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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,301 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Honda Accord drivetrain problems

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2007 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #19

Apr 152016


  • miles


The contact owned a 2007 Honda Accord. While making a left turn at 15 mph, the vehicle independently reversed without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a fence and a tree. The passenger side air bag deployed. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #18

Jun 192016


  • miles
Was on way home from a trip was over 2 hours away, while on freeway the car stops and and RPM went to red. I pulled over to side of road and turned car off. Waited 10 minutes and started it and drove the few feet to rest area entrance and RPM went high again. Am 32 weeks pregnant I had my two. Daughters and 21 month old son. We were standed at rest stop for 7 hours. The situation was dangerous tht without warning the car stops gasing and car would not move, had another vehicle been behind me we would have been hit. We were very lucky no one was behind us at that moment. There was no funny noise no dash lights coming on. No indication something was about to happen. Something that could have cost us our lives, something needs to be done about this. A recall

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #17

May 292016


  • 115,826 miles
Normal city driving when I start out from a complete stop and the transmission shifts it give a hard buck like its dead the transmission indicator light goes out then right back on. The rest of the shifting goes smooth it only seems to be from 1st to 2nd gear. Also my check engine light came on and stays on now. I looked up the problem on line the ECM BCM was reprogramed in 2011 by johnson Honda stuart Florida. I called the dealer today they told me that they never heard of any problem involving the secondary shift bearing but yet all my signs the car id doing points to this problem. The sight I visited for the information said to refer to it a recall # R89. Hope you can help me.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #16

Feb 122016


  • 87,354 miles


Clutch pedal bracket cracked and broke. Problem was unknown to user because bracket is below dash. Because it was broken, clutch failed to engage properly and original clutch wore out prematurely. Eventually it became impossible to shift. Once clutch was replaced, the problem disappeared but only for a short time. After third visit to garage mechanic finally traced problem back to broken bracket.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #15

Oct 152014


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle failed to shift gears. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Port Washington, NY, USA

problem #14

Sep 172014

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to dealership repair order air bag disclaimer. Also, the vehicle had a transmission leak. The dealer replaced the left and right inner axle seals...updated 10/16/14 the consumer was concerned about the air bag recall and disclaimer. Updated 12/02/14 the consumer stated the dashboard became sticky and caused the drive to have some difficulty being able to see while driving. Updated 8/17/2015

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #13

Jun 012014


  • 98,000 miles


Engine mounts are cracked. When checking the internet there are a high number of incidents. This has to be a safety issue and should be a recall to have the cracked mounts fixed !

- Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

problem #12

Apr 272013


  • 100,000 miles
Per Honda manual recommendation for a tune-up @100,000 mile; on April, 2013 I went into nalley Honda for my 100K tune-up. Shortly after this service was performed, my car stared to pulsate. I return my car back to dealer and was advised I need a fuel flush. They stated this was not part of the tune-up, but should be done with a tune-up. I paid for a fuel flush. The problem still existed. I went back to the dealer and inquired if they had changes all six of my plugs and wires. They said yes...I asked why was I still having this issue after getting a tune-up. I was asked the grade of gas I use. I told the service tech 87, that is what the manual recommended. I was told to try 93 grade for about a month to see if that will filter and clean the lines. I did... however, the problem still occurs but not as bad. I call and scheduled an appointment for Saturday after thanksgiving. I'm now being told my transmission is going bad (torque converter). I said that is not possible. A 2007 vehicle with only 117,000 mile and my transmission is going out. While sitting in the customer waiting area, a gentlemen with the same identical vehicle as mine told me he had more mile on his vehicle than mines, but his transmission went out also and he had to have his rebuilt for around $2,000. I said there is no way transmission should be going out on a 2007 model vehicle with only 117,000 miles. Honda need to investigate if this is a defect issue. The service manager said no, Honda does not have a recall on the problem. Someone please help!

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #11

Aug 012011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 51,721 miles
I was driving & notice my car was driving a little bit sluggish & kept on getting worse, so I took it in to the dealer they had my car for a week & told me that both cat. Converters had to be replaced, the cause: Tensioner leaking & mounts broken, so I paid for work, got my car back but it seemed like they didn"?T even touch my car because it was driving the same way it was the day I took it to be fixed, I had call the dealer told them & they told me to continue driving & it should go back to normal again, it wasn?"T even a week later & not only was car losing power while driving, I heard a loud pop noise come from the engine & then car came to a complete stop, also car was leaking oil at the bottom all over the road, had to find away to get it off the road (traffic was busy), when I got it back to the dealer again, they were giving me the run around they had my car for 4 months, & didn??T even offer me no means of transportation, I had to pay for the work they done $2000 (powertrain warranty should of covered) the day I got it back the engine was making a ticking noise, so I call them to see if that"?S normal, they told me, yes, that it just needed to be broken in, they had replace short block and the some internal parts, since they made think I could trust they're work they did & gave me their word & didn?"T want to be months with out a car I continue to drive it, constantly having to change oil or add more, now its been a little bit over a year & the ticking noise never went away & things kept getting worse, so I finally took it back in to dealer they have had it for 2weeks now and haven't done anything to my car, not even the recall that was on my car, they called me yesterday telling me that I would have to pay for a whole new engine due to internal damage, due to the work that they had done in the past.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 282013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
When initially driving the car from a parked/stopped position the transmission slips/stalls. I have nearly had an accident due to oncoming traffic nearly colliding with me due to the cars sluggish acceleration. There is some noise present during operation of the vehicle.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #9

Sep 132013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 102,400 miles


My V6 Honda Accord had problems reversing up a slope/incline from the day I bought it a little over two years ago. Initially it was just a problem on steep slopes. It got worse over time. It finally got to the point where I couldn't push on the gas at all when it was in reverse or the transmission would lock up and the car wouldn't reverse at all. I called Honda and inquired about the problem but was told there were no issues reported in regards to the transmission on my model year. They said they had issues on prior model years but not on mine and said there was nothing they could do as it was no longer under warranty. I also inquired at two local Honda dealers and they said they the same thing. I did find several other Accord owners' posts online that stated they have had their transmissions fail or cause them problems as well. I finally had to take the car in and have it repaired at my own expense.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #8

May 032013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 53,200 miles
Manual transmission failed completely, with no warning.

- Zachary, LA, USA

problem #7

Jan 032011

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
I began having trouble with my power steering at least a year ago, if not more. Upon taking the car to my regular place of maintenance I was informed there could be an issue with the power steering pump but, since it was expensive to replace, it was suggested I replace the fluid first, which I did. Problems persisted and again suggestions from both Honda and other repair/ maintenance facilities were to have the hose or fluid replaced. The hose was never replaced by me. Upon receipt of the safety recall issued in Feb 2013 for the "power steering hose" I took my car in to landmark Honda in alexandria, va to have the recall processed on my car. I was informed the "power steering hose" was replaced, per Honda but was also informed the issue with my car was not the specific hose Honda identified in the recall"??????? I was informed my "reservoir hose" was leaking therefore causing my power steering pump to fail. Upon arguing with the local Honda dealership I was informed I was out of luck to have the issue resolved by Honda. I placed a call to american Honda motor co., Inc and was informed of the exact same thing because "the hose that Honda identified as faulty was in fact replaced, that was just not the issue with your car." This letter is being sent because, how does the power steering fail on a 6 year old car and how can Honda tell me all of these issues are not related to the same recall" I want these issues addressed as a safety concern and as an expense concern on my part. All of these issues are 100% related and have caused my power steering pump to go bad but Honda will take no responsibility for it. Honda is responsible for fixing this on my car and I want this information made public since clearly they want to ignore it. I expect to be contacted by Honda or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and I expect NHTSA to do its job.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #6

Mar 302012


  • 40,000 miles
As I started the car in the morning, I felt jerk while it changed gears from 1st to 2nd and so on. I think it is a safety issue since it is unexpected and car can fail anytime and may cause accident. I have spoke to other owners of 2007 Honda Accord 3.0 and they have same problems, and I have also tried to contact american Honda but received no response.

- East Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 012012


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11V395000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Control module tcm, PCM) and was taken to the dealer for repairs. After the repairs, the vehicle exhibited an unusual wining noise when shifted into first gear. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 59,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Oxford , MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 072012


  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit shifting contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number :11V395000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module -tcm, PCM) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The vehicle was repaired however, the shifting failures persisted. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileages were 122,000.

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 042011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 70,812 miles
Between 11/04/11 and 12/03/11 my power steering hose busted and leaked out all my fluid for no apparent reason. My driver-side power window stopped working, and then my transmission started slipping and is getting progressively worse.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

Jun 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Since my purchase, June of 2007 I have had several problems with the brake system and at that time Honda had fulfilled the quality expectations. However; a larger issue is at hand regarding my car transmission causing a leaking problem. Upon discovering the leakage, I immediately took my car out for service. I have now found out that Honda misdiagnosed the problem and performed unnecessary repairs charging me a $300 dollars out of my pocket. Within couple of weeks I was back at the dealership to raise my concerns about consistent leakage. At this point they advised me that it's transmission needs to be replaced. After 3 months of arguing and writing letters to the Honda CEO, finally the same case manager who refused to help me at first, offered a 50% coverage by Honda to replace its transmission. That is around $2000 out of my packet fixing their defective transmission. At this point, I can't drive this car. The smoke and burning smell coming from under hood causes a safety concern. I worry that if I take this car for a ride it would be my last time seeing my family. My faith in this company has been ruined forever - but thanks to one person - they don't care. Please help!!!

- Commerce Twn, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 092011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 52,414 miles
Vehicle went to dealer for a transmission problem, transmission being replaced under warranty. Problem is that lower control arms are corroded and can not be re-used. These arms need to be removed to do transmission. Problem - corroded lower control arms at 52414 miles

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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