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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.

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,388 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 #5

Jul 152015

Accord

  • 55,929 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. While driving at various speeds, the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,929.

- Powell, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 102012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while she was closing the front passenger door, the airbags deployed inadvertently. The airbag warning light illuminated after the deployment. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they advised that the vehicle could not be diagnosed for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 36,000. The consumer also stated the TPMS light illuminated. When she took the vehicle to the dealer, it went off and then came back on. The dealer stated by plugging in her cell phone, it was causing the light TPMS light to illuminate. Updated 07/18/12

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 132009

Accord

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds above 5 mph, the TPMS warning light would illuminate on a consistent basis. The vehicle was taken to several dealers where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000.

- Morgan Town, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 162009

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord LX. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the tire pressure warning light (TPMS) illuminated. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and informed the contact that the warning light was illuminated due to the air temperature changing. Upon leaving the dealer, the failure continued to occur intermittently. The contact had the tires inspected by the manufacturer to determine if the problem was within the tires. The manufacturer informed the contact that there was nothing wrong with the tires yet they also stated there could possibly be a slow leak. The vehicle was not repaired. Updated 01/26/11 updated 04/20/11

- Westly Chapel, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 052008

Accord

  • 11 miles
Bought a brand new Honda Accord 2009 ex from bryan auto in fayetteville, nc on 11/5/08...upon leaving the lot (11 miles on car) the tmps indicator came on and has stayed on permanently since then. We have been advised by my auto insurance co (usaa) not to drive the vehicle under any circumstances--the vehicle may be replaceable, but our lives our not. We took the car back to bran Honda on 11/7/08 and complained, yet were told only that the tire pressure "may or may not" have been checked--they will not provide us with documentation of any service from this date. We have a car that we fear to drive--they have suggested putting nitrogen in the tires, but I am not willing to go against my warranty or Honda specifications which may void my warranty. The car and the dealership are a disaster--they are rude, uncaring and insensitive, and we have a useless, dangerous car-the light stays on steady, so is not related to any temperature changes. We desperately need assistance. Thanks so very much for your time & consideration in this matter.

- Southern Pines, NC, USA

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