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:
Average Mileage:
69,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace steering column (1 reports)
2009 Honda Accord steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012018

Accord LX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


My 2009 Honda Accord EX was making a clicking noise coming from the steering column when I turn the steering wheel right or left. The dealer said that the column needed replacement after inspecting it. The estimated cost to replace the steering column is $1400.00. My car has 69000 miles. I am very disappointed with Japanese cars. Two weeks ago I replaced starter. What will be next?

- Tatyana K., Woodinville, US

problem #1

May 112018

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

There are several people with this same problem with their 2009 Honda Accord. My warranty has run out and I can't afford to get this resolved. I love my car and need help from Honda.

- Rae H., Eden, US

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