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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2009 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:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,441 miles

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2009 Honda Accord brakes problems

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #95

Aug 252010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact was braking from 60 mph when he experienced and unusual increase in stopping distance. The failure recurred whenever the brakes were engaged and the stopping distance progressively increased. The vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure and had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage is 12,000. Updated 11/16/10 updated 11/16/10

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #94

Jul 152010

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
Premature worn rear brakes at 21,000 miles for Accord lxi 4 cylinder! mostly all highway miles to commute to work.

- Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #93

Aug 102010

Accord

  • 24,000 miles
I had to replace rear pads and rotors in 2009 Honda Accord LX 4dr at 24,000K because of premature wear. Most of my mileage was highway.

- Holland, OH, USA

problem #92

Jul 072010

Accord

  • 11,800 miles

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

I leased a 2009 Honda Accord LX-P in NJ. After 11,000 miles I needed to replace the rear brakes due to premature brake wear. I needed to pay $200 out of pock in order to fix the problem. The dealership mention they did not have any information regarding the problem since it was a Honda issue and not a dealership issue. Why has Honda not reached out to their customer regarding this issue?

- Lodi, NJ, USA

problem #91

Aug 022010

Accord

  • 25,020 miles
Rear brakes squeaks, and prematurely worn at 25,020 miles on our 2009 Honda Accord sedan.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #90

Aug 042010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 31,480 miles
I have a 2009 Honda Accord ex-L V6 which I bought new in August of 2008. I noticed when driving down the road that a metallic scraping sound was coming from the brakes that went away when I applied the brake pedal. I took the car to the Honda dealer who said that the rear brake pads were worn and that they had been grinding into the rear rotors. There were 31,480 miles on the car as I drive mostly highway. The cost for new rear pads, rotors, and labor was $522. The class action lawsuit only pays out $150. This is extremely unfair and this defect should force a recall with full reimbursement by Honda.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #89

Jul 272010

Accord

  • 28,000 miles

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

My new 2009 Honda Accord has premature back brake wear. Honda refused to pay for this. Now I have to pay for it and then get reimbursed? I will not get reimbursed the full amount per class action lawsuit.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #88

Dec 112009

Accord

  • 25,184 miles
Original rear brake pads had to be replaced at 15,500 miles. The replacement rear brake pads are now at 4.0 mm at 25,400 miles. That is only 9,940 miles after the first replacement. Original P/N:43022-tao-A40.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #87

Dec 282009

Accord

  • 6,000 miles
Premature wear and warping of brake rotors. Noticed rotors required resurfacing due to vibration during braking. Dealership turned rotors, drove vehicle for approximately 700 miles, and the problem recurred. Returned to dealership and all rotors were replaced under warranty. Pads were also replaced with merely 7000 miles. Dealership stated that the life expectancy of brake pads for this vehicle was about 10,000 miles. I find that to be absurd, typically brake pads will last 20K-30K miles. There appears to be a flaw in the materials used to manufacture the pads, in the manufacturing process, or perhaps the brake assembly is inappropriate for this vehicle weight, causing the rotor to over temp and warp if not capable to dissipate the excess heat. This vehicle has been driven in extremely normal driving conditions, primarily highway driving, and had not experienced a hard braking event to that point that may have contributed to this failure.

- York, SC, USA

problem #86

Jul 142010

Accord

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that whenever the brakes were applied a squeaking noise was heard in the rear brakes. The failure was not diagnosed by the dealer. The failure continued to recur whenever the brakes were applied. The failure and current mileages were 22,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #85

Jul 162010

Accord

  • 23,400 miles

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

On July 16th I left my 2009 Honda Accord in to my trusted mechanic for my annual New York state safety inspection with instructions to fix anything he finds wrong in order to meet the requirements, so when I returned from out of town, I could pick it up and it would be legal and safe. I was quite surprised to find that the rear brakes were worn to the point where new pads were needed for it to pass, which he replaced as directed. Since it only has 23,400 miles on it, a lot of that highway driving, I called Honda and found that there is a class action lawsuit for this very problem, although I was never notified. When I looked on the suggested website, accordsettlement.com, I read where you had to have had the brakes replaced with Honda brake pads in order to receive compensation for the premature wear, although I cannot imagine anyone wanting to replace with another bad set of pads and have this reoccur. Somehow, someone should direct other Accord (08 & 09) to this website so that they can be sure to know the conditions that must be met to satisfy Honda's requirements for such compensation.

- Jamesville, NY, USA

problem #84

Jul 292009

Accord

  • 200 miles
2009 Honda Accord- the car had 200 miles on it and the cvb boot with all the brake fluid broke making the car unsafe to drive. Had to argue to dealer to get it fixed. The car now has 11,900 miles and the brakes squeal, took to the dealer informed half of the rear brakes are gone and that the squealing canbe from the weather. This was suppose to be a new car. There is a class action suit against Honda due to the brakes wearing out prematurely but the consumer has to pay first to have them repaired. Someone needs to look into the safety of Honda Accord braking system for 2008 and 2009 models.

- Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #83

Jul 142010

Accord

  • 18,000 miles
It is unbelievable. Own a new 2009 Accord, rear brake pads gone after 15,000 miles. I am told by the dealership I need to change every 10,000 miles to be safe, this is unconscionable and fraudulent. Where has Honda quality control gone?

- Montrose, CA, USA

problem #82

Jun 292010

Accord

  • 11,500 miles
I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord on October 27th, 2010 at 227 miles. I have not had an issues until this month when my brakes began to ware prematurely at only 11K miles. I had revived a class action letter informing me of this but see it as a clear safety violation on Honda's part one as they had know there was an issue with this type of model and two as they refuse to perform work and replace the item with issues under warranty. I find it irresponsible that Honda is making me pay for repairs when they know its there design flaw.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #81

Jun 292010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
2009 Honda Accord. Consumer states vehicle has major defects in the rear brakes the consumer stated the front brakes pulsated when traveling on a hill in his area. The dealer replaced the front brake pads.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #80

Jun 012010

Accord

  • miles
2009 Honda Accord have been recognized to wear prematurely because of caliper pins that were installed incorrectly at the factory. Honda has a court hearing on this and you can see more info on www.accordsettlement.com. the consumer who purchased or leased one of these cars will be reimbursed $100 - $150 to replace the pads, but the general price to do this at the authorized Honda service centers is sometimes double that. The consumer is being ripped off, and the NHTSA should step in and rectify this.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #79

Jun 112010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
2009 Honda Accord coupe V6 - front brakes were replaced at approx 12,000 due to defective parts. Rear brakes need to be replaced at approx. 19,000 miles. Honda is refusing to provide any warranty repair and refuses to acknowledge a problem with its brakes.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #78

Jun 112010

Accord

  • 200,000 miles
2009 Honda Accord completely worn out rear brake system. It was purchased just over a year ago with 20,000 miles on it. I do mostly highway driving and this is premature. Rear brakes must be replaced.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #77

Jun 092010

Accord

  • 25,000 miles
I had my 2009 Honda Accord in for service and was told the rear brakes needed replacement. I have only 25,000 mile on it. It was not covered by the warranty, but I was told there is a class action lawsuit pending against Honda. This is a major safety issue and a recall should be made.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #76

Apr 012010

Accord

  • 20,000 miles
Intermittent scraping sound from rear of 2009 Accord LX-P <20,000 mi. Increased frequency over time. Took to the dealer where purchased who replaced both rear brake pads (old parts not available) and resurfaced both rear rotors for a cost of $250 - declaired not covered by warranty. Internet research and notification of a class action lawsuit for this rear brake failure indicates this is a common problem for specific Honda and accura models. I contend that Honda is aware of this problem since they have devised (but not delivered to dealers as yet) a replacement set of brake pads. Also this is indeed a safety problem since both rear brake pads were at zero pad life remaining and rotors were damaged per the dealer service techs. That means to me that my Accord had only 1/2 the designed braking ability which was engineered for this car - making the car unsafe in any emergency braking situation.

- Switzerland, FL, USA

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