Notes: The 2009 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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
23,100 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. carpet too small. item not fixed (1 reports)
  3. it was fix (1 reports)
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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 112015

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


The carpet pulling out from underneath the door makes the car look like a piece of junk. I have taken it twice to Honda where they have "glued it down" and it still comes back up within a week. I will not be buying any more Hondas under any circumstances.

- Kristina S., Fredericksburg, VA, US

problem #7

Apr 022012

Accord LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

Carpet pulled away from passenger side of front vehicle. Tried to fix the carpet myself but it wont stay. Honda dealership stated that it was not covered under warranty.

- gilbert.lisa17, Adel, GA, US

problem #6

Apr 012010

Accord ELX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

happened very early when i had in for first oil change and they just tucked it back but it keeps coming out

- Randy L., Great Falls, MT, US

problem #5

Dec 222010

Accord 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,457 miles


You'd think that coming into the 21st century, that Honda could figure out just how much carpet to cut for the inside of their flagship sedan.

- ouroboroso, Columbia, SC, US

problem #4

Nov 122010

Accord LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,650 miles

my feeling is that the carpet was cut to small, that's why it keeps pulling out, and i keep trying to put it back, because it looks ugly, I don't like this, I pay alot of money for this car, it's a very beautiful looking car, but this is a problem is not beautiful at all.

- Jesus G., Lebanon, PA, US

problem #3

Jul 102009

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

I could not believe that only owning the car for 1 month the carpet on the passenger side was liftinf from the side, and I am the only one that drives the car, I don't car pool or have kids, so that was very disappointed. I mention the problem to the dealer when I had my oil change and they fix it. Hopefully nothing else fal;l of before the year ends.

- jl_latinaca, Chula Vista, CA, US

problem #2

Oct 012009

Accord LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

The passenger side carpet is pulling away from the door frame. I can push it back together, but it just re-occurs.

- Robert M., Knoxville, TN, US

problem #1

Apr 042009

Accord EX - L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

While the car was at the dealer for my squealling brake complaint, I had them fix the carpet that had pulled out from under the passenger side front plastic door frame, exposing ragged carpet edge. They fixed it and said if it happened again they wouldn't fix it. Well, guess what? I happened again. I shove it back under with my fingers, but it really needs a permanent fix. I'm so disappointed in this car with its "we're waiting for an engineering fix" brakes and shoddy interior carpet issue. There's also a funny squeaking rubbing kind of sound coming from the back, but for now, I'm ignoring it by turning up the radio.

- taritari, Shelton, WA, US

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