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:
35 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,643 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 15)

problem #282

Dec 312015

Accord

  • miles

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

SRS ECU: I received by mail a notice dated December 2015 "NHTSA recall 15V-665". I did not receive any letter for remedy as yet.

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #281

Feb 102016

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 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.

- San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #280

Jan 092017

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact recieved notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V056000 (air bags), 09E063000 (latches/locks/linkages), and 16V346000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not notified.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #279

Jun 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 stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V3460000 (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 for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Byhalia, MS, USA

problem #278

Jun 272016

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 was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #277

Dec 272016

Accord

  • 99,000 miles
Passenger side air bags deployed while closing door.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #276

Dec 122016

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 stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) was received in May. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Carpinteria, CA, USA

problem #275

May 232016

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 to do the repair were 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.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #274

Oct 162015

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). The parts to do the recall repairs were 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 and parts distribution disconnect.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #273

Oct 012016

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 manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #272

Nov 172016

Accord

  • 0 miles

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

Takata recall. My car was on recall list. During service at lucas Honda jacksonville fl., in Nov 2016, the service manager said my car was on recall and replaced the passenger side air bag only. The drivers side airbag has not been replaced yet, now my car has disappeared off of the recall list. Please reinstate my car on the react list for the takata recall.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #271

Dec 092016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V056000 (air bags) and 09E063000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall 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 made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #270

Nov 042016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags); however, the dealer denied the repair because the vehicle records showed that the SRS air bag control units were previously repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #269

Dec 052014

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V046000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Zuni, NM, USA

problem #268

Dec 022016

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 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.

- South Abington Township, PA, USA

problem #267

Dec 012016

Accord

  • miles
"takata recall"

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #266

Nov 292016

Accord 6-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). 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 01/10/2017 updated 01/11/17.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #265

May 142016

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

- Labelle, FL, USA

problem #264

May 212016

Accord

  • miles
Vsa/brake/check engine/and ABS light.

- East Orange, NJ, USA

problem #263

Nov 222016

Accord

  • 52,000 miles
I took my vehicle to the dealer on 11/22 in regards to an SRS ECU recall and was informed that repair would only be completed after a unit failure. According to the Honda recall notice the repair should be completed on 100% of effected vehicles as a preventive repair. Honda stated parts would be made available in fall 2016 for all effected vehicles. This is an important component for vehicle safety and do not want to take any chances with the safety of me and my family.

- States Island, NY, USA

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