Honda took a big gamble with its wholesale overhaul of the popular Accord midsized sedan. The redesign includes the addition of new turbocharged engines, an available hybrid powertrain, comprehensive changes to the control layout, and standard crash-avoidance features, all wrapped in an attractive, coupe-like body. Some of the Accord's goodness stems from its 192-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
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 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.
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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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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

Honda took a big gamble with its wholesale overhaul of the popular Accord midsized sedan. The redesign includes the addition of new turbocharged engines, an available hybrid powertrain, comprehensive changes to the control layout, and standard crash-avoidance features, all wrapped in an attractive, coupe-like body.

Some of the Accord's goodness stems from its 192-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The continuously variable transmission (CVT) works well but, as with many CVTs, it exacerbates engine noise during high power demands, when the driver steps on it. The combination delivered ample power in our EX sedan. The Accord is one of the quickest cars in its class, yet it averages an excellent 31 mpg overall, a 1-mpg improvement over the previous Accord four-cylinder.

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.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (192 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (212 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 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

"Too complicated to use!"

Bryce H., KS (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tends to disconnect and I have gone through 3 USB cords. Most of the issues I believe are due to the Samsung phone."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Apple CarPlay

"Apple Car Play quit working a couple months after getting the car. It is a Honda software problem that Honda promises to fix. So far I am still waiting for a fix. They were able to provide a temporary fix that is still working for me."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"CarPlay must be reset to factory settings every month or so to get it to work."

Robert P., CA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Apple Car Play just stops working every so often. We have returned the car to the dealership 4 times hoping for a fix, but as yet, none exists. The battery must be disconnected and left that way for a few minutes, then reconnected. Then the car has to be run long enough to reinitialize (5-10 minutes), or else the system goes utterly nuts, displaying false errors and warnings."

Lydia D., WI (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The upgrade to iOS 11.2.5 broke the CarPlay functionality. It is not clear if this was a Honda problem or an Apple problem (and I suspect the latter because owners of other car brands were also reporting issues). I was eventually able to fix the problem myself by attempting different setting configurations on my iPhone (and it was nothing, in the end, recommended by Apple). It was a frustrating experience and the impression I was left with was that Apple cared very little about supporting CarPlay."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I am unable to access my Amazon music"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Stopped working due to a software problem. Not currently able to repair"

Robert B., NC (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Periodically the car is unable to recognise/connect with my iPhone when it is connected via its cord to usb. I've tried known to be good connecting cords, tried an alternative usb port and tried turning off & on the display. The iPhone had recognized my face and was unlocked."

Dan L., PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"CAR WOULD NOT RECOGNIZE OR CONNECT TO THE IPHONE"

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"The radar sensor sometimes incorrectly indicates that an object is approaching the front left or front right of the vehicle while I am stopped at a red light or a drive-thru."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Since the recall software update for the camera system if I put the car in reverse to backup, before the Honda logo shows up on the screen, the backup camera shows no backup lines and reboots the whole computer system as soon as it goes out of reverse. I took it to Honda and called the local Honda rep and they said this is normal because its a computer and I'm not letting it boot up. I shouldn't have to wait to backup with out crashing the computer. This is the main reason I'm not sure the next car will be a Honda."

Mark M., PA (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Grid did not always display on screen."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall-camera didn’t display backup properly"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"fixed under a recall by Honda"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"For whatever reason the display screen will freeze, and you cannot change any of the screen options!"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The screen freezes up occassionally but when I put the car in reverse the camera operates. I have to stop the car and turn off the engine, wait a minute, then restart the car and it usually the screen returns to a normal mode."

Charles L., IN (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"When starting the car, the display should boot up within seconds, much like your phone or tablet. Three times in less than 3 months the display took about 5 minutes before booting up."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display screen goes blank after starting the car about 1% of the time. Once the car is turned off, the display functions normally again."

E H., NC (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display screen goes blank and will take about 10 seconds to restart. Dealer updates have not resolved problem. I’m told Honda is aware of the problem and is “working on a fix”."

Dale S., UT (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display screen goes completely blank unable to set alarm and trunk is unable to be opened when this happens no manual way on this car to open trunk when this happens never had this on an accord and have driven them for over 25 years this is my last accord seating is terrible car is to low and the passenger seat has no control to raise the seat and my wife has hurt her back due to this drove a 2013 Honda Accord sport for four and a half years on lease and liked the car the engineers at Honda shoild be ashamed of themselves they had great cars up to 2017 but this 2018 is terrible. There is just to much electronics on this car and the people that put this vehicle together should know why they are not selling Honda Accord sports as I have read that a lot of people do not like this vehicle. I have leased my accords from the same dealership for over 25 years but will not lease an accord in the future when this lease is up. I will look at the crv and. hope they have not ruined it as they have with the accord sport."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"After ~12 month's use the display screen infrequently goes blank stopping music, FM, USB or my iPhone is being used. I estimate it has occurred about 6 times."

Dan L., PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Intermittently resets. It's annoying but seems harmless. The one downside is you're cut off from any info that may have come from that device. Everything else seems to work fine. It doesn't happen every time I drive but it does happen at least monthly. Wish it would be addressed. This seems to be a known issue."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"While driving on long trips the infotainment system goes blank, so that there is no radio, navigation system. Eventually comes back on but progressively this became more frequent and the system did not automatically reboot until the car was stopped and restarted."

Lionel D., NS (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Plug flash drive with MP3 in USB port. Does not play. Works in all other vehicles. Service department can not fix. No CD player backup, so no tunes! Bring back the CD players!"

Bryce H., KS (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My older generation IPOD would not operate properly in this vehicle. I had to purchase a new IPOD which operated properly most of the time. After a few software updates, I have not experienced any further problems with connectivity."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The system doesn't recognize my IPod or Samsung Smart phone even when it has been connected all along. I have to unconnect the device then plug it back in to make it work. Bluetooth shows it's on but the system will not answer an incoming call or make an out going call. Very frustrating."

Charles L., IN (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very elaborate sound system but very poor inputs for that system. No CD/DVD player. Have to use Lossy USB thumb drive or Poor FM signals. Will not subscribe to Sirius and pay them for poor choices in music and then pay for the internet service/cell service to use it."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS would either stop communicating and displaying on the Heads-up display & dashboard, *or* GPS screen would be totally black saying no database found."

Steven G., MI (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Occasionally GPS display goes blank with a status of unable to load database and the compass stops displaying on the Heads Up Display too. The only way to resolve it is to perform a total factory system reset which also wipes out all personalization, history and settings, etc. Dealer claims Honda says it's a known issue."

S G., MI (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"System needed rebooting."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The voice feature of the GPS turns on at random even though the system parameters have shut it off."

Victor B., MA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radio

"Low frequency hum. It was corrected eventually."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Software update fixes

"company recall"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"system fails if car placed in reverse before software fully loads"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"2018 Accord had bugs with apple car play and other software issues . After a month or 2 the dealer was able to install a fix and all is good now"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"They applied a recall fix for the back up camera and this fix caused more issues than what i had before."

Anonymous, OK (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Got msg from Honda lynk that you need to see a Honda maint tech about the acc and brake assist, but said everything was fine even though the car broke hard for no reason"

John H., VA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sensor/camera in the front grill for braking and other stuff broke with-in two weeks of purchase of car, which was brand new. it was coverered under the warrenty but they had to inspect first to make sure it was going to be covered, at only TWO weeks old."

Anonymous, LA (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"when driving on the highway and coming to a bend the auto braking system will engage because it's detecting the car in the other lane. There are also times it flash brake and there is nothing around"

Mark M., PA (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While driving on the highway, I got a warning message telling me that the car's safety features were disabled (adaptive cruise control, front collision warning and lane keep assist). I drove to a gas station about 5 miles away. At that point, after restarting the car, everything seemed normal. I took it to the dealer the next day, but there was nothing that they could find. There was no apparent reason for all of the warning lights to suddenly come on."

E H., NC (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"brakes applied for unknown reason"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"tHERE WAS A RECALL ON THE BACKUP CAMERA the dealer took care of the problem"

Steven C., MI (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Cruise control would turn off or error out. Car indicated that it needed to be serviced by the dealer. Once the car was turned off and restarted. Cruise control was fine."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The System has on several occasions, canceled out giving me a beep while driving, nearly causing an accident. then in an attempt to reactivate the ACC the system will give an error. Incline to steep to activate Cruise. keep in mind i'm on a plainly flat Road, with no incline. also on may occasions the system will tell me the speed limit is 100 MPH ( i have a photo of it) when I don't know anywhere in the USA where the speed limit is 100 mph. that's more of a nuisance, than a real issue that the cruise cancels out while driving."

Samuel F., NJ (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Lane keep assist is a potentially dangerous system. It will follow the road nicely for a while (I never take my hands off of the wheel), than it will stop. Yes I understand the road will change, but a beep is needed. There is a Lane symbol on the display but while driving it's impossible to look at this. also the indicator isn't always accurate. It will indicate a lane departure warning after it has exceeded the lane boundaries, potentially causing and accident. (that's why I never take my hands off the wheel). if the system is on but not engaged it will still vibrate the wheel and make it difficult to steer on my own. If I choose not to use the system, by turning the system off than I Lose ACC as well as LKAS, which is counter intuitive. I should be able to use one without the other."

Samuel F., NJ (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It turns off the security brsking system, car will not reset untill restarted"

Anonymous, PR (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At times ALL cruise functionality is disabled while driving, for some unknown reason. At first this happened in a rain storm, so I thought it was due to camera visibility. But it has happened repeatedly during sunny days for no known reason. Frustrating, because the only way to re-engage the cruise is to pull off the highway, turn off the car and turn it back on."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"the adaptive cruise control initially worked as designed but has since stopped working altogether"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The automatic brake assist has never worked when approaching another vehicle but has activated when changing lanes"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Adaptive Cruise Control System (ACC) would occassionaly detect a slower car not my lane of travel and apply hard breaking, disable the ACC, and display a warning that a critical error had occured and to contact the dealership."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front radar sensor would malfunction causing ALL safety systems like cruise control, forward-collision warning system, etc, to inactivate until car was parked and engine stopped & restarted to reenable. Took 11 months & 6 dealer visits before Honda finally came up with a new software update to hopefully fix it."

Steven G., MI (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Parking sensors go off at random when the car is stopped at traffic light."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Warning on dash inoperative. Need to see Honda dealer twice. Cleared after shutting off car and restarting."

Merle M., GA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The cruise control goes out when the collision mitigation system goes out."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When this system goes out cruise control and front emergency braking also goes out. In most cases this happens in bright sunlight and driving rain."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Occasionally on long drives, front radar sensor stops working causing the forward collision warning system, cruise control, and collision avoidance braking systems to become unavailable until the engine is stopped and restarted. Dealer unable to determine cause."

S G., MI (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It goes off while at a complete stop at red lights. And it's not because I'm too close to the car in front of me. The display lights up like a Christmas tree with both the left and right sensors going off. I've taken video of it and showed it to the dealer. Like every dealer in America he said the same thing: No problem found."

Eugene W., CA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The Collusion Mitigation System fails turning off the Adaptive Cruise Control."

Steven H., NJ (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"About once a month it disconnected and gives a warning that it is inoperable. When I stop and restart the car, he problem goes away."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Same/part of adaptive speed control problem."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While on adaptive cruise control a message would appear that said collision avoidance malfunction - see dealer and the cruise control would become inoperable. when I stopped and then restarted the car it would work again."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"There is a rattle inside the cabin somewhere around the Infotainment system. I will address this problem when I take it in for servicing."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"In dashboard and near sunglass holder."

Alan S., FL (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I was surprised by the rattles in this redesigned 2018 Honda Accord EX-L. In the past the Honda's I've had were pretty much silent inside. This was a real disappointment to me. I didn't think Honda did this poor engineering. You should see the hood pulse and vibrate at highway speed. Terrible"

Gary J., MI (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Constant rattle from inside dash somewhere. Have not had time to get vehicle to Honda for repair."

Oscar W., TX (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"buzz/rattle at 900-1200 RPM and at 1500 RPM"

Anonymous, UT (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rear deck in two different places rattle against rear windshield. VSA cable rattle against firewall at 1500 RPM. poor fit on hood to trunk on one side. doors almost aligned."

Anonymous, UT (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The rattle seems to be coming from the rear desk on the passenger side area! I don’t hear the rattle if someone is seating in the back seat!"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Squeaks and rattles occur in the dashborad and in the passenger door. The noises are intermittent and appear to disappear on their own in warmer weather. In cold weather, the noises are annoying and always present."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It seems that Honda has done away with the sound deading. Multiple squeaks and rattles. Subwoofer must be turned down or the whole rear package tray will sound like its trying to detach itself. If you run a audio sweep generator you find Honda clips certain frequencies"

Gary J., MI (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dashboard rattle"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Accord LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When the vehicle is cold, there are rattles in the dash and panel behind the rear seats. They will go away after the vehicle warms up."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rattle in dashboard. For brakes---problem was with faulty booster from the date of purchase."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There were two squeaks and rattles in the dashboard area. One came from the head up display and it was fixed. The other appears to be coming from behind the infotainment display and still hasn’t been fixed because it does not happen consistently."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Passenger seat and HUD squeaks"

Melvin H., GA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A buzzing noise that occurred during acceleration at a rpm of between 1800 and 2000."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There's a squeak that comes from the dashboard more frequently when the weather warms up (80+ degrees). Searching the Honda Forums on the internet, everyone agrees that it's in the HUD on the Touring model. The fix is as simple as wedging in a piece of felt or something to tighten up the HUD trim. And of course, the dealer again, found nothing wrong."

Eugene W., CA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The squeak came from the Heads Up Display housing."

Craig W., OH (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is a rattling sound coming from the steering column when driving over rough pavement."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"noisest car, much less brand new car i ever bought; multiple noises from dash, and from both b pillars"

Mike M., PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"There is a design problem with the driver's side mirror. It took 3 separate trips to the dealership before it was fixed. The insulation used at the factory to seal the mirror assembly is too thin, and allowed for a buzzing wind noise to occur. Since that was addressed and replaced, the wind noise has not returned."

Lydia D., WI (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"high pitched noise when driving around 60"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"On a cold day, the heat will come on full blast and will not moderate until it is way hotter than the temperature set in the climate control system."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Inconsistent temperature control."

Gary H., OH (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"When the blower fan is turned on the fan blades are hitting something momentarily. Some times it has to be turned on and off several times to get it to clear. Once it clears it is good until the next use."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Condenser

"AC stopped cooling. Dealer replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"No cold air when weather turned warm. Dealer found refrigerant low. Recharged system. System seems to run properly. Dealer put dye in refrigerant In case there is a leak in future"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was a flaw in the o-ring that caused the Freon to leak. Therefore the cooling did not work properly."

Anonymous, MS (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"one line fitting had two o rings installed, did not seal correctly, all of the refridgerant evacuated. dealer took one full day to diagnose and fix, did not have replacement refridgerant in stock."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Body control module

"BCM was replaced due to CAN bus communication failure which caused several functions of car not working, e.g. trunk does not open, LKAS and ACC not working."

Ralf F., MI (2018 Honda Accord Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"warning light on mirror of car in the zone"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Trunk would not open."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire pressure monitor

"Displayed Low Tire Pressure warning although tire pressure was fine"

William H., MD (2018 Honda Accord EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"Tire pressure indicated flat tire. Had tire repaired. Then something happened and tire pressure indicator went off again; only tires were okay. Dealer had to reset the alarm. All is well."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda Accord LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Screen has several warnings appear when It happened I had never seen anything like this before. I was able to lock and open the door with no alarm. Other then being able to enter and exit the car there was no way I could get into my trunk which I had items I needed to get out. Fortunately when I rendered the car several hours later it functioned normally as nothing had happened contacted dealer asked if I could take a picture of dashboard which I had no way of doing as unless they.can see what happened I guess I will to wait and see if it happens again. But the. Thing I cannot believe is that this car has no manual control in a situation like this to get in to the trunk I guess the Honda engineers never figured this out by not putting a manual control on the sport to get in the trunk if this happened. I contacted Honda and told them what happened and they informed me that I do have a manual way to get in to the trunk when this happens all the bells and whistles on this car and they did not figure this out when they built it not to bright in my opinion."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"The motor and washer were not completely installed, apparently from the factoy. The system did not work. The dealer described the vehicle as one made on a bad day, suggesting quality control was a common complaint with Honda’s."

Brian B., (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Brake assist system engaged for no reason. same as the aac comment"

John H., VA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Master cylinder

"The braking system was difficult to control with a dead spot and able to push the pedal to the bottom while spot."

James E., VA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The 2018 braking system is activated as brake by wire rather than hydrolic. When stopping the brake pedal would suddenly drop about an inch and then grab. The master cylinder was replaced and the problem was corrected."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"All four rotors had to be replaced. Took two visits. Covered by warranty. Rotors were went bad within few thousand miles."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"oil pan is aluminum and broke when curb hit, oil leaked out causing engine failure"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda Accord LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"The turbo charged 1.5 liter engine crankcase oil is contaminated with gasoline when operated in subfreezing weather. Honda refuses to acknowledge the problem in the Accord. I am submitting a Lemon Law claim through the New York State Attorney General's office. This is the worse vehicle I have ever purchased."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Engine failed to power car in highway. AAA hauled vehicle to Honda dealer: fixed a line from/to turbo that failed..either blew loose or just failed. Lost 18 hours and overnight"

Anonymous, MO (2018 Honda Accord Sport 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The hose connecting the Turbo to the engine came off on two occasions during normal driving. First one end came off, and then a few months later the other end came off. I'm guessing that they were not secured adequately in production OR it's a design problem."

Douglas P., CA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Valve cover gasket oil leak. Dealer replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, HI (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The leak was at the top of the engine. The dealer plugged it with some unsightly white goop, and left the spilled oil to burn on the manifold and stink up the cabin while driving."

Brian B., (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Minor oil leak, bad engine seal from factory. Fixed under warranty no charge, fine now."

Jim M., CA (2018 Honda Accord LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Hard shifting in low gears. This doesn’t happen all the time. I took it back in to Honda and didn’t happen during their test drive. Has happened many more times and will bring it up again. Always happens at just starting out at low speeds"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"clunky shifting at low throttle in low gears, searching for gear. didn't actually have transmission problem; rather when parked on a hill, and transmission put in gear facing uphill, it gave a huge, noisy clunk and the car moved backwards a large amount to the poor parking pawl design"

Mike M., PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Slipping transmission

"The car has been in to the Honda dealership repeatedly for a problem with the shifting between 1st and 2nd gear, right around 17 mph. It will skip 2nd gear and very roughly shift into 3rd gear, causing the whole car to jerk. This is extremely uncomfortable for all passengers in the vehicle."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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 cap

"Fuel door would not open"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel injection system

"All dashboard warning lights came on although car was still drivable. On the first visit to Honda service, they reset warnings. When it happened again, Honda replaced fuel injectors"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"front chrome trim surround of the grill is bubbling up"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"I was shocked when the transmission failed at 440 miles. The dealer refused to give me a new car, but rather had a new transmission installed. So far, the car is working well with the new transmission."

W S., NJ (2018 Honda Accord LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"The engine temperature fluctuates up and down when driven in subfreezing weather. It will not warm up if the engine is run while the vehicle is parked. I had to keep the heater temperature on the highest setting for the entire winter, and it still was not warm enough. The dealer's position is, it is operating as designed."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Accord LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

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

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.

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.

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

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