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:
30,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2008 Honda Accord exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152009

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles


OK let me start off with saying I wish I never bought a 2008 Honda Accord ex-l. This car is the biggest piece of Sh*t out of all 30 cars I have owned since I was 17 years old. Rear brakes were shot at 20,000 miles for a price of $200.00, Michelin tires totally bald after only 20,000 miles, replaced with hankooks for $400.00. Car still shakes violently while braking. Catalytic converter went bad at 30,000 miles filling the inside of the car with toxic fumes, also the exhaust manifold was cracked and they ended up replacing the entire exhaust system. Yes they gave me a rental but it is a big pain in the ass having to keep taking the car in every few weeks for some more warranty work. The car only gets 300 miles to a full tank, and it got 500 miles to a tank when it was brand new! I wish i could get rid of this piece of sh*t but now i am stuck with it for 5 more long years... Buyer Beware, buy any make or model besides a Honda accord or you will be sorry!

- , Vineland, NJ, US

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