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- June 23: Honda Recalls 2 Million Cars With Defective Air Bags
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Excessive Oil Consumption
2008 Honda Accord (Page 1 of 13)
This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.
CarComplaints.com 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.
- Typical Repair Cost:
- Average Mileage:
- 84,114 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 256 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- not sure (165 reports)
- per Honda consuming 1qt per 1k miles normal (16 reports)
- I heard that Honda replaced worn rings and engine short block (15 reports)
- software update (10 reports)
- rebuilt the engine (7 reports)
- call American Honda corporation to complain (6 reports)