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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
100 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. keep it the same as the 07 accord that we own (1 reports)
2009 Honda Accord drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012009

Accord LX 2.4L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles


This is the second new Honda Accord I have owned. Love them both except the traction control on the new 09 coupe stinks in snow. It works great on water etc. but could get you killed on snow and ice. Our 07 accord sedan is much better in bad weather. The throttle is direct and quick. It does not control the throttle as our 09 coupe. Also, the electronic throttles suck as well. Hondas are a great auto and The Honda Motor Company is second to non, but they need to loose the automatic throttle nonsense. Trying to make the cars idiot proof ruins the driving experience and I believe it makes them dangerous in some situations. The electronic throttle response is definitely slower than direct and could endanger your life when quick response is needed. thanks.

- jonathaniroc, Webb City, MO, US

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