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:
28,600 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2009 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 122010

Accord SD 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles


The Honda Accord 2009 has so much road noise that you can not hear the sirius radio unless it is loud. I don't like having to turn a radio up so loud that others can hear it. We paid too much for this car to have this much road noise.

- Emmett And Johnna L. M., Zephyrhills, FL, US

problem #2

Sep 022015

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

When sitting the back seat the road noise is awful. Have had the tires, brakes, suspension, exhaust all replaced. Still the noise is awful.

- Kristina S., Fredericksburg, VA, US

problem #1

Dec 012009

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles

I have owned Honda cars since 1986. The excessive road noise in the 2009 Accord EX is yet another revelation of the decline of Honda quality.

- Mark F., Huntsville, AL, US

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