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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 3 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 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
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Warranty

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

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 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 (189 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 2015 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Same explanation as weather strip”

R S., NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“air leaks. passenger side front not sealing”

Anonymous, KY (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clogged front window washer well caused water to lead into inside of car and soak the floor carpet”

Jerry B., VA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“First noticed wind noise. Dealer could see rubber molding on drivers door was not straight, not perfect, so they replaced it. Wind noise remained”

Nancy N., OK (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Weather strip around trunk lid was installed improperly and water leaked in when I washed the car. Dealer scheduled appointment and replaced it; problem solved”

R S., NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rear right door seal came loose within 200 miles from new”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“Noise comes from right front dash. Is persistent at times and then disappears at other times. Cannot locate exact source. Have had it since day one”

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle in dash. Corrected by dealer”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Initially was major rattle that stopped and did not return. Subsequent minor noise that sounds like static on a poorly tuned radio. Minor, but annoying. Identified the cause to be the horn vibrating against the steering column. Have not yet take”

Victor P., CA (2015 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid)

“There is a rattling noise that is on the drivers side. I haven't figured out where it is coming from. I'm going to have the dealership look into it when I take it in for my 1st oil change”

Barbara I., NY (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“popping sound over rough road- loose struts”

Anonymous, NT (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is rattle which travels around the left side of the car from near the dashboard and moves back to the area between the driver's and the passenger left doors. It occurs more often in the warm weather. Also, there are plastics squeaks and rattles the come and go from the dashboard area near the center of the car”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have leather seats and the leather rubs against the armrest driving me friggin nuts. I have to stick a hat between the seats to stop the rubbing”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Rattles in the front passenger seat and door, driver door, and sunglass holder. While not a rattle, the windshield visor pivots are loose, allowing them to strike the occupant when used to shade the front passenger doors”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“A panel on the left side of the steering wheel about at knee level rattles. It¿s been fixed once, but the problem returned after about 3 hours of driving. I¿ve been told that the panel needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle in the front dash/glove box area”

Anonymous, UT (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noises from front of vehicle when accelerating, and brake noises. Took car to dealer twice to check, and they were unable to locate any issue, however my husband hears the noise also”

Bruce F., CT (2015 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

“Rattle underneath the automobile. Local Honda mechanic said sometimes nuts and bolts are not tightened securely at the factory when the car is built. Once these were tightened, the noises went away and the car seemed tighter overall. We considered this a minor distraction overall, however”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Road noise is the issue”

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The volume button when turned to increase volume from 8 or higher would actually reduce volume to 1-3 all the time. Dealer tried to tell me it was a built in safety feature of the system so the speakers don't blow if the volume is turned up too loudly too fast. However, I would turn it up slowly and the volume would still reduce!”

Jennifer D., NC (2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power front seats are noisy in operation”

Royal K., TX (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

“when cruising on freeway(s) at high speeds 65+ there is pronounced noise due to wind intrusion in the interior (of the automobile). It could be quitter”

Jess G., CA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Drivers side window.Seal weather strip was replaced under warranty.Wind noise remained.Dealer drove the car, did audio recording, and noted no issue.I drove another car of same type and heard the same wind noise in it.No correction made to my car :(”

Nancy N., OK (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind noise above 50 mph, coming from the b-pillars next to the heads of the front seat occupants”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver side front window has wind noise”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“At highway speed the wind noise is quite noticeable. Its tolerable, but I would hesitate to buy an Accord again”

Anonymous, IN (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“noisy in general over the road”

Anonymous, NT (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There has been too much wind noise in general and the seals around the drivers side door let in too much noise. I had to take it in for service”

Kurt S., OH (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“highway driving produces many wind noise”

Anonymous, KY (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Loud as hell from the day I bought it. I've owned three Hondas, and my current accord is by far the loudest. I have to shout to have a conversation with passengers. At freeway speed, I just give up. I've had the dealer add insulation to the windows which helped a little, but not enough. I believe the wind noise is in part due to the overall poor assembly of my vehicle. The trim and molding is all very poorly applied. The seals around the doors are loose. Many finishes are out of alignment. Very”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Road and wind noise is extremely loud”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I didn't expect a well insulated car at this price but when accelerating (i.e. expessways) it sometimes bothers me”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Minor issue since purchase. I ignore it”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“The forward camera for LDW & FCW failed, causing lights to come on for these issues, when none existed. The camera was replaced by the dealer, but I had to leave the car for 2 days. The dealer provided a rental car during this time”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The compartment attached to the rear view mirror came loose and it took 45 visits to dealers and letters to the Honda Corp. and the Maryland Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division to get it repaired properly”

Alan K., MD (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The Lane Departure camera stopped working”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The attachment used to secure the backup camera in place has broken off. The backup camera dangles unsecured”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“system is confusing and difficult to understand for my age group. It is too complicated”

Karl N., IL (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

“When selecting items in the upper screen it freezes on the selected item and often takes 15-30 seconds for it to wake up”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“almost impossible to program. Loses its integrity. A very7 poor design. everyhing about it is poor. Would never buy another HONDA., HAVE ONLY OWNED IT 3 WEEKS. I WISH I COULD RETURN IT”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The GPS has provided some wrong information in terms of directions, which seems to mean it is out dated. The worst part is we have been receiving notices in the mail to update our Navi for about $150. I am going to return the vehicle to the Dealer”

Brent A., OH (2015 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Navigation system is worthless. The user interface is impossible to use to enter a destination address. Voice commands are even worse if the system does not perfectly recognize the address. I use a garmin plugin gps that works perfectly”

Anonymous, ID (2015 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“we don't have smart phones, so the dealer helped us pair it up.It is comp[licated and hard to set up”

Clayton C., MI (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This car routinely (1out of 3x's) has trouble "finding" my cell phone, telling me "no phone found" making it impossible to use the Bluetooth system while driving. This car replaced a Honda Pilot and I never experienced this trouble in that car”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The dealer did not even address the issues I had with my phone pairing with bluetooth despite multiple complaints. I am very tech savvy and have not had these issues in other cars I've owned or rented. I will never buy another Honda”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“iPhone 6 constantly disconnects & reconnects via Bluetooth”

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I occasionally lose paring with my cell phone - minor problem”

William S., NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“SUCKS - LOUSY QUALITY SOUND - HAS 98 SPEAKERS -- STILL SUCKS”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The XM radio stopped working”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“satellite radio loses reception for long periods, comes back, is intermittent, goes out completely”

William S., NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Voice control is basically worthless. It cannot accurately detect voice commands and corrections are a nightmare.....use your smartphone instead”

Anonymous, ID (2015 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

“Major issues liking with iPhone 6, especially Pandora and Aha radio. Essentially, Aha is unusable. Any iPhone updates result in having to unpair the phone & pair again. Honda has not been able to fix the issue”

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When trying to use Pandora, sometimes it does not sync correctly with the Smart Phone”

Brent A., OH (2015 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Speakers will not take any bass without vibrating. Most all my Honda's have had this problem. Poor radios and speakers”

Royal K., TX (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Ball joints

“ball joint broken from the factory small block replaced recalled under warranty”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

“The ride is choppy and bumpy. Not smooth like other Hondas we have purchased before”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Bumpy ride”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rodents chewed the soy-based wire covering causing loss of power steering”

E M., MA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Bumpy ride”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Worse ride ever since we've been buying Hondas (1980s)”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer had to replace both front stunt mounts”

James C., OK (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I heard a noise in the front end and took it in to be fixed”

T S., MD (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

“I did not notice an unblalance in the tires/ Though the Icon for uneven tires stayed on, even though the tires were adjusted twice”

Virginia S., IL (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alignment

“Aligned twice”

Mitchell T., FL (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“My wheel bearing needed replacement before 36000 miles. When I took it to a Honda dealer, they wanted to charge me even though it was covered under my extended warranty. I had to take it to a second dealer to honor the warranty and replace the part that had no business going out so early in the car's life. My car still runs loud and I get a lot of, still unexplained wheel noise”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“There is some squeaking while braking. Can will be going in soon to get this looked at”

Anonymous, WI (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“I had to replace brake pads. Never did that on any other Honda Accord I owned”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“uneven brake pad wear. Honda technician called it "abnormal" wear”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“I am not sure this was premature wear, but we did have the brakes repaired”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

“I have change the break pads and the rotors 2 times already. The whole car started shaking when breaking”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors warped after 18000 miles”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“front rotors warped within 1 year of purchase”

Shawn B., OH (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors warped, had to be replaced”

Eric J., GA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“See previous comment--the rotors warped when the brakes overheated going down hills here in Colorado. I've never had that problem with my other previous vehicles, and although the dealer replaced the rotors free of charge, the same problem is beginning to happen again, and I've been very very careful to use the brakes sparingly going down hills”

Karen M., CO (2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

“Heater and AC do not maintain temperature”

Robert H., PA (2015 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

“Does not cool well when the whether is hot and sunny”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“I did not notice any uneven roll in my tires,But I did have all the tires adjusted, yet the light for uneven tires is still lighted on the dashboard panel”

Virginia S., IL (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Heating system takes many miles before the cabin is warm, not hot”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“O-ring failure”

James J., MO (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AC is blowing warm air and the dealer cannot find the leak. Added Freon and also dye. I will have to check back later”

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C frig leaked out”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
A/C compressor

“Compressor failed and was replaced under warranty”

Allen B., NC (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“The fan became very noisy and the dealer replaced under the warranty”

Phillip B., PA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 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

Heated or cooled seats

“Passenger side seat did not heat consistently after purchase. I had the dealer work on this and it took them a week as they stated it was complicated to fix. I am not going back to this dealer again”

Anne C., MA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

“Won't operate keyless entry to trunk”

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

“The battery module went out and was covered by warrantee along with the battery”

Marvin P., NM (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

“The compass will be working and then go off on odd directions for no reason. The outside temperature guage will go up and down out the blue. The temp can vary 10-15 degrees in a matter of a few minutes”

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

“Tire pressure light came on constantly because of sensor failure. I found myself at the garage with my brand new car one to two times a week for six months before the problem was fixed”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Honda Accord Sport Unsure)

“would not go off after tire fixed”

Glen F., HI (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The light seems to come on when the weather is cold irrespective of if the tires are low. It has been an issue since the car was new”

Anonymous, OR (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

“The avoidance warning signal goes off for no reason”

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 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

Rough shifting

“While in the deceleration phase (below 20 mph), or from a stopped position, there is occasionally a significant hesitation/response to stepping on the accelerator - to a point where the wheels would spin”

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Had the car in 3x to the dealer to address very rough downshifting - literally the car would not glide even on flat roads. They finally addressed with a software change (TSB)”

Brad B., OH (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

“Car has been to Honda twice for transmission issues that they have not been able to resolve. It frequently stalls on cold starts and the transmission slips when first driving after a cold start. After reprogramming the transmission computer twice, I was told there was nothing wrong with it and nothing more they can do. I will never buy another Honda”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission/Torque Converter shudders under light load at 40-45 mph. Also noticeable at 60 mph”

Chris H., MN (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Manufacturer recall issue”

Anonymous, NS (2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car was recalled to update the computer to fix a transmission problem. I had not had any problem with the transmission. However, I lost all the address information from my cell phone and that is a problem”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall item on PCM possible causing low pressure in CVT that could cause belt to slip. No issue on my car”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall, needed software update - so I ma told”

Daniel G., NJ (2015 Honda Accord EX 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

“Hot weather seemed to cause the trim on the doors to come apart. Dealer did reattach. So far working”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“Honda emblem on front of grill was loose”

Anonymous, IN (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“The bottom mold came loose”

Anonymous, IA (2015 Honda Accord LX-S 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“chrome trim on front grill has "bubbled"”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint has chipped easily and needs to be washed/cleaned often, since it is easily stained by things like sap, bird poop, and insects”

Anonymous, WI (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Spider webbing of the paint. The dealer blamed it on the car wash, however I use the same wash that I used with my previous car for approximately 3 1/2 years and never had a problem, and my 20 year old truck with no damage”

David R., TN (2015 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

Electronic ignition

“ecu throttle relay . Honda said they had trouble with them sticking”

Anthony P., PA (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alternator

“Failed on a hot day leaving us stranded. Did not know it was the alternator initially but car was disabled because battery was dead”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to be replaced under warranty by a Helpful service department”

Beverly D., SD (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

“Engine had repeated cylinder misfire. The dealer could not find it after 4 visits, and I paid an independent garage to diagnose a coil failure, which fixed the problem”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

“Engine would not crank sometimes. The dealer indicated that the starter need to be replace at $825”

Walter M., MD (2015 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

Sunroof

“drain for sunroof improperly connected during manufacture resulted in rain water wetting the headliner and trunk”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Sensor that determines if the key is in the trunk and prevents closure (i.e., locking the keys in) fails about 60-70% of the time. It false-positives at that rate (it thinks the keys are in the trunk even if they are in my pocket, etc.). 0 false ne”

Nicholas L., OH (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“body above the rear driver side window leaked rain water into the spare tire well, dealership guessed either the robot applying ran low on adhesive, or adhesive was defective”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

“Several cracks have developed at the lower edge of the windshield”

Enrico F., NY (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“Check engine light came on several days after purchasing the car, and occasional misfire when idle. It was covered under warranty, the dealership diagnosed it and replaced it with brand new parts. No problems since then”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“short block recalled/replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

“When diagnosing the cylinder head issue, the dealership determined the timing chain was slightly loose, so opted to replace it as well”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“Clutch chatter, needed to replace”

Anonymous, ME (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Torque converter

“Tech confirmed "JUDDER", performed Bulletin 16-061, Service reported no further concerns, I was advised to return when software is available to make sure "JUDDER" is resolved. On ride home "JUDDER" was more pronounced. I was convinced that they had no clue how to solve the "JUDDER" problem. Several days later I decided to sell the car and buy a different make. I was in the process of purchasing the car when I got cold feet...years of owning Honda cars forced me back to the Honda dealership w”

Anonymous, NH (2015 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission slipped and hesitated and had to be completely replaced with a new transmission under warranty”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“Totally confusing split screen system. Difficult to select items while driving. GPS navigation often will not permit a street number to be entered if it is not in the database EVEN WHEN IT EXISTS! Terrible”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Navigation, right turn signal, seal belt lady repeatedly flashing and not working. They replaced computer (it took a month to figure this out) and then it happened again with the screen going blank with the radio and right turn signals intermittantl”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“When cold, car must sit for a few minutes before pressing on gas, otherwise when you put in drive and press on the gas pedal, the engine races but the car doesn't go anywhere”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Valve cover gasket was not sealed or installed properly allowing oil to leak from valve cover gasket”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

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

Stability control (ESC)

“Lights came on dash including esc,”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

“Problem recently discovered. The drive shaft on the right side is making a clicking sound in stop and go traffic. There is also a noise when turning on the right. Dealer notified and have order replacement part”

Kneil D., ON (2015 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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.

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