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
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 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.

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 082011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles


I was traveling in my new-used 2008 Honda had set cruise control after leaving out of a small town back to my house on 259 North out of ore city Texas I set the cruise at 72 it jammed and would not disengage it took me off the road and I hit an embankment knocking me out hearing the stories and seeing the pictures that were took of me and my car it was bad I've contacted Honda Corp with no help as my insurance co has washed there hands of this complaint they were both asking for an inspection of the car I've tried all I know have contacted 10 or so product liability lawyers but none seem to be willing to help they all say it would take 300.000 to a million bucks to rep me sad that life is all about money and I guess since one of then told well since your on ss already and not a "wage" earner or supporting rug rats that its not worth it really sad I have sustained a lot of bodily injuries burns broken left arm not usable again cant be amputated would not help from taking all these drugs or more now cant drive because of them this is not right need some help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Lone Star , TX, USA

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