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 1 of 4)

problem #62

Dec 012010


  • 300 miles


Steering wheel and front end shakes when driving over 60mph. Issue started when car had a few hundred miles on it. Dealership replaced tires, balanced tires many times, performed alignment, replaced front rotors. Problem still exists. Seems unsafe to drive at times. Car now has 21000 miles.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #61

Dec 172010

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to wheel vibration issues. The consumer stated her husband noticed a strong wheel vibration while driving on the freeway. When her husband applied the brake, the vibration could be felt. Updated 11/04/13

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #60

Apr 012013

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2010 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle rear brake pads. During a state inspection, the consumer was informed the rear brakes needed to be replaced. The consumer stated the vehicle has 30,000 miles of highway driving and the pads should not have worn out so quickly.

- North Salem, NY, USA

problem #59

Oct 012010


  • miles


2010 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to problems with vehicle brakes the consumer stated five months after purchasing the vehicle, the brakes failed. She took the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection, and the dealer stated brakes were considered wear and tear. It was never mentioned to the consumer, that there was a recall on the brakes. Honda denied the consumer's request for reimbursement, due to the claim was postmarked after the claim filing deadline of either November 29, 2010 or 90 days after the listed date of the repair, whichever was later. The consumer stated the brakes have been replaced three times. Also, there was a sharp metal object sticking out from the driver's seat.

- San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #58

Jun 142012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 28,422 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that two months after purchasing the vehicle, she had to replace the rear brakes, rotors and the front calipers. The dealer stated that they would give the contact a discount on the repairs. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 28,422. Updated 07/13/12 the consumer stated the case was settled and Honda was mailing a check for $150. Updated 07/18/12

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #57

Apr 232012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 19,186 miles
I went to the Honda dealership for service on my 2010 Honda Accord sedan, the dealer said my rear brakes need to be replaced. My front brakes were fine and had twice as much pad life left on them compared to the rear pads. The cost would be $249- to replace the rear pads. I have never owned a car where the rear brakes need replacing before the front brakes. This is very concerning to me and needs to be addressed.

- Chatham, NJ, USA

problem #56

Apr 132012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


Heard squeaking noise when braking. Took to dealer and told needed new rear brakes in this front wheel drive vehicle with mostly highway miles and had to pay $185.

- Leawood, KS, USA

problem #55

Apr 112012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 9,860 miles
The rear brakes are worn in under 10,000 miles.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #54

Mar 262012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 26,995 miles
Premature wear on rear brakes. Brake pad wear indicator made scraping sound from right rear wheel. Inspected brakes and found right rear inner brake pad worn down. Left rear brakes also worn but not yet to wear indicator. Only 26,995 miles on car at time of incident. Examined front pads and found them to be in near like new condition at 9/32 inches thickness.

- Exton, PA, USA

problem #53

Jun 142010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Brakes wear out and develop hot spots. Had to replace either brake pads or rotors often. Honda doesn't admit it as their problem and making me pay for each of these incidents costing me a fortune. Unfortunately, my VIN is not on the settlement reached. Each time I go to dealer with brake problems, he re-surfaces rotors causing additional wear.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #52

May 122011


  • 7,000 miles


I purchased my 2010 Honda Accord in Oct 2010; I brought my car back to dealer 3 times for the same problem, excessive vibration during braking. Dealer re-surfaced the first 2 times, replaced rotor the third time. However, after 7K miles, the problem came back again.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #51

Nov 052010


  • miles
Multiple times I will press on my brakes and my car will attempt to accelerate. I have to completely press my brakes in to get the car to decrease in speed but it will sound like it is stalling and make a rumbling sound. I had the recall done. It seemed to work for a short period of time (3 mths) and now it's back to doing the same thing. I went to the dealership today to only find out now I need to get my brakes replaced at a little less than 35K on my car and the front brakes have no wear. I also was told that the recall was not for that.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #50

Dec 152011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 21,255 miles
Rear brake pads worn right into the rotors. Stopping distance longer than usual.vehicle struck curb before I was able to stop it.

- Dunmore, PA, USA

problem #49

Dec 292011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 21,837 miles
Had to replace rear brakes at 21,837 miles costing $212.81. My VIN not part of settlement but there is obviously still an issue with Honda brakes. Would like to be informed of any investigations or lawsuits. I am seeing many complaints on this site with no defect investigations?

- Staunton, VA, USA

problem #48

Feb 012012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 23,700 miles
Brake pads at 23,700 miles completely worn and needed to be replaced along with rotors.

- Mount Sinai , NY, USA

problem #47

Jan 302012

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
I had just dropped my child off at school and was in line to leave the school parking lot. I was very slowly moving forward as cars would leave. I was moving slowly when all of a sudden my car quickly accelerated and would not stop regardless of me hitting the brakes. I ended up hitting the car in front of me. This all happened so fast. No injuries but very scary.

- Helotes, TX, USA

problem #46

Jan 242012


  • 17,500 miles
Rear brakes on 2010 Honda Accord are almost "metal on metal". this should not take place with a car that is less than 2 years old with only 17,500 miles.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #45

Oct 102011


  • 22,633 miles
I took my car for a regular service at the dch academy Honda and the service dealer told me that I need to replace rear brakes. It was very surprising that at 22K miles the rear brakes have gone. He told me about the complaint filed for the 2008-2009 and some 2010 models. I filed the complaint and found out that my VIN is not eligible for a reimbursement. I believe they should consider all the 2010 models. I dont know what is the criteria Honda has to indentify faulty brakes. Clearly, Honda has flaw in keeping track of thier inventory or they are not willing to acknoloege cusoter complains and act on the informaiton.

- Parlin, NJ, USA

problem #44

Dec 192011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
When I took the car for servicing to the open road Honda (rt 1S) in NJ, they told me that the wear and tear on the rear brake pad is heavy and it needs to be replaced. I drove the car mostly highways during my previous job for most of the miles and I didn't even apply much brakes and now the dealer is saying that the rear brake pad is gone and it needs to be replaced. However the front pad is as good as new. How can it be. I came to know that there is a class action suit with Honda on this subject, but it seems they're covering only a certain few VIN number, this is total absurdity, if the braking system is failing for any / all models of Honda, it should be considered.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #43

Dec 162011

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
I went to a local sears automotive service center after I'd heard squeaking coming from the rear of my vehicle. A co-worker told me it sounded like a problem with my brakes and that I should have them checked. The mechanic showed me the brake pads that came from the rear brakes of my car--there was no padding left! another mechanic advised me that he'd seen a lot of Honda come in a similar condition--front brake pads showing some wear and rear brake pads with almost no padding remaining. He advised me to call Honda and ask about recalls. I called the local Honda dealership and was advised to visit this website: I called for assistance because it didn't appear that my VIN was included. I contacted [xxx] llp, who said they couldn't assist me because my car was not affected by the class action lawsuit. I think that this braking issue should be further investigated--it appears that it affects more than just the first nine 2010 models produced (as [xxx]claims), as I'm experiencing similar problems to other Accord owners. Brakes are a very component of one's vehicle! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Columbia, SC, USA

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