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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,652 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2013 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #17

Dec 162015


  • 46,000 miles


My car is making this "clicking" sound when I turn the wheel. Honda knows this is a problem because it is on their service bulletin. My car has 46,000 miles on it so I would have to pay out of pocket for a problem with the car known by Honda! I think this is a load of crap.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #16

Nov 212015


  • miles
Car will not start in the mornings: Within a months 3 times. Engine check light constantly lighting up. Back and butt pain including legs falling asleep

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #15

Jun 102015


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. While at a traffic light, another vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head and back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000.......updated 12/17/15

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #14

May 062015


  • 20,000 miles


Air bag recall ?

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #13

Apr 232014


  • 12,200 miles
My vehicle struck another vehicle in front of me from behind. Airbag lights came on yet did not deploy. Impact caused damage to my chest by the seatbelt. It caused a tissue expander implanted in my right breast to be damaged and ripped out the places stitched to me. The te was there as part of a breast cancer reconstruction process. Surgery was required to remove and replace the te. The front end of the vehicle was damaged, sensors needed replacement, and seatbelt structure also needed replacement.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #12

Apr 102015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I was in an accident on 4-10-15 in my 2013 Honda Accord. I hit another vehicle from was a very hard in pact but the air bag didn't come out until I tried to open the door to get out of the car.the air bag hit the right side of my face, neck, shoulder and breast.I contacted the Honda dealer and they said its not a big deal and must of pinched a line to the sensor. The paint and body shop said they have never heard of this happening. The insurance wants to fix it for 10,000 and I'm very scared to get my car back and drive it. Please contact me if this has happened to you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 172014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles


My husband fell asleep driving and hit a tree, mailbox and went into a ditch head on. The vehicle was deemed a total loss. The airbags did not deploy at all......updated 01/23/15

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Nov 122014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle was involved in a crash and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a broken nose and a head injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. However the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #9

Nov 052014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
While driving alone into a marked space in a public parking lot, my foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator. The vehicle then accelerated into the concrete base of a light pole. Immediately, the vehicle bumper crumpled, the left side of the hood crumpled, and the passenger side air bag activated. There was no one except myself in the vehicle and the driver side airbag did not activate. At this date, November 10, I have no idea how much damage was done to the vehicle.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 092014


  • miles
I contacted pohanka Honda in salisbury Maryland about the danger of the air bag exploding and causing injury to me or my family. I was told that there was a recall but it was regional and this area and my vehicle was not included. They referred me to Honda of North America and I was told that if I wanted to check out my airbag I would have to pay for the inspection. I disagree because this region becomes hot and the conditions can be as humid as Florida or other southern states. It does not make any sense. I do not think I should have to pay for the inspection or put my family in danger.

- Crisfield, MD, USA

problem #7

Aug 282013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 33,200 miles


Got hit on passenger side tboned on front and back doors and no diployment I took the car to Honda dealer to do the repair thru my insurance dealer tells me the side doors need to be replaced and damage to the pillar and needed new hinges. Two days later go over a bump and airbags deploy. Not when im hit but over a bump they deploy on same side the work was done to the pillar and doors.two days later. Dont understand why diployment going over a bump but not when I got hit by another car to the passenger side pillar.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #6

May 092014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
I bought the car new with very low mileage (maybe 200 miles). From the time I bought it or very shortly afterwards, the red air bag light was lit on the dashboard. I thought it was normal because it was a brand new car. Then I started focusing on it and noticed that sometimes it wasn't on but most of the time it was. I inquired about it when I took it in for the 5,000 mile oil change and was told there was faulty wiring and the air bag unit needed to be replaced.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 202014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 15,152 miles
The driver was turning left into our neighborhood. The power steering failed and he could not turn. The vehicle went over the curve and crashed into a fire hydrant. It pushed the car up in the air and back down hard. None of the airbags deployed.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #4

Jul 271913


  • 2,100 miles
I was parked in an alley behind a coffee shop. I turned the car on and put my seat belt on and put it in gear. It suddenly lurched forward and struck a parked car one car's width from me, ricocheted and hit another parked car (which then hit the car next to it). I could not stop the car, though I tried; then I pivoted again and hit and took down the cinder block wall of a garage. I turned the car off either right before hitting the garage wall or right after. No airbags were ever released. In retrospect, after the shock at all the damage, I believe something was defective about my new Honda Accord.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 232013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
As a result of my car having to brake so hard and sudden to stop a possible accident the airbags exploded also braking the seat belts without there being an actual impact. The police arrived, both the sheriff an a local officer. They testified as there being no impact and that it was a factory mistake and said an accident report was useless also to call Honda and state our problem. We did so and Honda refused to pay for the damages. When the insurance got involved they said it was not a accident and refused to pay. I understand is difficult for Honda to accept an error in one of their vehicles; but it also has to be understood that I shouldn't pay for an error that I didn't commit. I hope you guys can help.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 202013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 3,416 miles
After hearing a noise coming from the steering wheel (such as a clicking noise or squeaking), turning it left and/or right, I took it to the Honda dealership on 08/20/2013. The dealership removed the steering wheel and determined that the cable reel for the air bag was defective and needed to be replaced. The dealership did not return the vehicle to me for "safety" until the part was to be replaced (and the steering console had been disassembled). The dealer replaced the cable reel on the car. 2 months after the repair, I started hearing the same noise turning the steering wheel left/right. I took the car back to the dealer on 12/26/2013 with the same complaint. The dealer inspection determined that the cable reel needed to be replaced again (5,484 miles). The dealer indicated that they would not disassemble the steering console, they would order the replacement part and I would have to bring the vehicle in again for the replacement when the part arrives (this is the second repair in less than 6 months). I asked the dealership why this was a recurring issue? they indicated that the manufacturer provided them with the part and they are replacing it according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the issue happens for a third time, they will report this to american Honda for possible engineering issue and recall.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 212013


  • 11 miles
I purchased a brand new 2013 Accord ex-L on Tuesday morning, during the test drive I noticed the air bag light on, I was told oh this is the passenger air bag deactivation light, as this car has so many features I thought ok, loved the car and bought it, then before I pulled off the lot I read the book and it said this was to total failure of the SRS system air bags, I went back in to the dealership and told them, they took it back to the service dept. And 11 hours later they said the airbag unit in the steering wheel had failed and because this is a safety issue I could leave with the car we will give you a rental, and I could pick my car up in a day or 2, I said ok, then that day turned into another then another, then after me driving back to the dealer ship and waiting another 4 hours while they figured out what to do I was told that the part Honda has not even released yet, and the release date is June 4th, I was livid, I told them they need to put me in another one, that this was very unprofessional because this was the 4th Honda I got from them, they told me they like to try and fix it, I said by the time I get it my first payment on the car would almost be due, they said well let me see if we can figure something out, call us next Wednesday and talk to them again, I am so mad that Honda does not even make these parts available on a car that has been out for 8 months, I left in the rental and called Honda and was told they normally do this on newer cars, but we will give you call back after the holiday, to date still waiting on my car that I have never even got to take home, someone needs to inform Honda that they need to have these part available when the cars are. Very disappointed in them.please contact Honda about this issue... thank you

- Columbus, OH, USA

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