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.


hardly worth mentioning
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
51,200 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace cabin air filter (1 reports)
2008 Honda Accord AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112012

Accord EX-L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,196 miles


Honda claims that my cabin air filter needs to be replaced at a cost $52.98 plus tax. I am actually not certain how early is too early to replace the cabin air filter. However, given all the other issues that I'm having with this car, it is just one more problem that is not covered under warranty.

- Yvonne S., Boston, MA, US

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