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.

3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,222 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 032014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles

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

Knocking rattle drivers side front.

- Sag., TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 042013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
When making a hard braking stop from as slow as 35 mph an hour the front of the car dips so badly front of the touches the ground making the occupants lurch forward.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #7

Dec 122012

Accord

  • 29,000 miles
Vibration in car at highway speeds (55 to 65 mph). Unknown reason. Checked tires, alignment, and even wheel rims and all were ok. Car has never been in an accident. Cause or source of vibration is still unknown at this point in time.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 052012

Accord

  • 70,000 miles

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

Secondary shaft bearing broken.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 262012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
At speeds between 65 and 70 mph the car vibrates as if the wheels were out of balance. Have had the wheels balanced twice in the past month with no change. Had the car aligned within the past month and dealer says there was no change. A new set of Michelin mxm4 primacy tires were installed in April 2012. Just returned from a 3000 mile trip and found the vibration to be very annoying. This is a Honda Accord 4dr ex-L V-6 help.

- Basye, VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 242012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
When driving between 55-75 miles an hour, there is a violent shake from the front wheels. Its even more evident under heavy acceleration as the shaking becomes more severe. I've had the car looked at by pep boys, my mechanic, and the Honda dealership in aventura, fl and no one seems to know what the issue is. I have found others having the same issues I did on the edmunds.com forum. townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx?14@@.F197B14/136.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 112012

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles

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

My mileage is 34,505 I took my car to Honda North, danvers they said to go to ins co geico to have repaired. No one wants to take responsibility please help me![xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- North Falmouth, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 092009

Accord

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that both front wheel bearings failed. While driving 30 mph, noise was heard coming from the front end of the vehicle when making a turn. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who replaced the bearings under warranty. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Halifax, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262010

Accord

  • 35,000 miles
I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord that was used, but carfax certified. Shortly after my purchase, I heard a popping noise. When I took it to the dealer, I was informed that my vehicle had a broken axle which was unheard of for this year/make of my vehicle. I am upset because Honda is "reputable" company but will not back their product. I am afraid that I can be going down the freeway and my wheel may malfunction.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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