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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,804 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 212011


  • 5,000 miles


The contact owned a 2011 Honda Accord. While driving at an unknown speed, the rear passenger side tires failed and caused the driver to enter into oncoming traffic. A head on collision occurred and the driver and passenger side frontal air bags deployed. The pressure from the deployment caused major injuries to the driver and passenger for which medical attention was received. The driver suffered injuries to the brain, a broken nose, a broken arm, and a laceration to the knee. The passenger was in a coma and sustained massive facial cuts, lacerations to the head, and the right eye was moved out of place. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Middletown , RI, USA

problem #1

Sep 182011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 8,609 miles
Defect in dunlop sport 7000 A/S tire: Tire sidewall bulged out from the inside of the tire. Size of bulge is approx 1.5 in X 2.0 in. Rubber exterior wall of tire appears as frayed. There were no accidents or other known causes of the bulge or fraying. Tire was 6 months old and had 8600 miles, mostly Suburban driving (some highway/interstate), driven under normal driving conditions. The defect was discovered when the car's sensor showing tire air pressure indicated low pressure in at least one tire; visual inspection immediately revealed the defect; tire pressure had dropped to 22 psi, probably over a period of 2-3 days. No injuries, accidents or other property damage caused by defect due to alert provided by tire pressure sensor. Dunlop offered to repair/replace the defective tire under warranty; offer declined, and owner replaced all four (relatively new) dunlop tires with other brand tires. All four original tires have been discarded, but photos of the defective tire are available for inspection. Owner telephoned dunlop to notify manufacturer of the defect Sept 20, 2011 11:40 a.M. edt.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

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