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.

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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 3 of 14)

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problem #225

May 302016

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 a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 10/05/16

- Waterford, PA, USA

problem #224

Aug 232016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received a recall notification over seven weeks ago for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V056000 and 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 aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #223

Jul 012016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall notice in July telling me not to have a passenger in the front seat. I have a large family, when will this be resolved? they send a letter to cover themselves from a law suit but that's it.

- Plains, PA, USA

problem #222

Aug 012016

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2008 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to the statement "what should you do?" listed in the front passenger airbag inflator recall notice.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #221

Aug 172016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000, 16V056000, and 15V665000 (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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Forestville, CA, USA

problem #220

Jul 252016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16346000(air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #219

Jul 222016

Accord

  • miles

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

Takata recall: Checked database for a year and my car was not in recall. Then I get a letter saying passenger side airbag was hazardous. Waiting 3 weeks for part and Honda will not provide a rental car. Told not to use passenger seat. Dealer cannot tell me when part will arrive.

- Aventura, FL, USA

problem #218

Aug 082016

Accord

  • 112,000 miles
Takata recall*** received notification via mail 7/23/16 that passenger airbag inflator is now part of recall, advised not to drive with passenger until its been fixed, but Honda offers no information about when that will be. Called Honda on 7/25 (next business day) to request alternate transportation, was told to also follow up with local Honda dealer. Called them, left message with "person responsible for reviewing". after calling for two more days and talking with as many people as possible, local dealer rep stated they can do nothing until national customer service reviews and authorizes loaner vehicle. Called national customer service 7/28/16 to follow up on request as no word from case manager. Was on vacation the following week so no followup, but no call from Honda either. On 8/8/16 (two weeks after initial request), called again to follow up, denise confirmed my request is in the escalations queue and to be patient. I find it beyond ridiculous that Honda cannot staff themselves appropriately to deal with this recall situation. Every day that goes by, while I wait "patiently" is another day that Honda our family risks injury or death from the airbag in our vehicle and is another day that Honda doesn't have to pay for a rental vehicle to eliminate the risk of that injury/death. Honda is gambling that our vehicle, that has spent its entire 8 years of existence in a priority (humid) location (Florida), won't injure or kill us in the meantime, even though they have gone so far as to advise in writing for no one to ride in the front passenger seat. Due to our child safety seats in the back for our children, there is no other viable seating position in this vehicle and this is unacceptable. Honda is sandbagging the rental vehicle request process. They need to expedite requests for alternate transportation before another person is injured or killed.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #217

Oct 092015

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000 (air bags) and 16V056000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 11/01/16

- San Carlos, CA, USA

problem #216

May 232016

Accord

  • miles
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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #215

Dec 252014

Accord

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving 50 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #214

Jul 252016

Accord

  • miles
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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #213

Jul 252016

Accord

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

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #212

Jul 082016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000 (air bags) 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #211

Mar 212016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Perkasie, PA, USA

problem #210

May 012013

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), and 15V665000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. 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.

- Saint Carlos, CA, USA

problem #209

Aug 042016

Accord

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

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #208

Dec 072015

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V056000 (air bags), 15V665000 (air bags), and 16V346000 (air bags); however the part to do the recall 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.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #207

Jun 012016

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) was received in June of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #206

Nov 092009

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000 (air bags), 16V056000 (air bags), and 09E063000 (equipment). The part to do 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.

- Dania Beach, FL, USA

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