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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,813 miles

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2010 Honda Accord brakes problems

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #42

Nov 072010


  • 11,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that he could hear a grinding noise coming from the rear brakes when braking at approximately 5 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the rear brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 11,000.

- Leona Valley, CA, USA

problem #41

Nov 172011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 28,600 miles
The rear brakes on my Honda Accord have worn out prematurely. After just over a year of owning my car I already need to replace the rear brake pads. The Honda dealer did not seem surprised when I brought my car in with this problem and then after some searching I found the class action lawsuit that was settled on the 2008 Accord for the same problem: Honda is clearly aware of this issue, and they should be held responsible for it, and fix this problem. I am very disappointed that I will be having to take my car in for new brake pads 2 to 3 times more often than any other car I could have bought. I chose Honda for its reliability and now I am being let down.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #40

Nov 072011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 22,850 miles
Rear pads worn at such low mileage. Class action suit was filed but my car not included. It should have been because there are a lot of owners who had the same problem. Perhaps the government should look into this. I think the problem is more than Honda will admit to.

- Totowa, NJ, USA

problem #39

Nov 112011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 21,189 miles


Needed rear brakes at 21,189 miles.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #38

Nov 022011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 15,300 miles
Premature wear brakes, both front and rear, excessive noise.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #37

Nov 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to issues with brakes the consumer stated the vehicle has been in the repair shop five times. The consumer stated there was a noise coming from the rear brakes as well as a burning type odor coming from the right rear of the vehicle. When the brake pedal was engaged, a vibration was felt coming from the rear of the vehicle as well as a loud noise, grinding and rubbing.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #36

Nov 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


2010 Honda Accord. Consumer states brake failure the consumer stated the vsa light illuminated due to a problem with the calipers and the brakes. Also, there was a strange noise coming from the vehicle. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #35

Oct 272011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 13,900 miles
The rear brake pads were worn down and had to be replaced after only 13,900 miles.

- Springfield, PA, USA

problem #34

Oct 102011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 22,837 miles
My 2010 Honda Accord experienced premature rear brake wear and I paid to have the brakes replaced at only 22,837 miles. There was a class action lawsuit and settlement for the 2008 and 2009 model years (and only a handful of vins for the 2010 model year which does not include mine). I thought that Honda had fixed the problem and that improved pads were being installed but apparently not since the 2010 model year still seems to be experiencing this problem.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #33

Oct 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
My car is currently in for inspection with ~16,000 miles. I was just told by Honda that I need new rear brakes. It is going to cost me $210 to have the replaced.

- Aston, PA, USA

problem #32

Jan 112011


  • 11,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the rear brakes failed twice in less than one year and a half. The rear brake pads were originally replaced at 11,000 miles and had to be replaced every six months afterward. The front brakes had yet to need replacing. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage was 21,000.

- Tujunga, CA, USA

problem #31

Sep 222011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 14,805 miles
Went into my Honda dealer for an oil change and tire rotation and was notified that my rear brakes in my 2010 Honda Accord were shot at 14,805 miles. Never in my entire driving career have I ever experienced this and I am 65 years old. Evidently there has been a problem and consumers have not been notified. Waiting for a call from Honda and will be checking into this further. There is a class action lawsuit against Honda regarding this.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #30

Sep 012011


  • 25,000 miles
Rear brake pads wore out on new 2010 Accord at 25,000 miles. I was told that the cost to repair them would be reimbursed, however, when I submitted my claim, I was told my VIN number did not match up and they were not going to reimburse me. 2008-2009 and some 2010 Accord are included in Honda settlement for faulty rear brake pads....I think they should have included all 2010 Accord as the problem has not been resolved. Rear brake pads should not go out at 25,000 miles. Pathetic Honda. We will think twice before buying another Honda.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #29

Mar 242011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Car had rear 2mm and 7.5mm front. Send my letter to get refund from Honda. But Honda claim the VIN on my car was not defective so they do not pay for my brakes. Send a second letter still waiting for Honda to reply.

- Santa Ana , CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 042011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 14,789 miles
Honda Accord ls 2010 brakes out of nowhere started to make hissing sound. Pulled car over to determine reason and determined it only made sound when pressing brake pedal. The car had less than 15000 miles on it and therefore was shocked by sound. Honda has created a premature brake issue and must be held accountable.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #27

Aug 082010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 19,123 miles
Rear brakes needed to be replaced at 19000 miles. Dealership told me that is expected for my make and model.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #26

Aug 072011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 28,700 miles
A couple of weeks ago the brakes started squealing. This has happened several times in the past two weeks. Several times the brakes were slow to respond and squealed loudly. I have a 2010 Honda Accord V-6. in June I had to have my rotors turned because the car would shimmy when I used the brakes. Honda service said that the warranty didn't cover this. I bought the car new and only have ~25K miles on it. The mileage is 90% highway and interstate miles and there should be no reason that the brake pads should be replaced other than poor material. I have read about the class action lawsuit, but not sure what to do next..

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #25

Aug 092011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 30,600 miles
Took my 2010 Honda Accord into priority Honda in chesapeake, va to have the routine oil change and tire rotation done. I have been taking my car there since it was brand new to have all the scheduled maintenances done. At 30,000 miles, I am being told I need rear brakes and they are almost metal-to-metal and that Honda was aware of the issue and would reimburse me up to $150 of the repair cost which was close to $200. I called Honda automobile customer service to only be told by them that my VIN# is not covered and it was only very few 2010 Accord that were affected. When I called the dealership back, they simply just apologized that they had given me wrong information, advised me that it was normal for rear brakes to wear out in 30,000 miles (which I know is not correct), and said it was wear and tear and I had to pay for the cost of repairs. Really....this is the second Honda I have purchased, but I am mighty afraid it will be my last and I am seriously considering trading it in for anything other than a Honda asap. What is also very concerning is I see that I am not the only one that has had the same exact problem.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #24

Aug 042011


  • 28,000 miles
At 28,000 miles the rear brakes had to be replaced, rotors cut to the cost of $314.59. I bought the car on March 29, 2010 brand new. John in the service department at middletown Honda tells me the front brakes are perfect and this is normal wear and tear on the rear brakes- really. I drive highway miles to and from work, no excessive braking so not it is not normal wear and tear on rear brakes. Never had this kind of problem with any of my other new cars - never had this problem. The only thing I was able to get from john was the 800 number to call because he "thought" he had heard something about a class action suit. Thought, really hmmm. In all my years of driving, over 40 years, never have I had this kind of issue any of my cars nor had the service department show the nonchalant attitude towards a customer. Repeat business, I don't think so.

- Summitville, NY, USA

problem #23

Jul 232011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 18,224 miles
I own a 2010 Honda Accord V6. I have had this car for one year. The mileage is just over 18,000 miles. When I took my car in for inspection on yesterday at the Honda dealership, they informed me that my rear brakes will need to be replaced within the next three months. I have owned Honda every since 1989 and premature brake wear has never occurred with any of the Honda that I have owned. Please tell me what I can do to get some type of resolution for this problem. I feel this is a safety issue because your brakes are the most important thing in a car. Also, this car has a faulty front bumper. It is attached to the car by snaps. These snaps break and the bumper starts separating from the car. I have taken it back to the Honda dealership and they sent it to their body shop but the bumper is still try to separate from the car. If the bumper comes off it could cause an accident.

- Henrico, VA, USA

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