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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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
10 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252008

Accord LX Sedan 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles

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

My new Accord feels like I am riding in a truck. The problem is worse at speed between 35 and 45. I took the car to the dealer several times. They tried to road force balance the tires and it had no effect. Their technician said the ride was normal for an Accord. My children even complain. They love to draw in the car and they have difficulty drawing. We never had this problem with our other cars. This is my first and last Honda.

- , Buford, GA, USA

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