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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,687 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.

2011 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Aug 012012


  • 16,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag warning light illuminated, indicating that the air bag had become inoperative. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the contact was advised that they were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 16,000. The current mileage was approximately 16,500.

- Pensecola Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 162011


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owned a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, he was involved in a four vehicle crash. The vehicle was destroyed, but none of the air bags deployed. The contact's head struck the steering wheel and he suffered injuries, but was not taken to the hospital for treatment. The police and insurance company were notified and a report was available if needed. The manufacturer was also notified and offered no assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 19,000.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

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