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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,056 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.

2010 Honda Accord miscellaneous problems

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 042016


  • 75,000 miles


The interio passenger side air bag area is leaking when it rains. The vehicle has never been in a wreck. I've looked on the exterior area and unable to visibly see any defects that would allow rain/water into the interior area that is leaking. My concern is the water/rain will cause the side air bag to not function properly during a time of need.

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #6

Jun 122016


  • 129,000 miles
Burning oil excessively since I have had the car. I never got a recall notice. Having to add a qt or better a week. June 12 it stalled out all the way home from work. That was a Sunday. Just checked the oil on Thursday. Oil was okay in Thursday. On Sunday no oil to show on dipstick. Burnt at least 3 qts in less than 200 miles! drained what little oil was left. Changed filter and put new oil in. Still would not run. Changed spark plugs and it ran better but still has a slight mis. Dtc P0303. The dealership deleted the code and said it wasn't a code in there. Will not do anything. I had it read before I took it there and have a picture of it. The paint has been chipping off for over a year, not where rocks hit. Places that are curved or rounded. Edges of the roof or fender. It's only 6 years old. Honda doesn't stand by either of these issues. Never again will I own a Honda. The car is not leaking oil and it is not smoking. The oil is going some place. And that is causing serious damage to my car. Not to mention the damage that's already been caused. A software update doesn't fix the damage that's been caused already.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #5

Apr 252016


  • 67,700 miles
While driving on 414 maitland, out of no where I heard a loud "pow!" though I didn't feel like it, I thought a bird or meteorite or street light cover had fallen from the sky and landed on my vehicle. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw a black square object fall from the sky and the car behind swerve out of its way. At that point I could hear small pieces of something bouncing around in the pocket between the moon roof and the cover, and rolling on, over and off of the my car. I pulled over to investigate the matter more thoroughly, expecting to see a dead bird, blood & feathers, or a rock, or a street light cover sitting in the area where my moon roof glass use to be, instead I found a huge gaping hole(approx. 12" X 17" in the middle of my moon rood and the remainder of the glass around the perimeter of the hole arched like a hill. I determined that the "pow!" I heard was the glass exploding, and the black piece of something that was falling from the sky in my rear view was the portion of glass. I it was cloudy and looked like it might ran, so I immediately went to the nearest shop (publix) and bought a box of 2 mil contractor garage bags, some shipping tape and taped one of the bags of the top of the vehicle. I then retraced my path I the interstate to make sure that something didn't fall from the sky and that the glass had in fact exploded. I found nothing, except the shards of glass that was once my moon roof. I then went home, parked the car and began research "exploding moon roof". come to find out this is not an alien occurrence and specifically with this manufacturer, year, make & model. Https://

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 012015


  • 40,000 miles


Seat belt warning light came on. I took the car to herb chambers, seekonk, MA, and they said it was the safety harness that needed replacement. They said that they would have to order the part as there was a shortage of these parts available. It would take a couple of weeks to get the part. It has been approximately three months and I still have not heard from them.

- North Dighton, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 232011


  • 38,620 miles
The day after my ac stopped working I decided to take it to the nearest dealer which was autowest Honda of fremont. Even though summer was almost over it was still hot enough not to live with out ac so I decided to have my ac diagnosed. Apparently the dealer said that a small pebble hit my condenser which caused my ac to stop working. My insurance will cover it but my deductible is too high, my Honda warranty does not want to cover it because it was not a defect and of course the cost to fix the ac condenser plus labor would cost about $900!! I really find this type of incident un fair! if it that simple for a condenser to be damaged by a pebble why would Honda put out a vehicle like that out on the streets! I know the condenser has to be exposed but I believe the model of this vehicle exposes the condenser too much and if its that simple for the condenser to get damaged then Honda has to do something about it. I bought the car brand new and to have such a necessary repair running for $900 at 30,000 miles is ridiculous. Either put better condenser on Honda vehicles or don't put vehicles out there where one has to worry about hitting pebbles because they might cost you another $900! really unhappy with Honda right now, especially the fact that I love Honda's and most of my family members have one. Hopefully Honda can fix this, brand new car and already unhappy at 30,000! and of course I had to pay the$150 for diagnosing the thing because it was not covered by my Honda protection plan! how are we suppose to drive a Honda Accord coupe with piece of mind if I have to worry about a pebble hitting my condenser and damaging it, when streets are full of them! I need a car that would give me piece of mind not one that would put me at risk financially every time I'm driving the damn thing! sorry for the complain Honda and hope you can do something to fix this.

- Union City, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 232011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
2010 Honda Accord. Pre-mature rear brake ware. I have 25,000 miles, all highway. The rear brakes had to be replaced. I went to Honda. They said it was my fault. And wanted $ 250, to fix. Said I needed new rotors (lie, local shop said rear brake shot, not rotors. Dealer no help. Called american Honda, they said they would call the dealer, and try to help. Dealer told them I was never there. I have invoice, there is a class action suite, for 2009 rear brakes, not my 2010. (yet).

- Ny, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 102010


  • 10,074 miles
I purchased a new 2010 Honda Accord LX-P in late November of 2009. On September 10, 2010, I scheduled an appointment to bring the vehicle in because there was a severe whining noise at idle that was most prominent under speeds of 20 mph. The whining noise started about four weeks earlier and seemed to dissipate once the transmission shifted into second gear. The noise sounds exactly like a power steering pump low on fluid or just before the pump starts to go out. I took the vehicle directly to the dealership since it was under warranty and left it there for several hours. Upon returning to the garage, the technician informed me the noise is a common occurrence with all Accord with the 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission. He stated he even removed the power steering belt to rule-out the power steering pump. I then asked him if this was the case, where exactly was the whining coming from? he informed me that he just didn't know. Please help! to overcome the severe whining, I have to turn the radio up or turn on the ac/heater fan to drown out the noise.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

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