really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,542 miles

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2007 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Nov 022016


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. While parking the vehicle at 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated to 30-40 mph and crashed into a set of bushes and a tree. The air bags deployed. The contact was injured and required medical attention. A police report was filed and the vehicle was towed. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Lil Burn, GA, USA

problem #29

Jun 192016


  • miles
Was on way home from a trip was over 2 hours away, while on freeway the car stops and and RPM went to red. I pulled over to side of road and turned car off. Waited 10 minutes and started it and drove the few feet to rest area entrance and RPM went high again. Am 32 weeks pregnant I had my two. Daughters and 21 month old son. We were standed at rest stop for 7 hours. The situation was dangerous tht without warning the car stops gasing and car would not move, had another vehicle been behind me we would have been hit. We were very lucky no one was behind us at that moment. There was no funny noise no dash lights coming on. No indication something was about to happen. Something that could have cost us our lives, something needs to be done about this. A recall

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #28

Oct 192015


  • 33,300 miles
While parking my 2007 Honda Accord in a residential area, I put it into reverse with my foot on the brake. The car suddenly accelerated on its own, and the brakes failed, causing the vehicle to crash into a parked car with enough force to move it about 3 feet, pushing it up over the curb and onto the sidewalk. A second parked vehicle was also damaged. With my foot still on the brake, I shifted into drive, and the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward at an alarming rate of speed for about one/tenth mile, where I was finally able to get the car to stop. The rear damage on my car was so extensive that the car was deemed a total loss by my insurance company. A police report was filed. Mileage on the vehicle was approximately 33,300 miles. I had kept this car regularly maintained. Because of this very serious safety issue, I will never purchase another Honda....updated 12/03/15

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #27

Apr 162015


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle accelerated independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #26

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 #25

Jan 092015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph and applying the brakes, the vehicle accelerated independently. In addition, the brakes failed to operate causing the contact to crash into a retaining wall. The air bags did deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Omaha , NE, USA

problem #24

Aug 142014


  • 727,425 miles


While at 30 mph...tried to stop at TL, applied brakes even with 3-4 car distance from car in front of me. Car didn't stop or reduce the speed. Applied brakes again"car exhilarated to higher seed. Didn't stop?it exhilarated seep and hit on the back side of car in front of my car. I don?T expect to happen like this at all, eve with sound mind and driving carefully on road side. I this this is unacceptable for manufacturer like ?Honda" company or from any other company. In deed it a same for me being a Honda customer it did happen to me [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #23

Jun 052014


  • 16,815 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated and crashed into another vehicle when the brake pedal was released with the vehicle in park. There were no injuries. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact heard a rubbing noise coming from the vehicle. There were no indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The manufacturer stated that they would send a representative to the dealer to inspect the vehicle. The dealer stated that the vehicle was operating normally. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 16,815.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #22

Nov 252010


  • 85,000 miles
3/4 power windows failed to work. Because I was over my mileage by a little my extra warranty that I paid a lot of money for would not pay to fix this. I also had a problem with my pedal sensor, which my mechanic said many Honda's have. The pedal sensor cost me over $700 out of pocket and the power window switch cost me $218. I wont be wasting my time buying a Honda anymore. I know they last a long period of time and this and that. Their customer service is the worst. I am going to try Toyota now, hopefully they are better. I know Toyota has been in the limelight lately, but at least they came forward not like GM.

- Haddon Heights, NJ, USA

problem #21

Sep 202012

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,445 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that after shifting from park to reverse, the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that they would contact him at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 58,445. Updated 10/10/12 the consumer stated the manufacturer found no failures with the vehicle. The manufacturer stated the unintended acceleration was caused by the driver placing a foot on the brake and acceleration at the same time. The consumer foud this to be false, stating that it would feel unnatural to depress the brake and accelerator at the same. The consumer tested this theory at home after the meeting took place. Updated 10/15/2012

- Charleston , SC, USA

problem #20

Jul 112012


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord hybrid. The contact was traveling 45 mph when the brakes were depressed and the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly, crashing into the rear of another vehicle twice. The contact sustained injuries to the hand. The police were contacted and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 40,000.

- Virgina Beach, VA, USA

problem #19

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

problem #18

Apr 132012


  • 59,000 miles
On exiting from a beltway on to a ramp and applying the brakes to slow the car, it accelerated the car and as I took my foot off the accelerator, it sped up further. I applied the brakes and the emergency brake and after going very fast over several curbs and through an intersection I was able to stop the car along side of another curb. This damaged the right fender and activated the passenger side airbag. All of the tires were flattened and the frame bent, so the car could not be repaired. The event was quite frightening and fortunately there were no cars in the road or intersection and the car stopped before hitting any structure. I was alone and not injured. I had the car inspected during the past year, since it had accelerated a few times after I removed my foot from the accelerator and applied the brakes.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #17

Aug 012011


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated when the brake pedal depressed. There was no warning before the failure occurred and the failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions for the failure. The dealer test drove the vehicle, but was unable to duplicate the failure. A diagnostic test was also performed and did not locate a failure code. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Plainsville, MA, USA

problem #16

Sep 102011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I was pulling into a parking space in front of my apartment building and slowing down to park. My foot was on the brake slowing the car down to a complete stop when suddenly the car accelerated on it's own as if possessed. The car jumped over the curb of the parking space and smashed into the brick wall of my apartment building causing extensive damage to the front of my car and breaking the brick wall and window of the building. I know for a fact that my foot was on the brake and not on the gas pedal. This is clearly an issue with the vehicle. We have reported the issue to Honda usa and they will provide further instructions after the vehicle is repaired.

- Medfield, MA, USA

problem #15

Dec 142009

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord coupe. The contact stated that while decelerating from 5 mph, the engine would exhibit an unusual increase in engine rpms, up as if it were trying to accelerate. The contact would have to shift into neutral to stop the engine from idling. The failure occurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000. Updated 02/03/11 updated 03/17/11

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #14

Sep 082010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while at a complete stop and ready to make a right turn, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The contact applied the brakes, but they did not engage in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle drove over a curb, a busy intersection and then crashed into a tree. The contact sustained bruises to her face and body. The vehicle was destroyed and was towed from the crash site. Honda had not been contacted and a police report was available. The failure and the current mileage was 52000. Updated 09/08/11 updated 09/16/11

- Windsocket, RI, USA

problem #13

Jul 202010


  • 54,412 miles
My son was driving my 2007 Honda Accord. It was approximately 5:00 pm. The weather was clear and dry. He was parked in a residential driveway. After starting the car normally, he proceeded to put the car in reverse and lightly pressed the accelerator pedal to exit the driveway. The car began to rapidly and uncontrollably accelerate in reverse. He then depressed the brake pedal attempting to stop the car. However, the brake pedal had no effect and the car continued to accelerate through a 4X4 wooden mailbox post and uphill on the driveway on the opposite side of the street. He continued to depress the brake pedal, however acceleration continued unimpeded. The car finally came to a stop after crashing rear-ended into a house on the opposite side of the street. Luckily, he did not sustain any injury. However, due to the severe damage to the car, my insurance company declared it a total loss. The cause of this uncontrollable and unintended acceleration has not been determined.

- Leechburg, PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 202006


  • 100 miles
Unintended acceleration.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #11

Feb 202010


  • 35,472 miles
Was at Honda dealer for service on my 2001 Honda as I was driving my new 2007 Honda out the dealer lot car accelerated and couldn't control the car. Speed up and crashed into another vehicle in service are causing that car to damage garage door to the repair area. No injuries luckily. Damage to my car is $7500 and had the car less than a month.

- Orange, NJ, USA

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