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:
59,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. axle replaced (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replaced front axle (1 reports)
2009 Honda Accord drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 072022

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Pretty sure it's my CV axle and or control arm. F* hate replacing this s**. Needless to say, I'm sure it'll pop out sooner or later. It's added to the list of issues piling up with this car.

- Halli B., Bartlesville, OK, US

problem #2

Dec 202010

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,354 miles

Replaced RH front axle. I'm so damn tired of this crap of car

- rstrpjr, Greenville, SC, US

problem #1

Dec 012010

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,686 miles

Replaced LH front axle. worst piece of crap out of the assembly line

- rstrpjr, Greenville, SC, US

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