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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:
25 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
34 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,684 miles

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2008 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 14)

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problem #245

Mar 142016

Accord

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #244

Jul 152016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #243

Sep 282016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #242

Jul 012016

Accord

  • miles

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

We took the car in on 7-27-16 for three recalls, one was performed. At this time we are told no passengers in the passenger front seat. We were told the parts will be in in 2-3 weeks, it's been almost two months. We cannot get any response from rock Honda in fontana, ca. I called american Honda - customer service. They informed the next update will ne in late fall 2016 - possible the end of December 2016. We cannot sell or trade this car in - we purchase brand new in 2008. It has been well kept and know we unable to use as intended. Who wants to ride in the back seat when only two persons in the car. This is embarrassing we have left the car parked more than used. One of the recalls is if you slam the doors when engine is on the air bags can deploy. The other is if air bag deploys it may cause metal fragments to injury persons in car. This is out 4th Honda - we own a 2016 Pilot now, just traded a 2011 Honda CRV. Had a 2009 Accord we traded for the 2008 Accord we have now. Really disappointed with the fact we cannot fully use or trade/sell this vehicle. Robert olson 951-368-3765

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #241

Jul 192016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #240

Jun 012016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #239

Aug 092016

Accord

  • 40,000 miles

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

Takata recall dealer has no parts so cant repair

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #238

Jun 222016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000, 16V056000, 15V665000 (air bags) and 09E063000 (equipment). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available and parts distribution disconnect.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #237

Sep 092016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Britian, CT, USA

problem #236

May 272016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #235

Jul 012016

Accord

  • miles

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

Takata recall - concern that this recall is not being address in a timely matter as it is a direct personnel safety concern. Warning owners does not eliminate responsibility. This vehicle is located in South Florida where likelihood of defect is greatest.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #234

Sep 072016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V665000 and 16V056000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #233

Sep 062016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Destrehan, LA, USA

problem #232

Sep 062016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Destrehan, LA, USA

problem #231

Sep 012016

Accord

  • miles
Takata inflator: "Honda suggests that you avoid having a passenger sit in the front passenger's seat until the recall repair has been performed." I received the recall notice (16V-346) in July 2016, and as if September 1, 2016, the status was "recall status: Recall incomplete. Remedy not yet available." It is unfair that Honda owners must avoid the front passenger seat of the vehicle for months, and remain uncompensated by the manufacturer. My family had to take a much less fuel-efficient vehicle on two already-planned trips (easton, pa, to erie, pa; easton, pa, to ottawa, Canada), as our ony other choice was for one spouse to sit in the back seat of our Honda Accord. We also have not yet received a remedy for recall 16V-056, another airbag-related issue.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #230

Aug 312016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall I know a lot of cars are affected by it is taking so long to get my airbags fixed. I have had passengers to sit in the back in fear of having their face mutilated by my air bags which are there for safety, not danger. Ridiculous.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #229

Aug 312016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall untimely replacement of SRS ECU - taking months to get this replaced, no date for replacement is available, driving with potentially corroded components and possible lack of deployment of airbags

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #228

Dec 012015

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000 (air bags), 16V056000 (air bags), 15V665000 (air bags), and 09E063000 (equipment); however, the parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Blue Ridge, GA, USA

problem #227

Aug 262016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall - have been waiting for weeks for Honda to replace my defective airbag. I have made multiple calls to Honda. I would like to get my vehicle repaired so that it is safe to have a passenger ride in the front seat asap.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #226

Mar 142016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Austin, TX, USA

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