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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 1 of 14)

problem #265

May 142016

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: 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

problem #262

Nov 222016

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: 16V056000 (air bags) and 16V346000 (air bags). The parts to do the repair 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 VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #261

Jun 152016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V346000 (air bags) and 16V056000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #260

Mar 212016

Accord

  • 47,441 miles
"takata recall" Honda usa does not honor the NHTSA 16V-056 (corrosion of the ECU unit) air bag recall. They said they would send a remedy letter in the fall of 2016. Never received the letter, and closed their recall campaign. They will not replace the ECU unit unless it's corroded to a point where a warning light comes on. The whole point of the NHTSA 16V-056 recall is to replace the ECU unit, so no corrosion will occur in the future. Honda usa refuses to replace the ECU unit. They bully their dealers not to replace it too. I have never encountered a business that is this deceiving in my life. I' M stuck without any pull or power to have them liable for this issue. Please, I beg you, please help me NHTSA! there was a litigation that was settled in the past regarding premature wear on the rear brakes. They just replaced one set of rear brakes per litigation, but the actual defect was never addressed and never fixed. The defect is in their braking system. I'm still driving with defective braking, with extremely high anxiety. Honda usa deceived NHTSA and the customers again. Seats are so uncomfortable, it detracts attention away from driving safely on the road.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #259

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: 16V346000 (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.

- Des Plains, IL, USA

problem #258

Nov 172016

Accord

  • miles
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.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #257

May 242016

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

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #256

Nov 142016

Accord

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While attempting to exit the vehicle with the key out of the ignition, the vehicle rolled away in reverse and dragged the driver's left leg. The vehicle crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. In addition, the front driver's side door failed to latch due to the crash. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained left leg, head, and neck injuries, but did not require medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V056000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 100,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #255

May 232016

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: 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.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #254

Sep 012015

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. Dealership has claimed they don't have the necessary parts to fix the airbags for over a year.

- Fleming Island, FL, USA

problem #253

Jul 192016

Accord

  • miles
Received recall notice July 19, 2016. Part to correct problem still not available. Recall notice advises not to allow rider in passenger seat. This is a business vehicle, used to carry multiple people. It is necessary to carry passengers, or vehicle is useless to us.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #252

Jul 012016

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.

- Chase City, VA, USA

problem #251

May 232016

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 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.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #250

Jul 012016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact received a recall notification in July of 2016. The manufacturer stated that the parts would not be available until spring of 2017. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #249

Oct 202016

Accord

  • miles
Taka recall, my car has had the frontal passenger airbag on recall now for the better part of a year. I am not able to have a passenger in that seat and Honda is not available to provide me a replacement airbag to be installed. It was promised to be provided in the summer or fall and here we are almost in November and my car is practically useless. Is there no requirements for them to either make the part available quicker or a loaner?

- Edgewater, NJ, USA

problem #248

May 242016

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 09E063000 (equipment) 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #247

May 232016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cummings, GA, USA

problem #246

Oct 142016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The part to do the repair wa 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.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

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