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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,940 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Honda Accord brakes problems

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 132010


  • 15,980 miles


2008 Honda Accord rear brake failure.

- Moon, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 022009


  • 15,900 miles
I have leased my 2008 Honda Accord coupe with vsa for 13 months with 15,900 miles currently. Visited the dealership service department for the recommended 15,000 mile service. Told the rear brakes need replacement, the service tech stated " this is a common problem on the Accord, we can have the brake service completed for you in 45 minutes". I stated "if this is a common problem I would gladly have the brake service completed if Honda paid for the parts". service tech said I have to check with the service manager. A few minutes went by and the tech returned, "the service manager said because the vehicle has vsa, that the brakes wear out very quickly and that Honda would not offer to cover the cost of parts. But, because this is a leased vehicle do not put on after market brake pads at another service site". no where in the Honda vehicle manual is it stated that there would be early brake wear and required replacement if your vehicle has vsa. I am in the process of contacting Honda America by phone, by fax and by certified letter. As Honda drivers we should have been made aware of this problem and should receive the work and parts gratis by Honda.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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