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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,952 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 body / paint problems

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2014 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 022016


  • 9,980 miles


I was pulling in to a parking spot at 2 mph or less, and when I put my foot on the brake to stop, the engine surged and the car lurched forward out of my control, across the concrete barrier, over a walkway and into the wall of a restaurant, where it stalled. I had to restart the car to reverse it away from the crash. Fortunately no-one was hurt although there was considerable damage to the front of the car and the wall of the restaurant. This also happened in March 2014. I was pulling into a parking spot when the engine roared, the car lurched forward, and I crashed across a path and through a wooden fence. The damage then was $10K. The car was taken to the dealership's collision center, which reported only that "no defects in materials or factory workmanship were found." There are at least 11 other reports of this problem from other people in this string, and it is clearly a very dangerous fault in the 2014 Honda Accord which needs to be investigated. There should be a recall before someone is seriously hurt or killed.

- Oberlin, OH, USA

problem #11

Dec 162015


  • 37,000 miles
One cold morning of about 30-32 degrees, the back left passenger door would not open from the outside (or inside) when the handle was pulled. It was as if child lock was on. From that point on, no matter what temp, the door won't open properly in case of an emergency. The only way to get it to open is to push the door in then pulling the handle. If on the inside, you have to pull the door in by the hole you grasp the door the pull the handle. It is not safe. It happened at 37,000 miles. Car was bought new and is on lease still with one more year till I can finance it. I have no kids and have guest the sit in the back periodically. I can see no fault on my end for the door to be defective. Dealership refuses to wave the $180 fee to look at it.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 292013


  • 28 miles
Trunk lid has no resistance and has fallen on us numerous times causing facial/head injuries. Problem is exacerbated when parked in our driveway which has a slight elevation. If lid is not held manually, gravity and weight of the trunk lid free-falls. It has been returned to two Honda dealerships for supposed "repair" or we are told "that is the way it's supposed to be" -- an authoritative statement from american Honda customer service today (case number 04244825)." In my 54 years of car ownership, including many Honda, I have never experienced this problem.

- Pikesville, MD, USA

problem #9

Jul 232015


  • 12,771 miles


Pulled into parking spot. As I slowed prior to shifting to park, the engine surged propelling me into a cement column. The front of my car sustained approximately $2600 in damages.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #8

May 012015


  • 15,072 miles
I'm reaching out to you concerning my 2014 Honda Accord sport VIN #: [xxx]. I recently had a minor accident and the rear bumper was scratched. I took the vehicle to the shop to have the rear bumper painted. The repair shop called me and they told me that the vehicle was missing the absorber on the rear bumper, that is the foam part that fits between the outside bumper and the metal plate. The paint shop told me that sometimes new vehicles arrive at the dealer with bumpers & side mirrors detach and they get assemble at the dealer or its possible that a batch of vehicle were shipped missing the absorber in the bumper area. If you touch and press your finger in the rear bumper you feel an air space gap and the bumper does not feel hard. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

May 062015


  • 2 miles
It was around 1:50 pm on May 6 2015, I was driving in the highway I75 N 341 exit going aproximately 70mph when all over sudden a car {minivan or SUV}on front of me hit or ran over a big piece of a car tire that was on the road, I swithed to the right lane but is was to late the big piecec of tire wich it was pretty big hit my car, the left front headlight are, hood and bumped on the windshield then, it when over the car it was a very loud noise. That area in I 75 is always a problems there is always tires and other materials in that area. Not to long ago I was driving and there was a long metal tube on the highway and unfortunatelyother cars and my self went over it.. the tire is a very big problem I think, that highway should be kept clean from all thing for the safety of commuters.

- Ocala Fl , FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 062015


  • 6,100 miles


I was stopped - was hit head on by an out of control driver whose car spun around, hit my car on driver's side and pushed me into a stone wall damaging the car on the passenger's side also. The airbag on my car (driver's side) deployed and I got second degree burns on my wrists and arms from the airbag and am now being treated at a burn center for second degree burns. I had gloves on and the burn went through the gloves putting holes in them. This was a terrible crash causing over $11,000 damage to my car and I have no idea what my medical bills are. I feel this airbag had to be defective. It also concerns me that my car was hit head on and on both sides and only the airbag on the driver's side deployed. All the airbags in this car must be defective or certainly not working properly.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #5

Nov 022014


  • 200 miles
Trunk opens for no apparent reason. This usually happens twice a month when the car is parked, it happened once while driving. I can't secure anything of value in the trunk, or if it rains water will damage inside trunk.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 072014


  • 1,200 miles
Trunk opens for no apparent reason. This usually happens two or three times a month when the car is parked. Sometimes it happens in the middle of the night when both keys are 50 feet or so from the car and no one is near them. Obviously not a safety issue but it does make it impossible to secure anything of value in the trunk. Honda refuses to admit there is a problem because it won't happen while they are standing there looking at the car. Some of my friends who own the same type of Honda are having this same exact problem.

- Hermiston, OR, USA

problem #3

Feb 142014


  • 1,200 miles
On multiple occasions (roughly once a month), I have come back to my parked car to find that the trunk is open. This has happened in multiple locations, including at home where my key is hanging on a hook and not in my pocket (eliminated accidental presses as a cause). Honda service center replaced the trunk latch and cable, but the problem persists.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 262014


  • 6,500 miles
As I was inching into a parking space, with my foot on the brake, the engine suddenly starting racing and the vehicle lurched forward. Before I could put on enough braking power to stop it, I hit a pole causing minor damage.this racing has occurred on a number of previous occasions but I was able to control the car before any damage was done. The dealer has looked at the problem several times but has not been able to help me.

- Seabrook, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 032014

Accord 6-cyl

  • 5,373 miles
Accident occurred at South high school road and West 25th St. Indianapolis, Indiana. I was driving North inside lane of 5 lane high school road. Driver at fault crossed 2 North bound lanes for South bound middle turning lane from w 25th street which tees into high school road. I broad-sided driver in back side door/fender/trunk areas. The airbag exploded and sheared the skin off my right under arm. I was taken to the hospital and continue receiving treatment from my doctor. This crash incident should be included in the takata air bag investigation conducted by NHTSA and Honda should be notified of this safety defect. Updated 1/22/2015

- Avon, IN, USA

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