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:
Average Mileage:
97,300 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. install insert (1 reports)
2008 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 172014

Accord EX-L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,291 miles


Honda claims that the treads in the oil pan wearing out is normal at 97K miles. They purport that replacing the rear brakes thrice during this time span is normal as well. I have zero faith in Honda dealerships and their cars. I had the engine replaced at close to 60K miles but the rest of the car has 97K miles so I am hesitant to trade it in. Especially since I no longer have a car payment. I'll trade it in as soon as this car's maintenance expenses exceed $2K per year. I am so sick and tired of having a costly unusual repair every single year!!!

- Yvonne S., Boston, MA, US

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