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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,196 miles

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2013 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 302014


  • miles


I purchased my 2013 Honda November of 2013 at rock Honda in fontana, ca. When I first purchased the vehicle it had to be jump started, which I thought was from the car sitting so long & it being so cold.(this should have sent a red flag). After a few months & then the car began to act like it did not want to start. I was then stranded on the freeway. I called Honda care. The first driver came to my car took two minutes tried to start it, said there was something else wrong (as he was rushing & did not have time to look) he asked to use my phone charger, left my hood up (which caused dents in my hood from being on the freeway with strong winds) & left. The second driver came & had to give me a jump start & do something with the gas. I brought my car to the dealer upon getting my oil change, explained the problem, & they said they found nothing. Then my car died again. I called Honda again & they were sending someone out to jump start it but I walked over to the sears next door & they jumped it. Then it happened 2 days in a row. The first day, the Honda care driver had to use two sets of jumper cables to jump my car. The second day the driver had to jump my car again, but this time I recorded it. I then again brought my car to penske Honda in Ontario where I explained to a service technician what happened & I called Honda corporate offices while at the dealership. I told Honda corporate about my hood & how many times I had to call Honda care. They supposedly opened a claim but never called me back & gave me the run around when I called them. The dealership then did my oil change & checked the car out & found nothing. I then goggled the symptoms of my car & found recall with the fuel system which shuts down the battery on this site. I believe rock Honda sold me the vehicle without remedying the recall prior to sale. Honda corporation did nothing.

- Moreno Valley , CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 072012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 700 miles
Since I first purchased my 2013 Honda Accord, the Honda has intermittent hesitations after stopping at traffic lights, stop signs, parking and so forth. For instance, for the second time in the last five days, I stopped, went into a store, returned, cranked Honda Accord, backed out, and the car would not "go." It simply "stalled", February 03, 2014. This was mentioned in 2012 to service manager, [xxx], at Honda dealership service center; in mobile, al, he had one of his technicians to test drive my Honda. Technician returned and claimed, after testing, and test drive, that he could find nothing wrong. I did not receive any paperwork other than a verbal assurance that I was probably just getting adjusted to the "new car." After that, every two weeks or so, I would have a "whole week of intermittent" hesitations and stallings. This is very dangerous when trying to get through a traffic light - I have to really press down on the accelerator for the car to finely decide to "go". this problem was verbally reported again to [xxx], service manager, and technicians, January 10, 2013 - miles 5,384. The report was, "give it some time, the car is still new." - now, at 24,200 miles, this 2013 Honda Accord still scares me. Yesterday (2/3/2014), at a four-way stop, my Honda stalled, the engine did not "turn off", but the car would not "go." For about 15 seconds which is dangerous when in the middle of the road. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Grand Bay, AL, USA

problem #3

Sep 032013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
Ongoing issue. Sometimes when I start my car in the morning, or when leaving the office in the evening, and put it in reverse and give it gas the engine revs, rpms go up, but the car won't go. I will roll down my driveway (it's on an incline), put the car in drive and still have the issue. Then, without warning, the car will respond to me giving it gas and take off. This is a very dangerous issue! I have almost collided with my neighbor before because of this. Took it to the dealership where I was told that they can't duplicate the issue so they can't check it. If the car won't go, how can I take it to them while I am experiencing the issue?

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 042013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
I had been experiencing stuttering with my vehicle while accelerating. Brand new vehicle and issues began at approximately 500 miles. Took it into the dealership and the service tech acknowledged the issue but claimed they ran full diagnostics and assured me that the vehicle was in perfect condition. Two weeks later, while driving the vehicle at approximately 20 mph, all of the warning lights came on and when applying pressure to the gas pedal, the car would not accelerate. Had to have the vehicle towed and direct injection system replaced.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 279 miles
Within 2 weeks of purchasing a new Honda I experienced a 2 to 3 second hesitation problem when trying to accelerate from low speeds. The first time it happened I was on a green light turning left, so I had to yield to oncoming traffic. I had slowed down to about 3 or 4 mph but tried to accelerate once the way was clear only to find that I had no power! I then pressed the accelerator all the way to the floor but nothing happened. It was almost as if the car had stalled. Just as I was about to try and restart the car it kicked in and I surged ahead just seconds before being hit head on. The same thing happened a few days later. This time the oncoming car had to go around me or we would have crashed. My car is now close to 7 months old and I'm still having the same problem even though I've taken it to 2 different Honda dealers and reported it to Honda of America. My case number is #12013-04-1600114. I have spoken with them many times. The problem is that it's an intermittent occurrence and almost impossible to recreate while riding around with the service manager in the car. I have found many instances almost exactly like mine on the internet as well as finding a class action lawsuit which is pending in California, so I don't know why they must see it for themselves. They should be able to diagnose the problem from my description, especially since other drivers are relating the same symptoms. I've been without my car a total of 34 days while it sat in the shop of 2 diff. Dealerships waiting for them to do something to fix my problem. As far as I know they never did anything except test drive it and then say "problem not found". I find that very hard to believe because the problem presents itself to me about every 3rd time I drive it. I bought a Honda because safety is a huge concern for me, but this car is not safe! please help me!

- Cary, NC, USA

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