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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
175 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152010


  • 350 miles


Purchased 2010 Honda Accord March 29, 2010. Within 2 weeks a knocking or popping noise started from the front end. Progressively got worse. So loud that I thought the tires were about to fall off. After 5 trips to the dealership I was finally told that it was the ball joints, both left and right on the front end. Three of the 5 trips was told that the noise could not be re-emulated, and nothing was done. The second trip in, the noise was heard by a technician and was told that "a few bolts were loose on the sway bar". the noise came back within 2 days. Finally came in and requested a manager to drive the car to hear the noise, that is when ball joints were ordered and replaced the following week. Through all of this time I was told the vehicle was completely safe and nothing was wrong with it!

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 232010


  • miles
Purchase a 2010 Honda Accord on 5/24/10 - since the purchase the car has been back to the dealer 3 times for "popping/knocking" on the front driver side. First I was told there was a loose bolt on the suspension, the second time I was told it was again loose bolts on the suspension - car is currently at the dealer for third time awaiting response. The noise is extremely loud and distracting - terrified that the tires will fall off when driving. Dealer does not seemed concerned.

- Columbiana, AL, USA

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