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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,350 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.

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2008 Honda Accord wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 182010

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,350 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord coupe. The contact stated that the wheel rim on the vehicle which was manufactured by Honda was defective. The manufacturer uses a clear coat on their wheel rims which causes water to enter underneath, which has caused corrosion. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer and could not diagnose the failure, but claims that the contact applied chrome cleaner to the wheel rim which may have caused the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. He then took the vehicle to a tire company to inspect the wheel rim and they informed him that they were defective and should be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired for the wheel rims. The failure and current mileage was approximately 6,350. Updated 3/8/11 the consumer stated no cleaners or chemicals have been used on the rims. The consumer believed there was a defect with the rims. Updated 08/08/11

- Seminole, FL, USA

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