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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,887 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.

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Oct 202009


  • 4,500 miles


Honda Accord 2009- driver side automatic seat adjustor/tracking system is malfunctioning. Every time we adjust our seat forwards or backwards it bumps hard several times. Honda service and Honda Corp said they are aware of the problem but have no fix. This car malfunction could potentially be a safety hazard. They are still selling these Accord on their lots without any disclosure. Updated IVOQ 10/22/10

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 242009


  • 75 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the driver's seat was adjusted it would vibrate excessively as if it was separating from the track. He also has concerns of the seat separating in the event of a crash. The dealer stated that they were unable to repair it. The manufacturer stated that they are aware of the failure; however, they can't repair it until the repair part is made. The current mileage was 6,025. The failure mileage was 75.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 182009


  • 0 miles
Purchased new 2009 Honda Accord, front passenger seat is loose, not secure to auto frame, fear seat will dislodge in accident.

- Sea Girt, NJ, USA

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