really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,200 miles

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2006 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #9

May 102014


  • miles


After leaving my son's track meet, the A/C began blowing warm air. My husband went and bought refrigerant, and as he was putting it in, mist/smoke started coming from the front of the car. My husband took it to the mechanic and was told we needed to replace the A/C condenser. Apparently a pebble hit the condenser which now has a pin hole in it. Honda doesn't cover it and it's expensive to replace. There's too many complaints about this issue for there not to be a recall on it.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 062013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 94,263 miles
I was not involved in an accident but I have a serious air conditioning problem. I purchased a used 2006 Honda Accord 6 months ago during the winter months. As soon as we had our first warm spell I realized that the ac is defective. The driver side is blowing hot air. The passenger side is blowing cool, air-conditioned air. The Honda dealership that was "repairing" my air conditioner, said the air was much cooler now but that it would always be cooler on the passenger side than the driver's side because there is a "chiller" on that side. Why in the heck don't they have a chiller on the driver's side too?!! all automobiles have a driver! I just picked the car up after paying $168.15 to find it is no better than when I took it in. My extended warranty did not cover any of the repair, which was a valve replacement on the lo side, the replacement of a high side shreader and an evacuate & recharge. Frustrated, I came straight home and researched my concerns online. What I found was very concerning and irresponsible on the part of Honda. There are multiple websites with nearly identical complaints just like mine. It appears the condenser is not protected from road debris and can be damaged quite easily. If Honda is well aware of this design flaw they owe it to their buyers to recall this expensive repair. Warranty doesn't cover the repair, but if we as the buyers put a guard/cover over the condenser to protect it the warranty is void. We can't win for losing. I have owned four Honda vehicles over the last 12 years and I'm so upset that they are not standing behind their product(s) more than this. I will likely never buy another Honda.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #7

Nov 172012


  • 110,000 miles
Road debris on a highway so small we didn't hear a thing caused a hole to be punctured in my ac condenser. According to numerous sites, this is a known design flaw with various year model Accord, as the condenser is exposed and not protected by anything. The condenser was just put in by Honda in 2011 and they won't honor the warranty because it was caused by road debris, even though it's a known fact that this happens far too frequently to the Accord.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 102007


  • 9,437 miles


2006 Honda Accord air conditioning condenser damaged for 3rd time. Car has total 35,000 miles. Dealership says the condenser was damaged by flying debris. Sounds like a recall issue for Honda. Honda of course refuses to fix at their expense. Poor design, recall.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #5

May 062009

Accord 4-cyl

  • 1 miles
2006 Honda Accord software wasnt working. And then I had a recall for my car..

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 192011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. The contact stated that she heard a loud noise coming from the engine after shutting the vehicle off. She attempted to restart the vehicle, but it would not start. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and the contact was told that she was not properly putting oil in the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were unavailable.

- Chester, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011


  • miles


2006 Honda Accord. Consumer states problem with ECM computer failure the consumer was informed the ECM which was under warranty failed due to condensation from the air conditioner located above the part. Honda corporation denied the consumers claim. Honda acknowledged the problem was beyond the customers control, but was also claiming it was out of their control as well.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 242011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
While driving on I 95 to baltimore, my cars check engine light, vsa, and traction control lights came on, cruise control disengaged, vehicle began to slow down from 70 mph, the engine would not pick up speed even when pressing on the gas pedal. Pulled off the road shut down the car, restarted and was able to drive again at highway speed until it happened again. It happened a total of 6 times.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,100 miles
Took a road trip on I40E to winston salem (3 hr. Each way), while driving back the ac stopped working. Took it to apple tree Honda and they stated a rock had punctured the condenser and it was not covered under warranty. This cost over $400 to repair, and is a major front end design flaw, this company needs to recall all of these vehicles and put covers over the holes in the front grill area. This is unacceptable, it is a $200 fix or less for them, and I will not purchase another Honda for $28K when they can't even correct their own mistakes.

- Etowah, NC, USA

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