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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,245 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.

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2014 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #15

Apr 172014


  • miles


Uncomfortable drivers seat, my legs and thigh get numb and go to sleep, my sciatic nerve gets agrivated and hurts, after driving for 1 hour, your legs are totally numb and then you can't walk for nearly 100 steps, these seats are dangerous and a health hazard.

- Barrington, RI, USA

problem #14

May 092015


  • 7,100 miles
This is a nightmare. Honda Accord 2014.last night my windows and sunroof automatically opened; there have been other random electrical problems, see below. The opening of the windows occurred during a rain storm and my brand new Honda is filled with water. The dash is blank and the phob key radio searching light is not blinking; so there was a short that caused this to happen. I will never buy a Honda again. If you are having any of the problems listed below, pay attention to them because I kept thinking they were just random little issues but they were precursors to this very big issue. My car is totaled!!! pay attention to the small stuff and save your life and get rid of your car. My trunk randomly opened, parked and driving. My tire pressure light is always on, even after being reset and tires checked. I'd get in my car and find the sunroof partially opened over night. There is a weird rattle in my car in the front area, sounds like its in the dash board, but could never isolate it.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #13

Nov 252014


  • 6,880 miles
Drivers seat adjuster switch mounting panel has broke off twice. Appears to be a poor design on mounting system (clips).

- La Canada, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 012014


  • miles


I would like to lodge a complaint against the current headrests in the 2014 Honda Accord - I am 5 foot 5 and can't sit in the seat for more than 10 minutes without experiencing neck pain. The headrest angle is too far forward and does not align with my spine. It pushes my head forward. It becomes very painful over time, and no seat adjustment can make it better. I had the problem in the 2013 4 door sedan and oe in my 2014 2 door coup. The only adjustment is height. When I lower it to protect my head and neck I have to recline the seat where I am not comfortable.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #11

Nov 282013


  • 1,000 miles
Dear sir or madam, I would like to lodge a complaint against the current headrests in the 2014 Honda Accord (and many similar sedans.) I am 5 foot 3 and can't sit in the seat for more than 10 minutes without experiencing neck pain. The headrest angle is too far forward and does not align with my spine. It pushes my head forward. It becomes very painful over time, and no seat adjustment can make it better. Honda and other ar companies tell me that the NHTSA requires that they install headrests at this angle to achieve the highest safety rating. But what good is that if the driver and passengers are in pain? I realize that this angle may work for people taller than me, but there are a lot of people between 5 feet and 5'5 and the car companies need the ability to make adjustable headrests, or selectable headrests without jeopardizing their safety ratings. Please do something to help suffering drivers like me. (my only options are to remove the headrest altogether, or turn it backwards, which surely is not safe.) I tried ten cars before buying the Honda Accord. All the other headrests were even worse! (only extremely expensive cars and more seem to offer horizontally adjustable headrests. I cannot afford a $50,000 car. Thank you for your consideration. Please change the guidelines. [xxx] [xxx] sarasota, Florida [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 112014


  • 200 miles
Sitting in the driver's seat causes muscle and nerve pain in the right leg and lower back pain after about 50 miles. The seat also affects the sciatica nerve. No matter the adjustments made on the seat, it does not stop. There are several complaints about this on the internet with the 2014 Accord.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #9

Sep 262014


  • 1,000 miles


The drivers seat is so uncomfortable its unsafe to drive. I bought the car 2 weeks ago and almost got into a couple of accidents on the highway while I was trying to re-adjust the pillow behind my back. Honda needs to fix the problem.

- Saugus, MA, USA

problem #8

Jul 282014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
The drivers seat is defective. After driving a short distance I have experienced sciatic nerve pain down my leg, severe lower back pain and pelvic numbness. The design of the bottom and upright portion of the seat are not designed to support a driver correctly. After driving the car less than a thousand miles I am considering selling the vehicle and taking a loss. I love the Honda product but they should make captured terrorist drive this car instead of waterboarding.

- Miller Place, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 222014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 1,250 miles
Excessive fixed headrest tilt forward. Sitting somewhat upright is impossible without tilt the neck and head forward can cause neck and upper back pain. A headrest that can tilt forward and backward will solve this issue.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 282014


  • 200 miles
2014 Honda Accord ex-L. this is the most uncomfortable driver's seat I have ever been in. I can not get comfortable no matter what adjustments are made. I'm developing extreme lower back pain after every drive of 20 minutes or more. I don't know if it's the headrest being too far forward or if it's because there is a small space at my lower back below the lumbar support that has no padding or not enough padding on the seat. The short test drive prior to purchase was not long enough to realize there would be a problem.. the main consumer complaint for 2013 and 2014 models are the seats.

- Jamiaca Estates, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 072014


  • miles


Hello. I already posted my problem with head-rest for the Pilot seat causing neck pain while driving as the head-rest always, regardless the how we set seat position, pushes the head forward in a C position causing the neck pain. I can't drive a car with this constant pain!. today, I read about the complains for the 2013 and 2014 Honda Accord. The category with more complains for both years is the seat category! I can't believe that NHTSA has done nothing regarding this issue to resolve it. Would you please take into your considerations ours consumers' complains regarding not able to drive a car with this important issue? thank you.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 022014


  • 100 miles
Head-rest problem -> neck pain. After driving a few miles, I notice that no matter which position I selected the Pilot's seat, my head is always pushed forward making a neck pain. I tried to adjusted the head-rest with the different positions I could make my neck feel better in all I still can't make neck pain go away every time I drive it. It's really painful my head is always leaning forward no matter how I adjust the head-rest. This is the same problem I had for Ford-F150 truck, the head rest are too big thus making always the head lean forward and causing me a next problem. In both vehicle, it's the same. I can't drive comfortable!!!! without starting to feel the neck pain right and feel my head is being pushed forward. Please have Honda and other manufactures review and add a head-rest adjustment feature to the head-rest so that we can push back the head-rest a little backwards to allow the neck/head rest comfortable.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 242014

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the steering wheel blocked his view of the speedometer and other gauges regardless of how the seat was positioned because of his short stature. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was no failure. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 03/21/14 updated 03/28/2014

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 042014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 800 miles
Purchased a new 2014 Honda Accord ex from the dealership. After a couple of weeks, I've experienced moderate to severe pain in my neck, upper back area and shoulders. I've felt discomfort even on my daily work commute of 15 minutes one way. The pain is more severe after driving for 40 min. I see my chiropractor more often now. I noticed the headrest is curved forward at an extreme angle, pushing my head forward, putting stress on my neck. My upper back and shoulders feels strained - regardless of the height of the headrest. The headrest was the cause of my pain. I am 4'11 and sit up straight. I've tried multiple seat adjustment and bought neck supports but nothing has helped. I resorted to putting my headrest backwards to provide relief. I've mentioned this to a salesperson and the parts dept. At the dealership. Both of them said Honda does not have any replacement and the headrest was designed to comply with federal regulations. Prior to this, I drove a 99 Honda Accord ex and this issue never occurred. I've tried putting the headrest from my 99 Accord into the 2014 but it won't fit due to different center-to-center post measurements. Even the backseat headrests from the 2014 will not fit in the driver"S seat. I had pictures taken of me sitting in my 99 Accord and the 2014 Accord. In the "99 Accord, my neck, upper back and shoulder rest comfortably against the seat and headrest. In the 2014, there is a gap between my neck, upper back and shoulder from the seat with the upper portion of my head pushed forward from the headrest. Please investigate so Honda can take action to provide a replacement or make it a recall issue. This needs to be corrected for health, comfort and safety's sake!

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 162013


  • 50 miles
Got the car brand new from the dealership after a brief test drive. After the second time driving the car for a short trip, I began feeling severe pain in my neck/upper back area and felt the same discomfort every time I drove the car thereafter. The seat base is too deep not providing enough support to my spine and also the seat back is pushing my body forward causing me to round my neck and shoulders forward. In addition, my head cannot even make contact with the head rest unless I tilt the head back which is not a neutral position. I've tried multiple adjustments including buying expensive seat supports but nothing seems to help; the seat just seems to be poorly designed. I am at the point where I am willing to return/trade-in the vehicle for another at a loss because I do not want to sacrifice my health. Prior to this, I drove a 2000 Honda Accord and this issue never occurred. I hope you can investigate so Honda can take action to resolve.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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