Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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 6 of 8)

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problem #55

Jan 102010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 13,024 miles

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

2009 Accord coupe V6 - brake noise (squeal) present since vehicle was purchased in 3/09 so I performed regular visual inspections and noticed pronounced wear of rear pads. At 13K mi - took car to dealer who replaced rear pads under warranty (after originally telling me that they were a wear item therefore not covered but I balked due at paying knowing the high number of complaints for this same issue). Told new pads have same formula but new spring to force pad away from rotor after brake pedal is released. Inspection of original pads showed maybe 10% pad remaining and chipping of pad surface.

- Oceanside, NY, USA

problem #54

Jan 232010

Accord

  • 26,000 miles
Rear brakes are having to replaced at 16,000-20,000 miles, called Honda dealer they said it is a problem in the 2008 and 2009 models, the engineers put rear brakes that are too small on the car. Honda corporate office knows it is a problem and are logging complaints at this time. My concern is that I have a 6 cylinder and that it is a heavier car then the 4 cylinder version.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #53

Jan 132010

Accord

  • 300 miles
Brakes making a noise, turned rotors and replaced pads, problem returned in Jan.10, rotors turned again, Honda said faulty pads was the clause replaced once more, call had less then 4,000 miles on it first time, approx.7000 second, I think rotors should not be milled over once and then rotors replaced, they will not hear of that. Strange whine coming from bottom right side of transmission or engine, Honda claimed service bulletin call for oil pump to be replaced, which they change, no change in the sound plus now there is a leak from where they made repair.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #52

Jan 042009

Accord

  • 20 miles

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

Brakes have squeaked since the first day of purchase have made an attempt for repair appointment to fix but have been told that squeak will come back that more than half the 2009 Honda do that and that they don't know why it's do it that.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #51

Dec 082009

Accord

  • miles
My 2009 Honda Accord's rear brakes went after only 20,000 miles. I only noticed the problem because of juddering and squeaking. Honda should recall these vehicles and fix this potential safety issue.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #50

Jun 202009

Accord

  • 1,000 miles
Brake wear and noise.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #49

Dec 192009

Accord 6-cyl

  • 16 miles

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

2009 Honda Accord, trim level ex, engine V6 with navigation system. At regular service, dealer advised rear brake pads needed to be replaced. Car had, at that time, 16,354 miles on the odometer. Deterioration is four times more than front brake pads. Honda is aware of this problem on all 2008 and 2009 Honda Accord but has never notified individual owners of the problem. Dealers have been advised by Honda to offer owners a partial refund on brake pad replacements. However, the replacement does not alleviate the problem. The owner would again have to replace the brake pads every 15,000 miles or less. Honda continues to sell these cars new without advising the potential buyer that the vehicle has a major rear brake pad problem. I feel Honda is attempting to hide the problem to avoid a recall and to lessen their financial liability. Research into this problem on the internet reveals that thousands of owners have this problem for which Honda refuses to accept liability. I consider such premature brake pad wear exposes the owner to potential brake failure resulting in serious injury or death.

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

problem #48

Dec 272009

Accord

  • 17,735 miles
Brake system near failure with smoke and burning smell coming from the rear wheels.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #47

Jan 072009

Accord

  • 20 miles
Withing a few weeks after I bought the Honda Accord 2009, in germantown, md, in December 2008... it started making a screeching sound in my brakes. Everytime I go get it checked, they say it's fixed. Then as soon as I drive away, the noise is still there... what the !@#$% is this? I just got this brand new car... and started to make noise... this is a safety concern... now, the year is ending... and the noise is there... I have no choice but to considering filing suit...

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #46

Dec 152009

Accord

  • miles
Brakes squealing for a 2009 Honda Accord coupe. I have noticed this issue even at my 3K miles now its 13K miles and still has the issue I have read hundreds of complaints for this issue. Have had the car for more than a year now Honda should have the solution by now. Problem is mostly experience on a stop and go.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #45

Nov 292007

Accord

  • 17,000 miles

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

My 2009 Honda Accord had 18,000 miles, mostly highway miles. I began hearing a metallic sounding noise. II took it to the dealership where I bought it and they said my brakes were worn down to the sensors. For 240 dollars they replaced my rear brakes. Honda paid half after I complained. I only had my car for 6 months. Something seems to be wrong with the rear brakes on the Honda and Honda should fix this problem. Thanks for your time.

- Mars, PA, USA

problem #44

Nov 252009

Accord

  • 10,348 miles
I have a Honda Accord LX 2009. It makes a tremendous noise on the brakes and I feel unsafe driving it. I see a long list of dissatisfied customers that have the same problem and it is very frustrating getting help from american Honda corporation. I wonder how can I get help to solve the problem. One thing for sure is that I am not getting a Honda again.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #43

Nov 212009

Accord

  • 12,700 miles
I took my brand new 2009 Honda Accord LX into the dealer for routine service at 12,700 miles and was informed that my rear brake pads are failing and will need to be replaced within 18,000 miles. The dealer told me that this is a known problem with the Accord's and they have been waiting for over a year for Honda motor Corp. To fix the problem. After reading all the thousands of consumer complaints about these rear brake pad premature failures it is obvious that many 2008 to 2010 Honda Accord's on the road are operating in a potentially dangerous condition. I implore the NHTSA to force Honda motor Corp. To recall and repair all 2008 to 2010 Accord's which is the responsible and reasonable course of action before people are seriously injured or die.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #42

Oct 092009

Accord

  • 26,210 miles
2008 Honda Accord, brakes needed replacing after noises started coming from the rear brakes, rotors shot, drums needed replacing, pads gone. All this happened at 26210 miles for a total of $547.86. The brakes will need replacing every 20,000 miles as advised by the Honda dealer. Honda claims it is not a safety problem - bull - brakes are a safety problem, how can Honda advertise they have a safe car and have brakes failing on over 500 complaints filed to date. These idiots are protecting their stockholders and risking the common person. Ntsb needs to get a pair and start investigating Honda's lies. Everyone who owns a Honda Accord should start a massive complaint system to get Honda to fix the problem. People count, not stockholders. Honda use to be a great car - this one is a pile of crap so their stockholders can get more money. Honda needs to step up and fix the problem or get the hell out of this country, Ford stands behind their product, maybe Honda should find out of americans take care of their people.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #41

Nov 092009

Accord

  • 13,582 miles
2009 Honda Accord, rear brakes needed to be replaced after only 13,000 miles and less then a year driving.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #40

Nov 092009

Accord

  • 70,521 miles
2009 Honda Accord - premature rear brake ware. Replaced rear brakes at 36,000 miles and now I need to replace them again at 70,000 miles. These brakes are defective and they need to be recalled by Honda.

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #39

Sep 012009

Accord

  • 0 miles
Front rotors weren't surfaced, others have had problems with this as well. Dealer surfaced the rotors, no longer vibrates when I brake. Covered under warranty, but after the fact, though. Defeats purpose of buying brand new car.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #38

Jun 012009

Accord

  • miles
My husband and I just purchased a 2009 Honda Accord ex in May 2009. We have taken it back 3 times to complain of the brakes squealing. The service department has given us written information stating Honda is investigating. We have requested new brakes and they state this would not fix the problem.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #37

Oct 282009

Accord

  • 19,000 miles
The brakes on my 2009 Honda Accord, purchased at "courtesy palm harbor Honda" started squealing badly at 19,000 miles. I have noticed for the past three months that the car seemed to actually slow down more than normal when I take my foot off the gas -- as if the brakes were not fully released. I've also noticed reduced fuel efficiency. About a week ago, the brakes started squealing badly, as if the pads were fully worn. I figured the problem couldn't be the brake pads at 19K miles, so I brought it in to the dealer today. Turns out the rear brake pads are completely worn down and it is the service technician's opinion that the cause is my style of driving -- not a defective Honda problem. After telling him that I drive with only one foot (I don't hold my left foot on the brake pedal while driving), he stated that Accord are built with autobahn quality, high-performance brake parts that are really soft for enhanced braking ability. I told him that I hardly feel that this base-model Accord would be considered a "high performance" vehicle. Nevertheless, the "soft / high-quality pads" and my driving style was his reason (according to him) for the premature wearing of the brakes. I've owned 15+ cars in my life time and have never had brake pads wear down in less than 40,000 miles - especially rear brakes! I told the tech that after doing extensive research, I found out that this is a very well-known problem with Accord. He said his hands were tied and he couldn't offer me any relief without Honda Corp's. blessing. The service tech told me the pads were nice and evenly warn. I changed the brake pads myself and found the opposite to be true - the inner pad was way more worn out than the outer - indication a brake system defect.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #36

Oct 292009

Accord

  • 30,000 miles
I own a 2009 Honda Accord with 30,000 miles. It is a 4 cylinder front wheel drive vehicle. The rear brakes on the vehicle have worn down and now need to be replaced. I've contacted Honda usa and they acknowledge their engineers have identified this is a common problem on 2008 and 2009 Accord. The company claims this is not covered under the warranty, and will not cover the cost of replacing the brakes. This is a safety issue that has been identified, and yet Accord owners have not been notified nor has a recall been issued.

- Garner, NC, USA

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