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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
115,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2008 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152014

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


This issue could kill someone. This car should be recalled by Honda period just for the list of serious issues it has.

- catrina0527, Rydal, GA, US

problem #1

Apr 032010

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

I won't even mention the brakes on the car! I was about to turn into a major intersection when my 2008 Honda Accord LX Coupe died. All engine lights came on and the car just shut off. I tried to crank it several times, nothing. Towed it to the dealer on Saturday, Apr. 3, 2010 and called the dealer today Wednesday, April 7, 2010 to get the status and the mechanic said about 30 different codes came up. He said he thinks it's electrical and the Honda should take care of it. I don't know but I have complained for months to the dealer that something was wrong with the car. They said they couldn't find anything and it was just me. I will not be pushed aside this time. I am irate. They better get it fixed or else.

- Venessa T., Covington, GA, US

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