really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 2
Average Mileage:
89,414 miles

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2006 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 172015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 128,709 miles


I backup up in a parking lot and when I took my foot off of the brake the car went full throttle in reverse and hit a cement structure behind me and kept hitting it. My brakes did nothing to stop the repeated collisions so I put the car into drive and it went full throttle across the parking lot and was going to go off a cliff and yet I had no brakes. The only control I had was steering. I was going with a full throttle and managed to steer away from the cliff and a building and headed towards a chain link fence to try to stop my travel. It did not stop me because the car was going so fast. It went through the fence and the yard and then through the next fence and was then airborne between the trees till I hit the ground at a 45 degree angle which was about 15 feet lower. Then continued to speed across a field till it got caught in a ditch. I had no brakes during the entire incident...updated 08/27/15 updated 12/3/15

- Grover Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 152015


  • 109,000 miles
While driving down the road and approaching a stop sign, I pressed my brakes and noticed that my vehicle did not stop immediately. I had to put more pressure on my brakes than normally needed. This is not the first time that I experienced this issue. I believe that Honda Accord brakes wear too quickly. Please look into this issue, it is a serious safety concern.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #5

Jan 072015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 106,190 miles
1.) every time I tap my brakes in an attempt to slow down when on the highway, the front end of the car starts shaking. I had new tires put on, the breaks replaced and had the rotors checked. I had a check performed on the front end and the mechanic says there is nothing wrong with the brakes, front alignment or my tires. 2.) the cars shakes when I apply the breaks when slowing down while traveling at high speed. I had the suspension checked and nothing was noted out of the ordinary. 3.) when I start the car, the airbag light comes on stays on. Other times when I start the car. The airbag light comes on and goes off.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012012


  • 70,000 miles


When nearing a stop and trying to make a right turn, it will make a sound... then keeps going before actually stopping... increasing risk of hitting car in front. Also when on the highway, car will want to kind of stall out die. Maybe a short circuit or something that is defective.

- Anthony, NM, USA

problem #3

Jan 092011

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
From the driver's statement to the police on the day of the accident (from the police report): I was trying to park my car there were some cars in front and back but there was a lot of space. All of a sudden my car jumped and rushed and suddenly go fast. It went forward at a fast speed. I didn't see anyone else because I was trying to keep the car in the street and [not] going into any other cars. I had crossed the street down, I don't know what cross street. At the cross street my car hit another car.? from a witness statement to the police (from the police report): I observed a... sedan coming from the North squealing its tires, racing past us spreading smoke. The woman behind the wheel appeared agitated and was attempting to get around the sedan to her left? she passed the car at... and appeared to pick up speed. From another witness statement to the police (from the police report): While there, he heard the sound of tires screeching North on his location. He immediately looked behind him and observed that V1 was approaching southbound... creating a cloud of grey smoke due to its front tires spinning. From another witness statement to the police (from the police report) the tire of the vehicle was smoking and left skid marks on the road.

- Cabin John, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 182013


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph and entering a parking space, the vehicle erroneously accelerated and jumped a nearby curb. The brakes did not respond to deceleration attempts and crashed into several bushes and a sign. Upon coming to a stop, the contact was able to resume operation as normal. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Mocksville, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 272012


  • 134,000 miles
I've experienced many issues with my brakes since my car hit 99,000 miles. I have to replace the brakes every 20,000 miles and now I had an incident where my car would not stop. The engine seemed to just go dead and I could not accelerate the car. I had just gotten off the freeway. The car did not want to stop when I was approaching the red light and would not accelerate. It would only go 5 mph. I pulled off the street, stopped the car and turned it off. I started it again and it went back to normal but I immediately drove to the Honda dealership and they said I have 5 or more sensors that are failing, including the throttle. They said it was unsafe for me to drive and the car is still there. Said it will cost at least $1300 to fix and that may not fix it. I tried to report previous braking issues to american Honda in December 2011 and they dismissed my complaint. Told me I needed to deal with the dealership. Originally, I thought the dealership didn't fix the brakes and just charged me for a service they didn't perform. Now, it seems as though it's a manufacturer defect, which is what I was told today.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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