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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
900 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.

2008 Honda Accord exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 312010


  • miles


1. no event caused failure. Believe it is just a failure in equipment/material 2. 2008 Honda Accord is burning an excessive amount of oil. One quart every thousand miles. Several oil changes have had almost no oil in the engine because the problem was unknown. The problem is constant and may be defective oil rings or something worse. 3. what was suggested by Honda was rebuilding the engine.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 152008

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving 30 mph, the exhaust caps fell off the vehicle and were driven over. Both passenger side tires were destroyed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and that stated that her six cylinder vehicle had a four cylinder bumper. The contact has been going back and forth with the dealer for several days and does not believe they intend to exchange the bumpers. The powertrain was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 1,800.

- Houston, TX, USA

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