really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,091 miles

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2007 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 262016


  • 102,840 miles


A weak power steering pressure hose leak is a fire hazard & may have a recall...per mechanic on 7/26/16 car has 101,000 miles. I just bought car 6/16 & took in for oil change. I am leery of driving car very far so checking for recall before investing any further.

- Nokomis, FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 222016


  • 205,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the steering wheel veered to the right. In addition, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 205,000. The VIN was not available.

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #12

Jul 072016


  • 56,720 miles
I was leaving home on July 7th and the engine light came on just after I pulled out. Engine light is on and stays on. Testing by Kia service center done on July 13th says the torque converter is going out and repairs will cost over $2,000 and will stop moving when it goes out. There is no way to estimate how long before it breaks down. The vehicle has less than 60,000 miles on it and has been well cared for and maintained. I bought this car about 2 months ago then the light came on. Research shows the same issue with the 2003 - 2004 Honda Accord that occurs before 60,000 miles. I believe this a defect in my vehicle also.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #11

Aug 242015


  • 89,135 miles


Spark plug in cylinder #4 was blown out while going freeway speeds, destroying the ignition coil and engine cover and denting the hood. The ejected spark plug landed in the front bumper /passenger fender igniting a fire!

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 032015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Unexpected acceleration with engine stuck at full throttle.. conditions at the time: Snow on road; large snow banks at sides of road.. I had backed out of my driveway in order to turn my car around so as to point front-out.I then started to back down the driveway.the car got stuck against a pile of snow part way into the driveway (we just had a series of large snowstorms, but the night was clear).I placed the transmission in "┐┐drive"┐Ł and attempted to exit the driveway.a wheel stated to spin (I believe it was the right front drivewheel), so I gunned the engine.the car got free, heading toward the snow bank on the side of the road opposite the driveway.I took my foot off the gas and onto the brake, applying force on the brake.the engine remained in full throttle despite my having moved my foot off the gas and onto the brake and my applying force to the brake..the car had propelled itself into the snow bank on the opposite side of the road.the engine remained in full throttle. I could feel the pulsation of the ABS system on the brake pedal under my foot as I continued to try to brake.I finally turned off the ignition. The engine stopped. I placed the transmission into "park".I then turned the ignition back on and started the engine with my foot still on the brake, and immediately the engine was again in full throttle, although in "park"┐Ł -- so there was no movement of the vehicle.I turned off the ignition again.I turned the ignition back on. This time the idle was normal..I was able to back the car back into the driveway.

- Brookline, MA, USA

problem #9

Mar 132014


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that immediately after starting the vehicle, it began to vibrate violently without warning. The contact mentioned that the vibrations increased, particularly when the vehicle was at a complete stop. The failure has recurred on several occasions. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the motor mounts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 91,300.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #8

Oct 122013


  • 231,158 miles


[xxx] of apollo casualty company insurance as subrogee of [xxx], our insured says we were driving West on stearns road when we noticed a plastic/rubber smell coming from the dashboard. About 30 seconds later we noticed smoke coming from the passenger side dash. At which point we pulled over and exited the vehicle. I walked over to the passenger side to check on the smoke and immediately noticed flames from up under the dash. We backed away from the vehicle and within two minutes the car was engulfed in flames. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 012011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 51,721 miles
I was driving & notice my car was driving a little bit sluggish & kept on getting worse, so I took it in to the dealer they had my car for a week & told me that both cat. Converters had to be replaced, the cause: Tensioner leaking & mounts broken, so I paid for work, got my car back but it seemed like they didn"?T even touch my car because it was driving the same way it was the day I took it to be fixed, I had call the dealer told them & they told me to continue driving & it should go back to normal again, it wasn?"T even a week later & not only was car losing power while driving, I heard a loud pop noise come from the engine & then car came to a complete stop, also car was leaking oil at the bottom all over the road, had to find away to get it off the road (traffic was busy), when I got it back to the dealer again, they were giving me the run around they had my car for 4 months, & didn??T even offer me no means of transportation, I had to pay for the work they done $2000 (powertrain warranty should of covered) the day I got it back the engine was making a ticking noise, so I call them to see if that"?S normal, they told me, yes, that it just needed to be broken in, they had replace short block and the some internal parts, since they made think I could trust they're work they did & gave me their word & didn?"T want to be months with out a car I continue to drive it, constantly having to change oil or add more, now its been a little bit over a year & the ticking noise never went away & things kept getting worse, so I finally took it back in to dealer they have had it for 2weeks now and haven't done anything to my car, not even the recall that was on my car, they called me yesterday telling me that I would have to pay for a whole new engine due to internal damage, due to the work that they had done in the past.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 072013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 175,000. Updated 10/22/13 updated 10/24/2013

- Bristow, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 132013


  • 88,000 miles
2007 Honda Accord ex V6 coupe. First failure incident came at around 88,000 miles on the car. Check engine light came on and said it was due to an oxygen sensor bank 2 sensor 1. replaced the oxygen sensor and the code disappeared. At about 96,000 miles the same error code came on. Did some research and found that this was common amongst this model Accord and engine V6. After about 5,000 miles of driving on this code with a new oxygen sensor, the cel(check engine light) flashed. I was driving on the highway in about 70 degree weather and traveling at 65 mph. After pulling over to check the car, the spark plug and coil pack had blown completely out of cylinder number 5..(another common issue for 2007 Honda Accord V6). Have not taken it to the dealer for repair costs, but the entire engine will now have to be replaced. There needs to be a recall out for this as it will not cause me to replace the entire engine. I will be calling Honda as well to see what they will be doing about this problem.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 252013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 67,500 miles


Check engine light went on and off a few times, took it to autocheck and found a code. Took it to dealer, they could not locate the code and claimed there is no issue they can find, come back when it happens again. Few weeks later, the check engine light came again in the evening, and now with other problems, the whole electric system including lights, radio etc started dancing on and off, ABS light came on and off. Happened for a few minutes and then everything went smooth. I took the car back to dealership and they claim the code P0685 was found and there was a software update for the PCM and they applied that update. I asked why was there no intimation about it and the response was that it was not considered as one of the critical updates. With the experience I had, the way things were happening in that 2-3 minutes of electric system dance, anything could have gone wrong with the car. There should be a recall notice sent for this update.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 072012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I was passing a car on the expressway doing 75 mph when the engine sent too strong a current to the spark plug which grenaded it. This sent pieces into the engine destroying it. The engine is Honda's 3.0 vtec V6. The engine had less than 50000 miles on it when it happened. The first engine blew the same way when the motor grenaded the spark plug at 53000 miles. Honda replaced the first engine because it was under factory warranty. Honda of casper Wyoming would not replace the second motor because the factory warranty was up. This is ridiculous for them not to stand by a motor when it has less than 50000 miles and the same problem that the first engine and many other owners have experienced. I was forced to buy a used car so I could get to work and was not given any trade in value. I even had to pay for the tear down on the blown motor.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 072012


  • 100,000 miles
I was passing a car on the expressway doing 75 mph and the engine sent an errant signal to the spark plug causing it to grenade. This sent pieces into the engine destroying it. This happened with only 47000 miles on the 3.0 vtec V6 motor. The first motor blew the exact same way. The previous year I was stuck in a snow bank so I was putting it into drive then reverse to rock the car out of the snow bank and the engine sent an errant signal to the spark plug causing it to grenade. This sent pieces into the motor destroying it. Honda replaced the first motor because it was still under factory warranty but wouldn't replace the second motor because it wasn't under factory warranty even though it happened with less than 50,000 miles on the motor. I was forced to purchase a used car so I could get to work and the Honda dealership wouldn't give me anything for trade-in from their piece of junk Accord.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 232008

Accord 6-cyl

  • 1,204 miles
Car was idling waiting as a gas station, foot on brakes, in drive gear, all of a sudden, the engine started to rev up (like car in neutral and pressing the gas pedal), I shifted to park and pulled the emergency brakes. Car stopped revving. Car was returned to the dealer the next day. They could not duplicate the problem. Again, on or about September 23, 2008, it happened again while waiting on line at the gas station. Did the same as before, shifted to park, pulled emergency brakes on. Revving stopped. Returned car to dealer, explained problem again. They road tested car, checked idle control, and transmission PCM for failure codes and retrieved none. The same problem happen again approximately 3 more time after that and the problem had not recurred since. Did anyone encountered a similar problem with their Honda Accord" if I did not shift to park, would the car accelerate even if my foot was still depressing the brake pedal? I read on one of the Honda forums that someone said it was a software problem" appreciate any feedback.

- New City, NY, USA

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