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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 7 of 14)

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problem #145

Feb 052016

Accord

  • miles

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

"takata recall, my complaint is because I received a recall on my SRS ECU parts to be changed and Honda refuses to give my dealer permission to fix my car inspite the fact that I received a recall letter from them. They continue to say that because the light is not on in my car for the air bag that it do not need to be fixed. But yet I have a recalled on my side airbag and my fontal airbag. Its not fair that these people would not care that my family and I am at risk for injury or to injury someone. Please help me because this has cause lots of mental and physical strain on my health.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #144

Dec 072015

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #143

Dec 072015

Accord

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

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #142

Dec 282015

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: 15V665000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform 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.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #141

Jan 042016

Accord

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While operating the vehicle, water leaked inside from the rear passenger seat curtain side air bag. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #140

Jan 282016

Accord

  • miles
TL-test

- Test, AL, USA

problem #139

Jan 212016

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: 15V665000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #138

Oct 162015

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 of the issue. The contact had not experienced any failures. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/15/16

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #137

Nov 032015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V665000 (air bags) and 09E063000 (equipment) and stated that the parts needed for the repairs 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.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #136

Oct 102015

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #135

Jan 192016

Accord 4-cyl

  • 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: 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. Updated 03/15/16 updated 03/16/16

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #134

Jan 132016

Accord

  • 80,000 miles
Person pulled out in front of me and I struck her with front and edge of bumper. The side curtain deployed, but not the steering wheel airbag. I went forward and was hit in the chest on the steering wheel. This was on a 4 lane street leading out of town the speed was 35 mph

- Iowa City, IA, USA

problem #133

Jan 122016

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V665000 (air bags); however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/04/16 updated 03/31/16.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #132

Jan 122015

Accord

  • 85,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. When the contact slammed the passenger side door shut, the air bag deployed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V665000 (air bags); however, the remedy was not yet available. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 85,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #131

Dec 312015

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 to do the recall repair. While driving approximately 45 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated without an impact occurring. The air bag did not deploy, but the warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.....updated 04/15/16

- North Liberty, IA, USA

problem #130

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

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #129

Dec 012015

Accord

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the curtain air bags deployed while the vehicle was parked. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V665000 (air bags) after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was not notified. There were no injuries. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #128

Apr 232015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving at 30 mph, the vehicle was driven over a metal object in the roadway and caused a failure of the passenger side tire. The contact stated that the air bags independently deployed. There were no injuries sustained as a result of the air bag deployment. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Asuza, CA, USA

problem #127

Dec 172015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received a recall 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.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #126

Dec 142015

Accord

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving 30 mph, an oncoming vehicle crashed into the driver side of the contact's vehicle. Another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The passenger air bag failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver and three other passengers sustained injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Jefersonville, IN, USA

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