Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2008 Honda Accord has several serious defects: poor brakes, excessive oil consumption, & uncomfortable seats.

BRAKES: There was a class action lawsuit against Honda in 2010 for premature & excessive brake wear. See our page on Honda's brake problems for more info.

OIL CONSUMPTION: Honda issued a TSB about this in late 2011, claiming it could be fixed through a software update to the VCM (variable cylinder management). There are class action lawsuits pending. See our page about the Accord oil consumption.

UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS: Owners have consistently reported uncomfortable seats with the entire 8th generation (2008-2012) of Honda Accords. Complaints range from back pain to leg circulation problems due to bad lumbar support, cushioning, & seat angle. Complaints aren't limited to only a certain body type -- the seat comfort problems are from a wide spectrum of owner height & weight. The common theme we hear is "we never noticed this during the test drive." Unfortunately for unwary buyers, the seat pain is noticeable after 15-20 minutes.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving at an unknown speed, the sun roof cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they found no defects on their part. The contact would be responsible for the repair cost. The failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 5/28/09 updated 05/29/09.

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 012008

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. On one occasion, the sunroof opened on its own. When the vehicle was first taken to the dealer, they were unable to duplicate the failure. The second time at the dealer they changed the frequency on the remote, but the failure still persists. The VIN, engine size, and powertrain were unknown. The current mileage was 2,400 and failure mileage was 2,000.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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