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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 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 14)

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problem #165

May 252016

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: 16V346000 and 16V056000 (air bags); however, the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repair. The dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #164

Dec 012015

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall repair were 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.

- Indiannapolis, IN, USA

problem #163

Jun 062016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While the vehicle was being operated, the side curtain air bags independently deployed without warning or impact. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact suffered head and shoulder injuries, but did not require medical attention. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V665000 (air bags); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #162

Mar 012016

Accord

  • 120,777 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While backing out of a parking space, the SRS warning light illuminated. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags); however, the part for 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 not notified. The failure mileage was 120,777. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #161

Nov 012015

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to dissatisfaction of denial response for reimbursement of recall 16V-056 repairs. The consumer stated he paid a Honda dealer to repair the problem in November 2015.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #160

Mar 022016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the 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. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Savannah, TN, USA

problem #159

Apr 062016

Accord

  • 85,000 miles

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

This is regarding the 15V-665 recall for SRS ECU software upgrade on 2008-2009 Honda Accord. I made an appointment at stevens creek Honda to bring my car in for the recall. When I got there, they indicated that the recall for the software upgrade had been superceded by another recall action requiring a part that was not available yet. I asked why they let customers make a recall appointment if they already know the recall cannot be done. Service attendant could not answer the question and I wasted some time off from work. Then I talk to Honda North America and they insist I need to get the software upgrade and do not know why stevens creek told me otherwise. Over the next+ weeks* Honda North America tried to resolve this with stevens creek. Twice Honda North America told me it was cleared up and to go ahead and make an appointment for the recall. But then when I called stevens creek I'm still told either 15V-665 is superceded by recall 16V-056 which requires parts not yet available or that it only needs to be done if my SRS light is on. But again when I talk to Honda North America they insist that 15V-665 and 16V-056 are different recalls even though both have to do with the air bag and that the 15V-665 software upgrade has nothing to do with the SRS light. I finally gave up and made an appointment at another dealership further away. But if this recall is the safety issue that Honda North America tells me it is, then I can only assume stevens creek is putting drivers at risk by not servicing the recalls as instructed my Honda North America.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #158

Apr 272016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received a 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 06/15/16

- Grenta, LA, USA

problem #157

Aug 312015

Accord

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving on an exit ramp at an unknown speed, another vehicle crashed head on into the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained leg, knee, neck, and back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to an independent body shop where the body damage was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #156

Dec 012015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #155

Jan 122016

Accord

  • miles

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

SRS ECU recall has been poorly handle by Honda corporation. My car is a 2008 Honda Accord and I got a recall notice recall15V-665 and it has not been resolved as of this date. I first visited team Honda in baton rouge, Louisiana on January 12, 2016 and was told that it was not related to recall. I was told the cost would be $500 to repair. I was unable to pay for repair at that time. I visited them again when I got a notice and they still was unable to make the repair and now I am being told it would be sometime this summer before parts will be available. I do not feel safe driving this car and would like to either get my car repaired or a rental car.

- Gonzales, LA, USA

problem #154

Apr 142016

Accord

  • 140,500 miles
Takata recall as part of the airbag think my car is one of the recalls Honda garage in greenfield mass. Could not tell me. Also brought my car today to have it test drive because feel like the front in has problems with noise an vibration feeling they test drove it said looked at it in the garage an told me it looked fine I just dont feel like it drives like it did before just want to send this as back up because if it brakes or ends up back in want to make it known an worried about the airbags.

- Charlemont, MA, USA

problem #153

Dec 272015

Accord

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the side curtain air bag deployed without warning on the passenger side of the vehicle. No injuries were sustained. The vehicle was taken to dealer where the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V665000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #152

Mar 232016

Accord

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 40 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle. The contact's vehicle spun around and crashed into a ditch. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the upper left collar bone, neck, and shoulder that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a body shop. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V665000 (air bags) and 16V056000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Mansura, LA, USA

problem #151

Dec 142015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V665000 (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.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #150

Mar 102016

Accord

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags); however, the remedy was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. The VIN was not available.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #149

Oct 092015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #148

Dec 092015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V665000 (air bags) and 11V395000 (power train) however the parts to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #147

Dec 092015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tools confirms parts not available.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #146

Jul 112015

Accord

  • 141,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 141,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Bernadino, CA, USA

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