Notes: The 2010 Honda Accord has a solid reputation (so far), with one very significant flaw: 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
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
64,355 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 122016


  • 129,000 miles


Burning oil excessively since I have had the car. I never got a recall notice. Having to add a qt or better a week. June 12 it stalled out all the way home from work. That was a Sunday. Just checked the oil on Thursday. Oil was okay in Thursday. On Sunday no oil to show on dipstick. Burnt at least 3 qts in less than 200 miles! drained what little oil was left. Changed filter and put new oil in. Still would not run. Changed spark plugs and it ran better but still has a slight mis. Dtc P0303. The dealership deleted the code and said it wasn't a code in there. Will not do anything. I had it read before I took it there and have a picture of it. The paint has been chipping off for over a year, not where rocks hit. Places that are curved or rounded. Edges of the roof or fender. It's only 6 years old. Honda doesn't stand by either of these issues. Never again will I own a Honda. The car is not leaking oil and it is not smoking. The oil is going some place. And that is causing serious damage to my car. Not to mention the damage that's already been caused. A software update doesn't fix the damage that's been caused already.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #10

Apr 162016


  • 86,000 miles
The paint falls off and turns yellow. The car is garage kept and I only use high quality car wash materials. I was told it was normal for a six year old garage kept car to change colors and the paint fall off. Normal wear and tear they said.

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #9

Feb 182016


  • 78,000 miles
Moon roof exploded while driving on hwy 15 in 65 degree weather here in san diego. Sounded like a loud explosion. No cars were close to me. Only the moon roof was affected, no other damage to the car roof or elsewhere. Car only has 75,000. I am the original owner. !St all of my door lock failed, no this!!

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012015


  • 118,000 miles


Paint started to chip and in the last 2 months has gotten progressively worse. Honda has been contacted and will be taking the veh to the dealership to see what they say

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 122011


  • miles
2010 Accord was parked in the emergency lane off I-40 near kingman, AZ when it was sideswiped by a intl tractor trail traveling at approximately 75-80 mph. Airbags did not inflate, but exploded into driver. Car was considered totaled by insurance company and driver has permanent neck injuries for life.

- Fulton, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 012015


  • 45,000 miles
The past two times I have brought the car in for an oil change I have been told that the oil level is below the dipstick. Both times I have brought the car in for an oil change with 20% oil life showing. Shifting from 2nd to 3rd sometimes gets "blocked". that is the only way I can describe it, you go to shift and cant get into gear, either have to go back to 2nd or back to neutral and then back in. The "double pump shift" usually works. I have also had a problem with the speaker deck rattling which I had supposedly fixed under warranty but only to have the same problem.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 182014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Sudden accident N death involved on site no other vehicle involved.......updated 04/08/15

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #4

Jul 012014


  • 85,000 miles
When it rains heavily I am having water leakage from the headliner right above where the side curtain airbags are located on both the passenger and driver side. This problem is causing my seats to get wet along with the headliner to be soaked leaving a water stain once dried.

- Riceboro, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262014

Accord 6-cyl

  • 13,383 miles
While driving on hwy 4, antioch, ca. My wife and I heard this loud explosion on the roof of our car. Scared the[xxx] out of us. We pulled off the freeway, got out and checked the roof. The sun roof was completely blow out with glass everywhere. Like a bomb went off. Nothing hit us, the freeway was really clear. If we had our inside top panel opened, glass would have come raining down on us and we could have panic and got into a serious accident. Someone could have really gotten hurt or killed. Our car is like brand new. Only 13,300 miles as we don't drive it that much. We drove to our Honda dealership, about a mile and half away and they kept the car and fixed it. They told us they knew of this problem before. This is a real safety issue and should be addressed sooner than later before someone is killed. A real defect in this design. The web showed a lot of this thing happening. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 142013


  • 37,840 miles
We were driving on a empty street at 35 mph about 88 degrees and sun the shining and no pedestrians around. We heard a loud bang and looked for some indication or more noise. Nothing except the sunroof had shattered with the center hole bulging out. We were lucky the shade was closed or everyone could have been covered in fine glass shards. I hope Honda covers this because in my professional opinion it was not caused by an exterior impact.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Aug 132012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 65,682 miles
I was involved in a three vehicle collision. I was rear ended by the 4th vehicle which started a chain reaction and my vehicle was hit in the rear and the front and the air bag did not deploy. My vehicle was a total loss.

- Chase City, VA, USA

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