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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,802 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Nov 012008

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I to have a 08 Accord exl 4 cyl and so far I have a list of things wrong with the car. 1. the famous vibration 2. terrible fuel mileage 3.lights flashing to the extent that people are high beaming me [that's fun] 4. drivers seat jerks and moves real slow 5. wind noise on R/H front of car 6. hard starting in cold weather 7. gear shift rattles 8. R/H front door rattles 9. a banging in the trunk over moderate bumps or railroad tracks [there is nothing in there] 10. Squeaking and sometimes grinding brakes 11. Right front shock bangs at times 12. When you push the accelerator about one third of the way the car bogs until about 3 thousand RPM's then doubles and triples in power.

- Thunderbay, 00, USA

problem #2

Jun 182008

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving 20 mph, the engine revved. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to his residence, but the engine "raced" the entire time. A few days later, the contact's wife started the vehicle and lightly tapped the accelerator pedal. The vehicle suddenly experienced unintended acceleration, causing the vehicle to crash straight into a home across the street. The brake pedal was depressed, but they failed to work properly. The vehicle had not been moved since the day of the first incident. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but they did not explain what caused the failure or defect. The current and failure mileages were 1,600. Updated 07/15/08. The dealer stated the computer did not show any defects and the brakes were not applied. Updated 07/15/08

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 022007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
When making turns the car surges.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

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