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2008 Honda Accord
CarComplaints.com 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.
2008 Honda Accord Engine Problems
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- Excessive Oil Consumption385
- Grinding Noise At Start Up80
- Fouled Spark Plug29
- Surging, Stumbling And Loss Of Power11
- Engine Misfires8
- Rumbling Engine Noise7
- Loses Power During Acceleration6
- Vtc Actuator Failure5
- Check Engine Light On4
- Stalls Out After Starting4
- Timing Chain Failure4
- Horrible Cold Start And Idle3
- Oil Leaks3
- Blown Head Gasket2
- Cracked Engine Block2
- Engine Shudder2
- Premature Air Filter Failure2
- Stalls While Driving Without Warning2
- Ticking Noise From Engine2
- Mass Air Flow Sensor Failed1
- Oil Pan's Treads Won't Keep The Plug In Place1
- Oil Pump Failure1
- Throttle Body Failure1
- Unintended Acceleration1
- NHTSA: Engine164
- NHTSA: Vehicle Speed Control26
- NHTSA: Engine And Engine Cooling23
- NHTSA: Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine8
- NHTSA: Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline1
- NHTSA: Vehicle Speed Control: Cruise Control1
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