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 4 of 14)

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problem #205

Jun 142008

Accord

  • 61,000 miles

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

Takata recall I get letter after letter from Honda promising to replace the airbag. The latest letter tells me to let no one sit in the passenger seat. What about the driver's seat" you are not doing your job. You should tell them that they can't sell any more cars until they fix the ones they have sold. Don't you understand why americans hate their government"

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #204

Jul 232016

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.

- Palner, AK, USA

problem #203

Jul 222016

Accord

  • miles
I'm just writing to ask what I do now. The notice says I can not have passengers in the front seat. I have a car pool, with 5 riders. Help!!!!

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #202

Jul 012016

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 stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) was received in July 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.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #201

Jul 282016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall: I inherited this car in June and I brought it to huntington Honda to to be sure that all was in order, as I was intending to drive the car from New York to Louisiana at the end of the summer to give it to my daughter who lives there. I specifically asked the service advisor, darrell raeburn, if there was an airbag recall on the car. He wasn┐T sure, but after checking with someone else, he said yes, there was both a software and a hardware recall. They performed the software update at that time, and he said the parts for the repair should be in in July. I called the dealership earlier this week to ask the status. I was told there was no recall on my car. I said that was not consistent with what I had previously been told, after which I was then told that the parts were due in the next day, and even though there wasn┐T a recall they could replace the part for me at no charge. I made an appointment for today (July 28), but when I got there, I was told by the service advisor (dave?) that there was no recall on the car and nothing they would do. I just spoke on the phone with craig scelva, who is some type of top service manager. Aside from my complaint about the confusing information and wasted time today, I asked him what the real story is regarding the car and airbag recall. He said there is definitely not a recall, that only if the SRS light comes on is there a recall. Yet (as I told him), when I enter my VIN number into the hondaairbaginfo.com website, the result is that there is a recall, number 16V-056, to replace the SRS ECU, which may corrode and fail (though it says that if the unit fails the warning light will come on). So at this point I do not know what to believe about the recall status, & I am very concerned about the confusion, obfuscation, or lies which I have been given by people at huntington Honda.

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #200

Jun 202016

Accord

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

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #199

Oct 092015

Accord

  • 108,000 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the air bag and seat belt warning lights remained illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000, 16V056000, and 15V665000 (air bags). 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 approximate failure mileage was 108,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Collins, MS, USA

problem #198

Jul 252016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of a manufacturer recall concerning the air bags. The dealer was unable to supply the part within a reasonable time frame. The manufacturer was unable to provide a time frame that the dealer would be supplied with the parts. The VIN and NHTSA campaign number were not available. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #197

Apr 012016

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/20/16 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 10/13/14.

- Shady Valley, TN, USA

problem #196

Jul 252016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. Nearly two years ago, 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.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #195

Apr 012016

Accord

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V061000, 16V056000, 15V665000 (air bags) and 09E06300 (equipment) and stated that 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 09/20/16

- Hoschton, GA, USA

problem #194

Oct 152015

Accord

  • 0 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 issues. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Roebuck, SC, USA

problem #193

Jan 092016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda fit. 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #192

Jul 222016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000, 16V056000, and 16V665000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact stated the seat belt sensor light illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/23/16

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #191

Jun 102016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V655000 (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.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #190

Dec 152015

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V665000 (air bags), 16V056000 (air bags), and 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repairs was unavailable. The dealer declined a loaner vehicle. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/27/16 updated 09/29/16.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #189

Aug 242015

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.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #188

Feb 192016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000 (air bags), 6V056000 (air bags), and 15V665000 (air bags). 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.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #187

Jul 212016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Buffalo, MO, USA

problem #186

Feb 122016

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V056000 (air bags) 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 10/19/16 the consumer stated the air bag was replaced on August 18, 2016. Updated 11/03/16.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

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