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 2012 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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 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.

2012 Honda Accord windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2012 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 212014

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles


2012 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to sun visor/ vanity mirror broke. The consumer stated the sun visor, would no longer stay in place. She was also informed, the sun visor was on back order. The consumer stated the vehicle in front of her, applied his/her brakes, when she applied the brake, the sun visor came down and blocked her view. As a result, she hit an object in the road, which caused major damage to her vehicle.

- Hampton, SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 122012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
My wife was driving down the road and the passenger side mirror literally exploded.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

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