which cause a rattle every time you hit a bump”

Perry P., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Car was making clunking noises a week after purchase. Dealership took struts apart and repacked and torqued them and problem resolved. Was covered by warranty”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Nuts/Bolts on left strut were lose. Caused some minor noise and grinding. Easily fixed”

David C., AZ (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had a loud clunk in front right suspension every time we made a sharp left turn. Dealer fixed the issue by tightening some bolts on passenger side front strut. Problem was resolved under warranty with on trip to the dealer”

Robert P., NY (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)
Springs or torsion bars

“Covered by 36,000 mile warranty, but several of the bolts came loose on the springs attached to the struts. It made a loud screeching noise whenever I turned the vehicle. Honda Dealer fixed with no issues”

David P., NC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

“went out of alignment causing premature tire wear and replacement”

James H., NY (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Even though I had the "tire warranty" and it was Honda's fault, it still cost me $150 for a new tire”

Lawrence H., TX (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)
Wheel bearings

“wheel bearing had to be replaced at 38000 miles”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Failing bearings caused increased noise. It was repaired by the dealer under warranty, at no cost to me”

R L., IN (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise and vibration in one rear wheel. Honda dealer fixed for free”

Michael P., VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering totally went out. Fortunately it was in the driveway”

Charles B., TX (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Steering makes a wrapping noise while turning the wheel at low speed. Took it in to get looked at but not fixed. This is a minor issue but annoying”

Jamie S., OK (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“Vibration at 20 to 40 MPH while drifting along. More severe in cold weather. Honda rep states same problem only worse in CRV's - no fix available yet”

Charles T., NY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vibration was thought to be wheel balance, but still have minor vibration”

Richard K., FL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

“had to be replaced”

Atul G., CA (2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Hybrid)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“AC didn't blow cold. They recharged it and it's fine now”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Would not blow cold air. Took car in over 4x/Honda, had to get argumentative and ask to see dealership owner and had unit broke down entirely to fix. Prior just adding coolant, etc. Felt they were initially pacifying me”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“system switched to hot air after driving short distance then reset when turning engine off then starting again for short time then system A/C turns off blows hot air. Has been correct after two plus weeks in and out of dealer service”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“A/C compressor failed and was replaced via warranty. Freon recharged about three months after being purchased in Jan., 2014”

William C., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“refrigerant leaks”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“ac did not cool”

A H., FL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This system is the worst i have ever had in any car i have owner. You cannot get heat without turned the system up to 86 or HI. If you set it at 72 or 74 the system blows cold air. In cold weather below 40 the car takes forever to provide heat”

Virginia D., ID (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Stays on recirculate”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“temperature control on passenger side would automatically go to high causing passenger to need to reset often”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“air conditioner doesn't blow strongly, even at higher settings”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“Lost coolant. Dealer did diagnostic, repaired car and have not had an issue since”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I bought car in winter. When summer came I noticed AC didn't work. Dealer said refrigerant leaked, and replaced it. The same thing later happened, this time they discovered a bad weld which was the cause of the leak. They fixed and refilled,”

Anonymous, NH (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“air conditioner had to have refrigerant added twice because of leak”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Freon recharged about three months after being purchased in Jan., 2014”

William C., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Not filled properly at factory”

Mark B., BC (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C refrigerant leaked after 8 months”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

“Keeps getting louder. Dealer says it is not a problem. Problem may be with dealer”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

“See above explanation for the evaporator. After 3 visits, the problem is still not resolved”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“would not cool, refrigerant added, problem continued, after the second time in the shop, they replaced the condenser since it had a hole in it”

D D., AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

“Build up of moisture from the evaporator/condensor system causes mold/mildew to grow which sends a horrible odor into the passenger cabin whether using the AC or Heater. The Honda workaround is unacceptable: always use recirculated AC”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Low heater output. 30Km commute to work on coldest days the car did not get comfortably warm. Brought back to dealer and they found nothing wrong. Other than this one issue this car is a 10”

Greg-Bev N., ON (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“heat doesn't get warm enough. The manual says to run the heat with the vents open, then all of the heat goes out the vents. if you run the heat with the vents closed, the windows fog up”

Chris C., PA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 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

“auto seat positionjng function not working from day one. The dealer had no clue how to fix it”

Alan Y., CO (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tpm light”

Dennis M., PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“needing engine check light kept coming on”

Glen F., HI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“not working properly with door controls”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
USB port

“Seems to have a loose connection, which will cause my Ipod to quit functioning. I have to jiggle the plug while inserted to make contact”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“tire pressure light”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“fuse blowned”

Qing C., CA (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“The doors will not remain locked. Others with 2014 Accords have had the same problem. The manual even says that when it rains heavily, the doors will unlock. But they unlock at random times, as well”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

“At night when the headlights are on low beam, the line of vision is cut dramatically. For some reason, there appears to be a "shield" over the top of line of vision. I have talked with the service department and they say there is nothing that can b”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Moisture inside the rear light boxes”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Turn signals would not work”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Backup lights do not provide enough light to see obstructions behind the car. Front lights do not provide any light to the sides so difficult to see to turn into a narrow street or driveway”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

“Came on due to low pressure. When problem fixed, light would not go-off”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Speed sensor on left rear wheel was installed incorrectly at factory, or was defective or loose. Caused intermittent warning lights on dashboard for 4-6 weeks until dealership could diagnose problem. Required 3 trips to dealership”

James S., MI (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tire pressure light came on. Checked the tires and put air in them where the pressure was lower than recommended. Followed instructions to re-calibrate TPMS. Next day, same thing happened but all of the tires were recommended pressure”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“tire pressure lights come on, but pressure is always normal”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“light came on after tires rotation”

Glen F., HI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AFTER MY EFFORTS TO INFLATE PRESSURE LIGT I WENT TO TWO GARAGES & THEY WERE UNABLE TO GET LIGHT OUT AFTER PROPER INFLATION”

Stuart M., FL (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Inaccurate readings. Especially when the temperature changes”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

“The alternator failed just as I passed the mileage where my warranty would have covered it. Fortunately, the extended warranty I purchased with the car covered the costs”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“battery failed a couple of times in Dec 2016, with 40,000 miles on car. We decided to replace the battery. My husband charged it overnight and I went to the dealer. Even though the battery tested OK at time (but it had just been charged) I replaced the battery. Have experienced no failures since”

Sherrie S., OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery needed to be replaced after 1 year, because of fail;ure to start”

S L., ON (2014 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

“We took our 2014 Honda Accord into the dealer for routine maint. (oil, tire rotation) and the Service Rep at the Honda Dealer told us the batter was leaking and had eaten through the batter cable. It was 2.5 years old. Due to miles, it wasn't covered under warranty. They replaced the batter and cleaned up the cable - charging for both. 6 days later the starter died, stranding us in a parking lot 30 miles from the dealer. We had to pay for towing to the dealer, the Mfgr paid for the starter”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“On 2 occasions battery wouldn't start. One had to call for jump”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It had to be replaced.....after much trouble with the Honda people”

Iqbal H., NY (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

“Car would not start sometimes. When the push button starter was pushed, nothing would happen. Took vehicle to the dealership several times and was told nothing was wrong. Several scan tests and diagnostics were performed. Continues to happen intermittently to this day”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The engine was unable to start because of a bad relay”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

“Ignition switch began with some difficulty starting then progressed to every time. Dealer replaced the ignition switch, it has been fine since it was replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter had to be replaced”

John M., SC (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

“Sometimes especially in cold weather the starter will not engage and just whines”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“bad starter needed replacement”

Robert G., NJ (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“starter went completely out and would not start car at 35,800 miles. Since car was still under warranty (36,000 miles) dealer arranged to have car towed & replaced starter at no charge”

Sherrie S., OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starting the Accord became very unreliable. Most times it started w/o a problem. Sometimes though it took a dozen tries over a 10 minute period. Honda Service Dept. is replacing the starter today for $800”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“We took our 2014 Honda Accord into the dealer for routine maint. (oil, tire rotation) and the Service Rep at the Honda Dealer told us the batter was leaking and had eaten through the batter cable. It was 2.5 years old. Due to miles, it wasn't covered under warranty. They replaced the batter and cleaned up the cable - charging for both. 6 days later the starter died, stranding us in a parking lot 30 miles from the dealer. We had to pay for towing to the dealer, the Mfgr paid for the starter”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Starter was not always cranking when the key was turned. Dealer replaced starter under used car warranty”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car did not start. Starter Motor replaced. Car still under warranty/extended warranty. Car towed by Honda to shop. Service performed at no charge, and completed same day”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Had growing issue this year with starting that turned out to be old battery (4 yo battery, so was due for replacement) and, more significantly, a starter motor failure at 70,285 miles. This was not covered by the warranty so parts ($520.09) and labor ($202.50) for a total of $723. I have never had a starter motor failure in any car that I have owned even up to over 200K miles. If my starter failed, I wonder how many other Honda starters fail this early”

Michael B., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“Spark plug failure on this vehicle occurred 4 times. The failure made the car un drive able”

William E., CA (2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“ABS modulator failed and had to be replaced (under warranty)”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The rear Brake callipers were seized . The suggestion was that water must have gotten in. The car is juts out of warranty. Had all my regular servicing done at the dealer. This was an expensive job and think this should not be something such as"normal wear and tear". Feel there must be a product problem”

Anonymous, NL (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda advised me that the calipers were rusted out from being in my garage and low usage of vehicle”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Stuck rear calipers. Parts ordered. Awaiting call”

Anonymous, NS (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

“Warranty repair”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

“The parking brake stuck which caused the rear brakes to premature ware. Four months earlier I had the rear brake pads & rotors replaced, no mention of sticky parking brake. This time parking brake caused right rear caliper to stick, therefore new caliper was required”

Dave L., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“I have owned 5 Honda Accords over the past 32 years, premature brake wear has always been a problem. This includes the parking brakes sticking although I use the PB regularly”

Dave L., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“One rotor was replaced and pads”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes on one side were worn down considerably. Other side was wearing just fine. Had to replace brakes and rotors. Mileage was just 27000”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“excessive brake dust and uneven wearing of brakes and rotors”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At around 1500 miles I have to brake harder and harder”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

“Had rotors re-surfaced by Sears. Lasted 3 months. Now needs new rotors”

Edward K., NC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front rotors began showing signs of warping around 40K miles, pulsating when stopping. I'm am not hard on the car. Light on the gas and brakes. Front and rear pads were about half life per mechanic. Replaced rotors and pads around 48K”

John E., NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors should not have worn at just 27000 miles”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Again just like the clappers I should not have to replace rotors at this stage re. the age of the vehicle. Assume it was because of the problem with the callipers. I realize that brake pads may need to be changed but not a brake system job”

Anonymous, NL (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Warped rotor from almost the beginning got worse and worse. Finally the dealer agreed to resurface them at 20k miles out of warranty but only a few thoUSnd miles later its starting to warp again. I don't ride the brakes either. :)”

Greg K., NC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“excessive brake squeaking”

Sharon W., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Noise is coming from the front passenger side inside of the compartment where the seat belt operater.Noise is like inside of the column has a loose plastic and vibrater when the car is moving on uneven road”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes were squeaking...Successfully repaired at dealership”

John N., OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 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

“The parts that failed were the engine mount controller and its associated relay, causing the engine to vibrate excessively at idle, and causing it to remain at too low rpms during driving”

John T., PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Computer fails to match power requirement to transmission on occasion (without warning) at low speed when transmission is down or upshifting and sudden power is required. Engine can be non- responsive for several seconds (Zero Power) then accelerates”

William M., MA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Car feels heavy at times, idles rough at times. Not the same as when purchased”

E G., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A PROBLEM WHEN ACCELERATING, WHEN SLOWING DOWN IN TRAFFIC AND THEN STEPING ON THE GAS THE CAR HESITATES. THIS HAPPENS EVERY DAY I USE THE CAR”

Topper C., MA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

“There is a heavy knocking on my car when the car starts to move. the knock has been there since the day I bought the car and Honda was notified right away, inspectors have checked the car and admit that the knock is there, But Honda will not correct the fault because in their words " It does not affect my safety when driving " the knock is getting worse but Honda refuses to check again”

Geoffrey G., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“With acceleration, it shocks , like knocking suddenly. Don't know. Is it the engine V-6 or transmission? It.s noisy and worrisome”

Sylvestre L., QC (2014 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

“Seized up occasionally. Needed to replace under warranty. Carnot leaking oil, rather using oil. Reason yet to be determined. They say this is a new 4 cyi for Honda in 2014. That they had issues with older models”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil pan gasket failed and leaked oil. Gasket was replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Started lostin 2.5 quarts of oule between changes”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil leak from valve gasket. Fixed by Honda under warranty”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Valve cover gasket developed a leak at 11 months in service”

A H., GA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“We went on a trip last weekend. Four hours into our trip, the "check charging system" and battery lights came on. We tried and tried to get ahold of our Honda Dealer (Sam Swope)but couldn't get a real person and they didn't return our frantic message”

Laura M., KY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Shifts are very hard, and has on several occassions stalled out completely, vehicle loses all power”

Laura C., VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“manual transmission doesn't always go into 4th. Dealer is unable to identify the problem”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine surging and hesitation. Dealer refused to check it out. There is a service bulletin for the same problem on 2013 models”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Gear shifting is very hard in cold weather, almost feels like a manual transmission with bad shifting”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Delay in transmission when placing car in reverse”

Gerry L., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Placed in drive and the car would not move”

David F., GA (2014 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On 3 occassions vehicle has stalled and lost all power”

Laura C., VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Currently transmission will not move car when car is cold. Taking into dealer for repair. Also, tranmissions jerks car when starting from stop”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

“software update”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“dangerous accelerator delays: when moving very quickly from the break and going immediately to the accelerator in heavy/merging traffic, it is like it is in neutral...doesn't kick into gear; 1-5 seconds. Especially dangerous delays if you ever drive”

Anonymous, AR (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“Two leaks had to be fixed 3 months ago”

Anonymous, CO (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“CVT leak, dealer tightened bolts and issue appears to be solved”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

“Inadequate rubber door seals”

Cary K., FL (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Minor problem, corrected by door hanging adjustment”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This applies to most of the body panels, but the fit and finish of the exterior panels was pretty subpar. Inconsistent gaps, things didn't line up, etc. I noticed this issue with most Accords of this generation”

Eric F., NC (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a paint defect in one door that we opted not to fix. It can only be seen in certain light”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

“Found a crack starting on the top inside of the front windshield caused by an white factory installation retainer clip on the inner top portion of the glas caused the star crack”

Joseph S., CA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

“All four of the power door locks -- the Individual motors that control each door lock -- failed in a 6-month period. They failed post-warranty and were very expensive to replace! ($250 each -- total cost with tax was over $1,000)”

Michael B., TX (2014 Honda Accord Sport Unsure)

“At 40,566 miles, I had to replace the door latch of the right-front passenger door. It costed me $224.75”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear seat release from trunk became inoperative and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, HI (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

“The driver's side mirror has a portion that is about 20% of the mirror on the outside edge that has a different angle and focus. It is very distracting and unsafe”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power window broke, replaced under warranty”

Mahlon W., AL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 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)

“Needed costly replacement”

Suzanne S., MA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The fuel/emission system is poorly designed. I had an $1,100 bill that Honda would not pay because a thoracic tube failed and caused a vacuum leak”

Paul B., TN (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“INCORRECT AND DEALER REPLACED”

Larry W., ON (2014 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)

“funny noise and slow accelaration”

Terrence H., IL (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“First 3 months, had to have gas cap replaced, another part, and the gas tank. Many tests run until the gas tank replaced and since then works fine. Malfunction light kept coming on while traveling and had to take it to a dealer out of town twice”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

“Fuel pump failed just as I had passed the warranty mileage. Over $1000 to fix it. Fortunately, I was covered by an expensive extended warranty I bought upon purchasing the car”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“DEALER REVIEWED CAR PERFORMANCE AND MADE ADJUSTMENTS”

Larry W., ON (2014 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Car lurched and stalled. It seemed as if the gps was on and was vacillating between speeds”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Axle bearing needed to be replaced but dealership did good job”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Dealer called saying that the drive shaft needs to be replaced and it will be done under warranty”

Deborah D., SC (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left rear wheel bearing went bad after 8,000 miles. Was promptly replaced under warranty”

Peter H., FL (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front wheel bearing failed at 150miles”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

“At 43,200 miles, I had to replace the ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY for $571.78 plus tax”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

“Engine loses most power on snow-covered hill”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CV joint

“This car had a leaking CV boot, which we had to have replaced, and the car wasn't even 6 months old”

Laura M., KY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“check engine lik=ght kept coming on and they eventually repalced the catalytic converter and two oxygen sensors”

William B., IL (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The "check engine" indicator kept coming on, then going off, for the last 9 months. It was determined that the catalytic converter was failing. It will need to be replaced, under warranty”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

“leaking exhaust had to replace seal”

Gerry L., ON (2014 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“Exhaust vibration that isn't resolved yet. The engine vibrates at approx. 2000 rpm which causes the exhaust to cause a vibration noise. The engine vibrates only at this rpm when I accelerate or decelerate and especially when gearing down the transm”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

“Dealer had to replace entire screen. It did not pair blue tooth. Has worked great these last 11 months”

Manor T., MI (2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“System failed and had to be replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AHA application shuts down after 1 minute. In-car controls of iPhone music via Bluetooth once worked but have stopped with recent IOS versions. Bluetooth pairing of Pandora app now works only 50% of the time with IOS 8”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“rocker arm failure, car was in shop for 3 weeks repair”

Anonymous, NE (2014 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

“Head cover was cracked during assembly of vehicle”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“small oil leak. Two day for dealer to replace the gasket”

John M., OH (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

“The timing belt pulley was bent and leaked fluid. The belt and pulley were replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Placed car in drive and would not move forward”

David F., GA (2014 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“after rebuild no problems bofore it would not down shift on hill desent and roigh shift”

Barbara B., PA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Total transmission failure 1st week of owning vehicle. Stopped shifting properly/grinding gears”

Blair P., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission was leaking. it was replaced”

Edward H., CA (2014 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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