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:
31,100 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2008 Honda Accord steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012011

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,069 miles


The same steering wheel shimmy many others are complaining about. Had the car to the dealer at least five times for this issue. At each visit they said the tires were not balanced correctly and they would check the alignment. The problem has never been fixed. I absolutely hate driving this car on the highway. Once the car is traveling 100km/h the steering wheel begins to shimmy side to side by at least 1/4 of and inch. This is not only annoying it is totally unsafe. The driver does not have a feeling of control over the vehicle, especially when accelerating to pass. Honda should be held accountable for this obvious design flaw.

- Aaron M., Riverview, NB, canada

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