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:
No data
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2009 Honda Accord windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012014

Accord EX-L 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


The weather stripping has cracked on every single door window and has begun to be sticky and fall off. Additionally, the interior strip that swipes the window as it slides continues to come out of place. I have several friends with the same make, model, and year who place their cars in similar conditions (outside, no covering, dry to moderate low humidity conditions) and they have no problems with the weather stripping. I plan to go to the dealership after reading the one complaint I found here but am worried they will not take care of the issue as my car is now not under warranty and wasn't even at the time I noticed it due to number of years not mileage (5 years). I have owned cars with much less of a stellar reputation in the same dry, sun-beat conditions and never had this issue. This seriously makes me reconsider buying a Honda again. It makes me feel that what they have put into the mechanics they have neglected in the design and ascetics quality.

- jsaxon6, Riverside, CA, US

problem #1

Dec 192014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

This is the 2nd time I had to deal with this problem. We did take it to the dealer and they fixed the problem the first time. But it has been only 2 years and it is falling apart and making a big mess on the car windows. I do have a call into the dealership to ask about the problem again.

I have never had a car that everything is falling apart. I take very good care of my car, and it is not lasting at all.

- tbunch, Gilbert, AZ, US

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