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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
59,069 miles
Total Complaints:
75 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (49 reports)
  2. Honda replacing engine (9 reports)
  3. pistons and rings replaced (7 reports)
  4. replace engine or take car back (7 reports)
  5. rebuilt engine (1 reports)
  6. replace ignition coil (1 reports)
2010 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2010 Honda Accord:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #75

Jul 042016

Accord EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Purchased a 2010 Honda Accord EXL in June 2010. I hardly drove the car the first 4 years. It now has 42,000 miles on it. In June 2010, with no prior warning, the car lost power. I hobbled to a place to pull over and had the car towed. The repair shop said I needed to replace the ignition coil. That repair cost $605. Labor being the bulk of the cost. Subsequently I learned that it was caused by low oil pressure. It was running fine up to that point. I am a second generation Honda Owner. I bought Honda's for my three children. Each one had a Honda. NEVER AGAIN. I've had more trouble out of the 2010 than I have with ALL my other Honda's. Honda just lost a loyal (used to be) customer.

- , Millington, TN, USA

problem #74

Jun 262013

Accord LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

I was by the Dealer 2 times to change the oil themselves to see how much I am losing and what they do is put more oil than normal like 5 quarts or so you have enough oil for the next 3000 mile. But they don't fix the problem even though I have the paper which stated the piston ring should be replaced or checked. What happens when I do not change the oil every 3000 mile because I put a better oil in to it and it's good for 15000 miles??

- , Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #73

Sep 012015

Accord LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I have had excessive oil consumption issue on my Honda for a year+ now. I assumed it was the usage that was leading it to it. However, lately even with less number of mileage being put on car, I am getting low oil frequently. I have poured significant money in oil changes and adding oil in between on my own. After doing research it seems like its a problem. I intend to call warranty line, but if anyone else has any suggestion on what steps I should take, it would be greatly appreciated.

- , Hatfield, PA, USA

problem #72

Jul 282016

Accord EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


This was a TSB that addressed while at the dealer. Took my car to a non-dealer repair shop that informed me of the TSB. I had the pressure switches and O-ring replaced but car is still burning through oil. I am taking car back to dealer to see if any new codes show on the computer since I am almost out of oil after 10 days since my last oil change. Was told that if the codes do not indicate a problem, there is nothing they can do to fix the problem?!

- , Novi, MI, USA

problem #71

Jun 012015

Accord EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

My 2010 Honda accord has been burning excessive oil for years. When the engine reported over 20 codes I took it to the dealer ant they told me about the silent recall. They updated the software and replaced the plugs. However, the oil consumption continued. They made me do 3 oil consumption tests and told me that it does burn too much oil. Now they refuse to help me with a fix. I am adding a quart a week.

I feel this defect caused excessive engine wear.

- , Needham, MA, USA

problem #70

Jun 012016

Accord LX 2.4L 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The oil need to be changed constantly. It costs money every time.

- , Bronx, NY, USA

problem #69

Jul 162016

Accord ES 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


click to see larger images

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


  • 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

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 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

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

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


- , 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

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

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?