Notes: The 2008 Honda Accord has several serious defects: poor brakes, excessive oil consumption, & uncomfortable seats.

BRAKES: There was a class action lawsuit against Honda in 2010 for premature & excessive brake wear. See our page on Honda's brake problems for more info.

OIL CONSUMPTION: Honda issued a TSB about this in late 2011, claiming it could be fixed through a software update to the VCM (variable cylinder management). There are class action lawsuits pending. See our page about the Accord oil consumption.

UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS: Owners have consistently reported uncomfortable seats with the entire 8th generation (2008-2012) of Honda Accords. Complaints range from back pain to leg circulation problems due to bad lumbar support, cushioning, & seat angle. Complaints aren't limited to only a certain body type -- the seat comfort problems are from a wide spectrum of owner height & weight. The common theme we hear is "we never noticed this during the test drive." Unfortunately for unwary buyers, the seat pain is noticeable after 15-20 minutes.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
20,150 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2008 Honda Accord AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 232000

Accord EX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Max a/c went out twice under warranty and another after the warranty, traded it in for a new 4 runner. Honda of midland was very unreasonable.

- Chris B., Midland, TX, US

problem #1

Sep 012007

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles

The Phoenix summer temperatures can increase a car's interior temperature to well in excess of 100 degrees. Unfortunately, after starting, the blower comes on half speed or less. The dealer said "turn the temperature way down." Of course once the car is cooled, the temperature has to be manually reset to a comfortable level. This is not the way "Auto AC" is supposed to work.

- Robert F., Phoenix, AZ, US

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