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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,496 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 #2

Jul 022011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 16,292 miles


While driving at freeway speed (65) the engine would just lose power with no warning!! its been to the dealer three times now for this same issue. Now no one in the family wants to drive the car. Its just too nerve racking to guess when the car will lose power, or trust it for a long trip. The last time this happen we were almost hit by a truck as we were trying to get to the side of the road.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 252011


  • 4,700 miles
Wife was driving at highway speed when car began to violently shake as if engine was misfiring. Check engine light came on, then severely reduced power. She was barely able to exit and make it across the access road and into a turn lane with the accelerator to the floor. Car still shook violently as she placed it in park. Dealership cannot explain shaking. Car only has 4,700 miles and was purchased new from servicing dealer. They said oil was 1.5-2 quarts low so they topped it off. Tripped a code for a stuck solenoid in the camshaft timing system so they reprogrammed the PCM and gave the car back to us. This was an extremely dangerous situation as my wife did not have enough power to move the vehicle out of traffic. Had there been more traffic in her way or someone following closely, she would have been in an accident. Dealer was still puzzled as to the power loss and shaking and just shrugged their shoulders. They said to watch the oil level and if this happens again to bring it back. We hope this does not happen again as it was dangerous and stranded my wife on the side of an interstate for 3 hours waiting on a tow truck. Please let us know if this warrants investigation or you need any additional information.

- Coppell, TX, USA

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