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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace clutch and flywheel (1 reports)
2009 Honda Accord clutch problems

clutch problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162010

Accord EX-L 3.5L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles


I have a practically brand new 2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5 Liter V6 with a 6 speed manual transmission with 33K miles on it. I recently took my car to the dealership because I starting having problems shifting through the gears. The dealership investigated the problem and told me that my clutch along with the flywheel has been worn excessively. To top it off they even admitted that there were no signs of me driving the car harshly or abusing the car however they couldn't do anything because its not covered by the warranty so I would be responsible for a $2600 repair bill. Not to mention that I just took my car to the same dealership because my brakes had worn prematurely and they also said there was nothing they could do however there was a Class Action Lawsuit File on the brakes for the Accords shortly there after. Look like I will get my money back on the brakes however honda is isn't stepping up to the plate on the clutch malfunction yet.

If anyone else is having same problems please speak up because this could be another potential Class Action Lawsuit.


- ptodd, Katy, TX, US

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