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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,546 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 electrical problems

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #14

Oct 102016

Accord 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


When making turns the doors automatically unlock and cabin lights come on as soon as you start driving straight again door lock and lights go off.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #13

Sep 192015


  • 113,000 miles
Every time you press accelerator after a stop, the power door locks click and will keep locking/unlocking the doors while driving. This could be dangerous with kids in the car. Plus it is very annoying while driving. Just purchased this vehicle one day ago. I have read where many Honda Accord owners are experiencing the same problem.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #12

Mar 012015


  • 40,000 miles
Seat belt warning light came on. I took the car to herb chambers, seekonk, MA, and they said it was the safety harness that needed replacement. They said that they would have to order the part as there was a shortage of these parts available. It would take a couple of weeks to get the part. It has been approximately three months and I still have not heard from them.

- North Dighton, MA, USA

problem #11

Jan 222015


  • 97,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 11V00400 (electrical system) however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 97,000. The VIN was not available.

- White Plains , NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 252014


  • 45,000 miles
Today I went to start my car and noticed that my mileage changed from 45,000 to 700,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 122014


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle would make a sparking noise whenever the key was inserted into the ignition switch. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure was 36,000.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #8

Sep 012014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


Brought a car from millennium Honda in hempstead. Less then 4 months need a new transmission service manager refuse to give me a loaner car when I went to get it fixed. Still having problems with my car. Sold me a lemon. Making a sound like the engine is going to fall out.

- East Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 202014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Driving approximately-15 mph on a local round-about and the engine appeared to stop running. I coasted to an intersection and stopped along the road. Engine turned over initially then only buzzing sound. Shifter locked in park after stopping. Door locks and windows were functional as well as the fan motor. Limited lights on the panel, tire pressure system, and red passenger seat icons were lighted. I would consider this a dangerous occurrence. Fortunately I was not in a bad location for stopping.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #6

Apr 212014


  • 45,450 miles
Issue: For past 6 months these issues has been observed in my Honda Accord V6 ex-L and has increased in past 1 month and has been seen at least 3 times in past month. While driving between 65-70 miles/hour on a gradient roads, the power train RPM increases to in excess of 4000 RPM and the car stalls, causing the steering wheel to lockup. Yesterday this happened suddenly while driving in normal road condition, and had to park the car, is it related to these recalls ?#11V395000, #11V004000, #10V640000 apply.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 132011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 39,991 miles
7/13/2011: 39,991 miles, humming noise from left front tire reported at Honda service dept, parts ordered. 7/2172011: 40,954 miles, replaced left front wheel bearing at Honda service dept. 9/28/2011: 48,177 miles, complained of same humming noise at Honda service, will return tomorrow for repair. 9/29/2011: 48,268 miles, replaced right front wheel bearing at Honda service. 3/22/2013: 95,778 miles, complained of car running rough, unable to get to highway speed, replaced #3 spark plug while on business trip. 4/05/2013: 97,100 miles, complained of humming noise, replaced both right and left front wheel bearings at Honda service.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


Transmission jumps. Hesitates and stalls somewhat frequently, a lot more than to be expected of a car only 2 years old. More so at the lower gears when accelerating. RPM is not consistent with throttle input. Unfortunately, it does not trigger the check engine light, so Honda does not see an issue, but something is off with the drivable.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 092011

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle had been parked and when he returned to the vehicle, all four windows were opened. The contact discovered in the vehicle owner's manual that if the key was turned twice, all of the windows would open whether they were locked or not. The contact stated that the mechanism should be disabled. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The current and failure mileage was approximately 3,200. Updated 4/4/11 the consumer stated that holding the holding the unlock button for 10 seconds on second push would also roll down all the windows. The dealer reprogrammed the unlock remote. Updated 04/06/11

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #2

Feb 242010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 6,500 miles
In recent, companies have changed how they make the insulation for cables attached to a car's engine. The soy products now used to create the wire insulation concerns me a great deal. This weekend my wife was driving our car, a 2010 Honda Accord, and while on the road the car started to shake and stutter violently, and would not accelerate. This could have ultimately caused an accident and harmed her and other people. After having our car towed to the dealership, there was evidence that a rodent of some type had chewed on the cables. Not only did this make the car unstable to drive on the road, but there was a threat of electrical fire because the wire's insulation was chewed away by a small animal that was attracted to the soy-based food source in the wires. Adding the soy to the wires can cause problems including unreliability, fires, and possibly even death. I don¿T take this lightly. Automobile makers are using the soy material because it is less expensive for them. Overall, it costs consumers/insurance companies much more when repairs are needed because of this problem. Not only is this dishonest of auto makers, but these types of shortcuts are illegal as well. Please require manufacturers to make wiring insulation out of non-soy-based products to ensure the safety of my family along with yours. Thanks.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 132010


  • 3,500 miles
Unable to get the lock mechanism to engage to start the car. My mother has been left stranded five times due to lock mechanism seizing and her being unable to start car. She has called the Honda service dept. Twice and they recommended pulling hard on steering wheel (toward chest of driver). They obviously knew to recommend this remedy. But my mother is 90 pounds and frail. It took strong males (strangers in a parking lot, most recently while it was snowing) to pull the steering wheel out to affect the remedy so the car would start. Honda has not offered to correct the problem and tries to blame her for "leaning on the steering wheel" as she exits the vehicle. 90 pounds"?" my extended family has owned 20+ Honda's in the past - including me owning a 2009 ex-L. we are all now disappointed. Not to mention that my mother was made to wait in Honda service for her initial 3000 mile oil change for 2 hours. They also charge her for rotating the tires at 3000 miles...talking about taking advantage of an elderly widow..... she went later to have the air checked in her tires because of the low pressure warning (remember, she is recently widowed with no knowledge of cars and her children are hours away) and they mad her wait 1 hour for this. Shame on Honda. Her car is up for sale and so is mine. The extended family will no longer buy Honda's. her local dealer where she bought the car is asheboro Honda, asheboro, North Carolina. They have thus far been indifferent to her situation.

- Williamsburg, KY, USA

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