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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,216 miles

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2011 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #30

Aug 152016

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cordele, GA, USA

problem #29

Jun 012016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 162016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #27

Aug 162016

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Piedmont, AL, USA

problem #26

Aug 122016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Grulla, TX, USA

problem #25

Aug 112016

Accord

  • 115,000 miles
"takata recall"---> I received a recall notice about my air bags about 1 month ago. My husband has called gwinnett place Honda to find out about parts, where to take the car, and how to go about getting a rental. They replied that we needed to call Honda automobile customer service for an authorization to get a rental. It has been 2 weeks and no one has called back. During all of this I have to drive this car to and from work with my kids. I also take several children to school along with mine so I have someone in the passenger front seat. I explained this to the customer service representative and all he could tell say that he could only put in a request for a rental. He could not tell me an estimated time to hear back from anyone or anything else I could do in the mean time. Honestly I am not made of money and this is a complete inconvenience. The fact that they do not seem to be the least bit concerned is very concerning to me. I just want to know what I should do.. I don't feel comfortable driving a car with an airbag that could go off at any time. Do I have to go out an rent my own car for an unspeakable amount of time... due to no one knowing when my car will be able to be serviced (they don't know when the parts will be available)

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #24

Jul 042016

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #23

Aug 082016

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the part for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Aventura, FL, USA

problem #22

Jul 222016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. The VIN was not available.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #21

Jul 232016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #20

Jul 282016

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I contacted to Honda dealer near my place today regarding the recall for the airbag. They did not know when they will have the parts and refused to provide a rental car. Honda told me not to allow anyone seat on the passenger side when I asked them a temporary remedy because I do not want to risk any life of my family. It did not make sense that I can not take more than 4 people including myself.

- La, CA, USA

problem #19

Jul 012016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The contact called more than one dealer and they were unable to provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 012016

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall I have not received notice of the recall by mail because it was sent to and old address. I was made aware of the recall via the news. I am currently moving in a week to another state. The trip will be at least 3 days. I am also traveling with a passenger and my dog. I will also be taking most of my possessions with me. I am very nervous to take this trip knowing that something that has been fatal to people could possibly happen to any of us. Im aware of the rental cars being offered, however this is kind of a different situation considering I will need to have my car in the end. I have already paid rent and can not postpone this move. I called Honda and they will not help me. They do not have the parts to fix my car and said they are being sent but it could take up to 2 months to hear anything about them. What should I do? thank you!

- West Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 202016

Accord

  • miles
Takata recall - I own 2 Honda that are both under recall at the same time for the same issues. I have requested a rental from Honda due to fear for my life and the life of my passengers. They told me to not let someone ride in the front passenger seat. Which means I can only Transport 4 people instead of 5 that the car is suppose to safely Transport. I bought this automobile to Transport 5 people safely. Honda is telling me I can't Transport 5 people safely until this is fixed. Honda needs to provide me with safe transportation for 5 people until they can fix this car to Transport 5 people safely. My compliant is Honda is not providing me with my car or another car to Transport 5 people safely which is what I purchased from them.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #16

Jan 012015

Accord

  • miles
On the driver side of my car. Above my head where the airbag is at water gets inside the vehicle and Honda doesn't know what the problem is. I did some research and saw that multiple people with Honda Accord and Honda civics have had this problem and Honda was no help with fixing the issue or knowing what is wrong. This should be a recall and should be investigated. This is very dangerous if an accident happens because the airbag wont work. Also, this creates mold in the car and wont be easy for the owner to sell the car. Please make this a recall on the cars. I have a 2011 Accord coupe V6. They will say my car is out of warranty. I purchased it brand new and within the last year this has been going on and I didn't think it was anything until I realized it was coming through my car when it rained outside. Please help!

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #15

Apr 022015

Accord

  • 65,000 miles
When it rains the water intrudes inside, windshield was replaced twice and through the root-cause it was fond that the source is not windshield. Clogging of the vinyl/plastic trim pieces that run on the roof of the vehicle causes the issue. Now at every single rain or snow, I can see the curtain airbag is soaked in the water. I am sure that the airbags are not waterproof.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #14

Mar 272016

Accord

  • 95,819 miles
Side air bag off, when I have a passenger with me in front

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #13

Nov 062015

Accord

  • miles
I had an SRS light on at 44000 miles and took it into Honda, figure it was a safety thing they would take care of it. Honda wanted to charge me 100 dollars for a diagnostic. I told them no. They then told me they would talk to Honda to wave fee. Honda paid for diagnostic came back with code indicating cable reel issue. Honda said it would be 545 dollars to replace and if it didn't get replaced it may cause issues with airbag inflator and may not inflate in a car accident. I told them this was a Honda safety problem and they should replace it. The newest round of recalls were for Accord 2008-2010. I guess I will just wait around until my car eventually gets recalled until then cross my fingers I don't get in an accident.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #12

Oct 292015

Accord

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the supplemental restraint system light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who located a failure code for the entire air bag assembly. The inspection located the failure at the driver seat air bag inflater. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage and VIN were not available.

- Lathrope, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 122015

Accord

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 60 mph, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a shoulder injury and the front seat passenger sustained bruising and internal bleeding that both required medical attention. The driver of the other vehicle sustained a head injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

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