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.


pretty bad
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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 202013

Accord LX 2.4L 4 cylider

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I own a 2008 Honda Accord 2.4ltre. I have driven may brands of vehicle in 45+ year s of driving. This car is the only one I have driven that does not coast along the highway when you take your foot of the gas pedal. It wants to slow down and stop. Unless in Cruise it automatically slows down.

Is it a safety feature, I am guessing NOT. If I want to coast down a hill to save gas it fights against coasting.

- fruitcake, Victoria, BC, canada

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