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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. needs replacing; not a warranty part (1 reports)
2009 Honda Accord clutch problems

clutch problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 112010

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles


i have owned a 93 manual accord all its life, has 300k miles now & taught 4 teenagers to drive stick with it---NO CLUTCH ISSUES! naturally, i was a loyal honda customer, purchased an 09, had 11k miles upon purchase, thought all bugs would be worked out...everything has been beautiful until..... going 70 mph on interstate, trans jumps out of gear on its own, 7000 rpm from nowhere!. took straight to selling dealership & they tell me clutch has failed & needs replacing, $1700.00, not under either warranty. spoke to finance co, dealership & dealership regional reps, no help there. guess they are getting the 09 back unpaid for. sucks it will ruin credit ratings, but, hey - i purchased with good faith the product was worthy of the $24k i gave!

- hansumsgirl93, Taylorsville, NC, US

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