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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2010 Honda Accord has a solid reputation (so far), with one very significant flaw: 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.

7.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$150.00
Average Mileage:
58,654 miles
Total Complaints:
69 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (45 reports)
  2. Honda replacing engine (9 reports)
  3. replace engine or take car back (7 reports)
  4. pistons and rings replaced (6 reports)
  5. rebuilt engine (1 reports)
  6. switched to Castrol 5-20 full synthetic (1 reports)
2010 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #69

Jul 162016

Accord ES 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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

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excessive oil consumption excessive oil consumption

My car is consuming oil, my check engine light came on Saturday, July 16th. I take it to Autozone and they give me the code:

P2651 2010 HONDA ACCORD - Rocker Arm Oil Pressure Switch B Circuit Low Voltage

I researched it and find out that it is a known and ongoing issue with the 2010 accord. I remember getting the recall letter and took it in. The sound during start up is annoying and sometimes it does it while driving locally.

I want Honda to fix this issue, I am trying to find out if I fall under the extended warranty that was listed on the lawsuit page.

Any help or suggestions from others would definitely be appreciated.

Update from Jul 20, 2016: Called Honda and my vehicle falls under the extended warrant - will schedule the appointment to hopefully get this repaired

- , Suitland, MD, USA

problem #68

Apr 042016

Accord EX-L 6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,216 miles

First discovered when engine light came on, code triggered for excessive oil consumption (late March/early April 2016. Took over 2 Qts of oil, engine light went off. Had oil changed (4/4/16), since have added a qt to get oil to bottom of stick.

- , Hurricane, WV, USA

problem #67

Jun 012016

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

We changed our oil in April. In May before 3K miles, the dip stick was dry. Added 2 qts of oil. 3-4 wks later, dipstick low; added another 1 1/3 qt of oil. Took to get a diagnostic and nothing was found to be wrong, no oil accumulating anywhere. Never any oil drips, or smells. No light indicators. Called Honda, and our car is not on the list for extended warranty. Instructed to get an oil consumption test in order to qualify for extended warranty. In the process of the oil consumption test which requires oil change at Honda dealership and then every 1,000 miles will go in and get pressures/oil levels checked. Will see where this process takes us.

- , Fulshear, TX, USA

problem #66

Mar 072016

Accord EX L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

In July of 2015 I purchased a 2010 Honda accord v6 ex l with 32,000 miles on it from dealership. No problems with the car until I hit 55,000 miles. At that time it threw the engine code for spark plug #3, took it to local mechanic and he replaced it. Approx 1 month later..it throws another engine code for a different spark plug...I take it back to local mechanic and he changes the hole set of fouled, black, sooty spark plugs!

After adding several quarts of oil to the engine ...which was nearly empty!

So now I google Honda and it shows a class action suite for oil consumption with this 2010 engine....I take it into the dealer....they state it needs a PCM update...that of which they do....that's the first trip. It's throw another engine check light. Take it back in to Honda. They state because the code was cleared on the first trip the PCM was not effective.... So they need to do another PCM update and change the fouled spark plugged that triggered the code only. Even though the rest of the spark plugs are blacken and sooty. So now we have two updates 1 sets of spark plugs, plus the one Honda changed... The first update I burned a lot more oil and had to add every other day.... The second update now it burns gas! And the oil is now smelling like gasoline.... They said don't bring it back in till you throw a code....well with oil so thin and gas smell in the oil....I got a problem! They said nothing about the oil consumption on the 2nd trip....I also had to ask them to check the oil before I left the dealership....and add more before I drove off... The fix is to replace the bad o rings and valves...I called the Honda class action suite administrators to find out cylinders are 1 thru 4. Per the class action suite... They will only replace the one that the code throws......this engine is going to be shot here very soon with no lubrication from to thin oil and heavy gas. Have not even had this car a year.....they don't care about how bad the fix is...and worse then the actual problem... I had 6 previous Honda accords ....this is the worse experience. Poor customer service.....

- , Midland, MI, USA

problem #65

Mar 012014

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I purchased my car in 2014 and have had oil consumption issues since my date of purchase. I have had several cars over the past 20 years and have never had oil burn as does in this Honda Accord 2010. I was very happy to receive a letter from Honda stating there may be an issue and to begin the oil consumption testing at my local dealership. I would go and have my oil checked by the service department only to be told that they had to “put a little in” to “it’s only down a quart.”

Most recently, I went to have my oil checked and was told I’m down a quart. One week later, I had an appointment to have new tires put on this car and an oil change. I purposely did not add any oil so THEY can check it (neither did the service department at Curtis Ryan Honda where this testing had been done). When I asked the service station (Reliable Service Center) to let me know how much oil it was down, the owner stated that there was only oil in the filter! He said that my car is burning oil. This was one week after Curtis Ryan Honda did the oil consumption check. I am now learning that there are many complaints regarding this issue via CAS, NHTSA and CarComplaints.com.

I don’t know who owned the car before me. The car was purchased at Curtis Ryan Honda and I asked the salesman, twice, for the Car Fax Report. Conveniently, he went to print it and got sidetracked and I never saw it. I am wondering if the car was a lease and the person who owned it never had the oil changed or checked? Irregardless, the car is burning oil and I have only had the car two years and owe three more years on it. This is unacceptable to have this issue. Please let me know how Honda can help with this issue.

- , Ansonia, CT, USA

problem #64

Jul 312015

Accord 2.4L Line 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,177 miles

I bought Honda Accord Used August 2014 As Is and have religiously changed oil every 3,000 miles, have changed spark plugs twice. I took the vehicle to Honda Dealership for high oil consumption test and was told to bring back vehicle after 1,000 miles. I took vehicle back and was told everything checked out good. I then changed oil the following day and a week later checked oil and found dip stick indicated oil below minimum. Please Help!!!

- , Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #63

Jan 012016

Accord EX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

My engine light came on and I took it to my mechanic (who used to work at a Honda dealership) who told me that my car was low on oil. He checked for leaks and there were none. He said he heard about Accord oil consumption issues and to take my car to the dealer for a "oil consumption test". I thought for sure it would be no issue because it was DEFINITELY using oil. So the dealer told me that it was down between 1/2 to 3/4 of a quart after 1,000 miles and that according to Honda that was acceptable!! I had a '95 Accord and it never used oil and I put over 200,000 miles on it! To say that a QUART of oil every 1000 miles is preposterous!! I'm sending a letter to the President of Honda America and to my state Attorney General.

- , Redmond, WA, USA

problem #62

May 062016

Accord ES 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

150 MILES USING A QUART OF OIL REPLACED THE SPARK PLUGS TWICE

- , Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #61

Jun 122016

Accord EXL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

This excessive oil burning has been an issue since I have had the car. The car has stalled out on me and burned 3qts in less than 200 miles. Honda and the dealerships will not fix anything. They only did an update to the software but never sent a recall notice. The car is not leaking oil or smoking. The oil has to be going somewhere and that is causing damage. I bought the Honda for the reliability of the motor. Never again will I purchase a Honda.

- , Meridian, MS, USA

problem #60

May 082016

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

Honda dealer does not fix the issue. We go back quite often looking for more help

- , Coxsackie, NY, USA

problem #59

Jan 252016

Accord EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

Approximately 4 months ago i purchased a 2010 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6. A gift for my wife. A beautiful car and runs good at this time. With in these 4 months i have had to add 3 qts. of motor oil. It doesn't leak or smoke. I did some investigating and found out that there are a lot of people with same car, same motor, same problem. What can be done to fix this issue.

- , Newman, CA, USA

problem #58

Apr 042016

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,900 miles

I get my oil change at the dealership since I bought the car in 2010. I been having a problem the past year when starting my car in the morning I get this noise, I turn the ignition key off than back on and it started ok. I checked the problem on line and they said it might be my serpentine belt so I had the belt replaced and the problem still existed.

I then checked again on Car Complaints, that's when I found out about the oil consumption problems with the Honda Accord and that the noise could be caused by the cylinder not being lubed properly by the VTC Actuator. I then checked my oil level and found that it was more then a quart low. I added a quart of oil to the engine.

It was time for my 5K oil change so I made a appointment to have my car serviced. I brought my car in and explained the problem to the tech who told me he was aware of the problem with the oil consumption and that I will have to bring my car back to get the oil level checked at 1K miles intervals for the next 3000 miles after they change my oil.

Update from May 2, 2016: I was told to bring my car back after 1000 miles so that they could monitor my oil consumption after the oil change. I checked it myself after the oil change and at 1000 miles before I brought it back to the dealership. After the oil change it was above the full mark by at least 1/4 inch and after 1000 miles it was at the full mark on the dip stick. They checked the oil and I was told the oil level was ok and I was told they didn't want me to touch the dipstick to check the oil level. They wanted me to bring it back to them after the second 1000 miles and let them check it. This didn't seem right to me and that is why I'm reporting it to you in this complaint form. I would appreciate your feedback on this matter.

Update from May 23, 2016: I brought my car back to Honda service for my 2000 mile check. Oil level was ok. I asked service manager about the grinding noise when first starting my car in the morning. It just happens occasionally not all the time. He said it was the VTC actuator which he said isn't covered because car is out of warranty. He said it will cost 500 dollars to repair. I looked on line at the complaints and this is a on going problem with Honda Accord since 2008. What I would like to know is why wasn't this problem recalled. I would like to register a formal complaint against Honda on this matter.

- , Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #57

Oct 022015

Accord EX 4 Cly

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

My car is on recall for the oil consumption. I took my car to the dealer 3 times it still isnt working my car is burning oil and gas and they want to charge me 1600 plus dollars to have my car fixed.

- , Indian Head, MD, USA

problem #56

Apr 102016

Accord LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

They seem to have a recall for the V6 for the same problem but not the V4

- , Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #55

Jun 012015

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

Called Mistlin Honda in Modesto, CA, service writer stated they can only service vehicle for problem if I have a check engine light on before 120,000 miles, I don't see how check engine light will come on when I keep toping off oil, I would think engine light would only come on until there was engine damage due to low oil.

- , Ceres, CA, USA

problem #54

Jun 012014

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

bought honda because of longevity, but now i wonder if engine will last much past payoff. really wish would have bought american now. this is a 4 cyl engine but is using 3-4 qts of oil between oil changes.

- , Burlington, NC, USA

problem #53

Feb 222016

Accord EX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

My 2010 Honda Accord all of a sudden started running out of oil without the oil light coming on. The check engine light comes on, I check the oil and it does not show on the stick. The first time, it took 3.5 quarts of oil to be right (the car only takes 4.5 normally) and the second time it took 3 quarts. It is not leaking, it does not burn oil. The oil is just gone.

I looked it up on line and there has been a class action lawsuit regarding this. You just call to see if your VIN is included in the 1.5 million Hondas this is a problem in. Then you find out your VIN is NOT one of the affected vehicles, even though it is doing EXACTLY the same thing that is reported, and that your warranty has run out so there is nothing you can do. When I asked to talk to someone else, she asked me what use that would do? When I insisted, I got transferred to the Private Concern Dept only to be told the same thing. BUT I can take it to the Honda Dealership and get it verified that this is the problem and they would look at it.

I stopped taking it to the dealership when the mileage was close to 100,000. Right as this was happening for the first time and I did not know what it was. I thought they just hadn't put enough oil in when they changed it the last time. I have always had oil changes done on time. Honda has gotten enough of my money. They should buck up and handle this problem. If it involves V6 accord's from 2008-2012 made in the USA (of course mine was), how can my VIN not be in the list???

- , Massillon, OH, USA

problem #52

Dec 042015

Accord EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,638 miles

Pat Peck Honda is telling me that it is normal for this vehicle to burn up to 1 qt of oil every 1000 miles. This dealer ruined my 2001 Civic changing the timing belt incorrectly.

- , Long Beach, MS, USA

problem #51

Feb 012016

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles

I've enjoyed Accords for the past almost 30 years. I'm five years and 95k miles into a 2010 Accord Sedan EX Manual that I purchased new in April, 2010.

At about 85k miles, I noticed coming from my car the sound I've witnessed emanating from other Accords at startup; that horrible CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK... If you've heard it, you know what I mean... I always thought I was the lucky one and got a real good car and wouldn't have the same misfortune as others. I've always changed my oil on time, switched to Honda brand synthetic a long time ago, and always use a fuel with additives. No bargain-brand stuff here. So when I heard that awful sound coming from my car, I knew I was doomed!

I'm currently in the process of having the "oil consumption test." I'll update with results after the third test.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #50

Oct 012014

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

My Honda Accord, ever since 50000 miles, every time I change the oil I see it's 2 1/2 quarts low. Pretty bad for a 30 thousand dollar car . Never thought I be putting oil in a car under a 150 thousand miles. Have a Ford Ranger has 260 thousand mile and doesn't burn a drop.

- , Slidell, LA, USA

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