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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:
38,102 miles

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 6 of 14)

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problem #176

Nov 092015

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: 15V665000 (air bags), 16V056000 (air bags), 16V346000 (air bags), and 09E063000 (equipment). 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. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Old Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #175

Jun 162016

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 VIN was unknown. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #174

Jul 112016

Accord

  • 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 parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. 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 for both recalls.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #173

Jan 042016

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 number: 16V056000 (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.

- Roebuck, SC, USA

problem #172

Mar 162016

Accord

  • 116,151 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the air bags (SRS) light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician could not find a code on the air bags. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000 (air bags) and 16V056000 (air bags) and 09E-063 (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 failure. The failure mileage was 116,151. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- French Settlement, LA, USA

problem #171

May 182016

Accord

  • miles
2008 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to front passenger airbag deployed after vehicle passenger door shut too hard. Consumer states unsatisfactory customer service with airbag recall repairs. Honda informed the consumer, they would only pay for the SRS unit and not air bag deployment.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #170

Jul 012016

Accord

  • miles

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

Tamara recall has been needed for my 2008 Honda Accord since 2015. I have contacted my dealer, ocean Honda, in ventura numerous times trying to schedule repairs. Each time, I have been told they do not have the necessary parts. News reports are urging people in high heat or humid areas such as the area in which I live to no longer drive their recalled cars until repairs are completed due to the serious hazard. I am deeply concerned regarding the continued delay. I Transport my grandchildren often, and fear for their safety as well my own. The rental car option being offered is extremely inconvenient. I am already on a long list of patrons waiting to schedule the repair work. I am concerned that as the delayed delivery of repair parts is extended that my ability to have this work done will be further delayed, extending the time of risk or injury to myself and passengers. I wish to file a formal complaint as to the serious nature of the recall problem and the continued delay due to the inadequate supply of replacement parts at local dealerships. This situation needs prompt resolution.

- Ojai, CA, USA

problem #169

Jun 102016

Accord

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While the engine was running, the contact closed the driver side door and all the side air bags deployed without warning or impact. The vehicle was not in motion at the time of the deployment. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they refused to perform any repairs. The contact received a recall for the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The recall details were not provided. The failure mileage was approximately 160,000.

- Gulf Port, MS, USA

problem #168

Dec 182015

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #167

Jun 282016

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 to do 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.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #166

Jun 142016

Accord

  • miles

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

For the past year what I thought was a seatbelt light had been appearing and disappearing. Honda has done all maintenance on my car since I bought it in 2011. On 6/14/16 I took my car in because the light wasnt going off. I was then informed that it was a SRS warning and my vehicle is not safe to drive. I was distraught to find out that I had been driving around all this time with my son and others in a defected car. Bommarito Honda in hazelwood refused to fix the issue because my warranty expired may of 2015. I couldn't afford to fix it myself. Sadly they even had a note in the system form February 2016 that the SRS light was on but no one ever informed me of the danger I was in. So I am again driving in a unsafe vehicle because Honda and the shop manager matt fair did not feel they are responsible.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #165

May 252016

Accord

  • miles
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
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
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

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