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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
550 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rubber frame needs to be replaced (1 reports)
2009 Honda Accord windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 302009

Accord EX-L 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 505 miles


I bought 2009 Honda Accord from DCH Paramus Honda in NJ. From the day-1 I started to experience 8-10 problems. One of the problems is wind noise from moonroof when closed after the tilted position. I can't close completely !!! I dropped off my Accord to DCH Paramus Honda and they said the rubber frame needs to be replaced !!! It has been only 1 week after I bought a new car !!! I am Japanese and I contacted Honda HQ in Tokyo in Japanese about my complaint and Im now waiting for their answer.......I do not want this lemon anyway. Lastly, Japanese salesman from DCH Honda has been very rude, not helpful, lack of his knowledge on Honda car, no reply to my email,,,Please dont buy a car from them.

- koji, Fort Lee, NJ, US

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