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 is 1 recall 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.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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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
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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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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. And its 26 mpg overall is among the best in the V6 class.

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

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

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (212 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 2017 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

Android Auto

"Android Auto does not consistently link to the entertainment system. Sometimes requires repeated connection or at worst rebooting by turning off ignition. (Thanks for the recent hint about rebooting more easily)"

Leonard Y., NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unreliable initial connection. Requires disconnections and reconnection seems or at worst, turning of ignition and restarting to get Android And to to come up."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Apple CarPlay

"The infotainment syste is very hard to use, and Apple Carplay simply does not work most of the time"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Honda Accord 3.5-L V6)

"Trouble pairing with device for navigation"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)

"It changes what's playing on the radio when the phone is plugged in."

Ed N., GA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Many times Apple Carplay will stop working. I have disconnected and reconnected, used a different cable, used my husbands phone, shut phone off and on. Then all of a sudden it will connect. The car has a two screen display. The top display will not always display the next song or provide the blue arrows when using the Honda built in GPS."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes while I have my iPone connected via usb to the infotainment system, I'm unable to change the volume level."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Driving Hazard!! The touch screens positioning and occasional lack of touch sensitivity is a danger to the operator. Analog would be better as much as could be done or hybrid system!"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My problems started within weeks after purchasing my car. I was not able to connect nor load any of my phone information into the infotainment system. The system would freeze both audiblyAnd visually. The touch screen stopped working. They replaced the infotainment system but that did not correct any of the problems. Apple says Honda needed to update their firmware and Honda too bad Since the original manufactured entertainment system had been replaced it was now a voided issue. The fact that Honda themselves replace see him for TAEMIN system has no bearing on the results. It was not done by third-party business. My car is still 100% Honda parts. I asked if I could upgrade the infotainment system and I would split the difference of the cost for the new system. Honda said there is no upgrade system for this car model Honda 2017 hybrid. At this time I have no navigation, I have no contacts from my phone, so it cannot recognize voice recognition to call anyone hands-free. It's Bluetooth connection still disconnects and reconnects frequently. It also changes modes of operation at the start of the car. It does not recognize my iPhone 11 as an accessory because Honda will not update the firmware. Honda America has informed me that 1% of the Honda accord hybrid 2017 have this problem and there is no recourse for correction."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"About 3 mos after I bought the car, the dashboard camera screen no longer showed video of what was behind the car. The dashboard camera screen only showed the red gridlines that normally are superimposed on the video."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen is black except for the red gridlines."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"no problem experienced"

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Back up camera just got fuzzy honda fixed it under warranty after dealer checked it out quickly"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All of the warning accessories would not go off and had to be reprogramed"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"It's not a performance problem but one of satisfaction. My 2005Honda Accord had space for 6 CD's. This has only one. When I asked about why this was done I was told that it is because people don't play CD's but stream entertainment. Well, I don't. I listen to books on tape and trying to change CD's while driving is dangerous and causes me great consternation. I am a part of the growing senior demographic and it seems to me that Honda and other car manufacturers would want to cater to or at least accommodate us."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

"CD player over heats and shuts down on hot days"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Display would freeze. restart of the car would solve it. Took into dealer and they reset and reflashed the firmware. Has been fine since"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"This occurred on a few occasions. It would come an go, and the dealer did not cover under warrangy"

Dave S., VA (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I think the problem was partially due to overheated electronics; the display did malfunction on a hot sunny day. I started up my car and opened all the windows to allow the hot air escape. Then I noticed the display screens went from blank, to the diagnostic screen and it wouldn't go back to normal. After driving around with the A/C on and stopping to do errands, the system went back to normal on its own."

Marvin B., NY (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I have been driving down the road and the screen will completely go blank until I stop the car and then start it again."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen goes blank for just a moment or 2 and it only happens on an irregular basis. The dealership has been unable to locate and fix the problem."

James R., CO (2017 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Would shut down very occasionally"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The top screen goes blank (black), and when it happens all the entertainment buttons on the steering wheel become useless, this happened after a month of driving, I just gotta kill the engine and restart the car and it's on again, and it happens so randomly too"

Fouad B., IA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"ipod shuffle will not work in the accord, but does work in the CRV. Might be a software update needed on the ipod."

Thomas S., FL (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was unable to play my iPod after several months of successful performance. There seems to be a problem with the car interface."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"From almost new, the unit seemed slow, it would not initialize normally. Then after about a year, it started given random errors and would get "lost" when starting out. It would usually recover. Then it started to give the error "cannot unlock maps" The dealership undertook an upgrade to the software, but it did not fix the problem. After consulting with corporate service dept, they decided that the problem was the hardware. Replacement of the device solved the problem and it functions normally now. This is obviously a rare problem which had not been experienced at corporate level. Probably came from the device manufacture."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The screen went blank and the whole unit had to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The navigation system is pretty much useless. Nearly 50% of the time, the nav system has my location completely wrong. It has been wrong up to a 1/2 mile off and for up to 30 minutes before correcting the position. Additionally, the traffic information when compared to Google Maps and actual conditions seems about 15-minutes behind current condition. A complete waste of money for sure!"

Jesse-Amber M., CA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worst NAV system I’ve ever owed! Can not connect to GPS atellites for long periods of time. Traffic indicator also does not work for long periods of time. And yes there is a raffia sing along in the areas when it dies not connect."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The software is not current The compos is not accurate"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS,. still finds roads 200 ft further that it says. My Accord 2011 GPS was much better."

Marvin S., NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The Garmin-based in-dash navigation system will often lose its place and show the vehicle at a location other than the current road -- often at the start of a trip. It spent two days at the dealership, and I was told it's a known issue due to the navigation being a third-party system from Garmin. To date, no software updates are available to correct the problem."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"GPS vehicle icon on the screen periodically does not show the correct location of my vehicle on the correct street."

Randy H., NC (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"GPS would intermittently not load maps. Dealer did factory reset, resolved."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"October 2019 -- GPS froze or would not start"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS determined position is often up to a quarter mile off effectively rendering the GPS system useless. Traffic information is about 15-20 minutes old leading to poor nav guidance."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compass read wrong-i.e. North became South; East became west; after approximately 5 Kms the compass reset itself. The screen went black and I had to restart the car to reboot the system; although Honda dealer attempted updates, the system would not take them. Eventually, Honda agreed to replace the whole system"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At random times, but more frequently, it gets lost, usually thinking it is going at right angles to its actual direction. This happens more frequently in some locations than others. Also on two occasions, it simply hasn't turned on at all. It seems unlikely that I will be able to get it fixed until it fails reliably"

William J., CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. The screen interface has issues like it’s confused. The Bluetooth will connect then disconnect and then connect again or maybe disconnect. The touch screen does not respond to touch. The delay between touch and response can be up to 5-6-7 seconds. When I turn the car on with the Bluetooth Connected mode sometimes it will pick up my audiobook other times it’ll pick up my music. It’s a tossup what it will connect with. Then if it’s playing it will go into a pause mode on its own. When I try to push play it will play for three seconds or four and then go back to pause on its own. The screen will show no device connected but I will be listening to my audiobook. The screen will say mute while I’m talking on the phone with voices coming through the speaker system. Then it happens that my GPS will give directional instructions while my audiobook is playing. Honda service tells me it is a poor program and that it probably needs an update. But they don’t know when there will be updates or if there are updates. Because they informed me that Honda doesn’t inform them of future updates. At first they told me it was my iPhone so I updated my SIM card Then they said it was my iPhone connectivity but my phone works in other cars. I have submitted a request for an update to Honda but have yet to hear from them."

Charlene V., CA (2017 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"After 4-5 hours of continuous driving the sound system begins a rhythmic snap when the phone is used through the Bluetooth system. No dealer is able to diagnos the cause."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Phone pairing stopped working and other error messages affecting the electronics. Dealer able fix after consulting central Honda experts. Had to delete and reload all the electronic software."

Stephen T., TX (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My phone says it is connected but the car says not"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Awkward electronic controls... would prefer buttons. When car is first started, sound volume is often too loud. Touch and drag controls are awkward."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad reception after having the car ?? n theshop for something else"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The FM receiver just quit working and shortly thereafter the battery mysteriously started losing its charge, put in a new battery and it was draining. Finally got the car in to get the radio looked at and was told there's nothing wrong and suddenly the radio was working again and no battery issue...hmmm."

Chris F., MN (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The audio system (is that Radio or speakers?) went out. One day in the middle of driving the sound just stopped. The Radio display still told me the station was connected (I saw what song was currently playing on multiple channels), but no sound came out. They had to completely replace the audio device. It took them 6 working days to get the part in. They had my car the whole time but gave me a loaner."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No knobs, so radio volume is unpredictable at engine start. Volume control awkward. Menu screen for radio channels is not completely selectable. When Apple Car Play is in navigation mode, a voice steering command changes the audio source to the CarPlay vice radio. Very irritating. Scren difficult to view in sunlight."

Jeffrey H., TN (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"no problem"

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Software update fixes

"Fuel system need to be updates per Honda recall"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"For a car of this quality, and as advance as the technology is with the connectivity this is not only poor but definitely substance. I can’t believe that Honda has not done any updates to fix the issues of connectivity."

Charlene V., CA (2017 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The problem started several weeks after I purchased my car. I am still having the same problem 3 1/2 years later. Honda will not do a firmware update. Apple has informed me that the problem is due to Honda needing to update its firmware. Oh I believe I am a victim of pointing fingers problem, it's the other person's fault."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Speakers

"Same as the radio comment."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a sound issue that emulated a fractured speaker cone, heavy vibration type sound. It turned out to be the construction of the entire rear deck and a lack of vibration isolation kind of thing. They fixed it, there is a service bulletin out for it...sounds good now for a factory system."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Voice command does not work - microphone"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth voice commands do not work"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unreliable. Misinterprets commands. Once Android Auto connects, Google is far superior."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My cell phone voice command system doesn't work properly in the Honda. I have taken it to dealer 2X and they had a problem too. And even rarely when it does work instead of reaching my wife, the phone calls the pizza store. (However, I love the reliability. Car ignition ALWAYS starts.)"

Leo-Ktah S., NY (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Voice control worked properly when I got the car, but it later stopped working. The Honda dealer reset the software to its factory setting and claimed it was fixed, but it still does not work. Otherwise the car is simply superb."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Accord)

"System appears to not hear my commands occasionally"

Jonathan H., FL (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice command doesn't pick up what you say. Forces you to look at the screen more than my other Honda to pick the correct response thus taking my eyes off the road."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Trunk leaks water when I go through the car wash."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rear deck lid (Behind rear seats) vibrates when playing the radio, or going over rough road."

Paul W., OH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Some small noise in dash somewhere when I drive over rough road surface. Also noticed some noise like something rubbing in wheel suspension. Will have it checked during annual oil exchange in November 2019."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A pesky rattle, apparently in the small door covering the compartment with the USB connector below the dash."

Rod H., FL (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattles everywhere. A Professional still has not looked for it. I will bring in my car at the dealer in June 2018 for an oil change, and I will have a professional look at the Rattle."

Marvin S., NJ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"indiscriminate rattles. Tension pulley is due to be inspected"

Steven G., CA (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car had always squeeked from frount since i bought it new . Rear back up camera went out fixed under warranty still swueeks"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Always squeaks and rattles"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"On dash above info.. system"

Anonymous, ME (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Loud rear deck and trunk rattlig when music with deep bass is played due to a OEM sub-woofer and improper sound isolation. There is a TSB 17-006"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Air duct to rear seat, runs under center console, was improperly installed and clamp came loose creating rattle at a specific speed"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"This is a combination of wind noise and road noise, which is heard throughout the cabin."

Rod H., FL (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving at highway speeds, quite a bit of wind noise comes from seals around all windows and doors."

Scott K., MA (2017 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is evident when driving at higher speeds"

Anonymous, ME (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I accidentally, and unknowingly, rolled down the passenger side rear window about a quarter of the way when I parked the vehicle. I didn't notice the lowered window when I got back in the car. When I reached about 35 mph I started hearing a sound like a flat tire or a blown head gasket. I was on my way to the shop when I discovered the lowered window"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ended up being the cabin air filter was not installed correctly from the factory. Was re-installed correctly and problem was solved"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"Main 12v plug in dashboard failed due to wired connection failure. Dealer identified and replaced in 2 separate visits."

Fernando L., FL (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"alarm could not be shut easily. there was a short in drivers side door. repaired at dealer ok now tires were not balanced as delivered.repaired by dealer"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Alarm goes off constantly when raining and parked close to a wall. Drains battery, dealership cannot figure out why."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord LX 3.5-L V6)
Cruise control

"One cannot drive the I-95 corridor from Richmond to NYC and use cruise control, lane control, and/or automatic braking. These features are driving hazards in this area."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Both headlight assemblies needed replaced due to the LED running light failures. The headlight assembly replacement would have cost over $1000 each to replace had it not been under warranty."

Tim C., FL (2017 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Passenger side running light (LED) failed. Replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tear drop light on one side went out. Replaced by Honda at no charge."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Lights around front passenger side headlight failed to operate. Repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Honda Accord Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Auto high beams not working and Honda can’t seem to fix"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"one of the LED strips stopped working...dealership told me its common problem. later i received recall notice"

Lukas A., NY (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The LED lights around the headlight assembly failed on both sides. Therefore, both had to be replaced at different times. The 1st one happened shortly after we owned the car. The other side went out about a year later. Both were covered under warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Daytime LED assembly stopped working (material damaged, no longer transmitted light from source diode). The entire headlight assembly was replaced at no cost to me under newly extended warranty (Specific to this known issue) about a week after it was noticed."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The design of the headlights PROHIBITS the low beams from illuminating any object over 5 foot off the ground within 20 feet. If I drive up to a street sign at night - the low beams will not be bright enough to read the sign. I have to put on my high beams to illuminate anything higher than 5 foot - IT IS ANNOYING and I feel it is also DANGEROUS. The Dealership could do nothing about it even when I returned the car with my complaint. I had already signed the lease - I won't do a Honda Accord agai"

Deb P., IN (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights illuminated too low. Dealer had to raise up headlights"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"At one point, all the dashboard lights started flashing and/or turning off completely. This problem has been fixed."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Continues to show tire pressure as low. The dealer claims to have repaired but now not under warranty..."

Dave S., VA (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"had brake pads replaced already due to rubbing at 5k miles"

Steven G., CA (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front calipers were not releasing when I lifted my foot off the brake. The dealership determined that it was due to a bad ABS module."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Backing out of garage and brakes did not work. Dealer found that the master cylinder was the problem. Very, very scary!"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"The rear brake rotors and pads required replacing after 2 1/2 years, around 30000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes needed replacing at 38000 miles .. seemed like the caliper was sticking but not confirmed by the repair shop"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes were squeaking and grinding I took it in to check and fix problem Brakes were fixed ( new pads ) at no cost to me"

Anonymous, NS (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"See Rotors"

Ken L., MA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes developed a pulsation at 6,200 miles that was not covered by mfg. warranty, which mfg. considered normal wear and tear which I did not agree with and had to pay to have repaired. I felt that the problem should have been covered at least for 12 mos. or 12,000 mi's"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Warped front rotors"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Maybe I shouldn't have picked this one - same issue as the master cylinder issue. Had it fixed under warranty at dealer"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rotors were 'trued' at 12,000 miles and all has been well ever since."

Ken L., MA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Experienced shaking while braking. Took car to dealer, was found to have slightly warped front brake rotors. Dealer turned rotors under warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"blower quit working. took it in for service and was told by the honda mechanic that this was a constant problem with honda and happens all the time:"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda Accord)

"The blower fan motor had an audible chirp at slower speed."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wasn't being used regularly for some time (roughly two months) because of pandemic shutdown. When I finally needed to use it I noticed this hissing sound when the a/c was on. Brought it to the dealer a week or so later and was told it was the blower."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Does not reliably heat the car in the winter. Defrosting of windows is not robust."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had difficult time reliably getting heater to heat during cold months. Dealer could find nothing wrong on multiple visits."

Jeffrey H., TN (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One must set the temperature to 82 to get any heat heat at all, and then reset it manually tolow 70s to get any cooling. The Honda dealer seems to think this is acceptable behavior"

William J., CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"air conditioning was not working"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Honda Accord Touring 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

"In December 2017 I backed the car into a large rock and damaged the rear bumper and tail pipes. Both were then loose and scratched. Both were replaced by my insurance. Other than that the car has performed outstandingly."

Gary W., IN (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"light color car; paint started chipping at the front bumper 6 months after purchase."

Anonymous, DE (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It is a special gray paint that cannot be buffed or restored"

T N., WI (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In one year, this car has more paint chips than any other car I've ever owned for 4 or more years. It appears that any outside item that touches it chips away at the paint.."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I found 2 paint chips already, one on the front of the hood and the rear passenger door"

Fouad B., IA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Problem with paint chipping off. Car is white and all specks missing paint shows."

Anonymous, TX (2017 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

Fuel pump

"There was a recall to replace the fuel pump. I believe that my gas mileage improved after the replacement."

Anonymous, KY (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Car died and check engine light came on in stop and go traffic about 10 months ago. Was able to restart car and drive home. Took car to dealer to have computer checked for error codes, nothing was found. Did not experience he problem again. Received a recall from Honda for fuel pump problem related to sodium in gasoline, which required a software update to fix the majority of affected vehicles. Since my vehicle had a documented loss of power Honda replaced the fuel pump."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Standard recall for a programming change and inspection of the fuel pump. The recall took little time to repair and there was never and problems with the operation of the vehicle as a result of this recall item."

Joseph A., NH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"No problem just a recall that was inspected by dealer"

N J., VA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"No problems, but it was on recall and I had the corrective work done."

J W., NC (2017 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

Alignment

"Car steering will not center, wonders both rt and lf"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it was pulling left. i brought it back 2x to get it looked at. been riding straight ever since"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering does not center, no help from dealer. believe the issue is tires"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Less than 2500 mikes had to replace whole strut"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"There is an annoying vibration in the steering wheel of the Honda. I asked my service man to check it and he said it was too slight to bother about but it bothers me now and I don't want it to get worse. I plan to have it checked again by someone else."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Honda Accord EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

"Heated seats warm, at best. Need heated seats for lower back but seat heater not effective. VW an Chrysler MUCH better"

Mark H., FL (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Back passenger side door catches and you have to open and re-close door sometimes."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The plastic connector which held the two rids which act like springs for the trunk hatch was broken. The part was ordered and it was an easy fix."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was run into that caused the issue"

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Accord Sport Unsure)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Banking sensation when shifting from 1st to 2nd. Problem went away on its own."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The CVT sounds like a diesel truck with a noticeable whine. The transmission slips when accelerating, feels like stuttering."

Scott K., MA (2017 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure rough shifting is the exact problem. The car exhibited similar "JUDDER" problem as my 2015 Accord. Honda Service confirmed the problem describing it as "vibrating at low RPM". Honda claims it is normal condition when the vehicle goes into valve pause mode and drops cylinders due to the VCM System. Vibration is worse than 2015 "JUDDER" problem, both observed from 28 mph and 50 mph. In retrospect I was correct... Honda does not know what is causing the problem or has no interest in s"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"The transmission began to run rough and then wouldn't shift. The service department changed something electrical and the transmission began to run correctly again"

Anonymous, CA (2017 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

"There was a recall on this problem, car was sluggish at times"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"There is an isue with the oil plug."

Nathan S., TX (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil was leaking from the oil pan. Since the dealership service the car, I do not have any expalnation how it happened."

Anonymous, TX (2017 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery died under warranty's then replacement died 18 months later"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"On three occasions the starter would run but not engage the ring gear when I pushed the "Start" button. I took the car to the dealer and they replaced the starter under warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The automatic collision avoidance system seems to be more dangerous than the safety it's supposed to provide. On a two lane road in a curve, the system will sense the oncoming traffic and actually begin to brake, thus potentially causing a greater safety issue with the vehicle behind me. After multiple occurrences I turned the system off and have left it disabled since."

Jesse-Amber M., CA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

Drive System

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

Engine Major

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

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