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 2011 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,312 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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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212015


  • miles


The sunroof opened on its own, while car was parked. It was during a snowstorm and extreme cold with high winds and below zero windchills.

- New Paltz, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 012014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Driving down the interstate there was a loud explosion. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw the glass from the sunroof flying off into the road. The truck behind me had to swerve to miss the debris. We were in an open area - no bridges or overpasses. We stopped, looked at the damage, turned around at the next exit and came back to look at the road. There was no debris, just pieces of glass in the road. There were no other chips or nicks on the car body. I had hand washed the car the day before and there were no chips in the sunroof. Honda dealer refused to cover under warranty, although they had seen the same thing happen to an Odyssey. They could not explain to me how this could happen. About 2/3 thirds of the sunroof broke off. Luckily we had the cover door closed or we could have been hit with broken glass. Apparently they are using cheap lighter weight unlaminated glass which does not hold up. The weather was in the 80's and cloudy. The vehicle had been in the garage overnight. This is a definite safety hazard.

- Edmondd, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 212013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 29,937 miles
My sunroof exploded while driving down the interstate with approximately 1/3 of the window blowing out while it was fully closed. I was driving on an elevated interstate without any cars around me. The sunroof had not been previously hit by a rock. The explosion sounded like a shotgun firing, shocking all 3 of the adults in the vehicle. The initial Honda dealership stated I was hit by a rock without seeing the vehicle. A second dealership said they could not determine why the sunroof shattered. Corporate Honda has stated the window is my problem and contact my insurance company.

- Slidell, LA, USA

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