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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,444 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #5

May 292011

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while parked, she attempted to shift from park into reverse. The gear shifter was very stiff and the contact heard a loud grinding noise. The failure also occurred when shifting from drive into park. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120. Updated 8/29/11 updated 09/26/11

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 212011


  • 200 miles
I bought a 2011 Honda Accord LX, it was delivered with 11 miles. After I drove the car for little over 300 miles it was making a lot of noise. The noise is coming from the transmission and left side suspension when the car is put in reverse. I contact Honda of North America and inquire about the loud noise they told me that there is no recall on my car. I then contact the dealership that I bough the car from to check it out. I meet with the service manager and I let him listen to the noise, he then stated that it was normal which I find very strange. About a few days later the loud noise from the transmission also came a new problem a loud clunking noise from the left side front suspension. I contact the dealer and talk to service rep and explain what was going on he check the service record and say it was normal.

- Richmond Hill, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 192011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
Brand new 2011 Accord V-6 coupe has so many isues.this is the only car I ever owned that you hear gasoline splashing around the tank, when turning left or right the rear suspension squeaks, the transmission bucks like crazy when accelerating and decelerating!clunking noise from the front end. I am getting rid of it. Piece of junk. Do not buy one!been horrible and only had it since 1/1/11.

- Mt Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 242011


  • 500 miles
New 2011 Honda Accord (starting when the car got to about 500 miles on odometer): Doesn't decelerate smoothly (gives a bit of a rough "braking" & acceleration action (a bit of a rough ride) & about 100-200rpm increase) through 20mph, then, again through 15mph. Honda dealer says there's nothing wrong because otherwise, the check engine light would go on. This occurs constantly every day, usually after the car has warmed up for about 10 minutes & gone from "cold" to about 45mph speed limit driving. I wanted to make a record of it here for now in case others experience this.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 052010


  • 3,900 miles
The contact owns 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving in cold weather and adding fuel to the vehicle it would hesitate for a few seconds and then began to function normally. The vehicle was taken into the dealer for the same failure twice and they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and wanted to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 3,900.

- Jackson , NJ, USA

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