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:
73,550 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced wheel bearing (3 reports)
2009 Honda Accord wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 062017

Accord 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,055 miles


Almost lost wheel. Really bad so glad found it and under 87,000 miles I am second owner and bought at car lot. It is bad not sure what it will cost and I don't have another car to drive. I have only had car for two year and NO warranty left on it. REALLY sucks. I thought it was a better car.

- MarthaOhnick O., Meade, US

problem #2

May 012015

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Has anyone experienced the front right wheel bearing going bad making roaring noise on a 2009 V6 Honda Accord with less that 80,000 miles on the vehicle? Local shops were surprised - they did not even stock the repair parts - had to special order them.

- lmccarson, Wake Forest, NC, US

problem #1

Mar 092012

Accord 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,450 miles

I had taken the car to the Honda dealership a couple of months earlier to complain about the whining noise from the rear, and they told me it was the tires 'cupping'. Noise persisted after I bought new tires, so I took car to a private garage with ASE Certified mechanic who discovered problem with right rear wheel bearing.

- ouroboroso, Columbia, SC, US

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